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* TotemPoleTrench: The Blythe is actually on Vinnie's shoulders when she's "dancing," though this is an unusual variant due to the tremendous size difference between Vinnie and Blythe.

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* TotemPoleTrench: The Blythe is actually on Vinnie's shoulders when she's "dancing," though this is an unusual variant due to the tremendous size difference between Vinnie and Blythe.


* ShoutOut: [[Film/KingKong A biplane swoops by to attack the giant Vinnie.]] He promptly eats it.

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* ShoutOut: [[Film/KingKong ShoutOut:
** [[Film/KingKong1933
A biplane swoops by to attack the giant Vinnie.]] He promptly eats it.


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** The dolls on the shelf in the upper-left corner when Roger films a young Blythe performing magic tricks are the dolls Blythe would mutilate in "[[Recap/LittlestPetSHop2012S1E3BadHairDay Bad Hair Day]]."

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** Giant Vinnie's pupil's shrink like the T-Rex in ''Film/JurassicPark''.


Blythe sees Vinnie throwing his autographed photos away. Figuring what transpired, she offers to make Vinnie some dance clothes in hopes of allowing the judges to take Vinnie more seriously. At that very moment, however, Karina Tartarov has gone on vacation, throwing the dancers for a loop, particularly Igor Pusulkov, who was assigned to dance with Tartarov for that episode. The P.A. spots Blythe holding her dress she got at the gift shop and forces her onstage as the new Tartarov. The P.A. ignores Blythe's pleas that she's never danced and she's afraid of being on camera, and the staff drags her away screaming. Vinnie says that he's no good at dancing either and heads outside.

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Blythe sees Vinnie throwing his autographed photos away. Figuring what transpired, she offers to make Vinnie some dance clothes in hopes of allowing the judges to take Vinnie more seriously. At that very moment, however, Karina Tartarov Tatarov has gone on vacation, throwing the dancers for a loop, particularly Igor Pusulkov, Posokhov, who was assigned to dance with Tartarov for that episode. The P.A. spots Blythe holding her dress she got at the gift shop and forces her onstage as the new Tartarov. The P.A. ignores Blythe's pleas that she's never danced and she's afraid of being on camera, and the staff drags her away screaming. Vinnie says that he's no good at dancing either and heads outside.



Vinnie makes it back to the studio just in time, with assistance from L-Zard's crew, for Blythe to appear onstage--and just in time for Russell to get to the end of the TV's startup menu so the pets can see Blythe on TV. Vinnie goes under Blythe's dress and coordinates where she goes, leading to a flawless number that the audiences and judged love alike, though Blythe and Igor Pusulkov alike are in constant panic not knowing what's going on. Seeing the 10s from the judges, Blythe steps back onstage for a bow, having forgotten the cameras were there.

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Vinnie makes it back to the studio just in time, with assistance from L-Zard's crew, for Blythe to appear onstage--and just in time for Russell to get to the end of the TV's startup menu so the pets can see Blythe on TV. Vinnie goes under Blythe's dress and coordinates where she goes, leading to a flawless number that the audiences and judged love alike, though Blythe and Igor Pusulkov Posokhov alike are in constant panic not knowing what's going on. Seeing the 10s from the judges, Blythe steps back onstage for a bow, having forgotten the cameras were there.



* BeehiveHairdo: Blythe's hair is redone into this in Act 3, as this is apparently how Karina Tartarov's hair normally looks like.

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* BeehiveHairdo: Blythe's hair is redone into this in Act 3, as this is apparently how Karina Tartarov's Tatarov's hair normally looks like.



* ChekhovsGun: All three of the male dancers are shown, but only two of the female dancers. For some reason, Vinnie does not list Karina Tartarov, who is needed for the day's show.

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* ChekhovsGun: All three of the male dancers are shown, but only two of the female dancers. For some reason, Vinnie does not list Karina Tartarov, Tatarov, who is needed for the day's show.


The episode begins with an ImagineSpot of a 100-foot Vinnie, who seeks out Blythe and the Littlest Pet Shop regulars one by one, demanding for the remote control. Eventually, Pepper finds the remote and brings it back to Vinnie, who immediately calms down and watches ''Shake a Leg'', a dance competition show he's a big fan of. Blythe, having noticed there is a DVR in the room, asks why they don't use it--Pepper points out that Russell has [[JustForPun hogged]] it solely for ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''.

