|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!
- Martha Reader and The Vowelles singing the fabulous short "a"-- "ah"-- sound in the word "pan". (Version 2) (EKA: Oh, Yes, It Can!)
- Gawain's Word: fan
- 14 Karat Soul: Short A (rammalam) (Version 3) (EKA: Oh, Yes, It Can!)
- Missing Letter: hands (Version 2) (EKA: You Can't Catch Me!)
- Marmy's Poetry Corner: A Funny Word [underpants]
- Fred Says: slant
- Sky: slant, plant, pant, pants
- Get Your Mouth Moving: short a (Version 2) (EKA: You Can't Catch Me!)
- Vowel Preview: The Sad Dad
- Backyard: sad, sack, tack, stack
- Tiger Words: A Stack of Flapjacks [stack, not stick] (Version 3) (EKA: The Last Cliff Hanger)
- What's Cooking? with Theo and Cleo: Tackled and Paddled Hamburger Patty (Version 2) (EKA: The Last Cliff Hanger)
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