Sesame Street
Plot Elmo takes tap lessons
repeat of 2832
Air date December 9, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
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 "zizzag."
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)
3998p
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2855)
2795zd
Cartoon Nine Ants
Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2159)
Ssnews.cinderdress Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: it ends up on Kermit instead.
(EKA: Episode 2491)
Dogspoem
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2924)
4128zg
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
Toon.AMOR
Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
(EKA: Episode 0801)
TellyShaun-R
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Telly and Sean come up with R words, including roar, which attracts Chicago.
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0901)
GloriaCamel
Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a camel instead, which belongs in Egypt.
(First: Episode 2792)
Specialoftheday
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(EKA: Episode 1453)
Song.moonshine
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
Film.Cookiesforgrandma
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
ManLegs
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(EKA: Episode 1691)
Happytapping

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SCENE 2 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.
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2375)
NavajoBlanket
Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(First: Episode 2976)
Character.mressex
Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School"
(EKA: Episode 2291)
NumberFactory
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
(EKA: Episode 2755)
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SCENE 3 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.
Tapshoes
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
CerealGirl
Muppets "Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
ArtistMike.Map
Cartoon A boy gets lost in a mall, and a security guard shows him how to use a map.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2856)
CeliaCruzZunzun
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz tells Big Bird about a hummingbird, and sings "Zunzun."
(EKA: Episode 2521)
Detective.Lever
Cartoon The detective sees a lever, and thinks about what might happen if he pulls the lever, being prepared for anything.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Film.BikeRace
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Coolsell-Exercise
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Song.BacksBusyTappin
SCENE 4 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.
CrossingZone1

CrossingZone2
Cast Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone," in which a boy named Jonathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
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Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Chinchilla
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2227)
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Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(EKA: Episode 0811)
HowNowBrown
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform "Danger's No Stranger."
(EKA: Episode 2201)
DrawingDaiXi
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
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SCENE 5 Savion and Dayle practice some tap moves as the sponsors are announced.


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