Marge has Lisa take up ballet, mainly to have Lisa live out her own childhood dreams. Lisa then succumbs to peer pressure from her ballet mates and takes up smoking. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart try to start their own beef jerky business.

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Homer Simpson / Archery Targets Truck Driver / Male Ballerina / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Frank Tripp (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Comic Book Guy / Kirk Van Houten / Chazz Busby / Apu / Carl / Horatio Caine (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Ballerina (voice)
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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 don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: Dad, you never win in a fight against animals. Remember your war with the worms?
Homer Simpson: That was not a defeat, that was a phased withdrawl.
Bart Simpson: Then why did they made you build that statue?
[Points at statue of Homer bowing at a worm, titled "Worms are better than me"]
Homer Simpson: They multiply when I cut them. I can't fight that.
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References Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

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On Broadway
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Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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