Homer makes his own beef jerky in the basement,only for it to be stolen by raccoons. Marge,meanwhile,wants to fulfill her childhood dream of being a ballerina and goes with Lisa to the Chazz Buzby dance academy. She is turned down but Chazz notices that Lisa has the right posture for a dancer. Unfortunately she can only dance well after inhaling the other ballerinas' cigarette smoke. Homer is appalled and has the raccoons steal all the dancers' cigarettes. At a performance of 'Sleeping Beauty' all the dancers are rubbish when deprived of their smokes and Lisa delivers a diatribe from the stage against something which is unhealthy and stunts the growth of American children - ballet. Written by
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Did You Know?
First appearance of dance teacher/choreographer/director Chas Busby. Though he's primarily based on legendary Broadway director Bob Fosse, his name comes from Busby Berkeley, famous for directing movie musicals with elaborate dance numbers. See more
When Homer sends the raccoon through the air vent to steal the cigarettes, in different shots the vent's metal cover changes from open, closed or not there at all, without being touched. See more
Dad, you never win in a fight against animals. Remember your war with the worms?
That was not a defeat, that was a phased withdrawl.
Then why did they made you build that statue?
[Points at statue of Homer bowing at a worm, titled "Worms are better than me"
They multiply when I cut them. I can't fight that.
Written by Barry Mann
, Cynthia Weil
, Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller See more