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* The narrator of "[[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/hips-of-fools Hips of Fools]]", a story in ''TheWanderersLibrary'', meets one on another planet's moon.

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* The narrator of "[[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/hips-of-fools Hips of Fools]]", a story in ''TheWanderersLibrary'', ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'', meets one on another planet's moon.
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* One of these, a girl named Natasha, shows up in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. Predictably, she ends up as the victim: while practising for a competition she carelessly throws her scarf up in the air, it gets caught in the ceiling fan, and you know where this goes...
* In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'', a troupe of belly dancers help Briscoe and Bowler rescue an orphan in "[[http://www.veoh.com/watch/v15412369AJzaA8TJ The Brooklyn Dodgers]]".
* ''Series/AguilaRoja'': Early on in Season 2, Margarita gets kidnapped by Berber pirates along with a few other women in order to be sold off to a North African sheik. The pirates then force the group of women to wear Arabic slave/belly dancer outfits, and shortly after Margarita is forced to perform for the sheik's representative to test her worth as a slave...lest she be killed for disobedience.
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'': In the pilot episode "Shadow of the Hawke", a couple of CIA operatives disguise themselves as dancers in a Libyan nightclub.
* ''[[Series/TheAmazingRace The Amazing Race China]]'': In Season 2, the fourth leg of the race had contestants head over to Turkey; one of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjmTSp-GCi8&list=PLmtBGSLcKgXU6p6-gJfsVd2TCpA-Mat2F&index=7 events]] there involved each and every duo to take part in a belly dancing session with professional dancers. Each team was not allowed to continue until the dancers were satisfied with the team's dancing performance.
* ''Series/ArabianNights'' shows Morgiana performing one of these at her wedding to Ali Baba - interspersed with Scheherezade dancing for the sultan as she tells the story. The dance has a practical purpose though: [[spoiler: she's spotted Black Koda in disguise who has come to murder Ali, but Morgiana stabs him while he's DistractedByTheSexy]].
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': In "Fire Practice", an Arab Emir wants to buy some trousers from Grace Brothers. After Captain Peacock refuses payment of a goat, then a handmade rug, the Emir offers a wife which Peacock also refuses. However when the woman takes off her burka and does a sensual belly dance, he's tempted to reconsider.
* The Dark Star club in "The Quality of Mercy" on ''Series/BabylonFive'' had a lot of these.
* ''Series/TheBachelor'': An episode early in Season 20 had the girls fly off to Vegas to show off their talents and impress Ben, Terry Fator and a large audience with their performances. From all the contestants, Caila decides to belly dance as her talent.
* The ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series from the 60s had these on two occasions.
** Marcia, Queen of Diamonds (played by Carolyn Jones) would wear the outfit on occasion.
** The episode guest starring Liberace featured a trio of female henchmen who on one occasion wore the outfit.
* The Season 4 episode "The Sheik" from ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' featured an Arab sheik who gave away dancing girls to Jed as a token of friendship. Turns out Jed doesn't want anything to do with the girls, leading to hijinks as Jethro tries to take them all for himself.
* ''Series/BreakerHigh'' had an episode, "Belly of the Beast", where the students stopped in Morocco for a short visit. A small belly dancing troupe led a small class and later put on a performance, with Jimmy as a surprising addition to said performance.
* The main character of ''[[Series/{{TheBionicWoman}} Bionic Woman]]'' performed a dance for an Arab sheik in "Jaime and the King".
* In one episode of the 1980s ''Series/{{Casablanca}}'' TV series, the GirlOfTheWeek is an ex-ballerina performing as a belly dancer at the Blue Parrot [[spoiler:as cover for her work with LaResistance]]. Belly dancers are seen in the background in other episodes, as well.
* ''Series/CasiAngeles'':
* ''Series/TheChampions'': In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxdGGraGYyA "Desert Journey"]], a dancer performs for the tribe belonging to a sheik who was saved by Craig. The sheik's advisors welcomed in Craig as thanks, allowing the dancer to be intimate with him after her performance.
