Sesame Street
Plot Mumford's dancing spell
repeat of 2949
Air date January 5, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors E, Q, 0
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Mumford watches Savion tap dance as he prepares for his latest trick. He wants to tap dance, but doesn't want to go through the years of practice. With a "A la peanut butter sandwiches - shuffle shuffle step!," everyone but Savion starts dancing and can't stop. Mumford goes consults his magic book.
Cartoon In the "Land of No Shoelaces", people find it difficult to play basketball, swing, and run, until Edna Lovelace comes along.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3102)
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(First: Episode 2607)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film A girl named Jyah tells about dance class. The kids do some stretching exercises, then dance in their own ways, ending with the tango (instrumental: "Naughty Door Opera").
(First: Episode 3022)
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)

SCENE 2 Everyone is still dancing, so Gina decides to call a magician on the phone. She finds "Gregory the Great" in the phone book and Gordon summons him with the magic words - "A la sweet potato pie - house call!" Gregory the Great (Gregory Hines) his bathtub. He says he'll help as soon as someone gets him a towel.
Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3039)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SCENE 3 Gregory states he and Mumford were friends at magic school and shows off his wand - a comb. He tries reversing the spell, causing everyone to stop dancing. But now, Gregory can't stop dancing.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 2
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
(First: Episode 2727)
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
SCENE 4 Big Bird suggests Gregory use a spell to make himself stop or get another magician to fix it. Gregory won't do either; he likes tap dancing, so he doesn't mind.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 3
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Animation Computer E / e
(First: Episode 3071)
Muppets Telly and Elmo sing about the difference between "Heavy and Light."
(First: Episode 2809)
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 4
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SCENE 5 Savion wants to learn some steps from Gregory, but he's too tried. He tries stopping himself with magic, but it doesn't work. Flo Bear appears, saying nothing's as powerful as the written word. She writes the word "STOP" and Gregory stops! After a break, he shows Savion some steps.
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters ask it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0149)
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Amazing Mumford has a new trick, where he will make Thumbelina big and The Big Bad Wolf small. He makes Thumbelina big, but doesn't make the wolf smaller -- instead, Kermit is the one who shrinks.
(First: Episode 2696)
Animation Floating school materials create the letter E and the letter e.
(First: Episode 2880)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
SCENE 6 Savion and Gregory do the "Opposite Dance," tap-dancing in opposite ways.
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(First: Episode 2641)
Muppets Simon Soundman goes to Marvin's Music City to buy a nice shiny trumpet. However, Marvin keeps bringing the wrong instrument.
(First: Episode 0458)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Cartoon A girl describes why she likes the color black.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3105)

SCENE 7 Mumford returns and sees everyone's not under the spell anymore. He decides to learn from Savion, one step at a time. Flo Bear announces the sponsors.

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