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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird wants to be a dancer (repeat of 3450)
Air date February 16, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors D, 20
Releases HBO Kids

3721

Picture Segment Description
3721a
COLD OPEN
Big Bird hears some wonderful music coming from Celina's dance studio. It makes him want to dance, so he does as he makes his way upstairs.
3721b

3721c
SCENE 1
Everyone watches as a couple does a ballet dance. Celina explains what a ballet is to Big Bird, adding there's even one about birds: Swan Lake. Big Bird wants to try that ballet, thinking it'll only take one lesson to learn. Celina advises him to come to the next lesson, along with the proper footwear.
Film.Danceclass
Film
A dance class does some stretching exercises, then dance in their own ways, ending with the tango (instrumental: "Naughty Door Opera").
(EKA: Episode 3022)
This segment was cut from the HBO Kids version.
3719-alphabet
Cartoon
Letters gather in order, against the birds-eye view of a city.
(EKA: Episode 3314)
Mpiece.danceswolves
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(EKA: Episode 3234)
Toon.Pencil.Dance
Cartoon
A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
3721d
SCENE 2
Big Bird attends today's ballet lesson, having borrowed his cousin Igor's ballet slippers. Since he's a beginner, Celina starts him off with the five basic ballet positions. Big Bird has trouble mastering them, though (stepping on his toes frequently).
3142e
Film
Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
D.Spacepaint
Animation
D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Dingy
Song
"Big D and Little D"
(EKA: Episode 3270)
D-candles
Animation
D Candles
(EKA: Episode 3085)
2096w
Muppets
Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(EKA: Episode 1707)
3959h
Cartoon
Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
(EKA: Episode 3450)
3721e
SCENE 3
Sporting a bandage on his foot, Big Bird now tries some ballet stretching. He struggles to get his leg on, then off, the barre.
4140-moodsong
Song
"You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
3816v
Cartoon
A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
NavajoBlanket
Animation
Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
3977q
Muppets
Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
(First: Episode 3527)
1186c
Cartoon
I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
3956v
Film
A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
3721f

3721g
SCENE 4
Celina now teaches the students about running and leaping. Big Bird follows the others and leaps right into the hatrack.
3136m
Song
"Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
3957w
Cartoon
Number Creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Judo20
Film
A judo class does 20 jumping jacks.
(EKA: Episode 3434)
Bellhop20
Cartoon
The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
3958e
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "Just Happy to Be Me."
(EKA: Episode 3178)
1845h
Cartoon
Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 1025)
3721h

3721i
SCENE 5
Big Bird (now with a bandaged beak) is told he should sit out now as the rest of the kids rehearse their performance. Big Bird thinks he's in fine condition to dance, but crashes again. Big Bird reconsiders taking another lesson, though Celina says it takes years to learn the dances for Swan Lake. Furious, Big Bird storms out of the studio.
3979zc
Song
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3398)
This segment was cut from the HBO Kids version.
2963-C5
Cartoon
Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Song.twoprinces
Muppets / Celebrity
"Two Princes"
(EKA: Episode 3450)
McDoublesHelp
Film
The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(EKA: Episode 3213)
Redwoodtree
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(EKA: Episode 2506)
Families.KidsDrawings
Animation
Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(EKA: Episode 2759)
DionYou!
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper tells a knock-knock joke which results in a "D" on his opponent's chest.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
This segment was cut from the HBO Kids version.
4131z
Cartoon
Ds are found on a city street
(EKA: Episode 3361)
Toon-cancan
Cartoon
D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(EKA: Episode 3450)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film
Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
3720.ComingSoon
SCENE 6
Celina catches up with Big Bird outside and tells him there is a dance he could do right now. She sings a song with some music that makes her feel like dancing. Big Bird and the other students join in too, then Celina announces the sponsors.
Wiggleprise
SCENE 6
cont'd
"And Slimey's spaceship is still on its way to the moon!"
3465e
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Snuffy dances with Gabi and the kids at a tap lesson.

Trivia

  • The HBO Kids airing of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence, despite having originally aired on a Monday.


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