* Kelly Garrett disguises herself as one in a ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode, "Angels on Ice (Part II)'', and another one is featured in another episode called "Angel in Hiding".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': the episode "Y Tu Mummy Tambien" has Phoebe getting possessed by Isis. Naturally she dons the outfit and does a belly dance for her lover. Creator/AlyssaMilano even learned to belly dance for the episode.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Cliff throws a bachelor party for his mother's fiance and hires a couple of belly dancers in "Money Dearest".
* Detective/spy shows on TV (beginning in TheSixties and ''especially'' during TheSeventies and TheEighties) featured these a lot. Go figure.
** Diana Rigg squeezed into one during an episode of ''Series/TheAvengers''.
** ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': Little Egypt shakes her hips in "[[http://gorillavid.in/rpw75snxy856 The Vanishing Chalice]]".
** More recently, [[MsFanservice Sarah Walker]] of ''{{Series/Chuck}}'' did this to [[spoiler: seduce her fiancé into eloping with her. Since Chuck was about to seduce her too, HilarityEnsues.]]
** In ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', small-time actress Marie Silva-Alexander is in charge of a belly dancing class in the first episode of Season 7, titled "Try and Catch Me".
*** Seems that the costume that Silva wore was still considered a little risque for the time, according to the standards that were accepted in the media during the 1970s.
** In ''Series/DepartmentS'', one dancer shows up in the episode "A Fish out of Water".
** ''Series/GetSmart'' featured a doomed agent named Tamara doing the dance ("There's no Tamara, Chief").
*** At the end of "Survival of the Fattest", the Chief informs Max that the Arabian prince he rescued has sent a gift, but as a government agent he can't accept gratuities. Max promises to send the gift back tomorrow, but when a scantily clad dancing girl enters...
-->'''Max:''' [[CatchPhrase Would you believe]] the day ''after'' tomorrow?
** The dancer in the opening titles of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''.
** ''Series/ISpy'': In "The Medarra Block", Kelly and Scotty end up going to the Orange Club to get clues as to who's plotting to overthrow the Moroccan government; as they wait for their contact, a dancer performs at the same club.
** ''Series/{{Ironside}}'': "The Summer Soldier"
* ''Creator/EllenDeGeneres'' had a belly dancer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcGZCX2KC9o appear on her talk show]] to teach her how to dance in front of a studio audience.
* ''Series/{{Emergency}}'':
* ''The Evil Touch'': In "Gornak's Prism", the main character of the episode wishes for his kind yet boring wife to have a more interesting personality. Throughout the episode, his wife begins to act more outgoing and flirtatious, eventually ending up with her trying to belly dance to seduce her husband.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': In "Train Job", a bellydancer at a pub-bar surreptitiously slips Mal the contact details for a new caper as she dances by his table.
* In an episode in Season 4 of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' titled "Who's the Boss?", Carlton enlists the help of Jazz when the performance of his management job on campus begins to suffer. Shortly after, Jazz brings a weird group of friends to help out, including a belly dancer with a snake.
* A weird reclusive artist crashes on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and offends Ginger by asking if he can paint her while she's dressed as a "belly Dancer." Turns out he actually asked her to dress as a ''Bali'' dancer; that is, a dancer in a Balinese dress.
** In "Slave Girl", Ginger performs a dance to stall Gilligan's death ritual before he is burned to death.
* Megan [=McCormick=] attended a belly dancing class in Beirut in ''GlobeTrekker''.
* One is named 'Fatima' in a ''Series/GrowingPains'' episode, "Jason Sings the Blues".
* ''Series/HappyDays'': "Chachi Sells His Soul"
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wudrRjRB6WQ "Mystery of King Tut's Tomb"]] of ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'', a dancer briefly shows up in the club of the antagonist of the episode.
* The second episode of the 2016 HBO comedy ''High Maintenance'', titled "Museebat", features a polyamorous couple who try to host a Moroccan-themed party, even hiring a belly dancer for entertainment, that quickly goes to waste as the couple decides to confess to their other partners about possibly having a STD.
* The episode "Honey, I'm Rooting for the Hometeam" of the ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' TV series features Diane taking belly dancing lessons with her friend Eileen and performing at her recital in full regalia.
* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'':
* ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'': "38-23-36"
* ''Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians'': In "Talk to My Agent", Kim's sub-plot involves her finally getting over her fear/embarrassment when it comes to dancing in public. She finally manages to conquer it when her family goes to eat at a Moroccan restaurant and a belly dancer invites her and others to dance in front of everyone.
