The Best of Elmo

Music review by
Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
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Sesame Street fans love Elmo's fun-filled songs.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The theme song for the TV show is played here.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these classic rock adaptations will most likely amuse them as well as their children. "Drive My Car" is based on the Beatles tune, and "Splish Splash" is a take-off on the 1950s Bobby Darin hit. In addition, there are many mini-lessons lurking in Elmo's funny songs; for example, "A Fine Face" describes the function of each facial feature.

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  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 and 14-year-old Written byGary May 30, 2017

This is turning my kid into a pansy

Doesn't teach the horrors of the real world, the need music composed of foul language and the sounds of violence.
Adult Written byNorth b. November 1, 2017

WHY WOULD YOU EVER LET YOUR KIDS SEE THIS.........

WHAT IS WRONG, WITH PARENTS THESE DAYS. THIS SHOW IS SO....UGHHH I CANT EVEN SAY. ...
DONT LET YOUR KIDS BECOME ZOMBIES AS THEY WATCH THIS AND THERE BRAINS WIL... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old June 15, 2019

THI IS HORRIBLE NEVER WTATCH THIS!!

Some poeple might say that this s a common chilrens movie but it really int! It brainwashes the chilren into talking to the tv. It is so stupid. DO NOT LET YOUR... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byGRAHMCRACKER19 September 29, 2018

You Stupid People

This is a freaking kids show you over protective parents! It was a great show and educational!

What's the story?

THE BEST OF ELMO gets off to a great start with the Sesame Street theme song, and many kids will be engaged for the entire length of the album. Preschoolers will want to create their own song while listening to \"Elmo's Song,\" replacing their names with Elmo's to make their own special version. And they'll feel reassured to know what school is really like, as Ernie and Elmo describe academic life in \"Off to School.\" Children will especially appreciate guest appearances by some of Sesame Street's other favorite characters, including Big Bird, Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, and Cookie Monster.

Is it any good?

The songs on The Best of Elmo are full of valuable lessons, and the recording features a variety of music -- from the energetic "Elmo's Alphabet Rap" to the soft, inspirational "Just One Person."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the day-to-day situations that Elmo shares with kids; for example, Ernie and Elmo describing a typical day in "Off to School." And then there's the song in which Elmo gets especially ecstatic when someone is finally able to read what he has written ("Elmo Wrote His Name").

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