Wow, I call you out and you throw a fit? Classic diva reality TV move. I like it!

Stuck Dancing with My Dad is the twelfth episode in season 2 of Stuck in the Middle. and the 29th episode overall. It first aired on June 16, 2017 to 1.00 million viewers.[1]


Harley enters Daphne and Dad in a TV dancing competition to get her latest invention noticed.[2]


When Harley learns that the rich investor, Troy Havana is coming to Harvard Square, Boston, she wants to go in order to show off her latest invention, the Floor Finder. She blackmails Rachel into driving her by pulling a "Diaz Card." A Diaz Card guarantees the holder one favor, with no right to refuse. Harley got the Diaz Card from Rachel when she caught her breaking curfew 6 months ago. At Harvard Square, Troy Havana arrives late and refuses to give Harley a chance to pitch her invention to him.

After returning home, Harley finds out that Troy Havana will be appearing in an episode of the reality singing show, "Dancing With My Dad." Since Rachel is a big fan of DWMD and is hoping to become a reality star, she agrees to go with Harley for another attempt to pitch Floor Finder to Troy Havana. Together, they convince Tom and Daphne to sign up to be on the same episode as Troy Havana. So, the entire family goes to the set of Dancing With My Dad.

On the set, Harley tries to pitch her idea to Troy Havana again but Troy rudely refuses to give her a chance at first. He later agrees to listen to Harley if Harley convinces Daphne and Tom to drop from competing against him. Harley wants her invention to be recognized, but she's not desperate enough to sell out her family like that. So, she refuses to take Troy's deal.

When Daphne breaks her leg just before the dance, Harley steps in for her and dances with her dad. Even though she doesn't win Dancing With My Dad, the entire family admits that they had fun, all thanks to Harley. They all give Harley Diaz cards - except Daphne.

Meanwhile, back at home, Lewie and Beast are trying to prove that jelly is just as important as butter by trying out all the possible uses of jelly.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Laird Macintosh as Troy Havana

Mentioned Cast


  • The dancing competition show, Dancing with My Dad is the central plot for this episode. It was first mentioned in Stuck in Harley's Comet and has since been mentioned in many other episodes.
  • Tom getting nervous and sweaty around his idols is seen again in "Stuck in Spring Break."
  • Diaz cards are introduced in this episode. Georgie later uses a Diaz card in "Stuck with No Escape" to force Harley to give them the password.


  • This episode establishes the concept of trading favors within the family with "Diaz cards."
  • Harley accidentally used her vacuum and sucked up a little kid's car, twice, and gave him a yo-yo for his trouble.
  • Tom was convinced to try out for the show was because a football player he idolized was scheduled to appear.
  • Troy had no qualms in naming his daughter, Savannah Havana.
  • Georgie and Susie aren't in this episode because they are at a basketball tournament.
  • Harley had to replace Daphne when she twisted her ankle.
  • "Brady Rice" (a combination of NFL Superstars Tom Brady/Jerry Rice) a favorite player of Tom's, won Dancing With My Dad with his daughter, besting the Diazes by one point.
  • Harley chose her family over money.
  • Rachel was seen on her favorite TV show.
  • Everyone gave Harley a Diaz Card, except Daphne.
  • The Diaz card is similar to the "quad card" on NRDD's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Sicky except this is earned through blackmail.


Thank you. Thank you. For all you little girls out there, whose dream is to dance, I'm coming for you!
Daphne practicing speech

International Premieres

  • October 14, 2017 (Hungary)
  • November 15, 2017 (Israel)


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Stuck in the Middle Episodes
Season 1
Stuck in the MiddleStuck in the Sweet SeatStuck with a Guy on the CouchStuck at the MoviesStuck in the Block PartyStuck in the SlushinatorStuck in the Mother's Day GiftStuck in Harley's CometStuck with Mom's New FriendStuck with My Sister's BoyfriendStuck with a WinnerStuck with No RulesStuck in the Harley CarStuck in LockdownStuck without a RideStuck in the QuinceañeraStuck in the Diaz of Our Lives
Season 2
Stuck in the Waterpark - The MovieStuck in a CommercialStuck in the School PhotoStuck in a Slushy WarStuck in the Garage SaleStuck in the Diaz EasterStuck in the Beast-day PartyStuck without DevicesStuck with a Boy GeniusStuck with a Bad InfluenceStuck in a Good DeedStuck Dancing with My DadStuck in a Gold Medal PerformanceStuck in a New RoomStuck with a Dangerous HouseStuck with a New FriendStuck in a Merry ScaryStuck with a Hook, Line and SinkerStuck in the Babysitting NightmareStuck in the Diaz Awards
Season 3
Stuck at Christmas - The MovieStuck with Rachel's SecretStuck with a Diaz DownStuck in Camp ChaosStuck with Harley's BethanyStuck in a Nice RelationshipStuck with Horrible HelpersStuck in a Mysterious RobberyStuck in a Besties BattleStuck in Spring BreakStuck with a New SquadStuck with a Non-DiazStuck in the DarkStuck with No EscapeStuck Wrestling FeelingsStuck Without the Perfect GiftStuck in Diaz CourtStuck in Dad's BirthdayStuck in a Fake OutStuck in Harley's Quinceañera