The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 7

Bart's Girlfriend

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1994 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The parents stop the kids in the middle of their game and bring them to church. Bart sees Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica and it's love at first sight for him. He tries to impress her, even by trying to become a good person, but nothing is working. So he goes back to being the devil's cabana boy and pulls a prank on Willie. This is what impresses Jessica, so she invites him over for dinner. The Lovejoys do not like him, especially after talking about last night's episode of Martin. This makes Jessica like him even more. They hang out together and behave badly, but she pretends not to know him in public. Jessica is using him, but he will do anything to please her, but it begins to depress him. He vows to quit seeing her, but he just can't help himself. Of Jessica and Bart, he is the lesser of two evils, especially when Jessica pins the blame on him after she steals the church's collection plate. The congregation chases him and Jessica won't come forward; it's up to Lisa to tell everyone that it was Jessica that stole the plate. The plate is found in Jessica's room, Jessica continues on making men do whatever she wants.moreless

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  • perfect

    what i liked- bart hearing girliesinging in church, thinking it wasjessica,only to find out it was ned, "I don't want you playing with something with that kind of hair. Awful, awful hair", the end to act 2 with homer yelling to grab bart, jessica being caught at the end, amongst other things.

    good episode. meryl streep wasa good guest star as jessica, and this episode is a good example of a bart gettinga girlfriend episode. definitely giving it an A+moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons bart and lisa have to go church and barts sees lovjoys daughter jessica and he start to fall in love with her. after jessica sees him pull a prank on willy she invites him over for dinner the lovejoys dont like bart at all but jessica does bart and jessica start to have fun and pull pranks but jessica is using bart and bart realized he has to stay away from her. and then one church day the collection money dissapers and the prisnt thinks its bart. but lisa must find out who did it and proves it was jessica and then go and find the money underneath her bed. this was a good epmoreless
  • Bart and his Girlfriend setting in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g first comes love then comes a baby and I fargot the rest

    In this episode Bart meets the Rve.Lovejoy's girl and Bart falls in love so Bart tries to do everything to get Jessica to like Bart and then Bart learns that Jessica is a one of theso girls that are sweet but bad then Bart learns that Jessica is too bad and then she blames Bart for stealing the church's collection plate thats bad. Then with Lisa's help she makes everyone to know that it was Jessica who stole the church's collection plate and I like the part when Lisa spoked at the Church and said to come out of your Hell then Jessical tricks Bart to do her work then Bart thinks that he won't do anything to for a pretty face yeah rightmoreless
  • Jessica Lovejoy becomes Bart's new girlfriend. She is not what she seems, she is a bad girl who likes to create mischief. When Bart is blamed for stealing the Church Collection money, it's up to Lisa to rat out Jessica.moreless

    A great episode of the show. Everyone will eventually go through this once. The part with the glue was funny. Too bad that every girl that Bart gets involved with never works out. It shows that Bart is not all bad. He wannts to do the right thing, but Jessica keeps making him. One of the best scenes is when Bart goes back to Sunday School. He gets the replica slingshot and fights of the urge to shoot the teacher in the butt. "Must fight Satan, Make it up to him later" It's just too bad we never/rarely see her again.moreless
  • Good episode

    In this episode, Bart and his friends are playing a game before they are rounded up and off to church. There, Bart meets Rev. Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica and falls for her. He tries to impress her by going to Sunday school, and generally acting like a good kid. He later comes to find out that she likes him because he is a bad boy, and the two begin to go out. They continue to do mischievous behavior and soon Bart finds himself in big trouble at the church. This was a pretty good episode that dealt with Bart, but not one of the best.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

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Jessica Lovejoy

Guest Star

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Lisa: Remember Bart-I mean Dances in Underwear. We take the white man alive.
      Bart: All right, Thinks Too Much. It shall be so.

    • (Homer puts a coupon in the collection plate)
      Marge: 30 cents off Shake n' Bake… Homer!
      Homer: We can spare it, Marge. We've been blessed.

    • Sunday School Teacher: (sees Bart, gasps) Bart Simpson?
      Bart: Yes, ma'am. I'd like to return to your wonderful Sunday school, please.
      Teacher: (nervous) Uh, but Bart, we banned you from Sunday school. You were happy, we were happy, everybody was happy…particularly the hamster.
      (The hamster cowers in fear)

    • Bart: Uh, I should get to class.
      Jessica: What's the hurry?
      Bart: We could get in trouble for being late.
      Jessica: Aw, you worry too much! (suggestively) Now come on, if you stay here a while, I'll let you hold my hand.
      (She and Bart do so, next to a fire alarm pull station, which Jessica uses Bart's hand to set off the alarm system.)
      Jessica: (laughs) Teamwork! C'mon, Bart. (runs off with him)
      (Kids and teachers evacuate the building in a panic as a fire truck arrives. Groundskeeper Willie pushes through the crowd.)
      Groundskeeper Willie: If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?
      (Kicks down the science lab door and runs in, seconds later he comes out with little turtles nipping on him as he rolls around on the ground in agony.)
      Groundkeeper Willie: Yah! Save me from the wee turtles! They were too quick for me! Aaagh!

