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** The 2017 version of the ''Theater/Fantasmic'' nighttime show in Disneyland features a new segment featuring Genie singing "Friend Like Me", where he turns Ariel, Cinderella and Belle into belly dancers during the act.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERwyNWSvOdQ 2017 version version]] of the ''Theater/Fantasmic'' ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'' nighttime show in Disneyland features a new segment featuring Genie singing "Friend Like Me", where he turns Ariel, Cinderella and Belle into belly dancers during the act.
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** The World Showcase area in ''Epcot'' features the Moroccan Pavilion, designed to appear like a real-life Moroccan street, where tourists can catch belly dancing shows either in the courtyard or inside the Restaurant Marrakesh. The Souk-Al-Magreb shop also offers books that can teach its reader how to belly dance.


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** The 2017 version of the ''Theater/Fantasmic'' nighttime show in Disneyland features a new segment featuring Genie singing "Friend Like Me", where he turns Ariel, Cinderella and Belle into belly dancers during the act.
** The World Showcase area in ''Epcot'' features the ''Moroccan Pavilion'', designed to appear like a real-life Moroccan street, where tourists can catch belly dancing shows either in the courtyard or inside the Restaurant Marrakesh. The Souk-Al-Magreb shop also offers books that can teach its reader how to belly dance.


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* ''Luna of Cairo'' is a small short story [[http://narrative.ly/luna-of-cairo/ told by]] a real-life belly dancer in modern-day Egypt, who goes into detail of the struggles she deals with as a dancer as well as the surprisingly intricate social hierarchy for Egyptian dancers.
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* The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] park from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disney Resort]] had a dinner show attraction called ''A Table is Waiting'', which showcased different food dishes from cultures around the world. One of the countries shown was India, where performers dressed as belly dancers would sing about spice and curry with the song "Spice Up Your Life".

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* ''Ride/BuschGardens'': In the Pantopia section of the Tampa Bay Park, the ''Dragon Fire Grill'' restaurant hosts the "Treasures of the Mirage" stage show, featureing belly dancers and Arabian musical performances.
* ''Ride/DisneyThemeParks'':
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The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] World Showcase area in ''Epcot'' features the Moroccan Pavilion, designed to appear like a real-life Moroccan street, where tourists can catch belly dancing shows either in the courtyard or inside the Restaurant Marrakesh. The Souk-Al-Magreb shop also offers books that can teach its reader how to belly dance.
** The ''Tokyo [=DisneySea=]''
park from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disney Resort]] Resort had a dinner show attraction called ''A Table is Waiting'', which showcased different food dishes from cultures around the world. One of the countries shown was India, where performers dressed as belly dancers would sing about spice and curry with the song "Spice Up Your Life".
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* ''Music/Rihanna'': Rihanna incorporates a few belly-dancing moves, as well as her backup dancers, in a beach at night in the video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD5MRBzY1uM If It's Lovin' That You Want]].

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* ''Music/Rihanna'': ''Music/{{Rihanna}}'': Rihanna incorporates a few belly-dancing moves, as well as her backup dancers, in a beach at night in the video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD5MRBzY1uM If It's Lovin' That You Want]].
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* Lorenzo Jovanotti's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpBD4ThRa2U L'ombelico del mondo]] video includes a belly dancer and [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas a llama]], among other things.



* ''Music/Rihanna'': Rihanna incorporates a few belly-dancing moves, as well as her backup dancers, in a beach at night in the video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD5MRBzY1uM If It's Lovin' That You Want]].



