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Dancin' Homer

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Season 2 Episode
017 "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"
"Dancin' Homer"
"Dead Putting Society" 019
―Crowd at the Springfield War Memorial Stadium
"Dancin' Homer"
Dancin' Homer.png
Episode Information
Episode number: 18
Season number: S2 E5
Production code: 7F05
Original airdate: November 8, 1990
Chalkboard gag: "I will not trade pants with others"
Couch gag: Maggie appears in Marge's hair
Guest star(s): Tony Bennett as himself
Tom Poston as the Capital City Goofball
Showrunners: James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Written by: Ken Levine
David Isaacs
Directed by: Mark Kirkland
DVD features

"Dancin' Homer" is the fifth episode of Season 2 of The Simpsons and the eighteenth episode overall. It originally aired on November 8, 1990. The episode was written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs and was directed by Mark Kirkland. It guest stars Tony Bennett as himself and Tom Poston as the Capital City Goofball.


"Homer becomes a baseball mascot for a local team, thanks to his butt-swinging dance to The Baby Elephant Walk. The team's subsequent high scores bring him to the attention of the major league head hunters and big commercial sponsors. But will success spoil Homer?"


One night at Moe's, Homer's drinking buddies ask, "What happened in Capital City?" Through a series of flashbacks, he recounts his recent adventures, beginning with the Nuclear Plant Employee, Spouses, and No More Than Three Children Night at the local minor league baseball stadium. Homer's hope of letting loose at the ballpark are ruined when Mr. Burns and Smithers sit next to him, but to his surprise, Mr. Burns buys him several rounds of beer to show good company relations, and they are soon enjoying the game together. With the Springfield Isotopes down by three runs, an inebriated Homer excites the crowd with an impromptu dance that rallies the team to victory.

The owner of the Isotopes offers Homer a job as team mascot, and the team goes on a winning streak. Before long, Homer receives a big league job offer with the Capital City Capitals. After some initial resistance, the family warms to the idea of the move to the big city. The Simpsons say their farewells, sell their belongings and move. Homer fills in for the Capitals' mascot, the Capital City Goofball, but his small-town routine flops in front of the jaded crowd. Homer is fired that night, and Marge and the kids do their best to cheer him up. Homer remembers fondly how his family stood by him but glumly notes how little that helped. Back in Springfield, the patrons of Moe's Tavern do not care about Homer's failure, only about his adventure. Homer takes solace in having gotten a good story out of it.



In other languages[edit]

Language Name Translation
Germany.png Deutsch "Das Maskottchen" The mascot
Italy Flag.png Italiano "Homer il Ballerino" Homer the Dancer
Brasil Flag.png Português "Homer Dançarino" Dancer Homer
Hungary flag.png Magyar "Táncos Homer" Dancing Homer
Ukraine flag.png Українська "Танцюрист Гомер" Dancer Homer
Flag of Japan.png 日本語 "ダンシング・ホーマー" Dancing Homer

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Season 2 Episodes
Bart Gets an "F" Simpson and Delilah Treehouse of Horror Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish Dancin' Homer Dead Putting Society Bart vs. Thanksgiving Bart the Daredevil Itchy & Scratchy & Marge Bart Gets Hit by a Car One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish The Way We Was Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment Principal Charming Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Bart's Dog Gets an "F" Old Money Brush with Greatness Lisa's Substitute The War of the Simpsons Three Men and a Comic Book Blood Feud