September 30, 2014 5:26 PM EDT

Mindy Kaling stopped by Sesame Street Tuesday to help Elmo teach kids about a new vocabulary word: enthusiastic. It turns out that both Kaling and Elmo are enthusiastic about dancing. Watch the Mindy Project star break it down with your favorite fuzzy monster.

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