* Lorenzo Jovanotti's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpBD4ThRa2U L'ombelico del mondo]] video includes a belly dancer and [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas a llama]], among other things.
1st Jul '17 12:28:34 AM YuriFan17
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* BellyDancer/WesternAnimation



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* One dancer is featured in the ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' episode, "Jerk".
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6Teen]]'': The episode "Going Underground" introduces Taj Mahome Video, a large home video brand store with an obvious Indian/Middle-Eastern theme, complete with belly dancers who serve as the mascots for the store's grand opening.
** In "Major Unfaithfulness", Underground Video ends up being bought out by Taj Mahome Video, forcing Wayne, Wyatt and Jude to now become employees of their new establishment by wearing turbans and working with belly dancers who sing and dance to Bollywood-style music numbers. Later on, the guys decide to protest against Taj Mahome by [[FanDisservice crossdressing as the dancers themselves]] and publicly dancing in front of the store in order to drive customers away.
** In "Kylie Smylie", Jen tries to disguise herself as a Taj Mahome dancer in order to get closer to her favorite idol.
** In "Sweet 6teen", Tricia hires Taj Mahome dancers as part of the entertainment at her birthday, [[spoiler: only for the party to be sabotaged by the main group as a favor for Caitlin.]]
* An ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode called "Just One of the Girls" has a little scene of Brittany Miller belly-dancing.
* One is featured as a cameo in an ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode, "Plane Pals".
* ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'': In "Dummy and Dummier", the episode opens with a talent show, showcasing Pig's belly-dancing act with Peck and Abby as his musicians, all before Freddy decides to make a fool of himself with his act of limb dismemberment.
* During the episode "The Word" in ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'', the wives of the sheik dance to the performance of the band, while [[AbhorrentAdmirer the chubbiest member of the harem tries to flirt with George]].
* Nikki belly dancing in a ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' episode, "Splitting Image".
** Another belly-dancer is in an episode called "Greens with Envy".
* "Bosko in Bagdad" has frogs as belly-dancers.
** A Bosko and Honey cartoon called "Circus Daze" features a belly-dancer in the sideshow at the beginning.
* Harem cats are featured in "Catnip Capers", and reused in Gandy Goose's "Somewhere in Egypt" and WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle's "King Tut's Tomb".
* Shown in a parade of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' called "Goldfish Follies".
* Marty Sherman in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
* One shown in a ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode called "Sister's Got a Brand New Bag".
** Another shown close to the end of "D & DD", another episode.
* ''Creator/{{Disney}}'':
** In a ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' cartoon, "The Autograph Hound", three silhouettes of belly dancers are behind a curtain, who then turn out to be the Ritz Brothers.
*** Daisy Duck is featured in a penny arcade called "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon called "Good Time for a Dime".
** Clarabelle Cow in a ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode called "Ladies' Night".
*** Goofy dresses up as one in order to pull off a skateboarding trick in a "Goofy's Extreme Sports" short.
** WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse dresses up as one in "The Opry House".
** One is shown on a poster at the carnival in a [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] cartoon, "Bone Trouble".
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In "Double-O-Duck", Launchpad is mistaken to be a spy and ends up going to India to find a certain Feathers Galore, who's revealed to be a spy for F.O.W.L. while fronting as a dancer in a club.
* ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'': Ghastly does it to try and rehabilitate Boskov in "Ultimate Evil". And she can ''really'' pull off the look.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** In the season 7 episode "Beach Blanket Bozos", Timmy's mother is shown in a dancer costume and charms a snake while surfing at the same time. This is only one of the new talents she could do after being made the best surfer ever.
** In the season 9 episode "Let Sleeper Dogs Lie", the running gag of the episode is Crocker and Cosmo fainting upon the sight of watching Crocker's mother try to belly dance when she was younger.
* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Flintstones}} Flintstones Comedy Hour]]'' episode called "Sands of the Saharastone", Wilma and Betty are kidnapped by men of an unknown sheik/sultan, who treat them comfortably before revealing their true roles as the latest additions of the sheik's harem. Blissfully unaware, the two ladies feel so relaxed in their situation that they decide to dance for their captors. Fred and Barney see this, and attempt to break into the tent disguised as two other dancers, quickly leading to hi-jinks.
* ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'' dressed up as a harem belly-dancer in "Movie Mad", and another Flip the Frog cartoon which is called "Circus" had a belly-dancer at the beginning.
* In "The 40 Disco Girls" from the French animation ''WesternAnimation/FunkyCops'', Fly went undercover as an actress who took the role of Scheherazade in an Arabian Nights production in Las Vegas, which also featured backup belly dancers.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather Gadget Boy's Adventures in History]]'': In "Valley of the Vulture", Mulch and Hummus are tasked with stopping Gadget Boy, G-9 and Heather from reaching King Tut's tomb. On their way to stop them, they come across a trio of dancing girls right by an oasis...only for the girls and water to be a mirage. Continuing on, they come across another oasis with dancing girls and think of ''that'' to be another mirage. Turns out the girls and water are ''real'' the second time, and the duo learns too late as they ironically chase another mirage of Gadget Boy and fall off a cliff.
* ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'': In "Clean Sweep", Thea is confronted again by Sultan Nogouda, who wants her to become his princess. Since she can't escape immediately from his palace, she's forced to wear a dancer/Arabian princess' costume.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible'': In the episode "Daniel", the main trio find themselves in Babylon, where a large party is hosted by King Nebuchadnezzar, filled with tons of wine, rich friends, servants and dancing girls among the entertainers.
* One dancer is featured in a ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' episode called "The Little Crook that Wasn't There".
* A bunch of belly dancers can be seen in the ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' episode "Arabian Nights".
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' has Tracy and Phoebe dressed up as belly dancers but they also happen to hate it.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' had Lucius having several {{Nightmare Sequence}}s involving being one for Jimmy as a result of an YouOweMe storyline.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' episode called "Swap Plot Flop".
* Koko the Clown sees one through a keyhole in the Koko the Clown cartoon called "Harem Scarem".
