The Simpsons

Season 17 Episode 14

Bart Has Two Mommies

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2006 on FOX
8.4
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The family is at a church fund-raiser, where Homer tries to ensure his rubber duck onto victory, but Flanders wins the big prize, which he doesn’t want and gives it to Marge. In return Marge agrees to watch Rod and Todd while Ned is attending a left-handed convention. While Marge is spending all her time with the Rod and Todd and trying to let them learn how to be boys; Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a home for former celebrity animals and a monkey kidnaps Bart. Marge’s ability to be a mother comes into question when Ned discovers what she is doing with his boys and the local news covers Bart’s current predicament.moreless

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  • Marge agress to watch Rod and Todd for Ned

    9.5
    The family is at a church fund-raiser, where Homer tries to ensure his rubber duck onto victory, but Flanders wins the big prize, which he doesn't want and gives it to Marge. In return Marge agrees to watch Rod and Todd while Ned is attending a left-handed convention. While Marge is spending all her time with the Rod and Todd and trying to let them learn how to be boys; Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a home for former celebrity animals and a monkey kidnaps Bart. Marge's ability to be a mother comes into question when Ned discovers what she is doing with his boys and the local news covers Bart's current predicament. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "The Simpsons". It wasn't my favorite episode but it was pretty close and it was well done. I felt satisfied with the storyline and where things were rolling in this episode. A lot of parts in this episode were very funny such as when Homer cheats in the rubber duck race and lost, Marge eavesdropping Rod and Todd's prayers like when Rod said "Please forget Ms. Marge for eavesdropping our prayers... but she is forgiven", the female monkey kidnapping Bart, Mr. Teeny and his mother reuniting, and the very ending when Rod said "Dad, I'm gay" and then Ned gives the look to Marge along with Marge saying "He said that he's okay", and some more. The storyline was well done and I really liked it.... not my favorite episode as it did get a little weak in a couple of parts but it was still enjoyable. Overall, an almost perfect episode of "The Simpsons". 9.5/10moreless
  • Meh

    5.7
    We start off with a string of pretty lame jokes, along with a Homer-pain mill sequence that, while a well-executed parody of MGM or Warner Bros. shorts, did not make me laugh. The first joke I liked was Homer saying he wished so hard the duck became real. The Femac thing was a random go-nowhere plot device (as was the left-handed convention later on), though I did like the dictionary gag. The sequences involving Marge babysitting Rod and Todd were the best parts of the episode, both funny and charming in their own way. I enjoyed the Marge/Rod/Todd/Ned plotline, and even though the message is cliche, I did like Marge begging Ned to encourage Todd.



    Everything in the other plotline, including Bart and Lisa jousting, the retired animals place, and anything after Bart was kidnapped, was just stupid. Yeah, I know this is the 370th episode and they've come up with so many different plots already, but honestly, you'd think they could still think of something better than Bart getting kidnapped by a monkey. I barely laughed at all, though I did like the DVD joke and the ending gay joke.moreless
  • Very hilarious episode so many jokes... How can u possibly not like this episode???

    9.3
    Ned Flanders wins a computer and offers it to Marge, as he has no use for it. In return, Marge babysits Rod and Todd. With Marge spending so much time at The Flanders', Homer must look after Bart and Lisa. Meanwhile, Marge takes Rod and Todd to a children's activity center as she feels Ned is overly worried about his sons. Rod climbx a wall and discovers a new activity he enjoys, but he falls and suffers a minor injury. Ned is shocked and tells Marge to stay away. Homer takes the kids to an animal retirement home, but the trip goes awry when Toot-Toot the monkey pulls Bart into her cage and holds him hostage. Marge learns of the kidnapping and tries to get her son back. The monkey takes Bart atop the church. Rod, putting his new climbing skills to use, climbs the church to rescue Bart. Ned discovers that as long as Rod has his encouragement he will succeed in life.moreless
  • Bart Has Two Mommies

    8.5
    Marge begins spending time with Rod and Todd Flanders. Meanwhile, at the springfield petting zoo, Bart is kidnapped by a female monkey, who is missing her own son {turns out in the end of the episode Krusty's Mr. Teeny is this monkey's son}. At the end of the episode when all hope is lost for Bart, Rodd ends up saving him.



    A good episode, pretty funny, I really liked the reuniting of Mr. Teeny and his mother. The rest was also very good and very well-done, a good episode from this season, My overall grade would be a B+ methinksmoreless
  • Very funny show!

    8.8
    This is a very funny show and that it shows again

    The ever resourceful Marge or is she too resourceful?

