The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 23

Bart's Friend Falls in Love

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 07, 1992 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • During the fight scene in Milhouse's room, a Spinal Tap poster can be seen. Harry Shearer (Principal Skinner, etc) played Derek Smalls, the bass player for Spinal Tap. Spinal Tap also played in Springfield in the episode "The Otto Show."

    • Mrs. Krabappel's comment on Bart's test reads, "Very poor, even for you."

    • Homer's change jar reads "Homer's Change: DON'T TOUCH!"

    • The punishment for kissing a boy at Samantha's new private school is fifty rosaries a kiss.

    • The end of the episode features Homer's presumed definitions of the phrases he learned (and lost) from listening to the tapes earlier in the episode.
      Homer Sez Increase Your Wordiness:
      Satiety: Belt-popping fullness
      Triumvirate: 3 guys giving orders
      Gourmand: Like a gourmet, only fatter
      Machiavellian: I don't know
      Boudoir: Where a French guy does it

    • Movies playing at the Springfield Googleplex: Rip Roarin' Reverend, Sing Monkey, Sing, Space Mutants VII and Hot Grits A Flyin'.

    • In Bart's test, he has written ''Eat My Shorts'' as the answer for the last three questions.

    • Homer's change jar contains only pennies.

    • Goof: On the list of movies showing, it says Space Mutants VII. But in the lobby, it says Space Mutants VI.

  • Quotes

    • (Bart plays with Milhouse's magic 8-ball)
      Bart: Will Milhouse and I be friends till we're toothless old men with hair coming out of our ears? (shakes the ball) "Don't count on it." Will Milhouse and I be friends when we're high-school dropouts living off Uncle Sucker? (shakes the ball) "It looks doubtful." (worried) Will Milhouse and I be friends at the end of the day?
      (shakes the ball; he and Milhouse gasp when it says "No")
      Bart: What could come between two bestest buddies like us?
      (next shot is a dramatic close-up of Samantha Stanky)

    • Lisa: Dad, do you know what today is?
      Homer: The vernal equinox?
      Lisa: No! It's been two weeks since you got that tape. Let's get you on the scale!
      (Homer gets on the scale)
      You've gained thirteen pounds.
      Homer: Disingenuous mountebanks with their subliminal chicanery! A pox on them!
      (discards tape)

    • Mr. Stanky: Samantha, you're my little girl, and sometimes my imagination runs away with me. Just, just tell me what happened.
      Samantha: Well Milhouse and I…
      Mr. Stanky: That's enough!

    • Bart: Milhouse, we're living at the age of cooties. I can't believe the risk you're running. Besides, what's so great about kissing?
      Milhouse: Bart it's just not the kissing a lot of it is waiting to kiss you know like when you open an Eskimo Pie and you wait just a little bit for it to melt?
      Bart: But she doesn't melt.
      Milhouse: Oh, yes she does.

    • Bart: You can read comics with us. Let's see...something for the lady. Ah, Radioactive Man vs. the Swamp Hog.
      Samantha: Do you have any girl comics? Like Bonnie Craine, Girl Attorney, Punkin & Dunkin, The Twinkle Twins, or Lil' Kneesocks?
      Bart: No, but my sister's got a wide selection of crappy comics.

    • Martin: This is the first time anyone has ever sat next to me since I successfully lobbied to have the school day extended by twenty minutes.

    • Marge: Homer, has the weight loss tape reduced your appetite?
      Homer: Ah, lamentably no. My gastronomic rapacity knows no satieties.

    • Kent Brockman: Good evening. Did you know that 34 million American adults are obese? Putting together that excess blubber would fill the Grand Canyon two fifths of the way up. That may not sound impressive, but keep in mind it is a very big canyon.

    • Bart: Hey, what's with the skirt?
      Milhouse: I've brought friends to this tree house before.
      Bart: Yeah, but never a girl. What if I want to strut around nude?

    • Bart: How would I go about creating a half-man half-apelike creature?
      Edna: I'm sorry, that would be playing God.
      Bart: God shmod! I want my monkey-man!

    • Troy: Hello, I'm actor Troy McClure. You kids might remember me from such educational films as Lead Paint, Delicious But Deadly and Here Comes the Metric System. I'm here to provide the facts about sex in a frank and straightforward manner. And now, here's Fuzzy Bunny's Guide To You-Know-What.

    • Samantha: We just moved here from Phoenix. My dad owns a home security company. He came to Springfield because of its high crime rate and lackluster police force.

    • Lisa: Hey Bart, according to this magazine, in another million years, man will have an extra finger!
      Bart: Five fingers...ooh, freak show!

    • Milhouse: How could this happen? We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended up in tragedy!

    • Milhouse: Uh, that's a nice dress.
      Samantha: My dad makes me wear it, I hate it!
      Milhouse: Well I hate it too!

    • Troy McClure: That night came the Honeymoon....
      Kids: Eeeeeew!
      Edna: She's faking it!

    • Samantha: All my friends are back in Phoenix and this town has a weird smell that you're all probably used to...but I'm not.
      Edna: It'll take you about six weeks, dear.

    • Skinner: Now It's never easy to come to a new school so let's make her feel right at home. Please say a big Elementary school hello to Samantha Stinky!
      Samantha: Stanky.
      Skinner: Oh, embarrassing for you.

    • Milhouse: Let me try! Will I get beat up today? ... All signs point to yes
      Nelson: That ball knows everything. *punch*

    • Bart: Will I pass my English test? .... Outlook not so good. Wow, it does work.

    • Samantha: How do we know when we fall in love?
      Kraboppel: Oh, don't you worry. Most of you will never fall in love and marry out of fear of dying alone.

    • Milhouse: Bart, I don't want you to see me cry. Bart: Oh come on, I've seen you cry a million times. You cry when you scrape your knee, you cry when they're out of chocolate milk, you cry when you're doing long division and you have a remainder left over.

    • Lisa: Dad, what if I told you you could lose weight without dieting or lifting a finger?
      Homer: I'd say you're a lying scumbag, why sweety?
      Lisa: Arcording to Eternity Magazine, you can lose weight through subliminal learning. That's where an idea is subtly implanted in your head without you even knowing it.
      Homer: Oh Lisa, that's a load of rich creamery butter.

    • Homer: Marge, where's that... metal... dealy... you use to... dig... food?
      Marge: You mean a spoon?
      Homer: Yeah yeah yeah!

  • Notes

    • Maggie Roswell who provides the voice of the nun singing "Dominique" isn't really singing the lyrics to the song, she just made up lyrics in French.

    • According the Nancy Cartwright when Milhouse says "We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended in tragedy", the original line was "Someone gave my heart a wedgie".

    • Madonna was the first choice to play Samantha.

    • First Appearance: Kirk Van Houten

    • Itchy & Scratchy: "I'm Getting Buried In The Morning." Itchy officiates at Scratchy's wedding. As Scratchy kisses his bride, Itchy pulls off his broad-brimmed hat and throws it at Mrs. Scratchy. The hat slices through her neck and her body falls to the floor. Scratchy opens his eyes and is horrified to see his beheaded bride. The hat flies back toward him, slicing his head off as well. Itchy drives the wedding car, with Mr. and Mrs. Scratchy's heads tied to the bumper like tin cans.

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not snap bras.
      Couch Gag: The family rushes into the room and sits on the couch which then topples making them fly into the wall.

  • Allusions

    • Casablanca
      The end of the episode, as well as the song that plays in the background is a parody of the 1942 film Casablanca.

    • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
      The entire first scene of the episode is a parody of the opening sequence to Raiders Of The Lost Ark.