The Simpsons: Season 11, Episode 20

Last Tap Dance in Springfield (7 May 2000)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Lisa has difficulties learning to tap dance. Meanwhile Bart and Milhouse ditch summer camp to spend a week living in the mall.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Caller / Stan / Man (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson / Lisabello (voice)
Chief Wiggum / Cyborgonizer / Small Robot / Dancer / Coach / Mexican Milhouse / Lou / Frink (voice)
Principal Skinner / Announcer / Mall Announcer / Mall Guard (voice)
Cougar (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Optometrist / Vicki Valentine (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Mall Guy (voice)


Inspired by a tango film,Lisa signs up for dance lessons but the teacher,ex-child star Vicki Valentine,specialises in tap,at which Ralph is surprisingly good but Lisa hopeless. Professor Frink gives her a pair of self-dancing shoes but they go out of control and Lisa has to be tripped up by Homer to disable them. Bart and Milhouse,meanwhile,go camping in the shopping mall,thwarting Wiggum's attempts to flush them out with a puma. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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7 May 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Due to the musical tap dance sequences, this episode was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing, Television Animation, Music by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA, music editor Bob Beecher See more »


Eduardo: To win, we will need a very special dance. La Tango de la Muerte!
Lisabella: Only one man has ever been foolish enough to attempt that dance, and he is dead!
Eduardo: My twin brother, Freduardo. But where he died, I shall live - in his apartment.
[They dance La Tango de la Muerte and survive]
Eduardo: You are now carrying my child.
Lisabella: But how?
Eduardo: It is the mystery of the dance.
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References The Doors (1991) See more »


If You're Happy and You Know It
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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