The Simpsons

Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 15, Ep 12, Aired 2/15/04
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  • Episode Description
  • On a school field trip to the Museum of Television and TV Milhouse shows that he has developed a new attitude where he just doesn't care. Meanwhile Mr. Burns has moved Homer, Lenny and Carl to an offsite location (Moe's) so that they don't ruin a visit by the plant's board of directors. Apu and Manjula stop by celebrating their anniversary, making Homer realize he hasn't gotten anything for his anniversary with Marge. He gets extremely drunk and finds himself ‘dancing' on the street where people, thinking he is homeless, start giving him money. Milhouse reveals the secret to his new attitude is the fact that he and his mother are moving to Capitol City, where they are going to get a fresh start. Both Bart and Kirk Van Houten are going to have to learn to get along without Milhouse being around. Bart tries to adapt to a world without Milhouse, especially after a visit to Milhouse in Capitol City makes him realize that things will never be the same. In the meantime, Homer has begun begging as a second job when he realizes he can make good money that allows him to buy Marge an expensive anniversary gift. With Milhouse out of his life, Bart finds himself bonding with his sister and she is enjoying the new relationship with her brother; a relationship that gets tested when Kirk gets "pity custody" of Milhouse and Marge is enlightened by the homeless on Homer's second source of income.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

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

  • Dan Castellaneta

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

  • Nancy Cartwright

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

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Bart and Lisa as Best Friends

    By arabey, Feb 28, 2013

  • When Milhouse moves away, Bart begins to bond with Lisa.

    By fenway98, Jun 08, 2010

  • Milhouse moves away, Homer becomes a bum.

    By Hornets3, Aug 30, 2009

  • Great story line and very hilarious..... Homer also gets a new job: bum... LOL If you ask me that what he should have been doing all along!!!

    By Iverson82094, Nov 26, 2007

  • An amazing episode! Milhouse episodes are always great & this one delivers. Must see.

    By JohnnySeidz, Jul 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Homer: (Drunk) But I don't wanna go home! I'm not done talking to me!

    • (Homer, Lenny and Carl roll barrels of nuclear waste and sing to tune of "Rawhide" theme) Homer: Rolling, rolling, rolling! Toxic barrel rolling! Lenny: They're so hot and glowing! Carl: We'll die!

    • Homer: (making a toast at Moe’s) To old man Burns! Who's paying us to drink, because we're embarrassing. Lenny and Carl: We suck!

    • Male bum: Oh my god! You're a woman! Female bum: And you're a three headed devil dog. Devil Dog!

    • Bart: Since he's been back, Milhouse has had three bloody noses and stepped in dog doo. It's always a party with that guy.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2005 WGA Award (TV) for Animation.

    • Itchy & Scratchy: "Moo Goo Gai Pain"

    • This story premiered on the same day as Matt Groening's 50th birthday.

    • In this episode, Homer said to Marge "I'm not going to lie to you" and then didn't say anything else. This line was also used in 'Homer vs. The 18th Amendment'.

    • This is the second time we have visited "The Museum of Television and TV." It also played a key role in the "Simpsons Spinoff Showcase" in Season 8.

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    Trivia (1)

    • One of milhouse's new friends is dressed like ali g. The other is Eminem.

    Allusions (11)

    • The "The Museum of Television and TV": This is parody of the actual Museum of Television & Radio, in New York and Los Angeles, right down to the logo. In both branches one can go in and choose a television or radio program to sit down and view or go into different theatres to view shows. Like the museum in the episode, that is all pretty much one can do, because there are either very sparse or no actual exhibits to walk around and look at, like other museums. Though this place is very helpful if one were doing research.

    • Milhouse: "Look at me. I'm riding some guy named Ironside!"
      Ironside was a show from 1967-1975 starring Raymond Burr—best known as attorney Perry Mason—as a San Francisco lawyer who is left paralyzed after being shot when a sniper tries to assassinate him. Being confined to a wheelchair does not stop him and he goes on to head up a special police unit from his custom made office-van.

    • Paul Lynde: "Circle gets the square!"
      Paul's comment references a phrase frequently uttered by the host on The Hollywood Squares. Paul Lynde was one of the regulars on this game show, his position was the center square.

    • :
      The episode's coda (hosted by Isabel Sanford) is a spoof of The Beverly Hillbillies – this time, depicting a scene of Jethro annoying Granny by declaring he's joined the Army.

    • :
      Homer's drunken rendition of "Mr. Bojangles" (as part of his "drunken bum" money-making scheme) would bring tears to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the country-rock-folk group whom originally recorded the 1971 classic.

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