Seeing Vinnie's excitement whenever he watches, Blythe lets him know they're heading west and asks Vinnie if he'd like to see ''Shake a Leg'' live in Hollywood. Vinnie gets extremely excited over the thought, making a mess of the day camp room even further. Blythe brings Vinnie onboard the trip, courtesy of Blythe's father Roger, and Vinnie subsequently makes a ruckus in his pet carrier the entire way through. Once at the set, Blythe and Vinnie split off from the tour group, where Vinnie name-drops the dancers to Blythe. Blythe tells Vinnie she'd like to be on camera just this once but regrets that she is incredibly camera-shy. Nevertheless, Blythe tries for some autographs from the dancers.

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The episode begins with an ImagineSpot of a 100-foot Vinnie, who seeks out Blythe and the Littlest Pet Shop regulars one by one, demanding for the remote control. Eventually, Pepper finds the remote and brings it back to Vinnie, who immediately calms down and watches ''Shake a Leg'', ''Shake-A-Leg'', a dance competition show he's a big fan of. Blythe, having noticed there is a DVR in the room, asks why they don't use it--Pepper points out that Russell has [[JustForPun hogged]] it solely for ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''.

Seeing Vinnie's excitement whenever he watches, Blythe lets him know they're heading west and asks Vinnie if he'd like to see ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' live in Hollywood. Vinnie gets extremely excited over the thought, making a mess of the day camp room even further. Blythe brings Vinnie onboard the trip, courtesy of Blythe's father Roger, and Vinnie subsequently makes a ruckus in his pet carrier the entire way through. Once at the set, Blythe and Vinnie split off from the tour group, where Vinnie name-drops the dancers to Blythe. Blythe tells Vinnie she'd like to be on camera just this once but regrets that she is incredibly camera-shy. Nevertheless, Blythe tries for some autographs from the dancers.



Back at the Littlest Pet Shop, Penny suggests taking a leash and tying the remote to it, but everyone else dismisses it as dumb. During this time, Zoe had already disposed of the TV as her solution under the impression that because Vinnie wrecks the room when he can't watch his TV show, she'd just remove the problem by removing the TV. Russell points out that it won't stop Vinnie from wanting to watch ''Shake a Leg'' and that he'd become even more destructive. Unable to properly reply to that, Zoe retrieves the TV with the help of Minka, Sunil, and Pepper. However, once they plug it in, no one knows how to navigate the startup menu, and they are once again stuck.

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Back at the Littlest Pet Shop, Penny suggests taking a leash and tying the remote to it, but everyone else dismisses it as dumb. During this time, Zoe had already disposed of the TV as her solution under the impression that because Vinnie wrecks the room when he can't watch his TV show, she'd just remove the problem by removing the TV. Russell points out that it won't stop Vinnie from wanting to watch ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' and that he'd become even more destructive. Unable to properly reply to that, Zoe retrieves the TV with the help of Minka, Sunil, and Pepper. However, once they plug it in, no one knows how to navigate the startup menu, and they are once again stuck.



Before long, a chameleon overhears Vinnie's protests of frustration. He introduces himself as L-Zard and brings Vinnie to his group of breakdancing lizards. At first, Vinnie is overwhelmed by their moves, but after Skinky-Dinky-Dinkety-Dink turns on the music, he can't help but dance [[SpontaneousChoreography in perfect lockstep]] with them. L-Zard says that he's good enough for "that dance show," upon which Vinnie realizes Blythe needs his help.

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Before long, a chameleon overhears Vinnie's protests of frustration. He introduces himself as L-Zard and brings Vinnie to his group of breakdancing lizards. At first, Vinnie is overwhelmed by their moves, but after Skinky-Dinky-Dinkety-Dink Skink-a-dink-a-dinkity-dink turns on the music, he can't help but dance [[SpontaneousChoreography in perfect lockstep]] with them. L-Zard says that he's good enough for "that dance show," upon which Vinnie realizes Blythe needs his help.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Roger turns out to be just as excited to see the ''Shake a Leg'' set as Vinnie.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Roger turns out to be just as excited to see the ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' set as Vinnie.



* BlandNameProduct: ''Shake a Leg'' seems to amalgamate a bunch of reality dance shows such as ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' (which this episode is named after, of course), ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and ''Series/AmericasGotTalent''.
* BrickJoke: Near the beginning of the episode, Pepper talks about the DVR totally filled up with episodes of ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''. On the final scene, Pepper says she recorded the episode of ''Shake a Leg'' where Blythe was on, and it takes Russell a moment to realize she recorded over one of those episodes, causing Russell to freak out.

