Air Date September 25, 1992
Written by Tim Doyle and Rob Ulin
Director Bruce Bilson

Down Periscope, an educational film about the mating dance


Having reached that awkward age where adolescent male dinosaurs find themselves breaking into the mating dance spontaneously and uncontrollably, Fran's open attempts at sexual education drive a confused and embarrassed Robbie to the Best Little Dancehouse in Pangaea, where he discovers what he really needs isn't a quick "dancing lesson" with a stranger, but a talk with his equally uncomfortable father, Earl.

Guest Stars


  • This episode was not aired when the series ran on the Disney Channel due to the mild sexual themes. However, the channel did air "The Mating Dance" which dealt with similar themes but in a less explicit manner. The episode did air in mass market syndication.
  • This was the first episode to have a cold opening.
  • Taped on July 27, 1992
  • The episode's title is a nod to the feature film Dirty Dancing.

Seen on TV

  • Totally Ineffectual Dad

Video releases

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