Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Special Guest Star
Special Guest Star
Judge Constance Harm
Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others
In one line from this episode, Homer says "…I'm gonna work you like a dog!", but the lip movements don't match that phrase.
FOX used the best period during sweeps to highlight their "300th episode night"....This episode along with "I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can" were aired with captions at the bottom during the opening credits that stated "300th Episode" and "301st Episode" respectively, despite the fact that they are in fact episodes 302 and 303.
A scene in which Lisa says "Could this be the end of our show?" was shown in the preview but not in the episode.
When Tonk Hawk throws Bart his old card, his pajamas are aqua. When he gets his card back, Bart's pajamas are light green. When Bart starts walking with Tony Hawk, his pajamas are aqua again.
Marge: How many times has Homer done something crazy?
(Lisa pulls out a rolling counter which is now at 300)
Marge: Really? I could've sworn it was 302.
Bart: I'm going to be emancipated.
Homer: Emancipated?! Don't you like being a dude?
Bart: I want a divorce from my parents.
Lawyer: You WHA?!
Bart: I said I want a divorce from my parents.
Lawyer: Yes, I heard you. I was just calling my secretary. Yuwah, give me the standard child divorcing parent form.
Yuwah: Yes, sir
Homer: I'll have you know I've been taking steps to become a better parent, I've been taking care of this bag of sugar for a week.
(Homer picks up a covered sack and opens it, but discovers that it's a baby girl.)
Homer: What the... where's my sugar?
(Cut to Cletus's house. Cletus is bouncing the bag of sugar on his knee.)
Cletus: Condolezza Marie ain't too playful tonight.
Brandine: (Dips her finger into the bag and tastes it.) And I don't recall her bein' this granulated.
Fat Woman: Can I put your baby in my coffee?
Cletus: Now, now, the doctor said that if you eat any more baby, they're going to take your foot.
Larry: Balki, why are you dancing in the toilet?
Balki: What? You never heard of "Flush Dance"?
Lisa: Mom, why did you wake me up? I dreamt I was at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Marge: Well, here's another low-rated annual event…Spring Cleaning! Come on, everyone's helping.
(Santa's Little Helper scoots a towel across the floor using his butt. Homer scoots a towel across the floor using his butt.)
Commercial Mom: These soothing chemical patches alters your baby's DNA, while leaving the RNA untouched.
Commercial Old Lady: Aw.
Narrator: Not safe for babies under two.
Baby Stink-Breath jingle: He's the baby whose mouth smells like death. Run for your life it's Baby Stink-Breath!
Lisa: You're Baby Stink-Breath, you're Baby Stink-Breath! En Francais… vous etes L'enfant Stink-Breath!
Marge (to Hobo): Here's $5. Buy yourself a suit and get busy!
Hobo: I'll buy a suit… of drugs!!
Homer: Of all the sites on all the web, I had to click onto his.
Hawk: Hey, Blink 182!
Tom: We have names you know!
Hawk: Whatever. Crank it up.
Mark: Dude, let's trash this place.
Travis: AFTER we get paid.
Bart: Hey, a box of old videotapes. "Marge And Homer Get Dirty?" Hey Lis, think you're well-adjusted?
Bart: Well, here I am, on my own. And I'm gonna make it, world!
(Bart throws his red cap ala Mary Tyler Moore and the ceiling fan destroys it)
Man: (pounding on the wall) Be quiet in there! Some of us are trying to sell drugs!
Lawyer: (holding a Bart doll) Bart, using this doll, tell the court where your father took money from you.
(Bart pulls out the pockets of the doll.)
Bart: Here and here.
Lawyer: Let the record show that he pulled out the little pockets of the doll.
(Homer lowers in his seat nervously.)
Lawyer: Mr. Simpson, your son alleges that you have an anger management problem.
Homer: Why you little! I...uh, I'm sorry, judge. That's a rare lapse in my normally calm demeanor.
Judge Harm: Could the stonographer please read back the previous statement?
Stonographer: Why you little...
Homer: Why you little!
Homer: Why you little! (to Judge Harm) Why you little!
(Judge Harm draws Homer being hanged.)
Baliff: All rise for the verdict.
Homer: Son, I just want you to know, whatever that judge decides, I'm gonna be the best dad I can.
Judge Harm: No judge would send a pre-teen out on his own.
Homer: WOO-HOO! YOU'RE STILL MINE! AND YOU THOUGHT I WAS A BAD DAD BEFORE!
Judge Harm: Except in this case!
(Homer pulls his shirt collar nervously and cringes.)
Judge Harm: That boy is about as safe living with you as a crawdad in a gumbo shack. Bart Simpson, I declare you emancipated. Further, I hereby garnish Homer's wages until Bart is fully repaid.
Judge: That means half your paycheck goes to Bart.
Homer: What the...half goes to Bart, half goes to my Vegas wife? What's left for Moe?
Marge: Homer, don't make things worse!
Homer: I'LL SHOW YOU WORSE! (he screams and runs towards Judge Harm. The baliff catches him and drags him out) I WAS TOLD THIS WOULD BE TELEVISED!
Bart: Mom, you've always been cool to me; but Homer is a lousy dad and I'm not gonna take it anymore!
Bart (watching ad): Oh my God! That's me!
