The Simpsons

Season 11 Episode 20

Last Tap Dance in Springfield

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 07, 2000 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • :
      Several Shirley Temple references here:

      • The episode's main guest character, Vicki Valentine, was a child movie star who endeared audiences with her singing and dancing performances years ago. She's now a 60s-something adult who has remained active in her childhood profession.
      • The Spaceship Lollipop (a prop in the recital) is a play on Temple's "The Good Ship Lollipop."
      • The movie Lisa watches, about an African-American servant teaching a deeply saddened young girl how to tap dance, is similar to Temple's "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm".