Dance in Smarty Pants is a song sung by Arty Smartypants and The Vowelles, and several guest stars dance in smarty pants (including Bert and Elmo from Sesame Street, Leon Redbone, and India. Arie and others including Marmy Smartypants, Lionel Lion and Leona Lion.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Hey! 

Oh, yeah! 

Listen up, you guys and gals 
Go and round up all your pals 
Gonna teach you a brand-new dance 

You can do it with your mother 
You can do it with your brother 
Your uncles or your aunts 

Yeah, it's very, very spunky 
You can do it with a monkey 
Or an anthill full of ants 

Doesn't matter if you're clunky 
You'll be hip and you'll be funky 
When you dance in smarty pants 

Watch me now, hey! 

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah 
Dance in smarty pants! 

Again!/One more time!

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah 
Dance in smarty pants! 

Thank you, girls!

Well, snakes may wriggle 
And hyenas, they giggle 
And horses like to trot and prance 

But no creature anywhere 
Can quite compare 
To a dancer in smarty pants 

Yes! 

It really doesn't matter 
If you're skinny or you're fat or 
If you practice in advance 

Just put on a smarty record 
And some trousers that are checkered 
And dance in smarty pants! 

Just do it! 

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah 
Dance in smarty pants! 

Take it home now! 

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah

Is it over yet?

Dance in smarty pants!

Versions[edit | edit source]

Short Version[edit | edit source]

Come on, everyone! Let's show it how it's done!

Watch me!

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah 
Dance in smarty pants!

(Arty says the celebrity's name and "You can do it!")

The Great Smartini Version[edit | edit source]

Yes, I'll do a magic dance in my magic smartypants.

Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh, aah, dance in smarty pants 
Ooh-aah 

You Can't Catch Me! Version[edit | edit source]

Happy Birthday Dance! (Theo's Version)[edit | edit source]

  • Theo: Ooh, aah, happy birthday dance!
    Ooh, aah, dance a birthday dance!
    Ooh-aah!
  • Lionel: (spoken) Hey, let's do it, everybody!
  • Everyone: Ooh, aah, happy birthday dance!
    Ooh, aah, dance a birthday dance!
    Ooh-aah!

Happy Birthday Dance! (Reprise Version)[edit | edit source]

  • Marmy: Happy Birthday Dance!!!

(Everyone starts to dance as confetti and streamers dropped by.)

  • All: Ooh, aah, happy birthday dance!
    Ooh, aah, dance a birthday dance!
    Ooh-aah!

Dance In Smarty Pants Versions[edit | edit source]

Dance in Stany's Pantskis![edit | edit source]

  • Theo: Ooh, aah, dance in Stany's pantskis!
  • Both: Ooh, aah, dance in Stany's pantskis! (2x)

[Lionel interrupted the song, while the lions how to wear smarty pants]

Do the Rubber Stampy![edit | edit source]

  • Both: You can stamp in smarty China
  • Cleo: Or in smarty Carolina
  • Theo: Smarty England, or smarty France.
  • Cleo: Makes no difference where you are, you will be a stampy star
  • Theo: If you stamp in smarty pants. Like this.
  • Both: Ooh, aah, do the rubber stampy!

Ooh, aah, do the rubber stampy!

Ooh-aah!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the versions with Elmo and Bert, while Elmo's performer at the time, Kevin Clash and Bert's current performer Eric Jacobson performed the respective characters and their left hands, Clash did Bert's right hand and Jacobson did Elmo's right hand.
  • At 0:37, Heather Asch's forehead can be seen!
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