The Simpsons

Hardly Kirk-ing

Season 24, Ep 13, Aired 2/17/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of being an adult when a shaving experiment leaves Milhouse looking exactly like his father, Kirk. Also, Marge desperately tries to save Maggie from the dangers of children's television.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Castellaneta

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

  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Kirk: Now how would like to go to your own parent/teacher interview while I see a movie?
      Milhouse: I'd like that. (The two walk away)
      Homer: Son, promise you will never look like me.
      Bart: I sure hope not!
      Homer: Why you little.... (begins strangling him) That's not a heartwarming thing to end on!

    Notes (2)

    • The first airing of this episode at the end includes the Maggie Simpson cartoon The Longest Daycare, the Oscar-nominated animated short which was first seen in theaters along with the 2012 movie Ice Age: Continental Drift.

    • Show Title: Lance Murdoch performs a motorcycle stunt.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags: None.
      Couch Gag: After the family sits on the couch, a knight from the HBO series Game of Thrones (with that series' theme music playing) enters and decapitates Homer with a sword, slicing off Marge's hair in the process, much to Lisa's disgust.

      When the episode was rerun, the following were added:

      Billboard Gag:  Dr. Nicks Valentine Hearts:  Human, Cow, or Mystery.  (with Dr. Riviera pictured, holding a heart with "I Love You" written on it with arteries attached)
      Chalkboard Gag:  I will not tweet as the principal's toilet.
      Lisa:  Playing the sousaphone instead of her regular saxophone.
      Couch Gag:  Using the extended  Game of Thrones parody before showing Homer's decapitation by the knight.

    Allusions (4)

    • The opening couch gag is a parody of Game of Thrones.

    • Ice Road Hand Fishing is a parody of Ice Road Truckers.

    • The "Baby Poindexter" DVD is a reference to the Baby Einstein line of media.

    • Amazon Kindle

      At the bookstore everybody is looking at Kuddle. This is a parody of the Amazon Kindle, a popular book reader which also allows you to search the internet, read books, & play games.

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