The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 15

Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart

8
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2012 on FOX
8.4
out of 10
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76 votes
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In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer's unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal, and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.

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  • the simpsons exit through the kwik e mart

    8.5
    this was an alright episode it wasn't that funny i liked the line from bart when he said i got an f in art so that technacly spells fart but overall it wasn't that funny but its not the worst episode this season
  • Best episode since "Father, Son and Holy Guest star."

    9.5
    Lately, the Simpsons haven't been very entertaining, but this episode was quite refreshing. I felt sorry for Bart after his rabbit ate the phone cord, causing Marge to miss her birthday phone call from the TV show host, and to be vilified on her favorite tv show. And for once, Homer went through a lot of trouble to make this birthday memorable for Marge.



    However, this episode is close to my heart, since I am a fan of underground, low brow and graffiti art. I am especially a huge fan of Shepard Fairey and Ron English. I just loved how Bart became a huge sensation with his graffiti.



    Maybe this episode should be released along with the episodes "Brush with Greatness," and "Mom and Pop art" as a special edition DVD. They could call it, "The Simpson museum of art."moreless
  • Meh...

    7.0
    It was an alright episode. The only decent part was when Bart became a street artist and he and Milhouse decide to tag Homer's mug on the buildings all over Springfield. There weren't many laughs in this episode, but the idea was pretty original as far as Bart getting into street art. The part about getting back at Homer though wasn't all that original since they have done a few episodes about that already. Overall though, it wasn't the worst, but it definitely wasn't one of the best this season. 7/10moreless
  • Alright

    7.5
    First off, the game of thrones opening was fucking hillarious and one of the best coach gags ever. The rest was ok



    Bart inadvertantly causing Marge's favorite chef to hate her was kind of unpleasant and I would like to see that misunderstanding resolved. The fact that homer actually remembered to get marge a gift she liked was touching and bart crapped on that. I liked the gag where Snake and Apu have their roles reversed, and the ceremony at the end was cool as well. The way that Ned and Krabappel's new relationship is shown (subtly and in the background) is a nice touch and it's good to see ned moving on. Overall alright episode but I wish the damn subplot with the chef was resolved.moreless
  • Reasonable episode

    7.0
    I did enjoy this episode, and while parts of it were a bit strange the story as a whole was well delivered. The season seems to be getting better with each episode!
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

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Himself

Special Guest Star

Ron English

Ron English

Himself

Special Guest Star

Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf

Himself

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 (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Bart climbing down a giant beanstalk carrying the harp and the goose that lays golden eggs as seen in Jack and the Beanstalk.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags: None.
      Couch Gag: This extended sequence parodies the opening theme of the HBO series Game of Thrones(utilizing the show's opening music as well) as various structures rise from the ground via rolling gears, with the family and other characters dressed in medieval clothes. The monorail is seen, passing through various locations, including Springfield Gorge, Moe's Tavern, the church and the Kwik-E-Mart. Moleman gets bowled over by the giant Lardlad Donuts statue, several three-eyed crows fly out of the nuclear plant, passing by the largest object outside of town, the couch, which remains unoccupied, before a sword cross scene switches to the TV.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The episode title and its plot are based on the movie Exit through the Gift Shop, a story about the people behind graffiti art.

    • The store that Homer, Lisa and Bart enter in the beginning is called Swapper Jack's. This is an allusion to the food store Trader Joe's

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