Sesame Street
Savion teaches tap dancing
Air date April 2, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Jon Stone
Production January 8, 1991
Sponsors A, I, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Prairie Dawn plays the Sesame Street Theme on her piano while Savion tap-dances. He has her play slow, then fast, then jazzy. Savion likes her playing, and says she can play for his class any time.
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw, and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Character.bats Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a mountain is.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2772)
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)

SCENE 2 Elmo spots Maria reading "Little Red Riding Hood" to Gabi and two other kids. It doesn't sound familiar to Elmo, because she's reading it in Spanish. Elmo says he'll come back later, but Maria stops him so she can give a speech about the similarities between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking people, not realizing that Elmo is in such a rush to get away because he has to use the bathroom.
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0770)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(First: Episode 2580)
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1552)
Muppets Herry Monster wakes up and says "Good Morning, Morning" to everything.
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4.
(EKA: Episode 0298)
SCENE 3 Maria tries to teach Gabi the mambo (while dancing to the music heard in this film), when Savion asks her to fix his tap shoe. She does so, and Savion suddenly has an idea to invite Maria and Gabi to do the "Mambo Tap" with him and two other kids.
Song Spanish Food Market Song
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon An ape takes a bite out of a yellow A.
(First: Episode 2813)
Muppets Kermit sings "Get Along" with some Anything Muppet greasers, the Martians, the Twiddlebugs, and a cow.
(First: Episode 2600)
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Candy Man
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets / Celebrity Ruby shows James Galway that she has trouble playing the flute. He shows her how to blow into it, but she eventually decides to use it as a baton instead, while he plays.
(First: Episode 2605)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Muppets "I'm Going to Get My Hair Cut"
(First: Episode 1822)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(First: Episode 2097)
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Muppets In Big Bird's nest area, Grover sings "Proud of Me."
(First: Episode 1029)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through Winter and Spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(First: Episode 1978)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave performs "Wet Paint."
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon The Great Inventor Series: Science Salutes the Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We Live. Cartoon about the days when people tried drinking ice cream soda before straws were invented. Awful messes were made getting more of the refreshment on their clothes than in their bellies. Until one day an ice cream parlor janitor, one Ronald Marky by name, noticed that when people brought their leashed pet anteaters in to enjoy an ice cream soda, the floor was always sucked completely clean. Realizing that nature had solved the problem, the janitor invented artificial anteater noses that strapped on over people's mouths... which eventually evolved into the modern straw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2595)
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
Muppets Full-body versions of Bert and Betty Lou ice skate together.
(First: Episode 0847)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1966)

SCENE 4 Savion finishes his homework, when Jelani asks him to teach him a new step in ten minutes, claiming he's a fast learner. He feels proud when he attempts to do what Savion does, and Savion says he tried. Telly comes along, and says he's impressed with the way Jelani keeps trying to dance. Telly leaves, and Jelani and Savion keep dancing, while Maria announces the sponsors.

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