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Savion collects used shoes
Air date April 5, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production January 9, 1991
Sponsors A, L, 16


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Savion is collecting old shoes for his school, which will be refurbished and donated to those in need. He picks out a small pair of tap shoes, which were his very first pair. He flashes back to his time as a child in dance class (with Hank Smith as his instructor). He then debates giving them away.
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SCENE 2 Elmo finds Savion still deciding on what to do with his old tap shoes. Elmo has an idea - give them to him. He tries to do a little step, but fails to tie them first.
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SCENE 3 Savion shows Elmo how to tie his shoelace in song.
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SCENE 4 Phil, Lil and Bill Rhymington, who rhyme all the time, bring Savion some cold shoes, some gold shoes and some holed shoes. Savion thanks them for their contribution with a rhyming tap routine.
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SCENE 5 Jelani offers to help carry the box of shoes, when a trio of horses rush in to donate a sack of used horseshoes. They're surprised to see all the different types of shoes they've collected and sing about how horses all use "The Same Kind of Shoe." As they trot off, Savion carries the box of shoes, leaving Jelani with the heavy sack of horseshoes.
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SCENE 6 Savion gives the kids a tap lesson, having them repeat the sounds they hear around the neighborhood by tapping. Elmo announces the sponsors.

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