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* BlandNameProduct: ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' seems to amalgamate a bunch of reality dance shows such as ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' (which this episode is named after, of course), ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and ''Series/AmericasGotTalent''.
* BrickJoke: Near the beginning of the episode, Pepper talks about the DVR totally filled up with episodes of ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''. On the final scene, Pepper says she recorded the episode of ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' where Blythe was on, and it takes Russell a moment to realize she recorded over one of those episodes, causing Russell to freak out.



* LaughingMad: Roger's excitement being on the set eventually turns into this, cackling maniacally with an armful of ''Shake a Leg'' merchandise.

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* LaughingMad: Roger's excitement being on the set eventually turns into this, cackling maniacally with an armful of ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' merchandise.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Vinnie's {{squee}} when Blythe invites him to watch a live screening of ''Shake a Leg''.

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Vinnie's {{squee}} when Blythe invites him to watch a live screening of ''Shake a Leg''.''Shake-A-Leg''.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The episode never shows the resolution to the B-plot about the remote control--either they didn't find a solution or it's resolved offscreen. Considering Vinnie is watching ''Shake a Leg'' with the room neat and organized, they most likely figured out a way to keep the remote where Vinnie can easily find it. They also managed to change the language back to English.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The episode never shows the resolution to the B-plot about the remote control--either they didn't find a solution or it's resolved offscreen. Considering Vinnie is watching ''Shake a Leg'' ''Shake-A-Leg'' with the room neat and organized, they most likely figured out a way to keep the remote where Vinnie can easily find it. They also managed to change the language back to English.

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* TheShowGoesHollywood


** In Episode 12, the clothes on the street lizard named L-Zard look just like [[Creator/SachaBaronCohen Sacha Baron Cohen]]'s trademark look from [[Series/DaAliGShow Da Ali G Show]].

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** In Episode 12, the The clothes on the leading street lizard named L-Zard look just like [[Creator/SachaBaronCohen Sacha Baron Cohen]]'s trademark look from [[Series/DaAliGShow Da Ali G Show]].

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** In Episode 12, the clothes on the street lizard named L-Zard look just like [[Creator/SachaBaronCohen Sacha Baron Cohen]]'s trademark look from [[Series/DaAliGShow Da Ali G Show]].


* Absentee Actor: Kathleen Barr and Shannon Chan-Kent have no lines in this episode due to the lack of Mrs. Twombly and the Biskit Twins. All of the characters introduced in this episode are also voiced by actors other than those two.

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* Absentee Actor: AbsenteeActor: Kathleen Barr and Shannon Chan-Kent have no lines in this episode due to the lack of Mrs. Twombly and the Biskit Twins. All of the characters introduced in this episode are also voiced by actors other than those two.


* ADayInTheLimelight: While this is not the only episode where [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E20BakersAndFakers Vinnie gets]] [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E24Frenemies a story]], this is Vinnie's only A-plot in the season. He is also the last Littlest Pet Shop regular to receive a key role in an episode, though not the last one to receive a ''central'' role--that would be [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E13LightsCameraMongoose Sunil]].

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* ADayInTheLimelight: While this is not the only episode where [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E19WhatDidYouSay Vinnie]] [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E20BakersAndFakers Vinnie gets]] [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E24Frenemies a story]], this is Vinnie's only A-plot in the season. He is also the last Littlest Pet Shop regular to receive a key role in an episode, though not the last one to receive a ''central'' role--that would be [[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E13LightsCameraMongoose Sunil]].


-> Written by M.A. Larson (as Mitch Larson in the opening credits and Mitchell Larson in the ending credits)

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-> Written by M.A. Larson (as Mitch Larson in the opening credits and Mitchell Larson in the ending credits)


-> Written by M.A. Larson (as Mitch Larson)

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-> Written by M.A. Larson (as Mitch Larson)
Larson in the opening credits and Mitchell Larson in the ending credits)



* Absentee Actor: Kathleen Barr and Shannon Chan-Kent have no lines in this episode due to the lack of Mrs. Twombly and the Biskit Twins. All of the characters introduced in this episode are also voiced by actors other than those two.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The episode never shows the resolution to the B-plot about the remote control--either they didn't find a solution or it's resolved offscreen. Considering Vinnie is watching ''Shake a Leg'' with the roomneat and organized, they most likely figured out a way to keep the remote where Vinnie can easily find it.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The episode never shows the resolution to the B-plot about the remote control--either they didn't find a solution or it's resolved offscreen. Considering Vinnie is watching ''Shake a Leg'' with the roomneat room neat and organized, they most likely figured out a way to keep the remote where Vinnie can easily find it.it. They also managed to change the language back to English.