    • Lisa: Bart, we can't just let her get away with this.
      Bart: Give it up, Lis: she's a criminal mastermind. She's got 108 IQ, she reads at a fifth grade level, and... (sighs) her hair smells like red Fruit Loops.
      Lisa: (threatening) Yeah? Well I eat Fruit Loops for breakfast.

    • Bart: Why the crap do we have to go to church anyway?
      Marge: You just answered that question with your commode mouth. Besides, you kids need to learn morals, decency, and how to love your fellow man.
      (cut to Rev. Lovejoy)
      Reverend Lovejoy: …And with flaming swords the Aramites did pierce the eyes of their fellow men, and did feast on what flowed forth…

    • Marge: Bart, Lisa, time for church!
      Luanne Van Houten: Milhouse, time for church!
      Guy: Shlomo, time for your violin lesson!

    • Lisa: Doesn't the Bible teach us "Judge not lest ye be judged," Reverend?
      Reverend Lovejoy: I think it may be somewhere towards the back.
      Lisa: There is someone among us with a guilty conscience. After much soul searching I decided it would be wrong of me to name names, but I urge that guilty person here, under the eyes of God, to come forward to confess and save yourself from the torment of your own personal hell.
      Principal Skinner: I smelled some marijuana smoke in Vietnam!
      Grampa: I was the one who cancelled Star Trek.
      Dr. Hibbert: I left my Porsche keys inside Mrs. Glick!
      Lisa: I'm talking about the collection money thief: only you can come forward and end this injustice!
      (Lisa pauses to wait for Jessica to confess.)
      Lisa: Oh, what the heck, it was Jessica Lovejoy.

    • Reverend Lovejoy: Never have I heard such gratuitous use of the word "butt."
      Bart: (Struggling to explain) But, but! But, but!
      Helen Lovejoy: (Covering her ears) Make him stop! Make him stop!

    • (to Bart)
      Jessica Lovejoy: I'm the minister's perfect daughter and you're just yellow trash.

    • (after finding the empty collection plate in Bart's lap)
      Helen Lovejoy: Ah! Everyone turn around and look at this!
      (people turn around to look)
      Grampa: What is it, a Unitarian?

    • Marge: I guess we could get more involved in Bart's activities, but then I'd be afraid of smothering him.
      Homer: Yeah, and then we'd get the chair.
      Marge: That's not what I meant.
      Homer: It was, Marge, admit it.

    • Lisa: She's a sweet kind reverend's daughter, and you're the devil's cabana boy.

    • Reverend Lovejoy: I guess it's obvious what happened here: Bart Simpson has somehow managed to sneak his bedroom into my house.

    • Marge: Have you noticed any change in Bart?
      Homer: New glasses?
      Marge: No, he looks like something might be disturbing him.
      Homer: Probably misses his old glasses.

    • Homer: Son, if you can look me in the eye and say you didn't take the collection money, it'll be all I need.
      Bart: I didn't do it.
      Homer: Why you little!

    • Bart: You're turning me into a criminal when all I want to be is a petty thug!

    • (Bart's take on Jessica Lovejoy.)
      Bart: She's like a Milk dud, Lis'. Sweet on the outside, poison on the inside.

    • Bart: Smart, beautiful, and a liar. So much better than that Sarah, plain and tall!

    • Bart: Must fight Satan...make it up to him later...

    • (The children draw pictures in Sunday School)
      Sunday School Teacher: Ralph, Jesus did not have wheels.

    • Bart: Is it my hair, my overbite, the fact that I've worn the same clothes day in, day out for the last four years?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not send lard through the mail.
      Couch Gag: The room is dark and Homer turns on the light. Above the couch are 5 pairs of eyes. The family puts their heads in and their eyes are on their heads.


    • Planet of the Apes
      The scene where the parents round up their children for church parodies a similar scene from the 1968 film Planet of the Apes.

    • Silence of the Lambs
      After he is accused of stealing the collection plate money, Bart is bound to a dolly with a metal guard over his face just like Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs and its sequel/prequels.