The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 21

24 Minutes

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 20, 2007 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Ingredients of the stink bomb: Road kill, Burnt hair, Jimbo's sister's retainer case, Six weeks of bottled farts, Possum placenta, Sweat from a walk-around Goofy suit, and TCBY (That Container of Botulized Yogurt).

    • The upside-down newspaper Milhouse is holding is the Springfield Shopper. The headlines read "Mayor's Breath Still Problem", "Corn Less Popular" and "Bake Sale Today".

    • Goof: Somehow, the lettering on Martin's sash reverses so it can be read properly in the mirror's reflection, and flips back to normal when he turns around.

    • In the opening sequence, one of the CTU's computer screens shows Willie making out with Ms. Hoover.

    • Among the professional staff at Springfield Elementary is a secretary named Mrs. Lord.

    • Lisa reads the three missing students on paper and it says:

      -Full name: Corky James Jones
      -Known alias: Jamesbo, Dr. J., Hector Gutierrez,
      -Last known location: Duff Gardens Log Flume (Middle Seat)

      -Full name: Dolphin Starbeam
      -Speaks: Spanish, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Latin, Old English, Klingon, Esperanto
      -Friends with Jackie Chan (unverified)
      -Special skills: Horse riding, tap dancing, British accent, stage fighting

      -Full name: Kearney Zzyzwicz
      -Prior offenses: Indian burn (3rd degree), full moon, half moon, attempted purple nurple, hertz donut (acquitted)
      -Owns owns tuxedo.

    • Martin Prince's Ant Farm brand is from Uncle Milton.

    • Jimbo's mom's name is Carol.

  • Quotes

    • Milhouse: Lisa, if I don't make it back, there's a letter in my locker I want you to read.
      Lisa: I've already read it.
      Principal Skinner: We've all read it.

    • Principal Skinner: (On the phone) Lord, give me guidance... That's right, the guidance department. Thank you, Mrs. Lord.

    • Lisa: I've got something! The sixth grade security camera shows three empty desks.
      Principal Skinner: Enhance!
      (Camera zooms in on desk with "Skinner Stinks" carved into it)
      Principal Skinner: De-hance! De-hance!

    • Principal Skinner: Simpson! I'll teach you to make a Poupon me!

    • (Apu sniffs some old yogurt that Homer tries to return at the Kwik-E-Mart.)
      Apu: Oh my god! If a dead fish and a homeless person had a baby and the baby puked, and a dog ate the puke, this smells like the rear end of that dog!

    • Bart: I might be able to stop them, but I need a schematic of Jimbo's house!
      Lisa: Jimbo drew a couple pictures of his house in second grade, but I can't vouch for their accuracy. The teacher gave them a frowny face.

    • (Bart spots an incapacitated Ralph in a cage.)
      Bart: I've got a man down! Well, not a man, a very special boy.

    • Groundskeeper Willie: Teens? In Willie's hidey-hole? I'll mop up your blood from the inside!

    • Jack Bauer: Chloe, I need those schematics now.
      Bart: What? Who is this?
      Jack Bauer: I'm Jack Bauer, who the hell are you?
      Bart: Me? Uhh, I'm Ahmed Adoodie.
      Jack Bauer: Chloe, find out all you can about Ahmed Adoodie. Does anyone there know Ahmed Adoodie?
      Chloe O' Brian: Ahmed Adoodie, wealthy Saudi financier, disappeared into Afghanistan in the late 90's.
      Jack Bauer: Really?
      Chloe O'Brian: No, Jack. It's a joke name. You're being set up.
      Jack Bauer: Dammit!

    • (Marge kisses Bart)
      Marge: Oh my special little guy! I'm so glad you're okay.
      (Homer kisses Bart)
      Homer And I'm so glad you taste like hotdogs!

    • (Homer picks up the bomb which has 7 seconds left till it blows)
      Homer: Oh a thermos! And it has 7 cups of coffee left.
      (The bomb changes to 6)
      Homer: No wait, 6.
      Lisa: Dad! That's a bomb!
      Homer: Ah! You take it!

    • Jack Bauer: Previously on 24… I mean The Simpsons.

    • Jack Bauer: Bart Simpson, 12 minutes ago you made a very annoying prank phone call to me. I pulled every agent off of their assignment to track you down and bring you to justice. It was a tough call but I think I made the right one.
      (nuke goes off)
      (crowd gasps)
      Jack Bauer: Don't worry. That was just Shelbyville.
      (crowd sighs with relief)

    • Homer: (To Milhouse) Cops. Act natural.
      Homer (Imitating a woman) Oh hello officer!
      Chief Wiggum: (While driving by) Oh hello, Ma'am! (To self) What is it about a women and a dumpster.

    • Bart: Son of a beachball, they escaped.

    • Skinner: Okay, you have a deal, you conniving little… (whispers in Bart's ear)
      Bart: Wow, that's a swear!?
      Skinner: Used as a noun, it is.

    • Milhouse: Mr. Simpson I'm scared.
      Homer: This is our life now Milhouse, we're dumpster folk!

    • Dolph: Now this crossword is nothing but swears.

    • Jack Bauer: The following takes place between 2:34 p.m. and 3:04 p.m. Or maybe it's a.m. Whichever one is the morning one. Not that one.

    • Marge: If someone did eat Bart's shorts, they would have a tummy full of pocket garbage.

  • Notes

    • This episode won the 2008 Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production.

    • (The opening was similar to 24, but with a story about the new CTU -Counter Truancy Unit- at Springfield Elementary.)
      Blackboard Joke: none
      Couch Gag: none

  • Allusions