* The British comedy series ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' had a sketch that takes place in Morocco, featuring a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQaugoLG8Ag nice closeup]] of a dancer's navel.
* In one of the ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' episodes, "Prohibition Grille", Creator/GordonRamsay went to a failing establishment where the proprietor saw her restaurant as a vehicle for showing off her belly dancing skills. She was blissfully oblivious to the ''food'' being crap just as long as she could get to dance in front of an appreciative audience. Gordon's initial response was a disbelieving [[StockBritishPhrases Gordon Bennett]]! He then had the task of explaining to her that she'd got her priorities wrong and her first concern should be the quality of the food. Which was dire.
* The episode "La vida es un suspiro" (translates to ''Life is a sigh'') from the telenovela ''Series/LaRosaDeGuadalupe'' featured Virginia, a promiscuous teenager who loved to dance, albeit provocatively in what seemed to be a Catholic school. After going out with her friends into a club and gaining the attention of the owner, she began to moonlight as a belly dancer with the nickname Salome. At first, the new job made Virginia happy until the owner began to molest her about being a personal dancer for one of his customers.
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'': A dancer performs on the cruise to Morocco in the Season 6 Episode "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TlYbV9r5gE The Spoonmaker Diamond]]".
* Episode 3 of Season 1 of ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', entitled "Body Banks", featured a belly dancer in a seedy tavern, performing on stage alongside a pig.
* One dancer is in a ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode, "Live Nude Peg''.
* ''Creator/MichaelPalin's New Europe'', of course, featured it when he went to Turkey. Palin had a go himself...
* ''Series/MyMotherTheCar'': "Absorba the Greek"
* ''Series/MySuperSweetSixteen'': In Alexa's party, she decides to surprise all of her friends and family by [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/82703/the-must-see-moment-alexas-dance.jhtml performing]] a dance in front of everyone.
* Fran and Grace in ''Series/TheNanny'' disguise themselves as belly dancers in "Not Without My Nanny" when they think they're being held prisoner by the sultan of [[{{Qurac}} Kooristan]], the father of one of Grace's friends, who also happens to have a harem of real belly dancers. Surprisingly, that episode was funny.
* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'', a group of dancers is hired by U.G.L.I. to seduce information out of Beans' father in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPvAMU4xNUE Bean's Home Life Gets U.G.L.I]]".
* In ''Series/NightCourt'', Fatima performs a drastically short dance for Bull's bachelor party in "[[http://putlocker.is/watch-night-court-tvshow-season-9-episode-7-online-free-putlocker.html Looking for Mr. Shannon]]".
* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'':
** "The Odyssey Couple" - Oscar meets a young Greek woman and starts trying to court her. When the time comes for him to eat at his girlfriend's family's restaurant, he begins to wonder where his girlfriend could be; his question is quickly answered when she appears on stage and performs a belly dance, much to his and his mother's surprise.
** "The Rain in Spain" - Myrna feels fear that she's no longer physically attractive to her boyfriend anymore. In a last-ditch attempt to help her regain her confidence in her own beauty, Oscar convinces a belly dancer to help Myrna shake her body in all the right ways for her boyfriend.
** "The Odd Candidate" - One shows up as a part of Oscar's campaign in running for mayor.
*** Fun fact: the role of all 3 dancers was played by the same small-time actress, Kapi Lindos.
* The 1970 British comedy ''Series/OnTheBuses'' had a dancer with a snake in "The Snake".
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Belly dancers appear in Miss Brooks' Middle East themed dream in the episode "King and Brooks".
* On the episode "Leslie's House" of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie livens up her boring dinner party by inviting teachers from the Pawnee community center to demonstrate their skills, including a caricaturist, a fencing instructor and a belly dancer.
* One seen in an episode of ''Series/{{Pugwall}}'' called "The Local Show".
* In the episode "The Street Urchin Raid" in ''Series/TheRatPatrol'', the older sister of a small boy containing vital information for both the Americans and Germans performs in a club as a belly dancer.
* Barbara Eden in an episode of ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'' called "Incident at Confidence Creek".
