Sesame Street
Plot Bob learns to dance
Air date February 23, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors D, N, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria and Luis practice dancing while welcoming the viewer. They explain Celina's having a dance tonight at her studio and everyone's going...except Bob, as he points out. He tells the others he doesn't know how to dance, thus has no need to go. Big Bird and Telly overhear and are shocked he doesn't know how; he's a grown-up and even kids like them can dance, thanks to Celina. They think she can teach him how to dance as well.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Celina just happens to pass by and they stop her, asking her to teach Bob to dance. After some goading, Bob finally gives in and accepts her offer. He requests that their lesson be kept secret though. Big Bird formulates how they'll cooperate: Celina teaches Bob, while he and Telly try to keep it a secret.
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Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
BCayard.Surprise
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
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Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Song.planplanplan
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2532)
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SCENE 2 Outside the studio, Big Bird and Telly are armed with sunglasses and walkie-talkies that got from Oscar (who threw them away because they're functional). Big Bird lays down his plan: he'll stay by the studio to make sure the coast is clear, while Telly accompanies Bob. He even has assigned code names for themselves: Big Bird will be Agent 8 and Telly is Agent 11. Telly isn't sure he can remember the number, so Big Bird shows him some examples...
Clowns.11
Animation Clown Honking #11
(First: Episode 3196)
1800-25
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
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Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
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SCENE 2 cont'd After the films, Big Bird and Telly relay their plan. Maria comes by and the two nonchalantly deny that they're up to anything.
Film.Danceclass
Film A dance class does some stretching exercises, then dance in their own ways, ending with the tango (instrumental: "Naughty Door Opera").
(First: Episode 3022)
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
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Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
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SchoolAfternoon2
Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
LetterGarden.D
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
2899.where-d-go
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Girlsclapyankeedoodle
Film Two girls sing "Dipsy Doodle D" while clapping each others hands.
(First: Episode 3305)
Detective.Lever
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(First: Episode 2613)
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SCENE 3 With the walkie-talkies and some agent lingo, Telly and Big Bird make sure the street is clear for Bob to head to Celina's. Maria and Linda approach Big Bird, wondering what he's up to. Big Bird denies anything is happening and the ladies suspiciously head over to their other engagements. After another false start, Telly sends Bob over to the dance studio.
MagicPig
Cartoon "Magic Pig Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
(EKA: Episode 0827)
Professorgrover-listen
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(EKA: Episode 2537)
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Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood
(First: Episode 3267)
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Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman," which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(First: Episode 2658)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)
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SCENE 4 Bob arrives at the studio, along with Agents 8 and 11, who continue to make sure the permitter is safe. Celina gets Bob loosened up and they practice a slow dance, with a monster pianist who has trouble keeping his playing "simple." Bob also struggles to follow Celina's instructions and decides to give up. The agents try to catch him before he gets too far.
Nfoldedpaper
Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3114)
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Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(EKA: Episode 2176)
SB--NNail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
FunkyRhythm2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 2
(First: Episode 3000)
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SCENE 5 The agents follow Bob as he heads back to his apartment. They remind he of the many times he's told them about practice and not giving up. Bob gives in and heads back to the studio.
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
ErnieBertsTelephone
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his converstation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(EKA: Episode 1429)
3904.Telephonefilm
Film A TELEPHONE rings at a phone booth in the city, and someone answers it.
(First: Episode 3274)
FunkyRhythm3
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 3
(First: Episode 3000)
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SCENE 6 Telly and Big Bird watch Bob's lesson from down below and keep Luis away as he questions what they're looking at.
DancingPeppers
Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one is missing?
(First: Episode 3079)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0440)
Pastasong
Song Kevin Clash sings "The Pasta Song."
(First: Episode 3137)
RumbaPencils
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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Film A trip to an African dance school.
(First: Episode 3266)
FunkyRhythm4
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 4
(First: Episode 3000)
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SCENE 7 Bob is showing improvement in his dancing ability. A girl comes by and also asks what the agents are up to. They give her a walkie-talkie and send her away to show how far it works.
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Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
D-candles
Animation D / d candles
(First: Episode 3085)
TwoHeadDANCE!
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
(EKA: Episode 1335)
RabbitCow
Cartoon A man pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but the rabbit turns out to be a cow. "Surprise!"
Artist: John Schnall
(First: Episode 2770)
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SCENE 8 Celina's dance is underway, with a monster band jamming out some music for everyone to dance to. Maria, Luis, Linda and Gabi enter and wonder what Telly and Big Bird are up to. Their lips are sealed, but Big Bird hints they're in for a huge surprise.
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SCENE 8 cont'd Bob arrives and he and Celina show off the dance they've been practicing. Everyone is very impressed, including Linda, who wants to share a dance with him. As the band performs a slow dance version of the "Sesame Street Theme," Telly and Big Bird announce the sponsors.


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