Where Did THAT Come From – Ballet Ralph

Hey hey tap ballers! In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?


So with the Tap Ball Event, all sorts of new stuff has appeared in our games. Act III brought us more prizes to be earned by collecting pennants.  The third of the five was Ballet Ralph. At first, it doesn’t really make sense to have Ralph the Unitard in an event all about sports but let’s think on it. When has Ralphie ever done things the normal way and honestly, Tap Ball isn’t the most consistent of sports. I for one love this new addition but maybe that’s because I love the episode he comes from. Let’s check it out shall we?

“Last Tap Dance in Springfield” (S11:E20)

During a shopping trip at the mall, Marge and Lisa go to see a movie… Tango de la Muerte. The sexy tango man picks a simple librarian named Lisabella as his dance partner and Lisa Simpson is inspired to become a dancer.

tango de la muerte simpsons

Marge takes Lisa to Lil Vicki’s School of Dance to sign her up for lessons. Lisa picks tap… her other options were ballroom and square dancing.

Lil' Vicki Valentine's School of Dance Simpsons

Check out Ralphie among the students in Lisa’s dance class! Tapa, tapa, tapa. Interestingly, Ralph is good at tap dancing while Lisa isn’t.

tap dancing Ralph Wiggum & Lisa Simpson

“Lisa’s bad dancing makes my feet sad.”

Ralph actually ended up being the star of the dance recital later but ate too much of the Starship Lollipop lol. I love the Ralph moments of any episode.

tap dancing Ralph Wiggum eats Spaceship Lollipop

So there you go friends… I’ll always think of this skin as Tap Dancing Ralph. What do you think of it? Hoping we’ll see Lil Vicki and her dance school in the game soon? Sound off in the comments and keep on tapa-tapa-tapping in the free world.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

16 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Ballet Ralph

  1. You are now carrying my child. How? It is the mystery of the dance!

  2. Oh, it’s years since I caught the episode. Too many! Still, the boy goes to college soon & I plan to divert myself from worrying about him by binge watching while knitting a full length Doctor Who scarf!

  3. Never was able to get Ralph’s quest to start. Even with ea’s help. So no rolling Ralph for me.

  4. Tappa Tappa Tappa,

    This is a great building but as far as dance instructors I prefer Bart’s Ballet Teacher and the Fosse Dance instructor. Also my favorite line when the Latin dance teacher telling her that Lisa can’t be protected from the ‘dance’ and calling her a “you, ,, stupid lady”. ( makes me laugh) – Maybe a Dancing or The Grand Stage event – with Street Car Director too, ripped shirt Ned yelling “Stella!”

  5. PLEASE EA give us Lil’ Vicki and the dance studio! One of my favorite episodes. Skins for Lisa and the other kids would be great too, and Frink with the weasel ball.

  6. I hope he keeps his somersault task when it ends. My new favorite!

  7. shawtymclittle

    I love to see Ralph rolling around my town. It’s awesome!

  8. Is this the same episode when Marge touch Ralph in his “special area”, man I love that scene.

    • Nope – that one is when Marge sets up a play date for Bart with Ralph.
      “This Little Wiggy”

  9. techbearseattle

    Given Lampwick’s rampage against Lil’ Vickie, I think adding her and her studio would be most entertaining.

  10. I’d love to see Lil’ Vicki’s appear in our game. I think it could provide tasks for several people and have a really fun quest line.

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