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': In "The Awful Truth", one shows up to perform at Carrie's table during her birthday celebration at a Moroccan restaurant. Once Mr. Big, Carrie's ex-boyfriend, walks into the restaurant to wish her happiness, the dancer immediately starts flirting with him, leading to an awkward situation at the table.
* The fitness TV show ''Shimmy'' features a lot of this.
* The ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Wolf in the Fold" has a belly dancer...''in space''.
** And let's not forget the very first appearance of a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in the pilot episode "The Cage".
** Belly dancing is pretty much the [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of Orion females.
* Creator/StephenFry, on his ''Stephen Fry in America'' series, encountered a belly dancer, who also happened to be a member of the Salvation Army (four words SilentHunter never thought he'd put in the same sentence). She pointed out that she takes tips, but not in VictoriasSecretCompartment.
** Incidentally, the series also featured a "Mormon Missionary calendar". Yes...
* One is also known as 'Flame Dancer' in a ''Series/SoWeird'' episode, "Carnival".
* In an episode called "Aptitude" from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Maddie performs as a belly dancer in place of a professional one, whom suffered from [[{{Irony}} a bellyache]].
** In the spinoff ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', one dancer is peforming a Dance of the Seven Veils aboard in the S.S. Tipton in "Rock the Kasbah".
* ''Switch'': "Round Up the Usual Suspects"
* In an episode of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' called "Psychic Eye for the Sloppy Guy".
* Belly dancers with miniature bombs in their navels feature in whatever episode it is/was of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.
* In ''Series/ThreesCompany'', a lovely dancer is shown in "Good Old Reliable Janet", who has fun with the main cast, except for Janet and Mrs. Roper who had plans of their own.
* ''Trapper John, M.D.'': In "The Surrogate", Trapper is shown to have admitted a sheik of a desert country as one of his patients. Whether it's only for his entertainment or as part of his "rehabilitation", the sultan has a dancer perform in his hospital room until Trapper needs to deal with the sultan privately.
* ''[[Creator/USANetwork USA Up All Night]]'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PzJEIc-pRU Rhonda Shear]] learns how to belly dance with a Miss Bellydance winner in a Moroccan restaurant.
* An Australian documentary on the private investigation industry called ''Watching the Detectives'' had a PI following a woman to investigate an insurance claim for a back injury. Eventually he follows her to a Turkish restaurant, but can't find her inside. He thinks he's blown the case until she comes out dressed as a belly dancer and starts performing in a manner that would disprove any claim of back injury.
* In the episode "The Liar's Club" of ''Series/TheWayansBros'', two twin belly dancers are the main entertainment in a Moroccan restaurant, where Shawn pretends he's married to Marlon's love interest.
** At the end of the episode, it turns out that Marlon's crush [[JustFriends only wants to be friends]] with him. Shawn leaves him alone to give him some personal time, only for Marlon to open his closet and reveal the twin dancers, who begin to dance with him. Shawn immediately returns to the apartment, sees the two lovely girls, and dances with them as well.
* In ''Series/{{Webster}}'', Papa is introduced to an older dance instructor and falls in love with her in "[[http://www.hulu.com/watch/644761 Papa's Big Romance]]".
* An episode in Season 5 of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had attractive twin belly dancers with snakes. The comedians kept alternating between humor and terror throughout the whole scene. Especially when one of the snakes tried to get very personal with Wayne Brady.
* The makeover reality series ''The Swan'' had a contestant in the first season who was also a belly dancer. She wanted a tummy tuck to remove her sagging skin so she could dance again.
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* ''Bernard and Doris'': After their trip from Sri Lanka, Doris takes a private moment with Bernard to explain the "inner meaning" of belly dance and sensuality, which possibly marks the first step of [[spoiler: Doris trying to seduce Bernard for her own.]]



