Japanese Square Dance (Sesame Street)

From J-Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"Japanese Square Dance" was written specifically for episode 505 of The Muppet Show by music associate Derek Scott.

The Tokyo Tai-Chi, Karate, and Chowder Society (Sesame Street)

In the episode's closing number, the Muppet cast and The Tokyo Tai-Chi, Karate, and Chowder Society attempt a serene "Salute to Japan," but when Animal grows bored with the serene music and the set is invaded by cowboys, the number erupts into a boisterous musical square dance production combining the Eastern and Western themes.

As for host James Coburn, he realizes keeping the quiet theme is a hopeless task and then plays the square dance caller which includes having the ladies beat up the cowboys and destroy the set.