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  • One dancer is featured in the 2 Stupid Dogs episode, "Jerk".
  • 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 crossdressing as the dancers themselves and publicly dancing in front of the store in order to drive customers away.
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    • 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, only for the party to be sabotaged by the main group as a favor for Caitlin.
  • An Alvin and the Chipmunks episode called "Just One of the Girls" has a little scene of Brittany Miller belly-dancing.
  • One is featured as a cameo in an Animaniacs episode, "Plane Pals".
  • Back at the Barnyard: 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 The Beatles, the wives of the sheik dance to the performance of the band, while the chubbiest member of the harem tries to flirt with George.
  • Nikki belly dancing in a Beverly Hills Teens episode, "Splitting Image".
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    • Another belly-dancer is in an episode called "Greens with Envy".
  • Bibi Blocksberg: In the episode "In the Orient", the Sultan of Kaleidostan introduces Bibi and Karla Kolumna to the wonders of his palace, including three of his ninety-nine 'talented belly dancers'. After being smitten by her beauty, the Sultan offers a deal to Karla: if she and Bibi can solve a puzzle that can reveal the treasure of the previous Sultan, she can have any wish granted; however, if she is unsuccessful, she must surrender herself and become the Sultan's hundredth dancer.
  • "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.
  • Bruno the Kid: North by Southwest
  • Harem cats are featured in "Catnip Capers", and reused in Gandy Goose's "Somewhere in Egypt" and Heckle and Jeckle's "King Tut's Tomb".
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  • Shown in a parade of Clarence called "Goldfish Follies".
  • Somewhere in an episode of Cliff Hanger called probably "Operation Opera"
  • Marty Sherman in one episode of The Critic.
  • One shown in a Dexter's Laboratory episode called "Sister's Got a Brand New Bag".
    • Another shown close to the end of "D & DD", another episode.
  • Disney:
    • In a Donald Duck 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 Donald Duck cartoon called "Good Time for a Dime".
    • Clarabelle Cow in a House of Mouse episode called "Ladies' Night".
      • Goofy dresses up as one in order to pull off a skateboarding trick in a "Goofy's Extreme Sports" short.
    • Mickey Mouse dresses up as one in "The Opry House".
    • One is shown on a poster at the carnival in a Pluto cartoon, "Bone Trouble".
  • Don Coyote and Sancho Panda:
    • Who’s Got the Genie
    • A Knight in Arabia
  • 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.
  • Evil Con Carne: Ghastly does it to try and rehabilitate Boskov in "Ultimate Evil". And she can really pull off the look.
  • The Fairly OddParents!:
    • 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 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.
  • Flip the Frog:
    • Flip dressed up as a harem belly-dancer in "Movie Mad".
    • "Circus" had a belly-dancer at the beginning.
  • In "The 40 Disco Girls" from the French animation Funky Cops, 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.
  • Gadget Boy & Heather :
    • "My Gadget Guard"
    • "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.
  • Geronimo Stilton: 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.
  • The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible: 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 Hong Kong Phooey episode called "The Little Crook that Wasn't There".
  • A bunch of belly dancers can be seen in the Inspector Gadget episode "Arabian Nights".
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    • Intro (shadows only)
    • "Hats Off" (near the end)
  • One episode of James Bond Jr. has Tracy and Phoebe dressed up as belly dancers but they also happen to hate it.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes: In "Jimmy, Don't be a Hero", due to anxiety surrounding a "You Owe Me" from Jimmy, Lucius has several Nightmare Sequences of him and Samy as belly dancing harem girls for Jimmy dressed as a sultan. Eventually, Lucius ends up living out his nightmares in reality in order to repay Jimmy, except it was actually what Samy wanted, meaning Lucius still owes Jimmy.
  • In a Josie and the Pussycats episode called "Swap Plot Flop".
  • Koko the Clown sees one through a keyhole in the Koko the Clown cartoon called "Harem Scarem".
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series: 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 Mighty Mouse cartoon, "Sultan's Birthday".
