The Simpsons

Wandering Juvie

Season 15, Ep 16, Aired 3/28/04
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  • Episode Description
  • The family is at a downtown department store, where among other things Lisa looks at the latest in fashion for young girls, Marge gets some rejuvenating cream, Homer uses the dressing room for something other than trying clothes on, and Seymour and Edna are selecting some wedding china. Bart uses the wedding gift registry to sign himself and his bride "Lotta Cooties" for wedding presents. He invites a number of people to attend his wedding and he plans to return all the unused gifts for store credit. He gets all the gifts delivered but he gets caught by Chief Wiggum. The judge sentences Bart to six months of juvenile detention. Bart tries to find his way at the center, and when Homer becomes a guard, it doesn't improve his situation at all. The boys and girls are brought together for dance lessons, but Bart's partner Gina decides that they have an opportunity for escape and since they've been handcuffed together, she brings him along. Out on the lam together they become attached, even after they've gone to a blacksmith to get their cuffs removed; because when Gina is on her own she knows she has nothing to return to, whereas Bart has a family. When the pair is found, Gina makes a confession that makes it so Bart is free to return to his family.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 breaks out of Juvie.

    By flitwickfan, Dec 17, 2006

  • Quite possibly my favorite episode of all time!

    By smpsnkki, Jan 10, 2011

  • Bart goes to juvie

    By Hornets3, Aug 30, 2009

  • Bart finally gets sent to Juvenile Hall, but I hope we all had the common sense to know that this day would come....

    By Iverson82094, Dec 02, 2007

  • A great episode. Worth a watch for sure.

    By JohnnySeidz, Jul 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Warden: You two will dance, and you will like it! Then you will have punch and you will drink it! Then your eyes will meet, and it will be awkward, so help me God!

    • Homer: It's not all your fault. All these years I've watched you turn our son into a time bomb and yet I did nothing. So in a way, I too am a victim. Of you!

    • Wiggum: Take a good hard look at the innocent love in your son's eyes because when he gets out of prison it'll be gone forever. He will have a great bod though, and a couple of those teardrop tattoos. Those are cool!

    • Kent: I am not chipping in on a birthday cake for that jackass Arnie Pie, let him eat... This is Kent Brockman, live at..

    • Lisa: His acting out was probably caused by negative reinforcement. Homer: Oh, I get it, blame the strangler! Hmph! ........ Hmph!........... Hmph!

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    Notes (5)

    • Though John Frink & Don Payne wrote this episode together they were credited seperately in co executive producers.

    • This is the second time Chicago's "Colour my World" has been played in this show. The first was in Homer the Moe

    • Itchy & Scratchy: "The Battle of Slaughter-loo" Prior to the film proper, we see a notice that the film was edited for prison viewing. Itchy and Scratchy lead two armies against each other. As they run towards each other on the battlefield, they pull out bigger and better weapons. As they collide, the episode cuts to the mice celebrating victory.

    • This marks Sarah Michelle Gellar's first time on TV since the ending of Buffy last May.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: A large undeveloped Polaroid picture drops onto the couch. As the photo develops the family begins to appear in their respective places on the couch.

    Trivia (5)

    • The list of things Bart picks for his fake wedding: A coffee maker, waffle iron, tea service, fondue pot, dish towels, silverware, cheese grater, mellonballer, andirons, china figurine, and chain valance.

    • Music From This Episode "Color My World" by Chicago (During the prison dance) "White Wedding" by Billy Idol (While Bart picks his fake gifts)

    • People who are handcuffed and waiting for the blacksmith: Laurel and Hardy A soldier and a hippie A cowboy and a Native American A nun and a prostitute The Sea Captain and a squid.

    • The voice of Kearney appeared in two different boys when Bart was in Juvie and neither were Kearney. First a kid with blonde hair in the yard, and then later in the dance hall in a bald kid.

    • Wiggum just got mauled by a bear, yet his clothes are not ripped at all, and his guts aren't spiling out, he has suffored no blood loss, and he isn't even in any pain (apparently

    Allusions (12)

    • The Battle of Waterloo The Itchy & Scratchy episode, "Battle of Slaughter-loo," is a refference to the Battle of Waterloo, fought on 18 June 1815. This was Napoleon Bonaparte's last battle. His defeat put a final end to his rule as Emperor of the French.

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      The picture Gina showed Bart with her pushing Snow White off the castle and the subtitle below saying, "It's a Fall World" is a take-off of one of the rides at Disney World, "It's a Small World".

    • Gina: Family Guy! One of Gina's names in the short name-calling moment refers to the campy, short-lived animated sitcom Family Guy about a fat, idiotic, Catholic man with a hardworking wife, a loser teenage daughter, a slow-witted son, an infant son who dreams of world domination and a dog with a drinking problem and high IQ. About a year after this episode aired, new episodes of Family Guy were produced and the series returned to the Fox Sunday line-up after the reruns met remarkable success on DVD and in reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Since then, the two series have taken many good-natured potshots at each other, such as a "Treehouse of Horror" story featuring Homer making clones of himself - one of which being Peter Griffin, and a Family Guy episode in which Stewie runs Homer over in a parody of The Simpsons opening animation.

    • Snake: The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Criminals
      Snake's new book, "The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Criminals" (no doubt aimed at criminals looking to improve their "craft") spoofs the Franklin Covey book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (for people wanting to improve their success in the workplace and all other facets of life).

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      Comics Laurel and Hardy are among the people in line waiting to be freed from being chained to one another at the blacksmith's shop.

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