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Dancin' the Day Away
Season 1, Episode 10
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Air date October 31st, 1997
Written by P. Kevin Strader
Directed by Mitchell Kriegman
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Dancin' the Day Away is the tenth episode of the first season.


Bear is feeling great, so great that he rather wants to dance. His favorite dance is the Cha-Cha-Cha, but he finds that the kids of the Big Blue House are dancing as well. Bear finds Ojo dancing a dance that she created herself which is a variation of a famous Spanish dance called "the flamenco" called "the flamingo." When Bear turns on the radio to a channel called WCHA in his room, but leaves to go find his maracas, Treelo comes in and dances. Bear's search leads him to the kitchen, where he finds Tutter taking a nap in the dish rack. Tutter tells Bear that he has "no rhythm, no beat," but Pip and Pop arrive to school him in dancing. Shadow sings a song about a dancing teddy bear.



  • "Dancing the Day Away"
  • "The Otter Dancing School"
  • "The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha"


  • WCHA Is Missnamed As Place Radio (Styled As place Radio) On The U.S. VHS Box.
  • The theme for this episode is about dancing.
  • "The Otter Dancing School," track 7 of More Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House, includes DJ type sounds in the background, but only on the CD.
  • This is the first episode Directed by Mitchell Kriegman, the show's Creator.
  • In this episode, the credits get short. Only A Wagon of a Different Color and Music to My Ears will have that happen.
  • The credits get short in this episode just only It’s a Wonderful Life and I Love Lucy TV series have that happen.
  • The credits get short only in the three episodes where there is a Shadow segment.
  • Technical Team Eugene Meienhofer, Jason Horn, Steve Garner, Jim Washburn, Keith Conod, Jack Cooke, Mark Cox, Frank Biondo, Pascal Grieco and Chris Myers are uncredited.

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