Welcome to Dumpsville, population: you. Homer held over 188 different jobs in the first 400 episodes of The Simpsons. [4], In its original American broadcast on November 11, 2001, "The Parent Rap" was seen by approximately 14.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. [2] The title of the episode is a reference to The Parent Trap. Using dialogue from old romance films, Bart tells Edna what she wants to hear and asks to meet her at the Gilded Truffle restaurant. The 1950s educational film at the beginning of the episode is a reference to old science movies that were often shown in classes when the writers were in school; specifically it was a parody of the 1940s educational short film A Case of Spring Fever (later featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000). The Simpsons shorts are a series of animated shorts that aired as a recurring segment on Fox variety television series The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into The Simpsons, their own half-hour prime-time show. [11] Giving the episode a rating of B+, Malkowski listed "The Parent Rap" among episodes in the season where "We see wacky scenarios force Homer to bond with his family, to a rather heartwarming effect". A woman is a lot like...If you join Robinhood, we'll both get a share of stock like Apple, Groupon, Ford, or Sprint for free! Commentary for "Bart the Lover", in, Silverman, David. [11], Bill Gibron of DVD Verdict said "Bart the Lover" represents The Simpsons "at its apex as a well tuned talent machine grinding out the good stuff with surprising accuracy and skill". Ned promises to shave it off if Homer stops swearing. Homer's constant swearing eventually puts enough money in the jar to buy a dog house and a six-pack of beer. Realizing the truth would humiliate Edna, Lisa suggests "Woodrow" write her a letter saying he loves her but is leaving town. The episode was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Michael Marcantel. [5] Rod and Todd Flanders sing the song "Bringing in the Sheaves", because the writers liked having them sing "obscure religious songs". With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. [4] Judge Constance Harm is a parody of Judge Judy. [...] How the kiss-off to Mrs. Krabappel is created and handled shows that The Simpsons has heart to add to its humor. [2] It was the first episode of the show to feature Mrs. Krabappel in a prominent role. Bart is initially disappointed when Homer gives him a karaoke microphone for his birthday in season 3’s “Radio Bart,” but changes his mind when he realizes he can use the microphone … [2] The scene in which Bart accidentally drives away with Chief Wiggum's police car was based on one of Scully's friends in high school, who stole a still running police car parked at a Dunkin' Donuts while the police were in the store. [15], In the July 26, 2007 issue of Nature, the scientific journal's editorial staff listed an education film seen in the episode among "The Top Ten science moments in The Simpsons", writing: "'Thank goodness I still live in a world of telephones, car batteries, handguns and many things made of zinc,' says Jimmy, a character in an educational film. [18] In 2013 a Wired article described the episode as "the best Krabappel (and arguably best Simpsons) episode". [3] "The Parent Rap" was the last episode written in its production line. The Simpsons jump out of the painting of the simply drawn sailboat behind the couch. It is safe to say that they do not always get the whole parenting thing right. Released in the middle of the show's Golden Age, the episode deals with the fallout of a terrible Parent-Teacher conference between Homer, Marge and Mrs. Krabappel about Bart. Homer especially tends to fail at the dad gig. Homer is the only character to speak in every episode of The Simpsons. (2003). [6][8] The Twirl King yo-yo champions are based on groups that companies like Duncan sent to schools to perform tricks. [10], Jennifer Malkowski, reviewing the season for DVD Verdict, was more positive towards the episode. Illustrator Olga Wójci has made a name for herself in the sneaker and streetwear world over recent months. The Fox censors objected to this, so the producers had to claim that the character was not aiming at his head. 1. Homer and Fr. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1990 Topps The Simpsons 40 Card Lot Homer Bart Marge Lisa Maggie at the best online prices at eBay! It features Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.The series was created by Matt Groening, who designed the Simpson family and wrote many of the shorts. When Todd says "damn" and "hell no" at dinner, Ned finds he learned those curse words from Homer. Shop with confidence. [3] The subplot where Homer tries to clean up his language was written partially in response to the many complaints the show had been getting about the language on the show. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 11, 2001. He thought the intertwining of the two plots in the episode "works very well, creating a fast paced story. Todd Flanders watches a television show that features Gomer Pyle from Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..