The episode begins with an ImagineSpot of a 100-foot Vinnie, who seeks out Blythe and the Littlest Pet Shop regulard one by one, demanding for the remote control. Eventually, Pepper finds the remote and brings it back to Vinnie, who immediately calms down and watches ''Shake a Leg'', a dance competition show he's a big fan of. Blythe, having noticed there is a DVR in the room, asks why they don't use it--Pepper points out that Russell has [[JustForPun hogged]] it solely for ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''.

Seeing Vinnie's excitement whenever he watches, Blythe lets him know they're heading west and asks Vinnie if he'd like to see ''Shake a Leg'' live in Hollywood. Vinnie gets extremely excited over the thought, making a mess of the day camp room even further. Blythe brings Vinnie onboard the trip, courtesy of Blythe's father Roger, and Vinnie subsequently makes a ruckus in his pet carrier the entire way through. Once at the set, Blythe and Vinnie split off from the tour group, where Vinnie introduces Blythe to the dancers. Blythe tells Vinnie she'd like to be on camera just this once but regrets that she is incredibly camera-shy. Nevertheless, Blythe tries for some autographs from the dancers.

Without Vinnie, the other pets try to think of ways to keep the remote control in one place so Vinnie can always easily retrieve it. Minka puts it in an air conditioning vent, rendering it impossible for anyone to reach except her. She then realizes it's a bad idea when the air conditioner turns on, the gust of air knocking the remote control away and sending her crashing down. Pepper proposes the "Peppermatic 2000," a bedside desk to put the remote on any time someone finishes using it. Pepper's penchant for pranks gets the best of her, however, as Russell discovers she glued it to the desk, rendering it unusable without moving the entire desk around with it.

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The episode begins with an ImagineSpot of a 100-foot Vinnie, who seeks out Blythe and the Littlest Pet Shop regulard regulars one by one, demanding for the remote control. Eventually, Pepper finds the remote and brings it back to Vinnie, who immediately calms down and watches ''Shake a Leg'', a dance competition show he's a big fan of. Blythe, having noticed there is a DVR in the room, asks why they don't use it--Pepper points out that Russell has [[JustForPun hogged]] it solely for ''The Duchess of Lancashire Lane''.

Seeing Vinnie's excitement whenever he watches, Blythe lets him know they're heading west and asks Vinnie if he'd like to see ''Shake a Leg'' live in Hollywood. Vinnie gets extremely excited over the thought, making a mess of the day camp room even further. Blythe brings Vinnie onboard the trip, courtesy of Blythe's father Roger, and Vinnie subsequently makes a ruckus in his pet carrier the entire way through. Once at the set, Blythe and Vinnie split off from the tour group, where Vinnie introduces Blythe to name-drops the dancers.dancers to Blythe. Blythe tells Vinnie she'd like to be on camera just this once but regrets that she is incredibly camera-shy. Nevertheless, Blythe tries for some autographs from the dancers.

Without Vinnie, the other pets try to think of ways to keep the remote control in one place so Vinnie can always easily retrieve it. Minka puts it in an air conditioning vent, rendering it a location impossible for anyone to reach except her. She then realizes it's a bad idea when the air conditioner turns on, the gust of air knocking the remote control away and sending her crashing down. Pepper proposes the "Peppermatic 2000," a bedside desk to put the remote on any time someone finishes using it. Pepper's penchant for pranks gets the best of her, however, as Russell discovers she glued it to the desk, rendering it unusable without moving the entire desk around with it.



Back at the Littlest Pet Shop, Penny suggests taking a leash and tying the remote to it, but everyone else dismisses it as dumb. During this time, Zoe had already disposed of the TV as her solution under the impression that because Vinnie wrecks the room when he can't watch his TV show, she'd just remove the problem by removing the TV. Russell points out that it won't stop Vinnie from wanting to watch ''Shake a Leg'' and that he'd become even more destructive. Unable to come up with anything else, Zoe retrieves the TV with the help of Minka, Sunil, and Pepper. However, once they plug it in, no one knows how to navigate the startup menu, and they are once again stuck.

