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The Simpsons: Last Tap Dance in Springfield

Inspired by a movie about a girl who enters a tango contest and wins, Lisa decides to sign up for dance lessons -- and ends up taking tap lessons from a former child star. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse hide out at the mall to escape going to summer camp.

Episode Info
Episode number: 11x20
Production Number: BABF15
Airdate: Sunday May 07th, 2000

Director: Nancy Kruse
Writer: Julie Thacker

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Agnes Skinner
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
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, 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
Chalkboard: I will not dance on anyone's grave

Couch: Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie (dressed in tattered jungle clothes) swing into the room on a vine gracefully like Tarzan; Homer swings by and fails to release the vine in time, crashing offscreen like George of the Jungle.

Episode Quotes
Homer: Now, honey, what were you trying to say before we kept interrupting with our loving proudness?
Marge: Yes, our tiny tapper, what was it you were going to say after "I wanted to be a dancer, but"?
Lisa: But, I just... need more practice! See ya! (exits kitchen, her shoes tap)
Homer: Oh, what's that awful sound?
Marge: The furnace?
Lisa: It's me!
Homer/Marge: Aww....

Professor Frink: These shoes are in the off position!
Lisa: You mean I danced all by myself?
Marge: See, honey? All you needed was to believe--
Homer: What are you talking about, Professor Frink? They're clearly in the on position. See? "On".
Professor Frink: I was merely trying to spare the girl's feelings, you insensitive clod.
Homer: Oh... oh! Well, now that I look even closer--
Lisa: Forget it, Dad.

Vicky: I'm sorry, but giving everyone an equal part when they're not clearly equal is what again, class?
Girls: Communism!

Vicky: We all do crazy things when we're desperate. I once destroyed Buddy Ebsen's credit rating.
Lisa: Why?
Vicky: He knows why.

Episode Goofs
When Dolph, Kearney, and Jimbo are in the car with Homer (when Homer is tricked into buying Jack Daniels and cigarettes for them), Jimbo's stocking cap is yellow instead of purple. Also: The exterior of the car looks like Marge's stationwagon, but the interior looks like Homer's sedan.

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