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The Simpsons: Dancin' Homer

One night at Moe's Tavern, a dejected Homer tells the story of how he got (and then lost) his big break of being a dancing mascot during baseball games.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 7F05
Airdate: Thursday November 08th, 1990

Special Guest Stars
Tony BennettTony Bennett
voiced Himself
Ken LevineKen Levine
voiced Dan Horde
Tom PostonTom Poston
voiced Capital City Goofball

Guest Stars
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, various
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
I will not trade pants with others

Couch Gag
They all fit, with Maggie poking out of Marge's hair.

This episode introduces the character of

Capital City Goofball

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Tony BennettCapitol City 

Episode Quotes
Marge: A Simpson on a T-shirt. I never thought I'd see the day.

Homer: Kids, look! Street crime.

Mr. Burns: Well, take your mind off contaminants for one night and have a hot dog.

(Before the baseball game at Springfield Stadium, the Simpson family watches the players warm-up.)
Bart: Oh, wow! There’s Flash Baylor! I gotta get his autograph! He used to be a star!
(Bart makes his way to the outfield fence.)
Bart: Hey, Flash, will you sign my ball?
Flash Baylor: (Flatly) No.
(A disappointed Bart returns back to his seat.)
Bart: (Muttering) Lousy, washed-up, broken down tub of guts. Who does he think he is, anyway?
Homer: What's the matter, boy?
Bart: He wouldn't sign my ball.
Marge: (Upset) Well, he's a fine role model. Bart, give me that ball!
(Marge makes her way to the outfield fence.)
Outfielder: Hey, Flash, check out the mature quail headin’ this way.
Flash Baylor: Well, hey there, little lady. What can Flash do for ya?
(Cut to Marge returning back to her seat and handing Bart’s ball back to him.)
Marge: Here you go, Bart.
Bart: Hmm. (Reading baseball) “Springfield Kozy Kort Motel, room 26. How ‘bout it? Flash.”
Homer: Wow! Flash Baylor came onto my wife! You've still got the magic, Marge.

(The Simpson family make their way to their seats at Springfield Stadium.)
Lisa: I can't think of a better place to spend a balmy summer's night than the old ball yard. There's just the green grass of the outfield, the crushed brick of the infield, and the white chalk lines that divide the man from the little boy.
Homer: (Chuckles) Lisa, honey. You're forgetting the beer. It comes in 72-ounce tubs here.
Marge: I hope you’ll space out the tubs this year, Homer.
Homer: What are you getting at?
Marge: Well, last year you got a little rambunctious and mooned the poor umpire.
Homer: Marge, this ticket doesn't just give me a seat. It also gives me the right--no, the duty--to make a complete ass of myself.
Marge: Mmmph.

Episode Goofs
At the end of the Capital City montage, Marge is wearing Lisa's standard outfit of an orange dress & white necklace.

Cultural References
The Phillie Phanatic

The Capitol City Goofball is a spoof of the famous Philadephia Phillies mascot.

The Shot Heard Around The World

Baseball Broadcaster: The Isotopes win a game! The Isotopes win a game!

This is a reference to the famous, "Shot Heard 'Round The World" radio commentary call of the deciding game of the 1951 National League Pennant Playoff series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. The line was screamed out by Giants broadcaster Russ Hodges, after Bobby Thomson's walk-off home run.

New York, New York

The "Capital City" song by Tony Bennett, is something of a reference to the Frank Sinatra song, "New York, New York."

The black & white scene with Homer leaving Springfield is a direct reference to Lou Gehrig when he retired from baseball saying he was "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" on July 4, 1939.

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