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': In "Retro", Pleakley shows off a new dancing costume as part of his crossdressing tendencies to Nani, right before he's not allowed to wear it for the yacht party Nani invites him to.
* A harem belly-dancing girl mouse is featured in the ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoon, "Sultan's Birthday".
** Another cartoon called "Law and Order" had one shown.
** "The Trojan Horse" also has some.
* One is featured in an Creator/{{MGM}} cartoon, "WesternAnimation/GoodLittleMonkeys."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "Gonzo's Video Show", Piggy briefly appeared as a belly dancer but doesn't do any dancing.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' called "3 Wishes and You're Out", three are shown in it.
* ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'': In "Underpants-Palooza", Pig's parents stop by the gang's house for a quick visit to see their "successful" son. Trying to delay time from his parents finding out the truth, Pig haphazardly states that Goat (his "wife") would perform a dance for the two. She ''quickly'' declines, saying that Cricket (the "butler") will perform it instead. Then ''he'' quickly declines, saying that Banana (the "pet monkey") will do instead. With no other choice, Banana reluctantly performs for the group.
* Neefa Feefa from ''Pontoffel Pock'' by Dr. Seuss is called an ''Eyeball Dancer'', but aside from rolling her eyes, she is pretty much a belly dancer. Her outfit, while baggy, is a little more conservative then most examples.
* A ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig'' cartoon called "Wholly Smoke" features one during the song about smoking.
* Katherine in the second half of the 2-parter episode of ''WesternAnimation/RamboTheForceOfFreedom'' called "Alphas, Arms, and Ambush".
* Sheherazade dances in episode 49 of the TV show, ''Princess Shéhérazade''.
** You may find it in [[http://westerncivilization.trifecta3.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2782 here]] and/or in [[http://rutube.ru/video/person/36147/ here]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' episode called "Boogie Shoes", one is called Salome, and she is shown as one of the judges, but doesn't dance at all.
* A belly dancer appears in the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman".
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** In one episode of the original ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' series, Velma and Daphne Dress up as belly dancers, but it's a bit weirder than you'd expect, especially if you regularly watch the show.
** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'' called "Scooby's Desert Dilemna" had Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy disguised as them.
** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' called "Grasp of the Gnome", one is shown at the beginning during the renaissance fair.
*** Another ''Mystery Incorporated'' episode called "Dance of the Undead" had Shaggy and Scooby disguised as them.
** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' called "When You Witch Upon a Star", Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, and Scrappy dressed themselves up as harem girls.
** Velma and Daphne disguise themselves as belly dancers in the ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' episode, "Mummy Scares Best". Scooby even joins in on the action in an attempt to distract a group of hypnotized tourists from harming Velma and Daphne.
* One shown in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shazzan}}'' called "A Thousand & One Tricks".
* Princess Kashmir (real name: Shauna Tifton) on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' dressed as a belly dancer for a bachelor party on the season one episode, "Homer's Night Out" and has often appeared in her belly dancer garb in other episodes (such as the CouchGag for "Marge vs. The Monorail" in which The Simpsons are joined by three rows of recurring characters). [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Princess Kashmir was going to be a stripper who dressed like a belly dancer, but the Creator/{{Fox}} censors at the time objected.
** Some dancers perform for Homer in his Arabian-esque dream in "Skinner's Sense of Snow''.
** This is shown to be Annette's costume in Homer's guilt-driven dream in "The Sweetest Apu".
* In the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', Sonia the Hedgehog disguises herself as a belly dancer during the "Cosmic Dance" number in "The Jewel in the Crown".
** Sonic and Manic end up being DisguisedInDrag as dancers in order to distract Sleet and break out Sonia and a Freedom Fighter from prison in "Who Do You Think You Are".
** Another dancer is shown to be living with the members of the resistance who are part of a desert tribe in "Dunes Day".
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' performed a striptease while resembling a belly dancer in "The Return of the Queen".
* Franchise/WonderWoman belly dancing in a ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, "Rub Three Times for Disaster", as a ploy by the heroes to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract]] their enemies while they make a go at retrieving the [[GenieInABottle magic lamp]].
* In the first part of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' 2-parter "For Whom the Bell Klangs," [[DisguisedInDrag Louie]] does this to distract Klang's guards while Baloo rescues the captive archeologist Katie Dodd.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** In the episode "Shredderville" from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the turtles enter a alternate universe where Shredder rules the world. In this universe, April and Irma are slaves to Bebop and Rocksteady where they dressed as belly dancers.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]], the episode "Target: April O'Neal" showed a moment where the Turtles needed to break into a Kraang hideout. Mikey decides to distract the guards by creating shadow puppets of a rabbit, an elephant and a belly dancer to lure their gaze away from the surprise attack the team would shortly unleash on them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': A chubby dancer called Little Egypt shows up in "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin".
* Cleopatra in ''Three's a Crowd''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Hero Hampton", Babs dressed up as one (known as Mata Harey).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', Izzy's special talent is belly dancing. It was so hypnotizing it made Owen fall in love with her.
* Sincerity from ''WesternAnimation/WhatAboutMimi'' appears as one in the episode "Teacher of the Year".
* In a ''WesternAnimation/WillieWhopper'' cartoon called "Insultin' the Sultan", Willie's girlfriend is sold to the Sultan (by mistake) as a belly dancer.
* Morgiana does it in a "Wizard's Tale" film called "Ali Baba".
* Princess Salami from a ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon called "Socko in Morocco".
** A belly-dancer is shown close to the end of the WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker cartoon called "Roamin' Roman" which reveals to be the lion in drag.
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* The Tokyo DisneySea park from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disney Resort]] had a dinner show attraction called ''A Table is Waiting'', which showcased different food dishes from cultures around the world. One of the countries shown was India, where performers dressed as belly dancers would sing about spice and curry with the song "Spice Up Your Life".

