Sesame Street
It’s Dance Your Favorite Dance Day
Air date March 17, 2018 (HBO)
August 27, 2018 (PBS)
Season Season 48 (2017-2018)
Sponsors D, 2
Releases Dance Party!


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo and Snuffy introduce today's theme of dancing by doing a shake dance. Snuffy ends up knocking Elmo over with his snuffle.
(First: Episode 4708)


SCENE 1 Chris and Elmo greet the viewer just in time to celebrate "Dance Your Favorite Dance Day." They see some kids tap dancing and break dancing, while Zoe does some ballet and the Honkers dance the Honker Polka. Chris tells Elmo that Nina is a dance expert and knows every dance from around the world. She demonstrate a salsa, hula, flamenco and tango (with Chris). She even knows Elmo's favorite dance, the Elmo Slide. Chris shows off his favorite kind of dancing - hip-hop.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird and Snuffy wander down the block, trying to think of a dance they can do. Snuffy proposes the "Snuffle-Okey Pokey" and demonstrates it, inadvertently knocking Chris, Nina and Elmo over as he spins himself around. They go off to find a safer dance.

SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo and Nina find Rosita and Telly sobbing outside Hooper's Store. They're watching a video of their favorite dance, the Chicken Dance, and are sad because they don't know how to do it themselves. Nina breaks down each move for them and when put all together, they make the Chicken Dance.

SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird and Snuffy think they have the perfect dance they can do - the Happy Hop. Big Bird sings as they both hop up and down, shaking the entire street. Snuffy thinks he might as well quit, since there's no dance he can do without causing harm. Nina shows him a safe, easy dance he can learn - the conga. Snuffy gets the hang of it and soon, everyone joins in.
Muppets / Film Kindness Cam
Elmo replays a scene from the street story, then shows a related situation with real-life kids.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - D.
(First: Episode 4703)
Muppets / Celebrity Jason Derulo, Abby and Elmo sing about how "Dancing is Easy."
(First: Episode 4708)
Animation Kids explain their thoughts on dancing, which are illustrated through cut-out paper animations. ("D is for Dance" dialogue and graphic added to the end)
(First: Episode 4508)

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
A compilation of various "Murray Has a Little Lamb" segments, where they visit Flamenco School (First: Episode 4404), a Bollywood Choreographer (First: Episode 4321), Irish Step Dancing School (First: Episode 4169) and African Dance School (First: Episode 4425).
Muppets Cookie Monster and friends sing as they wait for the number of the day, which is how many cookies are being baked for him (to eat). Today's number is 2.
(First: Episode 4703)
In this airing, the Count counts the individual cookies.
Film Two girls count to 2 while dancing.
Muppets Elmo's World: Dancing
(First: Episode 4708)
SCENE 2 Everyone continues to conga, as Rosita signs off.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster, Rosita and a girl dance fast and slow.

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