    As the family goes to a carnival and when Flanders wins the prize, he doesn't want it and gives it to Marge.

    In return, she baby-sits his two sons. Bart, Homer, and Lisa go to the zoo where Bart is kidnapped by an ape. Very funny show as this is indeed a dysfunctional family.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson

Himself

Guest Star

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Herself

Guest Star

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Bob Hope

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (after a monkey kidnaps Bart)
      Homer: Aren't you going to do something?!
      Ape Handler: I'm afraid there's nothing we can do now. A chimp that size could tear your son's head right off!
      Homer: But she'll leave the rest of him alone?

    • (Homer throws what he thinks is his rubber duck to the finish line, but it turns out to be a real duck.)
      Homer: Oh, a real duck? I wished too hard and he became real!

    • (Marge has affected the boys in the course of her recent bout of babysitting.)
      Rod and Todd: No!
      Ned: Gasp, the "N" word!?

    • Homer: Don't pressure me; I get enough of that from my dad.
      Marge: Well, maybe I can take your mind off of things. We can study for the S.A.T.'s; Snuggles and Tickles!

    • Bart: Why does God always need money?
      Homer: It's a lot of little stuff. God has to pay all the elves in his workshop. Plus, he's got all those planets to support. Did you see that ring he gave Saturn?

    • Lisa: I wanna go to the showbiz animal retirement home. They take in animals from the movies and tv that aren't cute anymore.
      Homer: Old showbiz animals, eh? Do you think any of the gremlins from the Gremlins movie are there?
      Lisa: Ummm…sure.
      Homer: (Running to the front door) He he he, I am going to get them so wet.

    • Ned: Hey, Marge, I don't, I don't really want a computer. Y'know, all those complete strangers Googling each other makes my flesh crawl.

    • Marge: Oooh, that's the new feMAC; the computer designed just for women. The you've-got-mail voice is Susan Sarandon.
      Computer: You've got mail, unlike the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Get informed.

    • Nelson: But Krusty said Mr. Teeny was born in Funny Town.
      Lisa: Nelson, Funny Town doesn't exist.
      Nelson: NOOOO! I was gonna live at Cuckoo Corners!

    • Marge: Where's Bart? I haven't seen him since you came home.
      Homer: (sarcastic) Oh, you haven't seen Bart for a few hours, so you automatically assume I let something terrible happen.
      Marge: I didn't say that!
      Homer: I know what you think. When stupid Homer wasn't looking, Bart got kidnapped by a monkey.
      Marge: I could never think something that horrible!
      Homer: And now I'm using sarcasm to confess the whole thing, so later I can say that I already told you!
      Marge: Sorry I asked. (leaves table)
      Lisa: Dad, you can't keep this up for long.
      Homer: Oh, you're so right! I guess I should be more concerned with Bart's safety than covering my own butt! And maybe I'm talking like this because I can't stop! Help me, Lisa, I have serious mental problems!

    • Homer: Protect the duck! (he is hit by a sledgehammer) Protect the duck! (hit by another sledgehammer) Ohhh... produck the tect...

    • Rod: What's "gay" mean?
      Bart: Umm, it means you used to be afraid but now you're not.
      Rod: (shouting) I'm gay, Daddy! I'm gay! Mrs. Simpson made me gay!
      Marge: I believe he's saying he's okay.
      (Ned frowns at Marge)

    • Homer: My son's been ape-napped!
      Lisa: No, no, he's still kidnapped; the prefix applies to the victim!

    • (A flock of ducks swim off with Homer's rubber duck.)
      Homer: Hey! This race is for rubber-ducks, not meat-ducks!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the 370th episode of The Simpsons, which eclipses the 369 episodes of My Three Sons to make it the 6th longest running show of all time.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family enters the living room only to find their access to the couch has been blocked by laser beams. They work their way through the laser beams and sit down. Then the beams shut off and Homer's head drops to the floor.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Ned: Call me Ned Zeppelin, but is one of my boys abrased and contused?
      This is a reference to the Led Zeppelin song "Dazed And Confused".

    • Heather Has Two Mommies
      The title of this episode is a reference to the book Heather Has Two Mommies, written about a little girl who is raised by a lesbian couple. The book set off a firestorm of controversy when it was released in 1990 but also opened the door to discussion about non-traditional families.

    • The song Ned is singing is similiar in composition to Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle'.

    • The music cue played while Homer is in the millworks is the same as the music used in Warner Bros. cartoons when showing the internal workings of a large mechanical contraption. It's called "Powerhouse", and was originally composed by Raymond Scott.

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