Blythe sees Vinnie throwing his autographed photos away. Figuring what transpired, she offers to make Vinnie some dance clothes in hopes of allowing the judges to take Vinnie more seriously. At that very moment, however, Karina Tartarov has gone on vacation, throwing the dancers for a loop. The P.A. spots Blythe holding her dress she got at the gift shop and forces her onstage as the new Tartarov. The P.A. ignores Blythe's pleas that she's never danced and she's afraid of being on camera, and the staff drags her away screaming. Vinnie says that he's no good at dancing either and heads outside.

Before long, a chameleon overhears Vinnie's protests of frustration. He introduces himself as L-Zard and brings Vinnie to his group of breakdancing lizards. At first, Vinnie is overwhelmed by their moves, but after Skinky-Dinky-Dinkety-Dink turns on the music, he can't help but dance [[SpontaneousChoreography in perfect lockstep]] with them. Elzar says that he's good enough for "that dance show," upon which Vinnie realizes Blythe needs his help.

Vinnie makes it back to the studio just in time, with L-Zard's crew's help, for Blythe to appear onstage--and just in time for Russell to get to the end of the TV's startup menu so the pets can see Blythe on TV. Vinnie goes under Blythe's dress and coordinates where she goes, leading to a flawless number that the audiences and judged love alike, though Blythe and Igor Pusulkov alike are in constant panic not knowing what's going on. Seeing the 10s from the judges, Blythe steps back onstage for a bow, having forgotten the cameras were there.

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Back at the Littlest Pet Shop, Penny suggests taking a leash and tying the remote to it, but everyone else dismisses it as dumb. During this time, Zoe had already disposed of the TV as her solution under the impression that because Vinnie wrecks the room when he can't watch his TV show, she'd just remove the problem by removing the TV. Russell points out that it won't stop Vinnie from wanting to watch ''Shake a Leg'' and that he'd become even more destructive. Unable to come up with anything else, properly reply to that, Zoe retrieves the TV with the help of Minka, Sunil, and Pepper. However, once they plug it in, no one knows how to navigate the startup menu, and they are once again stuck.

Blythe sees Vinnie throwing his autographed photos away. Figuring what transpired, she offers to make Vinnie some dance clothes in hopes of allowing the judges to take Vinnie more seriously. At that very moment, however, Karina Tartarov has gone on vacation, throwing the dancers for a loop.loop, particularly Igor Pusulkov, who was assigned to dance with Tartarov for that episode. The P.A. spots Blythe holding her dress she got at the gift shop and forces her onstage as the new Tartarov. The P.A. ignores Blythe's pleas that she's never danced and she's afraid of being on camera, and the staff drags her away screaming. Vinnie says that he's no good at dancing either and heads outside.

Before long, a chameleon overhears Vinnie's protests of frustration. He introduces himself as L-Zard and brings Vinnie to his group of breakdancing lizards. At first, Vinnie is overwhelmed by their moves, but after Skinky-Dinky-Dinkety-Dink turns on the music, he can't help but dance [[SpontaneousChoreography in perfect lockstep]] with them. Elzar L-Zard says that he's good enough for "that dance show," upon which Vinnie realizes Blythe needs his help.

Vinnie makes it back to the studio just in time, with assistance from L-Zard's crew's help, crew, for Blythe to appear onstage--and just in time for Russell to get to the end of the TV's startup menu so the pets can see Blythe on TV. Vinnie goes under Blythe's dress and coordinates where she goes, leading to a flawless number that the audiences and judged love alike, though Blythe and Igor Pusulkov alike are in constant panic not knowing what's going on. Seeing the 10s from the judges, Blythe steps back onstage for a bow, having forgotten the cameras were there.



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The only possible way to explain why Vinnie can hold up Blythe, let alone for as long as he does.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: After Vinnie demonstrates himself to the judges, they don't seem impressed or even confused. They tear apart Vinnie's dancing like they would any human dancer as if they see dancing animals every day. Though considering the talents animals have in this universe, they actually might.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: After Vinnie demonstrates himself to the judges, they don't seem impressed or even confused. They tear apart Vinnie's dancing like they would any human dancer as if they see dancing animals every day. Though considering the talents animals have in this universe, they actually might.might.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The episode never shows the resolution to the B-plot about the remote control--either they didn't find a solution or it's resolved offscreen. Considering Vinnie is watching ''Shake a Leg'' with the roomneat and organized, they most likely figured out a way to keep the remote where Vinnie can easily find it.

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