Sesame Street
Plot Savion gives tap lessons
Air date April 23, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors F, X, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Savion mentions that today, he’s giving a lot of people tap dancing lessons.
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SCENE 1 Savion gives a lesson to Mike and Alex, who want to know how they can be just as good. Savion begins rapping about the importance of practice. Mike and Alex tap off to the library as Savion’s next student arrives – Linda, who brings Barkley.
17hats
Animation 17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(EKA: Episode 2820)
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Film Exploring on the ocean rocks.
(EKA: Episode 1446)
GuyAudience Muppets Guy Smiley takes his 39-member studio audience to a restaurant, but there is no place for him to sit.
(First: Episode 2646)
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Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
ErnieSholaBertX
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
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Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
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SCENE 2 Linda and Savion try to practice, but Barkley keeps getting in the way. She tells him Barkley wants to tap dance too. Savion imagines what a tap dancing dog would be like, envisioning Linda and Barkley performing an elegant dance routine. Back in reality, they both agree he would not make a good dancer. He tries to teach Barkley, but is instead pounced upon.
Film.Kids.dancing
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(First: Episode 2499)
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Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0812)
ElmoPrairie.Space
Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
Cecille-brushdown
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
Sunflowers
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height. (Raposo instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0850)
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Animation Sand F / f
(EKA: Episode 0812)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird does a dance for Savion and wishes that everyone tap danced all the time. Savion has him imagine the consequences – Gina would drop her tray of food and Mike would drop his tray of milk glasses. Big Bird sees how great it is everyone doesn’t dance all the time (“Why, we’d never get to eat lunch!”). He and Savion join Gina and Mike for food.
3006.Cranes
Film Storks fly around and dance in their nest as flamenco music plays.
Ssnews.rapunzel
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Rapunzel has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
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Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(EKA: Episode 1057)
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Animation The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Song.lovetheocean
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
Bongos
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
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SCENE 4 Shelly the Turtle (wearing tap shoes and a backwards cap) is ready to have a lesson. However, since he’s a turtle, he can’t dance as fast as Savion. He shows Shelly a slow dance they can do. They then realize they can each dance at their own pace.
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Animation Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
Song.dowithafruit
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Dinosaur.Rock
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(EKA: Episode 2779)
ThatsTalkinScat
Cast Hoots shows Gordon and some kids the art of "Talkin' Scat".
(EKA: Episode 2454)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
PoliceMixUpTown
Cartoon A police officer puts various people in their right buildings in a mixed up town.
Cookiema
Muppets Cookie Monster introduces the word "AMOR".
(First: Episode 0601)
Birdeggs
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
(EKA: Episode 1137)
Ronstadt.SS
Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings a special rewritten version of "Y Andalé" with a mariachi band.
(First: Episode 2487)
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1428)
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SCENE 5 As the teenagers play basketball, Shelly announces the sponsors.

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