Sesame Street
Plot Mumford's dancing spell
Air date February 20, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors E, Q, 0
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides.

Savion.GregoryHines

Picture Segment Description
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3168b
SCENE 1 Mumford watches Savion tap dance as he prepares for his latest trick. He wants to tap dance, but doesn't want to go through the years of practice. With a "A la peanut butter sandwiches - shuffle shuffle step!," everyone but Savion starts dancing and can't stop. Mumford goes consults his magic book.
ExerciseExercise
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
Mpiece.tamingshoe
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(EKA: Episode 2587)
Song.recyclerap
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(First: Episode 2851)
PlanetQ
Animation Planet Q / q
(First: Episode 2838)
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3168d
SCENE 2 Everyone is still dancing, so Gina decides to call a magician on the phone. She finds "Gregory the Great" in the phone book and Gordon summons him with the magic words - "A la sweet potato pie - house call!" Gregory the Great (Gregory Hines) appears...in his bathtub. He says he'll help as soon as someone gets him a towel.
MakeWaves1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 1
StrawberryHorse
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
MakeWaves2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 2
3154s1
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(EKA: Episode 2073)
MakeWaves3
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 3
4116zd
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
MakeWaves4
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 4
Ornate E's
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(First: Episode 2937)
3168e
SCENE 3 Gregory states he and Mumford were friends at magic school and shows off his wand - a comb. He tries reversing the spell, causing everyone to stop dancing. But now, Gregory can't stop dancing.
0871l
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
2096e
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Elwood Smith
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Kidsdrums3
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(First: Episode 2847)
Sqsong
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
3168f
SCENE 4 Big Bird suggests Gregory use a spell to make himself stop or get another magician to fix it. Gregory won't do either; he likes tap dancing, so he doesn't mind.
4128zg
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
4140-schoolsupplies
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
Makingamap
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
Qballoon
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Song.Lambaba
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
3141s
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
3168g
SCENE 5 Savion wants to learn some steps from Gregory, but he's too tried. He tries stopping himself with magic, but it doesn't work. Flo Bear appears, saying nothing's as powerful as the written word. She writes the word "STOP" and Gregory stops! After a break, he shows Savion some steps.
4113zv
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to one to zero children on a park bench.
(First: Episode 2923)
2485l
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2424)
Ladysmithblackmambazo
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Girlsclap
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
2485o
Muppets Captain Ernest pilots The Love Boat. He loves his boat, and soon all of the passengers join him in expressing their love for the boat.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Cecille.UpDown
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Savion.GregoryHines
SCENE 6 Savion and Gregory do the "Opposite Dance," tap-dancing in opposite ways.
LuxoJr.HeavyLight
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
Monsterinthemirror
Muppets / Celebrity Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror" assisted by several celebrities, including The Simpsons, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ray Charles.
(First: Episode 2835)
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
3142e
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
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3168i
SCENE 7 Mumford returns and sees everyone's not under the spell anymore. He decides to learn from Savion, one step at a time. Flo Bear announces the sponsors.

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