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The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 12

Little Big Girl

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 2007 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Little Big Girl
After saving Springfield from burning down in city-wide fire, Mayor Quimby awards Bart with a driver’s license. During Bart’s travels to a nearby town, he develops a serious relationship with a teenage girl. Meanwhile, during a presentation at school, Lisa lies about her Native American heritage and when everyone believes her, the lies result in some escalating problems for her.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Bart gets a drivers' license?

    After saving Springfield from burning down in city-wide fire, Mayor Quimby awards Bart with a driver's license. During Bart's travels to a nearby town, he develops a serious relationship with a teenage girl. Meanwhile, during a presentation at school, Lisa lies about her Native American heritage and when everyone believes her, the lies result in some escalating problems for her. I thought that this was a superb episode of "The Simpsons" and it had good humor for the most part. The storyline was executed well at least for the most part and there were a lot of parts that made me laugh. Lisa' plot kinda bored me a little but I have gotten some laughs there especially the ending of that plot when Homer got shot in the head with fire... although, that's not the reason why my score is low though, I can honestly call that a "nit-pick" because while it was kinda boring, it really wasn't that bad at all. My reason for my score being a little low because I didn't like the idea of Bart dating a teenage girl and his plot just started to drag from there. So yeah, Bart's plot started out awesome and then it dragged and wasn't getting anywhere after going out with that teenage girl and the fact that they were almost gonna get married made it kinda bad for the plot. But yeah, the parts that did make me laugh was Homer constantly asking Bart to do errands for him since Bart has a car, "Do want a license to kill?" "No, to drive" (something close like that and it was said by the Mayor and Bart), Bart driving a wagon with fire extinguishers which saved Springfield from being on fire, The montage with Bart driving and the song "Low Rider" (theme song from the hit sitcom "George Lopez") playing during that montage, and many more. Overall, this was a superb episode of "The Simpsons" even though Bart's plot was KINDA bad near the end of the episode. 9/10moreless
  • Bart gets another girlfriend and it's an older woman

    In this episode Bart saves the town from a big fire then he gets a wish. Bart wishes for a driver's license. Then Lisa lies and tells everyone that she comes from a indian heritage then Homer gives Bart a cell phone and Homer makes him do stupid things. Then Bart is mad and leaves and then he meets this older girl name Darcy. Then at the movies Bart and Darcy make-out.The Bart learns that Darcy is pregnant and wanted to marry Bart so the baby can have a Dad. Then they go to Utah. The everyone finds out that Lisa lied. Then Homer and Marge meet Darcy's parents and go to Utah. Then Bart and Darcy break up the Bart and Homer drive and sing songsmoreless
  • The story about Lisa was I have to admit somewhat weak, but the Bart story was laugh-out-loud comedy...

    Lisa invents a family history including a fake Native American tribe to impress everyone for the diversity project at school. As she gains more notoriety for her incredibly detailed story, Lisa feels more and more guilty yet keeps the farce alive hoping it will all blow over. When she finally admits to the fabrication, she must endure sensitivity training. Meanwhile, Bart discovers a nearby town and meets a girl who he thinks got pregnant from kissing him – his first kiss. They decide to run away and get married to start a new life together because the girl is afraid of telling her parents about her situation.moreless
  • terrible

    this was a terrible episode turing a average season into a terrible one it had a bad plot a terrible sub plot. now this is the first in 15 years that i have ever missed a simpsons episode.

    the episode starts off when bart saves the town from a fire in return he is given a driver lisence now the town hero he now runs homers arons in a act to have fun bart goes to a neighbohring town and meets this fifteen year old girl he grows attached to her but she then admits that she is pregnat which is a scare for bart.moreless
  • Probably the worst Simpsons episode...

    Amo los Simpsons...asique voy a hacer de cuenta que este episodio pedorrísimo es de otra serie...

    Realmente, muy malo este capítulo... Bart besándose a una pendeja mayor, es algo que está totalmente fuera de lo que es el personaje y después siente ganas de ser padre de la niña de 15 años y casarse... esto no son Los se que garrcha es, pero Los Simpsons no... Bart jamas fue asi, es increible como hacen esto de desdibujar las personalidades de los protagonistas para incluir cierto argumento o chiste en los nuevos episodios, sin contar que los guiones estan cada vez mas inverosímiles.

    Llegamos a un punto donde los simpsons no van a volver a ser lo que eran...quedense con la genialidad de las temporadas de las primera a la novena...

    con eso necesitas ver mas!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

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman


Guest Star

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Music Featured in this Episode
      "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott (Heard when the fire is set.)
      "Low Rider" by War (Used while Bart drives to North Haverbrook.)
      "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets (Played after Bart's visit to the comic book store.)
      "Polovetsian Dances" by Alexander Borodin opera (Heard during Bart's fantasy life in Utah.)
      "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers Band (Heard as Bart drives during the opening sequence parody.)
      "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (Sung by Homer.)

    • According to this episode, Lisa wants to study at Wellesley College.

    • Darcy has a mole on her left cheek just like Natalie Portman who provides her voice for the role.

