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Episode 3917

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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo wants a partner for the dance party.
Air date January 2, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors E, 5
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description

Elmo welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and follows his ears over to the Fix-it Shop, where Maria and Luis are teaching Gabi and Miles how to dance to salsa music. Elmo learns that there's going to be a dance party tonight, so he wants to know how to salsa dance as well. They show him how, and he gives it a shot.
Later, from practicing, Elmo has become so good at salsa dancing that he can do it while talking at the same time (almost). Elmo then learns that he needs a partner, but both Maria and Gabi are taken, so Elmo makes it his goal to find a partner ...
Elmo searches for a partner to salsa dance with, and meets a letter E, who seems like a good candidate for his partner. The E likes to dance in a specific way - "E-E-E" instead of "1-2-3." Unfortunately, the E already has plans to go to a "salsa-bet' party with the rest of the alphabet. Elmo goes on his way, continuing to practice dancing ...
Rosita greets the viewer in the courtyard, where everyone is setting up for the salsa party. Elmo runs into her, and finds that she knows another way to salsa dance. He has fun dancing her way, and asks her to be his partner, but she already has a partner, Daniel. Elmo searches on as he practices dancing with the viewer ...

Oscar holds a Grouchketeer meeting (along with Slimey and Glo Worm), when Elmo dances into view. He shows Oscar the step he just made up, and asks Oscar to be his partner, but of course, Oscar declines, and continues to make noise with the Grouchketeers. Elmo cues in some background salsa music, which the Grouchketeers can clang their pots along to. Slimey tells Oscar that he and Glo want to go to the salsa party now, and the Grouchketeers follow them, which disappoints Oscar. Elmo still needs a partner ...

It's nighttime, and the salsa party is in full swing! Elmo looks on at all the dancers, and asks everyone he meets if they'd like to be his partner (Maria reminds him that they'll still do one dance together later on). Elmo still has no luck finding a salsa partner (not even when he asks a chicken). Elmo then realizes that he can ask the viewer to be his partner, since they both practiced together. Elmo goes over all the steps he did before, and joins the party, introducing everybody to the viewer. Elmo and the viewer have fun dancing at the salsa party!
A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things".
Original version
(EKA: Episode 1088)
Suzie Kabloozie is glad you're here.
(EKA: Episode 3854)
Muppets / Celebrity
Garth Brooks and Herry Monster sing "Together We Make Music".
(EKA: Episode 3814)
This segment was cut from the Sprout version.
Suzie comments, "That was great!"
(EKA: Episode 3854)
Gordon narrates "The Maestro Plays," a story featuring adverbs, interspersed with kids' comments.
(EKA: Episode 3595)
Suzie Kabloozie presents the letter of the day made of fudge, but Feff is too fast for her.
(EKA: Episode 3854)
Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3092)
Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3071)
E / e Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3426)
Suzie and Feff jump on a trampoline, and introduce an Ernie and Bert segment.
(EKA: Episode 3904)
Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(EKA: Episode 1707)
Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #5
(EKA: Episode 3876)
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover watches Matthew type a number 5 on a computer.
Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3050)
Wish You Were Here: Guadalupe, Arizona
Big Bird conducts a child mariachi band, who sing "Viva Mexico."
(First: Episode 3012)
A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(EKA: Episode 3093)

Suzie Kabloozie introduces an alphabet segment while she chases after Feff.
(EKA: Episode 3888)

Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(EKA: Episode 3279)
Jim Thurman sings Calcutta Joe.
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - and they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3012)
Elmo's World: Bugs
Elmo continues dancing at the salsa party, as Gabi announces the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(EKA: Episode 3098)
This segment replaces "Together We Make Music" in the Sprout version.

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