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* The Tokyo DisneySea [=DisneySea=] park from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disney Resort]] had a dinner show attraction called ''A Table is Waiting'', which showcased different food dishes from cultures around the world. One of the countries shown was India, where performers dressed as belly dancers would sing about spice and curry with the song "Spice Up Your Life".
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* The Tokyo DisneySea park from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disney Resort]] had a dinner show attraction called ''A Table is Waiting'', which showcased different food dishes from cultures around the world. One of the countries shown was India, where performers dressed as belly dancers would sing about spice and curry with the song "Spice Up Your Life".
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* In ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'''s review of ''VideoGame/InFamous'', Yahtzee says it best in terms of his job as a video game critic:
--> ... But then I realize that if I'm trying this hard to find complaints then I may have forgotten what I'm in this gig for: to depict the majority of games as the bland garbage that they are to highlight the few glittering belly dancers that rise above it, and ''[=inFAMOUS=]'' is good. In fact, it's great. Huge, creative and fun. It's rare that I find a game for which I'm willing to suffer haemolacria.
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* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/Flintstones Flintstones Comedy Hour]]'' episode called "Sands of the Saharastone", Wilma and Betty are kidnapped by men of an unknown sheik/sultan, who treat them comfortably before revealing their true roles as the latest additions of the sheik's harem. Blissfully unaware, the two ladies feel so relaxed in their situation that they decide to dance for their captors. Fred and Barney see this, and attempt to break into the tent disguised as two other dancers, quickly leading to hi-jinks.

