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Sesame Street: Wild Words And Outdoor Adventures

Warner Bros. // 2011 // 54 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // April 17th, 2011

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Big Bird pooped on Judge David Johnson's Altima once. The car was totaled.

Editor's Note

Our reviews of Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting (published September 4th, 2010), Sesame Street: Abby In Wonderland (published March 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Being Green (published April 6th, 2009), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Great Adventures (published May 8th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Word Play (published April 9th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bye-Bye, Pacifier! (published January 1st, 2012), Sesame Street: C Is For Cookie Monster (published November 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Dinosaurs! (published May 26th, 2008), Sesame Street: Elmo And Abby's Birthday Fun (published June 10th, 2009), Sesame Street: Elmo's Shape Adventure (published October 16th, 2011), Sesame Street: Elmo's Travel Songs And Games (published May 8th, 2011), Sesame Street: Firefly Fun And Buggy Buddies (published June 1st, 2010), Sesame Street: Learning Letters With Elmo (published September 4th, 2011), Sesame Street: Love The Earth! (published June 4th, 2008), Sesame Street: P Is For Princess (published August 11th, 2010), Sesame Street: Preschool Is Cool! ABCs with Elmo (published July 6th, 2010), Sesame Street Spoofs! Volumes 1 and 2 (published July 10th, 2011), and Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo 2 (published May 19th, 2010) are also available.

The Charge

Join your Sesame Street friends and special guests for outdoor adventures full of rich science vocabulary.

The Case

The residents of Sesame Street have a 54-minute compilation of skits and segments joined together by one common theme: nature.

Like the rest of these anthology features, Wild Words collects bits from different broadcasts, though the material assembled this go-round seem to be from relatively recent broadcasts. It's all about the outdoors, with our puppet friends singing and riffing on the joys of foliage and sunshine and wildlife and Big Bird's nest and hibernation.

However, you can make the argument the other major theme for this DVD is "celebrity gawking." You'll see a lot of Page 6 faces contributing their nature knowledge: Cameron Diaz, Jimmy Fallon (with a song and dance number), Debra Messing, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and Meredith Viera join the fun.

Some of the segments featured here are "Baby Bear Hibernates" (we learn about hibernation!), Big Bird's new habitat (where Big Bird's friend Freddy Flapman convinces him to move his nest out of Sesame Street, which he agrees to, before Big Bird realizes that he'd miss all of his friends and/or likely be shot and mounted), Fallon's amusing schtick as "Wild Nature Survivor Guy" and a captivating investigation by Elmo into a grasshopper's camouflage ability.

The DVD: full frame, 2.0 stereo and "Alphabet Jungle" bonus animation.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 54 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Segments


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• Sesame Workshop

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