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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9591534/1/Lelouch-of-the-Belly-Dancing Lelouch of the Belly Dancing]] takes place right before Turn 9.34, that being the 4th picture drama made for the series' second season (see ''Code Geass'' entry above). It offers a humorous look as to how C.C., Kallen and Lelouch prepared for their mission in the Chinese Federation.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9214250/1/Golden-Rubies Golden Rubies]] features a chapter where Lucy dresses up as one to show off her body to Erza, possibly to reward for her [[SurprisinglyHappyEnding accidental purchase]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8238546/1/Shik-Shak-Shok Shik Shak Shok]] has ''Riza Hawkeye'' of all people lead a double life between working as a State Alchemist and moonlighting as a dancer at a bar. Things are fine until Mustang and the guys at Central [[HilarityEnsues decide to drink at the bar where she performs]].
* ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'':
** [[http://jackmackhack.deviantart.com/art/The-Harem-Highjinks-of-Haruhi-Suzumiya-Part-1-356229668 The Harem Highjinks of Haruhi Suzumiya]] involves the three girls of the SOS Brigade as they sign up for a belly dancing contest in an isolated desert country and end up being kidnapped and forced into the harem of the country's royal prince.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'':
** [[http://incredibleintruder.deviantart.com/art/How-Tuki-got-her-groove-662115331 How Tuki Got Her Groove]] explores how Tuki, the new naga dancer introduced in ''Shantae: Half-Genie Hero'', had acquired her dancing skills from other dancing genies before she formally meets Shantae in-game.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8196113/1/Hypnosis-in-Maramba Hypnosis in Maramba]] details the attempt of [[spoiler: Belleza]] to seduce the main trio into submission and to turn them into her personal slaves. [[spoiler: She manages to succeed and manages to escort Aika, Fina and Vyse out of the tavern by having them disguised as dancers and a servant, respectively.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8349038/1/Totally-Harem Totally Harem]] takes place in an underground palace styled after the [[ArabianNightsDays Arabian Nights]], filled with [[RoyalHarem harem girls]] who all worship their captor and practice their dancing. [[spoiler:Once Sam, Alex and Clover have fallen under the hypnotic spell of the palace's atmosphere, the three spies are all brought in to the Rajah, who's revealed to be a beautiful woman; she then commands the the main trio and other harem girls to start dancing for her at the end of the story.]]
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** In ''The Jewel of the Desert'', Scully ends up being kidnapped by a Bedouin sheik. While Mulder finds a way to bring her to safety, Scully spends time with the rest of the captured members of the sheik's harem and learns how to dance to entertain his guests.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12417970/1/Ara-Bunny-Nights Ara-Bunny Nights]] is a short little Nick/Judy drabble, with Judy having a little fun with Nick while spending time in a hotel in Sahara Square; when night comes, Judy shows off what she has learned with a certain dance instructor to Nick.
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* The 2004 film adapation of ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' starring Creator/{{Jackie Chan}} and Creator/{{Steve Coogan}} had a scene where Phileas Fogg, his assistant Jean Passepartout (played by Coogan and Jackie Chan respectively) and Monique were invited by a Turkish prince (played by the one and only Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) into his palace. Fogg's group entered the palace and were met with dancers who performed to the prince's music from his oud.

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* The 2004 film adapation of ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'', starring Creator/{{Jackie Chan}} and Creator/{{Steve Coogan}} Coogan}}, had a scene where Phileas Fogg, his assistant Jean Passepartout (played by Coogan and Jackie Chan respectively) and Monique were invited by a Turkish prince (played by the one and only Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) into his palace. Fogg's group entered the palace and were met with dancers who performed to the prince's music from his oud.
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* RareMaleExample: One of the ED sequences of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' [[FemaleGaze gives us]] the Iwatobi guys plus Rin dressed in outfits that look a LOT like belly dancer outfits. Specially [[{{Keet}} Nagisa's]].

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* RareMaleExample: One of the ED sequences of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' [[FemaleGaze gives us]] the Iwatobi guys plus Rin dressed in outfits that look a LOT like belly dancer outfits. Specially Arabian-styled oufits. [[{{Keet}} Nagisa's]].Nagisa's]] in particular looks a lot like a belly dancer's.
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* ''Disney/Zootopia'':

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* ''Disney/Zootopia'':''Series/TheXFiles'':
** In ''The Jewel of the Desert'', Scully ends up being kidnapped by a Bedouin sheik. While Mulder finds a way to bring her to safety, Scully spends time with the rest of the captured members of the sheik's harem and learns how to dance to entertain his guests.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
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