Homer tells his bar buddies the story of how his drunken antics at a baseball game with his boss landed him a job as a dancing mascot for the Isotopes.
* CallBack: The Capital City Goofball would later return in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E2122ShortFilmsAboutSpringfield 22 Short Films About Springfield]] in a short cameo.
* [[TheCameo Celebrity Cameo]]: That's actually Tony Bennett singing "Capital City".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness[=/=]RealityEnsues: In this episode, Homer actually asks Mr. Burns for time off work so he can be a dancing mascot. These days, Homer not going to work at the nuclear plant because of a new job he has for the episode and not telling Mr. Burns about it are ''very'' commonplace (and one of many reasons why the show has JumpedTheShark).
* MoonwalkDance: As part of his dancing as a Springfield mascotte in "Dancin' Homer" Homer performs a moonwalk.
* TheOtherDarrin: Normally, Ron Taylor voices Bleeding Gums Murphy (or did, up until Murphy died in season six's "Round Springfield"). However, for this episode, Daryl L. Coley is credited as the voice of Bleeding Gums Murphy.
* SpecialGuest: Daryl L. Coley as "Bleeding Gums" Murphy; Ken Levine as Dan Horde; Tom Poston as the Capital City Goofball
* UrExample: This is the first episode to feature Homer taking a different job.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Homer flashes back on failing to be a dancing mascot for the entire episode, only in the end realizing that he might not be a loser at all, because everyone enjoyed listening to the tale of this failure and want to hear it again.