Recap: The Simpsons S 11 E 20 Last Tap Dance In Springfield

After seeing a film about a shy, bookish, Spanish girl who becomes a tango dancer's partner in a contest, Lisa begs Marge to let her take tango lessons, but ends up taking tap lessons from a former 1930s child star modeled after Shirley Temple and tries to hide the fact that she's terrible at tap from Homer and Marge. Meanwhile, Homer gets laser eye surgery and Bart and Milhouse hide out at the mall after Nelson announces that he's going to summer camp with them.


  • The Last Title: The name of the episode.
  • Show Within a Show: The Cyborganizer.
  • What Could Have Been: The real Shirley Temple actually was asked to voice her animated expy Vicki Valentine, but she declined.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Homer's laser eye subplot stopped with him blinded by his eye crust and taken to the liquor store by Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney (with Kearney driving and pretending to be Marge). It's never brought up again nor do viewers see what happened when Homer tried to buy Jack Daniels and cigarettes for the trio. Also, it's never explained how Bart & Milhouse got out of the mall, since the plot disappears after the puma eats the ball.