[5] Bart sees the fictional movie Ernest Needs A Kidney, based on the character Ernest P. To get even with Edna Krabappel, Bart responds to her personal ad pretending to be a man named Woodrow. "Insane Clown Poppy" almost introduced one of the most radical retcons possible — that Homer had … She has a pair of older sisters, the joyless twins, Patty and Selma, both of whom passionately disapprove of Homer. "[16] In 2002, Bill Brioux of The Canadian Press ranked the episode and its use of Gordie Howe as the top reference to Canada on the show. Marge Bouvier was born on October 1 (though in another episode she said she was born in February) in Capital City to Clancy Bouvier, a photographer-turned-steward, and Jacqueline Bouvier. [6] Mrs. Krabappel flicks through an issue of the Springfield Magazine which features an interview with the reclusive J. D. Salinger. Original THE SIMPSONS pencil sketch: Great shot of Homer, Bart and Lisa Simpson. Commentary for "The Parent Rap", in, Meyer, George. Eventually, Homer's wife, Marge, is fed up with the punishment and cuts the rope, which instead leads to Judge Harm sentencing them to have their heads and hands l… The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. "[12] Nate Meyers of Digitally Obsessed rated the episode a 5 (of 5). Bart says it is stupid that all the different forms of Christianity are feuding, explaining that the few stupid things they disagree on are nothing compared to the many stupid things they agree on. Commentary for "Bart the Lover", in, Reiss, Mike. (2010). Ned complains to Homer, who criticizes his mustache. In the subplot, Ned Flanders asks Homer to curtail his swearing, so Homer starts using a swear jar. It was the first episode of the show to feature her in a prominent role. [6] Howe's wife Colleen convinced him to allow the show to use his image. Executive producer Mike Reiss pitched the idea of having Bart answer Mrs. Krabappel's personal ad. Eventually, Homer's wife, Marge, is fed up with the punishment and cuts the rope, which instead leads to Judge Harm sentencing them to have their heads and hands locked up in wooden stocks. The writers had originally wanted to use a picture of American football player Johnny Unitas, but were unable to get the rights to use his image. When it was first broadcast, “The Parent Rap” was watched by 14.4 million viewers, making it the second most watched show of its timeslot that night. The /r/TheSimpsons subreddit is fan base of redditors who love The Simpsons. [3] The ending of the episode was largely pitched by James L. Brooks, who wanted a scene where the entire family got together to write Woodrow's final letter to Edna. 3. Jane Kaczmarek as Judge Constance HarmJess Harnell as Poncho the Seal. Milhouse falls in love with Samantha, a new transfer student, and Bart becomes jealous of all the time they are spending together. His penchant for shocking people began before he was born: Bart \"mooned\" Dr. Hibbert while he performed a sonogram on Marge when she was pregna… Share the best GIFs now >>> "Bart the Lover" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. P.S. The episode was written by George Meyer and Mike Scully, who also served as the show runner for the episode, and Mark Kirkland worked as the director. Directed by Jim Reardon. The script for "Bart the Lover" was written by Jon Vitti, who wanted an episode centered on Mrs. Krabappel that examined what it was like to have Bart as a student. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 13, 1992. Woodrow's voice was performed by Harry Shearer, who did an impression of Ricardo Montalbán. [3] For the name of the yo-yo trick that Bart performs for Milhouse, the writers had wanted to use a term that was slang for masturbation. Fed up with the punishment, Marge then finally cuts the tether, only for her and Homer to be brought back before Harm and have their heads and hands locked up in old-fashioned wooden stocks, as well as being slapped on the buttocks from passing cars. In the episode, Bart and his father, Homer, are sentenced by the cruel judge Constance Harm to be tethered to each other as a result of Bart stealing Police Chief Wiggum's car. (2010). (2003). She and Bart spend his last day of detention having fun outside the classroom. Following the episode's broadcast, as well as the home video release of thirteenth season of The Simpsons, "The Parent Rap" received generally mixed reviews from critics. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 11, 2001. Commentary for "The Parent Rap", in, Long, Tim. "Bart the Lover" was listed at number four. Homer and Marge Simpson make some questionable parenting decisions with their children Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. It was named the eighth best episode of The Simpsons by Sarah Culp of The Quindecim. [10] The Simpsons was the second highest rated show on Fox that week, after Married... with Children. After missing the bus, Bart and Milhouse are forced to walk to school, but they get into trouble and are arrested for stealing Chief Wiggum's squad car. Meanwhile, Homer orders a subliminal weight loss tape, but is given a vocabulary builder by mistake. While snooping in her desk to retrieve his yo-yo, he discovers her personal ad and seeks revenge by responding to it as a prank. [5] Woodrow's voice was performed by Harry Shearer, who did an impression of Ricardo Montalbán. [2] It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on November 11, 2001. [2], The episode featured the first appearance of Judge Constance Harm, portrayed by American actress Jane Kaczmarek. 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