The Simpsons

Worst Episode Ever

Season 12, Ep 11, Aired 2/4/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Despite being banned from life forever from the comic book store, Bart and Milhouse take over its management when the Comic Book Guy suffers from a cardiac episode, "the worst episode ever". Their management of the shop is fairly successful, until they discover the Comic Book Guy's secret stash of illegal video clips and begin charging admission for their viewing. Meanwhile, the Comic Book Guy on the road to recovery receives tips from Homer on making friends to no avail. Until a chance meeting with Principal Skinner's mother sparks an unusual relationship.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 (5)
  • The heart burns

    By futuramarama, Nov 15, 2009

  • Comic Book Guy has a heart attack.

    By Hornets3, Sep 07, 2009

  • it was an ok show

    By vbkzlfie, Jul 16, 2008

  • An amazing episode... Bart and MIlhouse take over the COmic bookstore. What could be better??

    By Iverson82094, Jan 26, 2008

  • Comic Book Guy has a heart attack

    By jimbo_001, Jan 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Agnes: Sunsets! Thank God there's only one of these a day. Comic Book Guy: Could it BE more orange?

    • Agnes: Out of the way, Tubby. Comic Book Guy: Oh pardon me, Oldie Hawn. Agnes: Uh. Why you ill-mannered sack of crap! Comic Book Guy: Oh goodie. Now I know whatever happened to Baby Jane. Agnes: You are the rudest man who ever…bought me dinner! Comic Book Guy: Correction. I do not believe I ever bought you…oh!

    • Comic Book Guy: Oh please. If I wanted to hear mindless droning I'd befriend an air conditioner. Moe: Oh now he's ragging on air conditioners. Carl: Hey they keep us cool in the summer, pal. Lenny: Get 'im!

    • Moe: Uh, let me buy you a drink. Comic Book Guy: Very well. I will have a shot of Cranberry Schnapps. Moe: (referring to the bottles on the wall) Ha, ha...uh, these are…they're just painted on there. Your choices are beer and egg soakings. Comic Book Guy: I'll pass! Beer is the nectar of the nimwit. Carl: Hey, are you knocking beer? Lenny: Nobody bad mouth's Duff! (he smashes a bottle, but it shatters in his hand) Aw, piece of crap!

    • Homer: (to Comic Book Guy) Now, when you've got a bum ticker like we do, you need all the friends you can get. And Moe's is the friendliest place in the rum district. (they enter the bar and Moe has a gun pointed at somebody's head) Moe: Get out and take your Sacagawea dollars with you. I'll give ya till the count of three…One…(gun shot)

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    Notes (4)

    • Matt Groening's picture is in the gallery of people banned from the comic store.

    • When Comic Book Guy says 'If you spill something on this it will bounce off and land on lesser comics' the 'lesser comic' it lands on is a Bongo comic which is the company that prints the 'Simpsons Comics' and Matt G.'s comic strip 'Life in Hell.'

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not hide the teacher's medication. Couch Gag: A valet pulls up and gets off the couch. The family gets on and doesn't tip the valet.

    • In 2001, Hank Azaria won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Voice-Over Performance' for this episode.

    Trivia (9)

    • Restaurants seen at the Springfield Squidport include: "Have it Uruguay", "What They Eat in Iceland", "The Karachi Hibachi", "A Taste of Serbia", "Mussolini and Frank's"(A parody of the famous Hollywood Haunt "Musso and Frank's"), and "The London Broil".

    • Did you notice?: Lisa and Marge read from a newspaper called THE DAILY SET-UP to set up the plotline.

    • When Tom Savini "explodes" at the comic book store, Bart's original line was "That should be us covered in guts". This line has been redubbed to "That should be us covered in blood".

    • Syndication cuts the end of the flashback of Homer being banned from Gallagher's comedy shows where the teenaged Homer cries on the sidewalk after being kicked out and the picture fades back to the real Homer still crying. The scene now cuts from Gallagher kicking out Homer to Lisa reading about Tom Savini appearing at the comic book store.

    • Comic Book Guy lets Nelson into his shop to see Tom Savini, but earlier Nelson's picture was on the "Banned for Life" wall.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Burger King:
      The "Have It Uruguay" restaurant mimics Burger King's "Have it your way" slogan.

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