The Simpsons

Special Edna

Season 14, Ep 7, Aired 1/5/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Edna looks forward to the apple picking trip she is going to take Seymour, only he has to cancel because he needs to take care of his mother. Meanwhile, Bart looks for ways to keep from working on his research paper for WWI, including photocopying his butt and joyriding in a Blackhawk helicopter. The day before it's due, he uses Grampa as a resource. Bart receives F for his effort he works on a revised version of the paper after school. When Bart sees how sad Principal Skinner has made Ms. Krabappel when he cancels a date with her in favor of his mother, Bart goes out with her for the evening. At Lisa's suggestion, Bart decides to do more for his teacher, he nominates for the "Teacher of the Year" award. Knowing who she has to put with, the award committee selects Ms. Krabappel as their nominee. The award finals are held in Orlando, Florida at "Efcot Center." As the nominator, Bart (and his family) gets to go to award ceremony as well. Who isn't going, Seymour Skinner of course, that is until he changes mind. Of course, he has to bring mother along. At the award ceremony, Seymour is worried that he will lose Edna forever. He gets Bart to sabotage her chances at winning, but when it comes down to it he can't let Bart go through with it. Edna doesn't win the award, but she does get a marriage proposal from Seymour, with an engagement ring from Little Richard.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 (7)
  • Nice Episode

    By Review-o-tron, Dec 18, 2013

  • funny stuff

    By futuramarama, May 15, 2012

  • Edna and Skinner get engaged.

    By Hornets3, Aug 30, 2009

  • Siknner proposes to Edna?? Great episode, very funny. You should really give some time to watch this episode...

    By Iverson82094, Dec 09, 2007

  • Decent episode

    By jimbo_001, Jan 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Homer: (after breaking into Disney World) One churro, please.
      Employee: That'll be fourteen dollars.
      Homer: (screams) Ok.

    • Mrs. Krabappel: The topic for your research paper is World War I. Bart: Was that the one with Hitler, or the one with Merlin? Nelson: You idiot! Merlin was in Vietnam!

    • [Mrs. Krabappel finds out she won Teacher of the Year] Mrs. Krabappel: I can´t believe it! This, after I accidentally showed the R-rated Romeo & Juliet. I thought that nipple would haunt me forever!

    • Mrs. Krabappel: You've got to stop putting your mother ahead of me! We have a date! Principal Skinner: I'll be back in three hours. [sexily] Maybe less. [normal] But most certainly more.

    • Little Richard: Oh here, honey, take one o' mine! Whooo! (Gives one of his rings to Principal Skinner and then puts another ring back on the finger.) Oh, I felt naked for a minute!

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    Notes (10)

    • The "Ride of Broken Dreams" scene from this episode was shown in the documentry "Enron."

    • The show is animated 100% with computers starting with this episode, although pencil drawings are still used before being sent to the computer to be inked.

    • Homer yells "Whoo! Purple Rain!" at Little Richard, then says "Michael Jackson told me to shut up" after LR tells him to shut up. He's confusing LR with both Prince and Michael Jackson.

    • Bender (from "Futurama") and Pikachu make appearances in Bart's hallucination.

    • Finally The Simpsons directly satire 9/11: The wrestling scene with "Uncle Slam" stabbing an American flag on "Osama bin Rotten", while "The Secretary of Hate: Colin Kapow-ell" drops anvils on "Rotten"., is based on the main characters in the fight against terrorism.

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    Trivia (3)

    • When Milhouse arrives in the helicopter, Bart's room is in the wrong place. The window he looks out of actually belongs to Homer and Marge's room.

    • Homer was sitting on a stool in a restaurant, then when you see him again, he is sitting on a chair.

    • Seymour says that his mother carried him for 9 and a half moths when he and Edna are arguing. But Seymour isn't really the son of his mother. He was Armain Tanzarina in "The Principal and the Pauper" so his so called mother never gave birth to him. [ Editor's Note: You've forgotten that Judge Snyder ruled the whole incident with "Armain Tanzarina" never happened. ]

    Allusions (8)

    • After seeing the beginning of a teacher's video, one of the judges says ‘Dead Poets Society has ruined a generation of educators;’ the video then proceeds to show a teacher who looks and acts like Robin Williams. "Dead Poets Society" is a 1989 film in which Robin Williams plays a non-traditional English teacher at a 1950s boys' school who inspires his students and stirs up their interests in poetry and literature. Dan Castellaneta provides the voice of the instructor, doing a spot-on impression; Castellaneta had previously replaced Williams as the voice of Genie in the sequel to “Aladdin” and the animated series that followed.

    • Willie's car could be a parody of two things. James Bond: With the whole thing of him giving keys to Skinner and telling him to take care of it. Or the old Batman series, with it's appearance and campy onboard controls.

    • When Homer is riding the car during the ride of the future at the Epcot Center , the car is speaking and saying that if you drive it, people will think you are gay and then you see three gay men on the side of the street chanting "One of us, one of us" which is a line from the 1932 film "Freaks," which shows the plight of those exploited in circuses.

    • Judge: "an inner city math teacher who taught teenage gang members that differential equations are more powerful than bullets.
      Julio Estudiante is based on Jaime Escalante, played by Edward James Olmos in "Stand and Deliver", a 1988 film in which a computer teacher whose inner city school has no computers decides to teach his class calculus for the Advanced Placement test.

    • Bart: Blackhawk up. Bart says this as he enters the Blackhawk helicopter. It's a reference to the 2001 Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down.

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