|Bear in the Big Blue House|
|Premiere||October 31, 1997|
|Written by||P. Kevin Strader|
Bear is feeling great, so great that he rather wants to dance. His favorite dance is the cha-cha-cha, but he finds that the kids of the Big Blue House are dancing as well. Bear finds Ojo dancing a dance that she created herself which is a variation of a famous Spanish dance called "the flamenco" called "the flamingo." When Bear turns on the radio in his room, but leaves to go find his maracas, Treelo comes in and dances. Bear's search leads him to the kitchen, where he finds Tutter taking a nap in the dish rack. Tutter tells Bear that he has "no rhythm, no beat," but Pip and Pop arrive to school him in dancing. Shadow sings a song about a dancing teddy bear.
- "The Otter Dancing School" is listed as "Otter Rap" in the closing credits.
- "The Otter Dancing School," track 6 of More Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House, includes DJ type sounds in the background, but only on the CD.
- This was the first episode directed by Mitchell Kriegman, the show's creator.
- Party Time with Bear (2000)
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