The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 18

Beware My Cheating Bart

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 2012 on FOX
8.2
out of 10
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82 votes
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When Bart is forced to chaperone Jimbo's girlfriend to a movie, she ends up developing feelings for him, resulting in a whole bunch of trouble with the bullies at school. Meanwhile, Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill, fully equipped with a television. When Lisa shows Homer that he can access television shows wirelessly, he develops an obsession with watching an old television show from the treadmill, but not actually working out, until Marge decides to intervene.

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  • Gross age difference

    2.0
    Did anyone else realize that this episode was about a teenage girl around 16-years-old making out with a little 10-year-old boy?
  • the simpsons beware my cheating bart

    10
    i thought this was a very funny episode my favourite line was when Jimbo's girlfriend flashed Bart and he says wow they look just like my dad's that line made me laugh and i really enjoyed the main plot the subplot not so much it wasn't as funny but this episode still gets a 10 from me because it was really funny and enjoyable
  • Unwatchable at times but it's still not that bad of an episode... it's just okay

    6.0
    When Bart is forced to chaperone Jimbo's girlfriend to a movie, she ends up developing feelings for him, resulting in a whole bunch of trouble with the bullies at school. Meanwhile, Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill, fully equipped with a television. When Lisa shows Homer that he can access television shows wirelessly, he develops an obsession with watching an old television show from the treadmill, but not actually working out, until Marge decides to intervene. This was just an okay episode of "The Simpsons". I really wasn't too crazy about this one though and it's not really what I would expect from The Simpsons but there are FAR more better episodes than this. The main plot of the episode was unwatchable at times which lowered my score but it did get a few pretty good laughs out of me. The subplot with Homer getting addicted to a television show called "Stranded" (parody of LOST) was WAY more better and hilarious than the main plot. I laughed really hard how Homer bought the treadmill but after getting addicted to "Stranded", he would rather watch the television show than to exercise. The subplot itself can be a bit boring after a while but I enjoyed it much more than how the main plot turned out to be. For the main plot, I didn't like Jimbo forcing Bart to take his girlfriend to the movies. I also didn't like Jimbo's girlfriend lifting up her shirt and showing her breast to Bart. To make a point here, I just didn't like Jimbo's girlfriend. Period. So yeah, the storyline in the main plot was very lacking and unwatchable at times while the subplot is more enjoyable and hilarious. I'm actually surprised that the ratings for this episode aren't lower though. I wouldn't even think die-hard Simpsons fans enjoy an episode like this but oh well. Overall, just an okay episode of "The Simpsons"... not really an episode worth watching again except for maybe just the subplot. 6/10moreless
  • Subtle, but still...

    9.0
    Am I the only one who loves those little details that aren't really important, but chuckle-inducing?Anyone else catch Futurama at the end?



    Anyway, fairly good episode (as I've noticed they've been getting recently). Not much in the way of a story, but there were plenty of funny jokes and references - specifically to Lost. Best couch gag ever, too. :'')
  • Classic Simpsons humour, lacking story

    8.0
    This definitely wasn't up there with the classics but had a lot of great moments in and some memorable ***r quotes ($30 a month? I can't afford that!). I'm just happy to see the writers haven't lost their touch and can still deliver the lightly satirical humour that got them 22 seasons before this one.
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Voice of Unknown

Special Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When the camera pulls back into outer space, it passes by a small asteroid, with Leela and Fry from Futurama standing on it. The way Fry is standing on the small asteroid is reminiscent of the cover of the book "The Little Prince".

    • The people on the island in the TV show "Stranded" find a message written in an alien language on a rock. The alien language is that which is used in Futurama, and the message says "WATCH FUTURAMA THURSDAY AT 10"

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jimbo: (To Bart) Not so fast, Simpson. (To Dolph) Uh, what was that thing I was going to do to him, again?
      Dolph: I told you you should have written it down.
      Jimbo: If I wrote down everything you told me to write down, I'd have no time for punching!
      Dolph: Whoa, you should write that down, man.

    • (To a mall security guard, Bart takes the blame for Shauna, who shoplifted a bottle of perfume)
      Bart: I stole this.
      Security Guard: You stole perfume?
      Bart: I use it all the time. Look. (Sprays some in his mouth, then sings) Mi-mi-mi-mi-mi!
      Security Guard: (Mockingly) You-you-you-you-you...and I are taking a trip to the mall jail.
      Bart: Didn't that used to be the Beanie Baby store?
      Security Guard: Shut up.

    • Shauna: Bart here's my thank you gift. (flashes Bart)
      Bart: What could a girl have... gasp... Oh my god. They're just like dad's!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: The Simpsons: Now Entering Oregon.
      Billboard Gag: FOX:25 Years of Televised Stuff.
      Chalkboard Gag: The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours.
      Couch Gag: This extended sequence is shown in an different animation in which while the family sits on the couch, Homer flashes back to when he met the couch as a younger man, skating in the local park and carrying a boombox, crashes into a tree and falls onto it. The two begin a whirlwind romance before being ridiculed by other people. Afterward, they meet in secret locations to avoid being seen. Another day, the two are walking in the park again where Homer bumps into the same tree, then falls into Marge's hands. They fall in love, leaving the couch dejected. Afterward, they get married, and after the couch's efforts to return to Homer fail, it begins a seedy life of working at a strip joint working in back alleys. It decides to end its life by throwing itself into a garbage truck, but Homer saves it, taking it back home. Back to the present, the family is still seated at the couch, where Homer looks over to see Maggie sitting comfortably on a small junior couch. The sequence is autographed by animator Bill Plympton.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Lost (2004-10)
      Homer's obsession with the show Stranded parodies the above-titled hit TV series which chronicles the stories of survivors of a commercial airline crash who wind up on an island with unusual creatures and deep-seeded mysteries.

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