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Dance in Smarty Pants
Season 4, Episode 5 (season finale)
Air date September 19, 2003 (season finale)
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"Dance in Smarty Pants" is the fifth and final episode of Season 4 of Between the Lions, and episode 70 in total.


Lionel tries to teach his parents the latest dance craze sweeping the library.


  • Barnaby Busterfield and the Pigeons: Dance in smarty pants, you silly birds, pants!


Featured Story[]

This episode features an original story.


  • The episode was originally going to be aired on December 19, 2002 in Season 3, but it was rescheduled back to September 19, 2003 in Season 4.
  • This is the last episode to feature the show's original format.
  • This is the last episode to feature the short "A" sound.
  • The sky words segment has the background from the Fred Says segment instead of the usual background.
  • This is the last episode to have Martha Reader singing with The Vowelles. Starting next season, Johnny Consonanti replaces her.
  • This is also Tim Lagasse's final time portraying Theo. Peter Linz returned to the role full-time in Season 5.
  • This is the final appearance of Barnaby B. Busterfield III, although he continues to be seen in the theme song. Walter and Clay Pigeon also disappear for a while after this episode, before making one final appearance in Season 9.



  • Anthony Asbury - Lionel Lion
  • Pam Arciero - Leona Lion
  • Tim Lagasse - Theo Lion (new footage), Arty Smartypants, Barnaby B. Busterfield III, Johnny Consonanti, hands
  • Jennifer Barnhart - Cleo Lion
  • Heather Asch - Marmy Smartypants, Clay Pigeon
  • Jim Kroupa - Walter Pigeon, Monkey
  • Peter Linz - Theo Lion (recycled footage), Gawain
  • Fred Newman - himself, Preview announcer, Golf announcer, King
  • Bruno Kirby - The Sad Dad (recycled footage)
  • Denny Dillon - Wise Woman (recycled footage)
  • Al Franken - himself, Smarty Pants dancer
  • Oliver Platt - himself, Smarty Pants dancer
  • India Arie, Steve Carell, Melissa Etheridge, Mo Lewis, Kelly Ripa, Mo Rocca, Meredith Viera - Smarty Pants dancers
  • 14 Karat Soul - themselves