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Written by Derek Scott
Source The Muppet Show
Publisher ATV Music
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"Japanese Square Dance" was written specifically for episode 505 of The Muppet Show by music associate Derek Scott.

In the episode's closing number, the Muppet cast and the Japanese Tai-Chi, Karate, and Chowder Society attempt a serene "Salute to Japan," but when Animal grows bored with the serene music and the set is invaded by cowboys, the number erupts into a boisterous musical square dance production combining the Eastern and Western themes.

As for Coburn, he realizes keeping the quiet theme is a hopless task and then plays the square dance caller which includes having the ladies beat up the cowboys and destroy the set.

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