Lisa: (looks at tape) This isn't "Bart Sad", it's "Bart's Ad".
Bart: Wait, I was in a commercial? I don't remember this at all. (pulls out Butterfinger and eats it)
Lisa: (on seeing a tape marked Bart Sad) If I ever needed proof of the existence of God, here it is!
Bart: (starting to cry) I'm gonna die in my jammies.
Tony Hawk: You're going down, Homer. Then up. Then down. Then back up again. That's how the game is played.
Homer: Psst, Mr. Hawk, may I have a word with you?
Hawk: An extreme word?
Homer: Sure. (loudly) MY SON IS BART SIMPSON AND…
Hawk: I didn't say extreme to the max!
Homer: Sorry, I just want to win my son back so badly.
Hawk: I can relate. I'm a father myself. One day they're little shredders, and the next day they're grinding and gnashing their way to college.
Homer: Yeah, I make up words too.
Bart: How could you make me Baby Stink-Breath and not even tell me?
Homer: I was going to tell you on my deathbed.
Marge: Honey, you did have a great time doing those commercials, and you made a lot of money.
Bart: I did? Where is it?
Marge: Your father invested it in the college trust fund which, today, must be worth a fo…
Homer: La la la la la la la la la!
Marge (groans): Of course, the stock market's been down lately, but their must be some sort of…
Homer: La la la la la la la la nothing left la la la oh.
Bart: You spent all the money I earned?
Homer: I needed it. I had to buy back some incriminating photos. Look.
(Flips through photos of Homer holding Bart over a railing)
Homer: See, you're fine, and then, whoops! Uh-oh! Look out! Oh! I know this looks bad but if you reverse it, daddy's a hero. See? Watch… I saved you!
Lisa: That couch looks really pricy.
Bart: Well, you need an expensive couch to watch an expensive TV.
Homer: Of course, because you wouldn't want to I PAY FOR YOUR SPLENDOR YOU…
(Homer chokes Bart)
Tony Hawk: Homer, you're heading for parental face plant! Do a 180 emotional ollie.
Homer: Finally, someone explains it to me in words I can understand!
Homer: That's OK, his cute little hands can't even fit around my neck. (laughs)
(Bart removes Homer's belt and starts choking him with it.)
Bart: Dad, you don't understand. This was never about being cool. It was about you not caring how I felt.
Homer: Oh, that's the dumbest thing I ever heard, you stupid little kid.
Homer: Mmmm, garnish.
This is the most times Homer has said "Why you little" in a single episode.
It was originally said in snpp.com that, "Homer foolishly spent all the money on naming a star (which later went supernova) after the family." When the episode aired, it ended up having Homer buy back some incriminating photos of him accidentally dropping Bart over a railing. (See "Cultural References" below)
Although Sky One also promoted this as the 300th episode, "A Star Is Born-Again" aired before "Barting Over" in the UK, making this the 301st episode on Sky (counting BBC2's airings of "The Cartridge Family," the 302nd).
Blink-182 play their song "All the Small Things," from their album Enema Of The State.
This episode and the next episode "I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can" aired back to back, something that hasn't been done on this show since 1996 when "Homerpalooza" and "Summer of 4'2"" ran back to back.
The opening credits cited this as the 300th episode, even though we know (and the producers knew) it wasn't. They allude to this when Marge asks Lisa how many times Homer's done something crazy, she replies, "It's 300, Mom." Marge then says she could've sworn it was 302, to which Lisa replies, "Shhh!"
Blackboard Joke: I will not (Bart then takes an ax to the blackboard, destroying it.)
Couch Gag: The family (looking like gingerbread people) enters their gingerbread house style living room and takes their places on the couch. Homer then leans in front of Marge and takes a bite out of the top of Bart's head.
The voice work for this episode was done on April 24, 2002.
The title "Barting Over" is a parody of the 1979 film Starting Over starring Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen.
Cletus's baby Condoleezza Marie is named after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie.
The commercial Homer does at the end is for "Viagra-gaine," a drug that grows hair and is also for impotence. The name of the medication is a play on the real drugs "Viagra" and "Rogaine," respectively used for impotence and hair growth.
Homer: Of all the sites of all the web, I had to click on to his.
The line is updated paraphrase of Bogart's classic line "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" from the classic 1942 film "Casablanca."
Bart: Well here I am, on my own. And I'm gonna make it, world!
This is a spoof of the Mary Tyler Moore theme ("We're Gonna Make It After All.")
Announcer: Goldman Sachs, the skewed financial company.
Goldman Sachs is a real financial company in New York City.
A side of the apartment has an ad similar to those for Absolut Vodka. On the sign a bottle has green hairs with the words "Absolut Krusty" underneath it.
When Homer and Tony Hawk have the duel in the air, it spoofs a type of fight scene seen in "Dragonball Z."
The pictures that Homer had to waste Baby Bart's money on poke fun at one of the controversies surrounding Michael Jackson. This was the one where he appeared to be dangling his baby over the edge of the balcony of his room at a German hotel in late 2002. Early 2003 brought additional controversies and high ratings for network specials.
When Bart talks about him not remembering he was in commercials, he eats a Butterfinger. The Simpson family and other Springfield residents have made several commercials for Butterfinger candy bars.
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