    • At the beginning of the episode it's revealed that Nelson is of German heritage and that he's proud of it. He holds a dachshund (Dackel/Teckel) and a beer jug, also he's wearing a typical hat from the region of Bayern (in Germany).

    • In this episode, we learn that Lenny & Carl share a mother. This would indicate that they are possibly half-brothers.

    • Sign upon leaving town: "Now leaving Springfield, birthplace of Nelson."

    • The Spuckler Family Tree shows that Cletus's wife Brandine is the child of Cletus and an alien. Also, Cletus and Brandine have twelve children, with one being a sheep and one being a walking hot dog.

    • It's revealed that Dolphin "Dolph" Starbeam is of Mursi heritage. He has a stone/plate in his mouth as typical for this ethnic group.

    • North Haverbrook has a Hispanic version of the Comic Book Guy and his Comic shop named "Mylar Baggins Comic Book Shop. Baggins is also the surname of Lord of the Rings hero Frodo.

    • Two of the towns Bart drives past are Ogdenville and North Haverbrook. Lyle Lanley sold monorails to these towns before coming to Springfield in the episode "Marge vs. The Monorail".

  • QUOTES (19)

    • (Smithers is on fire, while Mr. Burns is washing his car.)
      Smithers: Sir, help me!
      Mr. Burns: Why should I? You're not helping me.
      Smithers: But sir, I'm flaming!
      (Mr. Burns looks at the camera with an odd expression)

    • Marge: Bart, you're too young to get married! You still ask me to check the closet for the boogeyman!
      Bart: Well, maybe I've found somebody else to do it for me!

    • Darcy: Wow, you really are 10. I thought you were just stupid.
      Bart: I'm 10 and stupid!

    • Lisa: Show's over, let's go.
      Homer: What's your hurry?
      Lisa: Well, some of my report, um, wasn't thoroughly fact checked.
      Homer: (Laughs) My little girl's just like CBS News.

    • Bart: I want a license.
      Mayor Quimby: To kill?
      Bart: No, to drive!

    • Bart: You know, I thought Darcy and I would be like a real married couple. Instead, we just ended up fighting all the time.
      Homer: Yeah, how 'bout that?

    • Homer: I need a ride. I think I'm in Chinatown. (a mouse run in the street) No, not our Chinatown.

    • Homer: Bart, take these volleyballs, fill them up, and throw them over the prison wall to create chaos and confusion.

    • Homer: (calling Bart) Bart! This is a matter of life and death! What is the difference between 'ketchup' and 'catsup'? (Bart throws the cell phone away.) They're gonna cut my head off!

    • Spokesman at National Tribal Conference: Wait, wait. Although she is not one of our people this young lady has shown the courage we Native Americans cherish, and who can blame her for wanting to be one of us? We have a noble heritage and cheekbones to die for.

    • Homer: Son, one day you're going to be a great father.
      Bart: Aww, and someday you'll be one too.
      Homer: Thanks boy, heh heh heh heh heh.

    • Darcy: I'm very religious that way.
      Bart: How religious can you be if you're pregnant.
      (Darcy slaps Bart)
      Bart: Good answer.

    • Homer: You know, my great-great grandmother was an Indian. I guess I should've mentioned that before, huh?
      Lisa: Yes, you should have!

    • Grampa: In a world of thirty-one flavors, we're the cup of water they rinse the scoops in. Grampa out.

    • Skinner: What monster, or pair of monsters would steal all of our fire extinguishers?

    • Lenny: The flames are heading straight for our flammable district!
      Carl: That's where our mom works.

    • Lisa: Slow down! Watch out for that car. Your hands should be at 10 and 2, not 3 and nothing!

    • Darcy: You look kind of young.
      Bart: Uh, yeah, I have that disease that makes you look like an old man, but they gave me medicine for it and I took too much.

    • Minister: So how many brides are you marrying today, Mr. Simpson?
      Bart: Just one.
      Minister: (scoffs) What are you, gay?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family members are like undressed paper dolls standing in front of the couch, when a pair of large hands comes down and places their usual outfits on the bodies. After they are all dressed, the family sits down.


    • X-Men
      North Haverbrook's comic shop windows show the helmet of Magneto known from the Marvel Comics of X-Men.

    • Star Wars
      Darth Vader's head is one of the symbols on the Springfield Multicultural Center, and North Haverbrook's comic shop window shows a life-size model of Chewbacca; both are characters from the Star Wars series.

    • Lady and the Tramp
      When Darcy and Bart eat spaghetti the famous spaghetti-kiss scene from Lady and the Tramp is copied, with Darcy kissing a dog instead of Bart.

    • Toys 'R Us
      The church in Utah has a sign showing Wives 'R Us which is a allusion to the Toys 'R Us logo, including the mirrored "R" in the middle.

    • Heroes
      Lisa's conversation with her reflection alludes to the TV show Heroes, and the character of Nikki, who speaks to her alter-ego Jessica in reflective surfaces.

    • Little Big Man
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1970 film Little Big Man. This is the second time this movie's been referenced, the first being Season 11's "Little Big Mom".