Sesame Street
Plot Elmo takes tap lessons
Air date March 12, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors R, Z, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo greets the viewer as he waits for Savion's dance class to begin. He's full prepared, when Savion and Jelani happen by. They have to go to school, so the lesson won't be until later. In the meantime, Elmo decides to think about the letter Z and repeats "z-zip."
Toon.ZigZag
Cartoon Zig...zag...zoom...zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0307)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo now thinks about "zigzag."
Song.zigzagdance-original
Muppets "Zig Zag Dance"
(EKA: Episode 1613)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo now thinks the letter Z, out in the cosmos...
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
2485za
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things".
re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie and Bert: It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
1736v
Cartoon Nine Striped Cats (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1736)
BB.Raven
Celebrity Big Bird attempts to dance ballet with Raven-Symoné. When that doesn't work, she puts on some dance music.
(First: Episode 2780)
Toon.EarlofSandwich
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2574)
AnimalCamouflage
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0852)
3144f
Muppets Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above."
(EKA: Episode 2679)
3110.Rhino
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros
(EKA: Episode 2796)
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SCENE 2 Luis comes across Uncle Wally hosting Wolfgang the Seal's clapping class. Luis joins Gina and the kids as they repeat the various claps Wolfgang makes. They all then participate in Wolfgang's barking class.
3979o
Cartoon Rap #9
(EKA: Episode 2572)
Mpiece.ringstwice
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
(EKA: Episode 2729)
Eljuegabeisbol
Animation "¡Él juega beisbol!"
(EKA: Episode 2747)
2682i
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(EKA: Episode 0172)
Happytapping

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SCENE 3 Tap class still hasn't begun, so Elmo imagines himself as the world's greatest tap dancer as he sings "Happy Tappin' with Elmo." Back in reality, everyone is gathered for class, though Elmo still considers himself a great dancer. He falls down trying to prove it and admits some lessons won't hurt.
Frogflycartoon
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Martians-book
Muppets The Martians: Book
(EKA: Episode 2764)
RockFlip
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
1095w Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(EKA: Episode 1095)
2269q
Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(EKA: Episode 0822)
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SCENE 4 Gina, Luis, Jelani, Elmo and Mr. Snuffleupagus practice the steps Savion teaches them, but Snuffy has a harder time than everyone else. Since he has four feet instead of two, Savion suggests he try the steps using only his back feet. Snuffy is able to mimic the steps and feels very proud to be tap dancing.
Jugglingbear
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Song.scratchmyback
Muppets Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2424)
1800-19
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 1800)
Shoerepair
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(EKA: Episode 1105)
MariaMike.Carnival
Cast Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria and Travis decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, and knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Wiseman.oranges
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
(EKA: Episode 1008)
Song.BacksBusyTappin
SCENE 5 Mr. Snuffleupagus feels sad that his back half is better at tap-dancing than his front. In song, Savion shows him that his front half can rap while his back half taps.
Horse.frontback
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(EKA: Episode 0708)
3164z
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Makincheese
Film A boy narrates a film about how cheese is made.
(EKA: Episode 1124)
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SCENE 6 Savion and Dayle practice some tap moves as the sponsors are announced.

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