    • Another cartoon called "Law and Order" had one shown.
    • "The Trojan Horse" also has some.
  • One is featured in an MGM cartoon, "Good Little Monkeys."
  • In the Muppet Babies episode "Gonzo's Video Show", Piggy briefly appeared as a belly dancer but doesn't do any dancing.
  • In an episode of Oggy and the Cockroaches called "3 Wishes and You're Out", three are shown in it.
  • Pacific Heat: In "The Face of Terror", Maddie and V.J. are told about Todd and Zac's secret identities being compromised by Yemenite terrorists. Before they get found out for sure, Maddie and V.J. decide to disguise themselves as dancers in an attempt to get closer to Todd and Zac and warn them of their situation.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Carl briefly dresses up as one during the "Carl, Incognito" song in "Undercover Carl".
    • Some are featured in Uncle Sabu's “Rubber Bands, Rubber Balls” musical sequence from the Season 2 special “Summer Belongs to You”.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket: 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.
  • The Dr. Seuss original TV special Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? parodies this with the character of Neefa Feefa, an Eyeball Dancer. She performs like a conventional belly dancer, but in an outfit that covers everything but her eyes — essentially a burka with pant legs.
  • A Porky Pig cartoon called "Wholly Smoke" features one during the song about smoking.
  • Katherine in the second half of the 2-parter episode of Rambo: The Force of Freedom called "Alphas, Arms, and Ambush".
  • Princess Shéhérazade.
  • The Real Ghostbusters: A chubby dancer called Little Egypt shows up in "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin".
  • In the Sabrina: The Animated Series 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 Samurai Jack episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman".
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • An episode of The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show called "Scooby's Desert Dilemna" had Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy disguised as them.
    • In an episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 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 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 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 What's New, Scooby-Doo? 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 Shazzan called "A Thousand & One Tricks".
  • The Simpsons:
    • Princess Kashmir (real name: Shauna Tifton) 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 Couch Gag for "Marge vs. The Monorail" in which The Simpsons are joined by three rows of recurring characters). Originally, Princess Kashmir was going to be a stripper who dressed like a belly dancer, but the 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 Sonic cartoon, Sonic Underground, 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 Disguised in Drag 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 Stripperella performed a striptease while resembling a belly dancer in "The Return of the Queen".
  • Wonder Woman belly dancing in a Super Friends episode, "Rub Three Times for Disaster", as a ploy by the heroes to distract their enemies while they make a go at retrieving the magic lamp.
  • In the first part of the Talespin 2-parter "For Whom the Bell Klangs," Louie does this to distract Klang's guards while Baloo rescues the captive archeologist Katie Dodd.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
    • In the episode "Shredderville" from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), 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 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.
  • Cleopatra in Three's a Crowd
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Hero Hampton", Babs dressed up as one (known as Mata Harey).
  • In a cartoon called "The Tortoise and the Hare" (also known as Le Lievre Et La Tortue), the Hare is entertained by three dancing rabbits.
  • In Total Drama, Izzy's special talent is belly dancing. It was so hypnotizing it made Owen fall in love with her.
  • Some are shown in a Touche Turtle episode called "Aliblabber and the Forty Thieves"
  • Sincerity from What About Mimi? appears as one in the episode "Teacher of the Year".
    • In another episode called “Club Mimi”, Mimi tries to get her classmates to join her in a belly-dancing club.
  • In a Willie Whopper cartoon called "Insultin' the Sultan", Willie's girlfriend is sold to the Sultan (by mistake) as a belly dancer.
  • Winx Club:
    • A Friendship Sundered/The Day of the Rose
    • Princess Amentia/Queen of Perfection
  • Morgiana does it in a "Wizard's Tale" film called "Ali Baba".
  • Princess Salami from a Woody Woodpecker cartoon called "Socko in Morocco".
    • A belly-dancer is shown close to the end of the Woody Woodpecker cartoon called "Roamin' Roman" which reveals to be the lion in drag.

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