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* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/Flintstones ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Flintstones}} Flintstones Comedy Hour]]'' episode called "Sands of the Saharastone", Wilma and Betty are kidnapped by men of an unknown sheik/sultan, who treat them comfortably before revealing their true roles as the latest additions of the sheik's harem. Blissfully unaware, the two ladies feel so relaxed in their situation that they decide to dance for their captors. Fred and Barney see this, and attempt to break into the tent disguised as two other dancers, quickly leading to hi-jinks.
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** In "Kylie Smylie", Jen tries to disguise herself as one in order to get closer to her favorite idol.

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** In "Kylie Smylie", Jen tries to disguise herself as one a Taj Mahome dancer in order to get closer to her favorite idol.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Feathers Galore in "Double-O-Duck"

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In "Double-O-Duck", Launchpad is mistaken to be a spy and ends up going to India to find a certain Feathers Galore Galore, who's revealed to be a spy for F.O.W.L. while fronting as a dancer in "Double-O-Duck"a club.



* In a ''Flintstones'' episode called "Sands of the Saharastone", Wilma and Betty are seen dancing like that inside a tent, but only in their regular/original clothes (with Fred and Barney watching). Fred and Barney in order to save them, disguise themselves as belly dancers. (However, they don't dance at all.)

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* In a ''Flintstones'' ''[[WesternAnimation/Flintstones Flintstones Comedy Hour]]'' episode called "Sands of the Saharastone", Wilma and Betty are seen dancing like that inside a tent, but only kidnapped by men of an unknown sheik/sultan, who treat them comfortably before revealing their true roles as the latest additions of the sheik's harem. Blissfully unaware, the two ladies feel so relaxed in their regular/original clothes (with situation that they decide to dance for their captors. Fred and Barney watching). Fred see this, and Barney in order attempt to save them, disguise themselves break into the tent disguised as belly dancers. (However, they don't dance at all.)two other dancers, quickly leading to hi-jinks.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the turtles enter a alternate universe where Shredder rules the world. In this universe, April and Irma are slaves to Bebop and Rocksteady where they dressed as belly dancers.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
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In one the episode of "Shredderville" from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the turtles enter a alternate universe where Shredder rules the world. In this universe, April and Irma are slaves to Bebop and Rocksteady where they dressed as belly dancers.dancers.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]], the episode "Target: April O'Neal" showed a moment where the Turtles needed to break into a Kraang hideout. Mikey decides to distract the guards by creating shadow puppets of a rabbit, an elephant and a belly dancer to lure their gaze away from the surprise attack the team would shortly unleash on them.
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