The Simpsons

New Kids on the Blecch

Season 12, Ep 14, Aired 2/25/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer "runs" in the Springfield marathon, but when Bart crashes the end of the race an unruly mob is ready to lynch him. A passing stranger rescues him and offers Bart the opportunity to join a new boy band "Party Posse" as the bad boy. Other members of this new band include, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph. Using NASA technology to enhance their voices they might just make it. And they will, until it is revealed that their videos and music are rigged to brainwash people into joining the Navy. Their manager goes crazy when the government cuts off his funding, but with a little help from N' Sync, the boys of Party Posse try to save the staff of "Mad Magazine" from certain destruction.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 (10)
  • Bart is in a boy band.

    By Sami5118, Aug 09, 2010

  • Bart's Boy Band

    By futuramarama, Nov 04, 2009

  • Bart joins a boy band.

    By Hornets3, Sep 07, 2009

  • A good episode as the kids become music pops stars. This episode started out good, but got messy at the end

    By Iverson82094, Jan 26, 2008

  • nice

    By criiss, Nov 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Marge: Thank you so much for saving our son from that murderous mob. Smash: Well, thank you for letting me chill in your crib. Homer: And thank you for assuming we're hip!

    • Bart: (about L.T.) Do you think he's gonna do something dangerous? Nelson: How should I know? Just keep loading missiles. Ralph: Pop music is hard work.

    • Skinner: And now, are you adequately prepared to rock? Students: Yay! Skinner: Silence!

    • (Mad Magazine workers are coming up with ideas for the magazine.) Mad Magazine Executive #1: Why don't we call it "Everybody Hates Raymond." (The entire room laughs) Mad Magazine Executive #2: Well we stayed up all night but it was worth it.

    • Lisa: Cut it out you're a grown man. Homer: (Gasps and pouts) I wanna go home now.

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    Notes (4)

    • Contrary to popular belief, N'SYNC did not provide the voices for Party Posse. Two members of another Lou Pearlman boy band 'Natural' provided some of the voices -- Marc Terenzi for Nelson and Michael 'J' Horn for Milhouse.

    • The last time the MAD magazine building was referenced was in Episode 4F22, "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson", when Bart visited their headquarters. The MAD magazine mascot mentions the New Kids on the Bleech [Block], which is the title of this episode.

    • When it first premiered Mr. Burns had the line "Faster Chinaman" while whipping Smithers and riding a rickshaw. Some people found it offensive so the line was changed to "Faster rickshaw driver".

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not buy a presidential pardon. Couch Gag: The couch and TV are within the walls of a prison. As a siren sounds, the family, dressed in black and white jumpsuits, attempt to escape by burrowing their own underground tunnels. However, instead of escaping, each family member emerges from their tunnel and hops onto the couch. Homer clicks the TV on with a remote, just as the prison searchlight passes over them.

    Trivia (4)

    • Right before Lt. Smash flips the switch to start the aircraft carrier, it says "De-Commission" for the off position and "Commission" for the on position, but right after he flips the switch, it reads "Museum" for the off position and "Ship" for the on position.

    • In past episodes, Lisa has been romantically linked to every member of the Party Posse except, of course, her brother Bart.

    • The dance N’Sync makes up is: Thrust, Spin, Turn, Pivot, Pout, Jiggy, Jiggy, Robot, Dosee-do and close with a Matrix.

    • Lenny & Carl was convinced into going to the Navy but they already did in episode #3G04 Simpson Tide.

    Allusions (3)

    • Bart (pretending to be Italian): I use up all my English! Italian actor/director Roberto Benigni said the same thing after winning an Oscar for his film Life Is Beautiful.

    • If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher (music video) The scene when the concert takes place on a battleship is taken from the video. Including the scene when Cher sits on the cannon just like what Bart did to the episode

    • When the “Party Posse” raises the tether-ball pole, it imitates the famous statue of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.

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