Sesame Street
A dance partner for David
(repeat of 1679)
Air date February 13, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors I, O, 4


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David and Grandma Harriet are surprised to hear samba music coming from Oscar's trash can. Oscar and Grundgetta are practicing for a dance competition, so Harriet suggests she and David cut a rug to demonstrate. The Grouches like their rusty moves at first, but boo when they get into the swing of things.
Cat dog toon
Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
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Muppets News Flash
A princess claims that the man she intends to marry has small ears, bulgy eyes, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 2 David gets an idea - he and Harriet should enter a dance contest together. He imagines them dominating the dance floor...

...but Harriet already has a dance parter - Mr. Macintosh. As Mr. Macintosh imagines the same sequence, Harriet believes they can find a suitable dance partner for David.
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Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has called Mr. Snuffleupagus to propose that he be David's new dance partner. Snuffy is too shy to ask David himself, so Big Bird darts off to tell him. Snuffy realizes he needs to dress the part and goes home. Big Bird brings David and Harriet over to his nest, which is now empty. Harriet then pretends she's dancing with Snuffy.
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Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.


SCENE 4 Harriet ribs David for not having a dance parter yet and finds he's much too shy to ask anyone. This is proven true when Susan comes to Hooper's Store and invites them to dinner, as David chickens out on asking her to dance. He vows the next person who comes in will get an offer, only a Honker stops by for some bananas. "The next person," David insists, when Linda comes in. He knows she'd make a fine dance partner, but isn't sure how to sign his offer.
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Animation Sand I/i
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Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
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Film A saxophone is made in a factory, while a solo saxophone underscores the process.
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SCENE 5 David and Linda begin their dance practice. Linda demonstrates for Harriet that she can feel the beat of the music by feeling the speaker, giving her an idea of how the dance will go. As she and David practice, Barkley gets very playful and disrupts them. They can't seem to get him out of the way, until they permit the kids to take him to play in the park. Just as they get started, Gladys the Cow cuts in to dance with David.
Cartoon Either none, some or all of a pony's legs are on the ground as it runs and trots.
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Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes; he lets Cookie Monster eat each one after he finishes displaying it to the viewer.
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Song "Me and My Chair"
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SCENE 6 Snuffy returns in his top hat and white tie, only to learn David now has a partner. Big Bird offers to be Snuffy's dance partner now, but he doesn't know how to do any ballroom-type dancing. Snuffy can teach him and walks him through a basic cha-cha.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie enjoys watching Bert read a book, but Ernie's staring at him is driving Bert bananas.
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Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 7 The camera pans across the street, showing all the different pairs dancing together (including Oscar and Grundgetta, who can be heard dancing from inside Oscar's can), as Susan announces the sponsors.

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