The Simpsons

Dark Knight Court

Season 24, Ep 16, Aired 3/17/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Bart is falsely accused of pulling a prank on Easter involving the school marching band and stuffing rotten eggs in the brass section's horns, and Lisa must step in as his attorney to defend her brother. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns attempts to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a superhero, Fruit Bat Man.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pamela Hayden

    Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

  • Tress MacNeille

    Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

  • Russi Taylor

    Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

  • Chris Edgerly

    Voice of Unknown

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • thE dark fight at Night

    By ash123, May 06, 2013

  • The Episode Should Have Been Simply Called "Fruit Bat Man"

    By JaneKnight, Apr 01, 2013

  • As Bart is accused of a big time prank, Mr. Burns decides to act out a childhood fantasy.

    By meathead704, Mar 18, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Smithers enters the Kwik-E-Mart to see Apu being robbed by Snake)
      Smithers: Look, I'll give you each $1,000 if you pretend to let that old man out there stop this crime.

    • Janet Reno: (To Principal Skinner) You're wearing sneakers to a trial? Oh God, the press is going to have a field day with this.
      Ralph: (Runs out of the gym) Yay, field day! I can go cuckoo and no one can stop me!
      Janet Reno: That's exactly what George W. Bush said when he was inaugurated. People don't remember that.

    Notes (1)

    • Show Title: The Easter Bunny and the St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun leaping in the air, engaged in battle that ends when they respectively burst into decorated Easter eggs and four-leaf clovers when they punch each other.
      Billboard Gag: Herman's Antiques (and guns)--[with the one-armed Herman pictured, having some of his weapons on display]
      Chalkboard Gag: Jesus's last words were not "TGIF".
      Lisa: Playing the violin instead of her saxophone.
      Couch Gag: In a closeup shot, a hand places four Easter eggs, each decorated with the images of Marge and the kids on the couch. Afterward, Homer arrives and winds up sitting on the eggs, making a mess in the process.

    Trivia (1)

    • The prank call name that Moe used in court to testify against Bart "Mike Rotch" was previously used by Bart as a prank call during the season 2 episode "Blood Feud".

    Allusions (5)

    • The black guy with the eye patch at the end episode is based off of Marvel Comic's Nick Fury as portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel films. Also the program he activates is a parody of the Avengers Initiative used in those films and the elderly superheroes that appear are parodies of superheroes from both Marvel and DC Comics.

    • The episode title is based off DC Comics' character Batman (since one of his aliases in the comics is the Dark Knight). Additionally the Mr. Burns subplot as Fruit Bat Man is a parody of Batman as well the villains he fights which are parodies of different Batman villains.

    • One of the magazines Mr. Burns sees is The Mulk. This is an allusion to the comic book hero The Hulk.

    • The name of the episode is a parody name to the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, that starred Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.

    • The name of this episode is also aparodyof the 1984 sitcom Night Court, that starred Harry Anderson, Richard Moll, & John Larroquette.

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