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Play With Me Sesame: Good Night Sesame

Genius Products // 2007 // 50 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // December 8th, 2007

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The Charge

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The Case

Here's another shot of Sesame fun, a 50-minute collection of songs, skits and interactive games aimed squarely at the toddlers in your life. These "Play with Me Sesame" releases are similar to other rug-rat-oriented DVDs, flush with music, bright colors and goofy characters espousing the wonder of numbers and letters and rudimentary critical thinking skills, save for one main difference: it's got the Cookie Monster, yo!

Yes, with the Sesame Street brand, comes the dependable charm, wit and energy that has characterized this iconic show over the years. As such, these "Play with Me Sesame" discs have become my preferred series for young child entertainment. When the day comes I have a litter of judglings scampering about, it will be this series I'll turn to for their entertainment. Or maybe I'll read to them. I don't know, I haven't quite figured out a parenting plan just yet.

Good Night Sesame sports all the expected Sesame-type fun bundled together in the theme of bedtime and sleeping. It's a collection designed to soothe preschooler and perhaps transition them to a quite state of mind when all they're thinking about it huddling under the covers and/or that next epic dump that's percolating in their diminutive bowels.

There plenty of little games, some songs (including the worldwide mega-hit "Boogie Woogie Sheep") and plenty of sketches. The big names from da Street are represented as well: Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Telly, and Elmo (that third-person-speaking little bastard). The disc case trumpets how the disc's content promotes social, cognitive and emotional development and I'm sure that's in there but mainly I just watching Cookie Monster.

These releases are two-disc sets with the other disc a CD-ROM crammed with 60 minutes of Flash-powered games, songs and video. It's a nice addition and will extend the value of your purchase. Of course the same disclaimer still sticks that you'll need toddler proficient in entry-level computer use. On the other hand, that's what laps are for.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 90

Perp Profile

Studio: Genius Products
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• English
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Release Year: 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus CD-ROM
• Previews


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