The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 11

Barting Over

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2003 on FOX
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8.1
out of 10
Average
131 votes
  • Perfect

    10
    What I liked- Maggie's little dance to lisa singing "You're baby stink breath!", the ending to the episode, Homer going "Mmm... garnish" and then complaining about what that means, Tony Hawk's appearance, and other things.



    Good episode, one of my favorites from the season. Lots of good scenes and funny dialouge. A+
  • The Simpsons marks its 300th episode with Bart suing Homer and Marge for emancipation.

    7.0
    "Barting Over" was a pretty good episode overall despite its shortcomings. It was hurt from the very beginning by the fact that it could not have been more obvious that Bart would move back home by the end of the episode. What helps make it entertaining is the sharp dialogue and Tony Hawk's clever and amusing guest appearance. The storyline of this episode is very formulaic, but it's still good enough for me to just recommend it. If you want a very good milestone episode, jump ahead to number 500.
  • 300 episodes! Bart becomes emancipated.

    9.5
    While Spring cleaning, Bart discovers a tape which shows him in a commercial as a baby. When Homer informs Bart that he spent all of his earnings, Bart is angry and goes to the law office to file for emancipation. Judge Harm takes Bart's side and sends him to live on his own until fully repaid with half of Homer's weekly paycheck. Bart rents a loft downtown and Homer's true emotions towards Bart begin to show. Bart is scared on his first night and catches the lift which takes him to a floor above him. There, Tony Hawk and Blink 182 are having a skate party. Bart loves his new life and Homer sees he'll have to upstage Tony Hawk in order to regain the love of his son. Hawk gives Homer an auto-skateboard and the two duel. Homer emerges the victor and apologizes. He does a ViagraGain commercial and gives the money earned to Bart. I love this episode. The skateboard duel was hilarious. This was an amazing episode and just an all around master piece from a so far wonderful season.
  • 302 episodes and still going strong... Bart gets a new neighbor, Tony Hawk!!!!! No way. LOL

    9.9
    When Bart learns that Homer has lost his earnings from a TV commercial he appeared in as a baby, Bart takes Homer to court and is granted emancipation from his parents. Now a legal adult, Bart moves out of the house and into a downtown apartment, where he befriends Tony Hawk and his gang of skating buddies who live upstairs.

    Homer appeals to Tony Hawk to let him win in a skate-off to impress Bart and lure him back home, but Bart finally lets Homer know that he was just looking for Homer to care about his feelings. Homer finally gets it, and the father and son reunite.
  • The beginning, of the end of The Simpsons.

    2.0
    Sorry fans, but this is where, in my opinion, the Simpsons went from classic to tragic. This is the beginning of Bart (later on) and Homers adventure from being great characters, to lame beyound belief. I mean this episode is where Homer starts acting like a selfish jerk, and he never seemed that way to me on all the past episode before this. The way he treated bart and spended "His" money on stupid crap just proves it. And he just becomes more of a jerk then even Mr. Burns. Bart, was fine in this episode, not doing any stupid "pranks". All he wanted to do is get away from Homer, I know would. I'll always call this the episode that ended the Simpsons and if you don't agree with me, then you're just proving my point. Simpson needs to end, now!!!
  • It's the best 300th episode I've ever watched. Bart is emancipated by living on his own apartment.

    10
    Marge and the family starts spring cleaning. Bart and Lisa are watching old tapes. Bart learned that he was in a commercial for babies with bad breath. Homer told Bart that he took Bart's money from the commercial he was making. Homer put it in Bart's college fund. Bart was so furious that Homer took his money he was making. Bart took advice from his best friend, Milhouse that Bart should hire a lawyer. Bart went to the law firm and hired a family attorney to sue his parents for an emancipation. Bart took his parents to court. Bart showed the judge where Homer took the money from his own doll. The judge ordered Homer to pay Bart the garnishment back. Bart is declared emancipated. Bart found an apartment of his own in the downtown. He becomes friends with Blink-182 and Tony Hawk. Homer is finding a better way to win Bart back. Homer apologizes to Bart for stealing his money from him. Bart finally forgives Homer. Homer does a hair loss commercial. An old age Nelson in the future laughs at him at the end of the episode.
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  • Actually the 300th Episode - How many times do you get the chance to live in the same apartment as Tony Hawk and Blink 182?

    9.0
    It's any young boy's dream - getting emancipated. Bart makes a decision to get a divorce from his parents after he finds out that Homer spent all the money he made from a television advertisement he was in when he was "baby stink breath". Marge begs and pleads for Bart to stay, but he insist on going, because he can't stay in the same house as Homer.

    Bart arrives at the appartment, and it's pretty empty and spooky. Bart runs to a lift/elevator, which goes the wrong way, and Bart fears for his life. However, this changes when he gets to the top and meets Tony Hawk, and see's Punk Pop band Blink 182 playing in the corner. This raises Barts excitement of emancipation to the max!

    Marge, Homer, Lisa and Maggie visit Bart in his new life, and try and persuade him to come back, but Bart is tempted he was going to stay. Homer tries his best to get him back, so uses a hi-tech skateboard to try and beat Tony Hawk in a skateboarding contest, to look cool in front of Bart. However, this backfires, so Homer tries to talk to his son and persuade him to comeback. An advertising promoter overhears Homer, he is given a TV advertisement, and gives Bart all the money.

    This milestone I felt wasn't as good as the 100th or 200th, but it certainly didn't disappoint. It was entertaining, humorous and had a good storyline to it. Well done Matt Groening.

    High Point: The idea of living like that
    Low Point: Repeated itself sometimes
  • How can it get 7.5 of rating! you are insane!

    10
    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the greatest episode ever, making it trough that is the three hundredth episode, is the best episode, I think I am going to buy that season just to watch this episode, how can it have of rating 7.5? I don\'t have the slightest idea, it should have minimum a 9.0, because this episode is great, and I don\'t think that it should have this review this is one of the best episodes of the season, and of all the series, along with Trash of the Titans, great, great, great!
  • Bart gets emancipated. "What! Don't you like being a dude?"

    9.7
    this episode was terrific, and had it been the 300th, it would be a good choice but it is credited as the milestone episode and is very entertaining. homer not understanding what an emancipation was, believing it was some kind of sex change, a videotape of homer and marge carving pumpkins and bart's "baby stink breath" commercials were all terrific and that's just the first half of the episode. tony hawk and blink 182 were great guest stars and really made the episode the success that it is. homer and hawk skateboard fighting was terrific as was homer saying that he makes up words too. a very good "milestone" episode.
  • The 300th episode. It truly rocked.

    9.6
    I LOVED it. First we start off with baby Stink Breath which was so darn funny I couldn't get up off the floor, and when Bart leaves is funny but quite sad, and that party with Tony Hawk in it was halirious, and Homer on the skateboard? How twisted is that? A very funny episode and a very special Season 14 hit. I enjoyed this a lot, and I couldn't stop laughing at that Baby Stink Breath. It was a halirious ad and when it it has Bart in it I laughed because I never expected that. And the tape taht said 'Bart Sad' which was supposed to be 'Bart's Ad' was a good idea. Bart Over is a hlirious and very well-written episode I believe is extremely great and a perfect 300th episode. One of my top ten favourites and one I will definitely get on DVD if it comes out. Yes, this is a wonderful, well-written, halirious and enjoyable Simpsons special.
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