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Kermit and a whatnot in a "Sex and Violence" installment of At the Dance. At the Dance was a recurring sketch seen frequently during the first At The Dance - The Muppets - Muppet Hits of The Muppet Showand less regularly in subsequent seasons. The segment featured an elegant ballroom with pairs of Muppets dancing and exchanging gags.
Its Muppet antecedents can be traced to the ball sequence in the special Hey Cinderella! The dance segment At The Dance - The Muppets - Muppet Hits in all five seasons of the show, but was used with decreasing frequency each year. The main theme for "At the Dance" was composed by Joe Raposo for the show. A tango arrangement of the theme was heard in several instances; including episodesand A disco variation, provided by M.
Over time, the set Flow Gently Sweet Afton - Jo Stafford - Jo Stafford Sings Songs Of Scotland from a blue ballroom to a pink ballroom. The ballroom featured a chandelier, which would then fade into the dancers at the start of each sketch. After the first season, it was also common to see the ceiling of the ballroom.
Episode revolved around a dance marathon, with "At The Dance"-style jokes and situations throughout. In that episode, a more detailed set was used. The Muppet Show 2 featured a newly recorded At the Dance segment, with some of the jokes revolving around the fact that the sketch was heard on a record album. The sketch's decreasing appearances were at the decision of Hey You (Looking At The Moon) - Graham Nash - Wild Tales Juhlwho wanted to phase out the segment to due a lack of interest from both the writers and performers, citing it as merely a spot "pointless one-liners.
During the first season, many of the "At the Dance" sketches were generic with assorted jokes and random gags. After the first season, it became more common for each individual skit to have a theme, in which all or most of the jokes revolve around a similar topic such as tennis jokes or "there's fly in my soup" jokes.
Each dancing pair was performed by a single performer with one puppet on each of their hands. Occasionally the voices would be dubbed by another performer afterwards. George and Mildred ended up as dancing partners in many "At the Dance" segments early on. Frank Oz enjoyed upstaging the other performers with Mildred and George's dancing which got wilder as the first season progressed.
During the first season, "At the Dance" would, with few exceptions, feature the same couples every week:. Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :.
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