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Smoke on the Daughter 

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.

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Archery Targets Truck Driver / Male Ballerina / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Frank Tripp (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Database / Nelson Muntz / Miss Springfield (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Kirk Van Houten / Chazz Busby / Apu / Carl / Horatio Caine (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Lenny (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Ballerina (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Ballerina / Mary Hart / Lillian Hellman (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Homer Simpson: I can't believe you were smoking. Don't you know the Sturgeon General says you're not supposed to?
Lisa Simpson: A sturgeon is a fish.
Homer Simpson: And a very wise fish he is.
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Connections

Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz C Sharp minor, op 64 No 2
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
[An off-key version plays when Lisa first dances ballet.]
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