From Aleph to Zion and Bert to Ernie, welcome to the wonderful world of SHALOM SESAME: THE COMPLETE SET, filled with fun and facts about Israel and its rich cultural heritage. The 12 programs on six discs includes appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary Tyler Moore, and more.
Bursting with song and dance and silly antics, SHALOM SESAME combines the best in educational entertainment from the pioneers of Sesame Workshop® and the brightest stars of television, music and film. Join celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker, Itzhak Perlman, Jerry Stiller and more as they travel the sites of Israel, celebrate its customs and learn Hebrew words and numbers with their friends Oscar the Grouch, his Israeli cousin Moishe Oofnik, Cookie Monster and the rest of our furry favorites.
Show #1: LAND OF ISRAEL
From the excitement of bustling cities to the quiet beauty of the desert, explore today’s Israel with Bert, Ernie and Kippi ben Kippod, And learn a little Hebrew with Mary Tyler Moore along the way!
Show #2: TEL AVIV
Join legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman for a tour of his hometown—Israel’s busiest city, Tel Aviv. Stops include Carmel Market, the ancient port city Jaffa, and the lively Tel Aviv beach.
Show #3: KIBBUTZ
Bonnie Franklin visits Kibbutz Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea while Moishe Oofnik (Oscar’s grouchy cousin) creates the world’s yuckiest cereal.
Show #4: THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
Meet Israeli kids from all parts of the world while Mandy Patinkin rocks out on a music video with Kippi ben Kippod. And the beat goes on with an octopus band and “grouch ‘n roll” with Moishe Oofnik. Then close the show with “It’s a Small World” in English, Hebrew and Arabic!
Show #5: JERUSALEM
It’s an ancient capital for Jews, Christians, Moslems and Armenians. It’s also a modern-day metropolis of skyscrapers and street signs in three languages where a porcupine named Kippi becomes a member of Parliament!
Show #6: CHANUKAH
Celebrate the “Festival of Lights” as Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) takes a trip down memory lane to the land of the Maccabees. Elsewhere Lavana White hosts everyone’s favorite game show Dreidel of Fortune and Moishe Oofnik cooks up delicious jellyfish doughnuts!
Show #7: SING AROUND THE SEASONS
Weather it’s fall, winter, spring or summer—sing about the seasons in Israel with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Watch Moishe Oofnik recover from a terrible case of Spring/Aviv fever. Then hit the Palmachim beach for a thrilling episode of Rechov Sumsum World of Sports.
Show #8: JOURNEY TO SECRET PLACES
Visit the enchanting underground caves of Bet Guvrin and the secret passageways behind the Western Wall. Once you’ve unraveled the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls, hip-hop to some Hebrew rap and join Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) for a dip in the pool at “Malon Mem.”
Show #9: ALEPH-BET TELETHON
When the street signs go blank and the newspapers lose their print, it’s up to Jerry Stiller and a host of Jewish stars to put together a terrific telethon to raise all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet!
Show #10: PASSOVER
The akifoman has vanished and without it the SHALOM SESAME seder can never end. It’s up to the courageous Jerusalem Jones (Sarah Jessica Parker) to leap into the story of Passover to solve the mystery—without getting flattened by the world’s largest matzah ball.
Show #11: KIDS SING ISRAEL
Join Kippi ben Kippod for an all-request musical trip through Israel. Sing along in English, Hebrew, and, yes, even “grouch.” Watch B.B. King teach his guitar to play in Hebrew. And cover your ears when the grouch cousins Oscar and Moishe “sing” a lullaby duet.
Complete Set -- each DVD runs for over an hour!