The Simpsons

Some Enchanted Evening

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 5/13/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer and Marge enjoy a night out on the town. Meanwhile, at home, the kids deal with a diabolical babysitter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Silverman

  • Matt Groening

  • Kent Butterworth

  • Sam Simon

  • Al Jean

  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • The season 1 finale, ironically the first episode to be produced

    By fsaenz0125, Sep 23, 2014

  • suspensful

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 17, 2011

  • This was the episode that nearly got "The Simpsons" cancelled. Thankfully, that didn't happen...otherwise, we wouldn't be treated to some 23 years of classic irreverent humor that has withstood the test of time...

    By BatJane, Feb 17, 2011

  • The first season ends with Homer and Marge going out for a night on the town leaving the kids with a babysitter who may just be a wanted fugitive.

    By meathead704, Sep 12, 2010

  • Some Enchanted Evening: Homer and Marge take a night out together unaware of what the baby sitter's doing to the kids at home.

    By Sabrespongebob, Jul 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • (Marge dials the babysitting service)) Receptionist: Rubber Baby Buggie Bumper Babysitting Service. Marge: This is Marge Simpson, I'd like a babysitter for the evening. Receptionist: Wait a minute. The Simpsons? (Looks over at a bulletin board with Bart, Lisa and Maggie) Receptionist: Lady you've got to be kidding! (Receptionist slams the phone, continues writing, phone rings seconds later) Receptionist: Rubber baby buggie bumper babysitting service. Homer: Hello, this is Mr. Ssssamson. Receptionist: Did your wife just call a second ago? Homer: No, I said Samson, not Simpson. Receptionist: Thank God! Those Simpsons, what a bunch of savages! Especially that big ape father. Homer: (angrily) D'oh! Actually the Simpsons are neighbors of ours and we found them to be a quite misunderstood and underrated family.

    • (Bart prank calls Moe's Tavern) Moe: Moe’s Tavern. Bart: Is Oliver there? Moe: Who? Bart: Oliver Klozoff. Moe: Hold on. I'll check. Oliver Klozoff! Call for Oliver Klozoff! (Bart and Lisa bust out in laughter.)

    • (Marge and Homer finish watching Homer’s interview about the “Baby-sitter Bandit” on the news.) Homer: Lord, help me. I'm just not that bright. Marge: Oh, Homer, don't say that. The way I see it, if you raise three children who can knock out and hogtie a perfect stranger, you must be doing something right.

    • (Ms. Botz has Bart and Lisa tied up on the couch.) Bart: We know who you are, Ms. Botz. Or should I say, Ms. Botzcowski. You're the Baby-sitter Bandit! Ms. Botz: You're a smart, young man, Bart. I hope you're smart enough to keep your mouth shut. Lisa: He isn't.

    • (Bart and Lisa watch America’s Most Armed and Dangerous on the TV.) Host: The Cue Ball Killer should be considered extremely armed and dangerous. If you think you've seen him, call 1-800-U-SQUEAL.

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    Notes (6)

    • According to the original script by Matt Groening & Sam Simon, when Bart flicks through the channels, the theme from The Tracey Ullman Show was supposed to be heard.

    • First Appearance: The Larry Davis Experience (They are often seen through out this series playing at local events.)

    • The fictional radio station, KBBL, is a parody of the radio stations that a few members of the writing staff used to work for in the Los Angeles area.

    • A lip-shaped stain can be seen on the inside of the front door when Homer and Marge leave for their date. This is from the original version of the show where Marge tries to kiss Homer goodbye and he slams the door in her face, making her kiss the door (instead of just stealing her coffee).

    • Despite being shown as the final episode of the 1st season, this was actually the first episode of the series to be made, as shown by the production code. The reason it was made last was because the episode first came back ruined, so was sent back to Korea to be redone.

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    Trivia (18)

    • Goof: When Marge gives the video tape to Ms. Botz the cover is orange and the tape is light blue, while they're walking to the living room the cover is light blue, and when Ms. Botz gives it to Bart to put it in the VCR, the video itself is orange.

    • On America's Most Armed and Dangerous, a report on the baby sitter bandit identifies her as: Lucille Botzcowski Height 6' Weight 178

    • We learn that the radio station KBBL is short for K-Babble.

    • Nuclear Power Plant signs- Radioactive Area, No Smoking, No Eating, No Foolish Horseplay, 7 Days Since Last Accident, In Case of Meltdown-Break Glass (Glass is already broken).

    • The number in America's Most Armed and Dangerous is 1-800-U-SQUEAL.

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    Allusions (6)

    • America's Most Wanted The television show Bart and Lisa watch, America's Most Armed and Dangerous, is a take-off of the FOX show America's Most Wanted. The host even looks like John Walsh, the host of America's Most Wanted.

    • Jaws
      The music that can be heard as Ms. Botz looks for Bart is a parody of the music heard when the shark is about to attack in the 1975 movie Jaws.

    • Perez Prado The little tune Homer is humming in the bathroom as he prepares for his night out with Marge is Mambo legend Perez Prado's song, "Patricia."

    • Life In Hell The rabbit doll Maggie has with her for part of the episode is Binky from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life In Hell."

    • "Some Enchanted Evening"
      The title of the episode is also the title of a song in the Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific.

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