The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 2

Lost Verizon

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 05, 2008 on FOX
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While trying to earn money at the country club, Bart acquires Denis Leary's cell phone after Leary angrily chucks it away. Bart keeps the phone and makes prank calls pretending to be Leary and when Marge finds out what Bart is doing she contacts Leary. Denis says Bart might as well keep the phone, but he advises her to activate the GPS system in the phone so she can track Bart's every move.moreless

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  • Bart gets a cellphone

    6.0
    When Bart, the coolest kid in fourth grade, realizes he has no cell phone, and is in fact the only kid who doesn't, he of course wants one. So he gets a job on a golf course to pick up golf balls. But Denis Leary angrily chucks his phone, and of course, who should find it but BART! So Bart pulls a lot of pranks with it. Marge finds out and gets a call from Denis, who tells her and Homer they need to watch their son more carefully. Well, duh. So they place a tracker. Bart does not see this at first, but when he notices this, he puts the tracker on a bird, and the family follows, not knowing... they follow to Machu Pichu.moreless
  • Bart has Dennis leary's cellphone.

    10
    Everybody in 4th grade has a cell phone, except for Bart. He now really wants one, so he gets a job collecting golfballs. One day at the golf course, Dennis Leary throws his phone. Bart finds it, and keeps it of course.



    Bart gets a call from Dennis Leary, saying that he signed him up to star in a movie called Everybody Poops. He also ordered yankees hats and shirts to his house. dennis talks to Marge, and tells her to let Bart keep it. But turn on the tracking chip. Homer and Marge track Bart's every move, and when Bart finds out, he puts the tracking chip on a bird's leg. The family follows the bird to Macchu Picchu, thinking it's Bart. When they come home, Bart tells Marge never to leave again.



    Overall Grade:A+/100%moreless
  • I really enjoyed this.

    9.5
    This was the first time that I watched an episode of this show from start to end and I was taken by surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and I want to watch more of this show.



    I thought it was a very funny episode and although the story was a tad far fetched, it was still great entertainment and a bunch of much needed laughs!



    I will probably watch more episodes of the show after I enjoyed this one, and I hope they are just as good.



    I wasn't expecting this to be as great as I found it and that's why I give it a 9.5.moreless
  • Bart gets a cell phone, and Marge uses it against him to find out what childish pranks he is pulling this time.

    9.5
    IN the second episode of the 20th season, we see Bart get a cell phone. I know for sure that this is an epsidoe that I can surely relate to mainly because we see how Marge trys to be very over protective of Bart. This epsiode had some great humor, and it was surely better than the episode that kicked off this season. Maybe the plot wasn't as well-thought out as it could have been, but the point is the humor was there, and it still made me laugh till I could not laugh anymore. Which in my book deserves an honorable mention. Definately not a series classic. But with its witty comedy and great jokes this episode is worth your time.moreless
  • A real funny and rememorable episode. I can already tell this will be one of the best of the season.

    9.5
    In order to save up money to buy a cell phone, Bart takes a job at a country club retrieving golf balls. While at the course, Bart watches celebrities, including Leary (guest-starring as himself) playing a round. When Leary's cell phone rings just as he is about to take a swing, he furiously throws the phone in the air and it lands right next to Bart. Bart decides to keep the cell and makes prank calls to all over the world pretending to be Leary. He even accepts a job offer from famed producer Grazer (guest-starring as himself) to star in the film version of "Everyone Poops." When Marge discovers what Bart has been up to, she confiscates the device and calls Leary to return the phone. But Leary has a better idea, and instructs Marge to activate the GPS system on the phone so she can track Bart's every move. Bart quickly catches on and devises a plan that sends the family on a wild goose chase all the way to Machu Picchu.moreless
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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer

Himself

Guest Star

Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Himself

Guest Star

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

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Bart retrieves several golf balls from the lake, one of which turns out to be an alligator egg - a possible call-back to "Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield," in which Smithers claims the balls he's carrying around to cheat at golf for Burns are reptile eggs.

    • During the Incan flashback, Coltrane (Snowball IV) can be spotted. An Incan child goes near him, but the kid's mom separates them.

    • Bart's new cell phone resembles a LG Chocolate from Verizon Wireless.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Bart prank calls Hawaii.)
      Hawaiian Bartender: Aloha.
      Bart: Aloha to you. I'm looking for Maya. Last name Normousbutt.
      Hawaiian Bartender: Hang on. I'll check. Uh, has anyone seen Maya Normousbutt?
      (Bar patrons laugh.)

    • (Bart's found cell phone rings)
      Bart: Hello? Bart Simpson.
      Denis Leary: This is Denis Leary, you little puke! When I find you, I'm gonna tear your heart out with two fingers! I know how to do it, too. I learned it for my show.
      Bart: Which one? The one that got canceled, or the one that's gonna get canceled?

    • Bart: I'm never gonna have a cell phone.
      Lisa: And I'm never gonna go to Machu Pichu. In this family, you get used to disappointment.

    • Principal Skinner: I can't believe I'm out of gas. I put in one dollar of gas and I've only driven ninety cents.
      Agnes Skinner: You had to drive with the windows open, didn't you, Rockefeller?

    • Bart: Mom, even Milhouse has a cell phone. Your son is lamer than Milhouse! What does that say about you?

    • (Bart is at Lisa's tea party)
      Bart: I don't know why I agreed to this.
      Lisa: Because you like the taste of my imaginary tea.
      Bart: Oh, you're right.

    • Lisa: (seeing what her parents are up to) Tracking software? (gasps) You're spying on Bart!
      Marge: Honey, keeping track of someone because you love them is not wrong. It shows you care.
      Moe: (Listening to Marge via his own bugging device in the basement) That's right my beautiful, beautiful Midge. (Laughs) Soon, you'll be mine.
      FBI Agent #1: (observing Moe via spy camera) Keep talking, creepo.
      FBI Agent #2: Every word buys you a year in the slammer.

    • (Dr. Hibbert gives Bart money after retrieving his golf ball.)
      Bart: A dollar? What for?
      Dr. Hibbert: It's the least I could do. These balls cost five dollars new.
      Bart: So I can get a dollar for every ball I find? Then if a cell phone costs $100, how many balls do I need?
      Dr. Hibbert: (speaking aside to Dr. Riviera, his caddy) This is why my kids go to private school. (Laughs)

    • Marge: Bart, how did you get a cell phone?
      Bart: The same way you got me. By accident, on a golf course.

    • Marge: Son, we can't afford to get you a cell phone. As it is, I'm buying frozen peas in installments.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode is dedicated to Paul Newman, who passed in September 2008 at the age of 83.

    • Blackboard Joke: Teacher's diet is working.
      Couch Gag: The family rushes into view and looks up as the camera pulls back to reveal that they have been immortalized in a Mount Rushmore-esque statue. Bart exclaims, "Ay caramba!"

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Jolly Green Giant
      Marge refers to having to pay for her frozen peas on installments. On her bill is a parody of the Jolly Green Giant (and the reverse had an image of Sprout), the mascots of the Green Giant food company.

    • Ingmar Bergman
      The name of the Swedish bar, Inga-Bar Beerman's, is a take on director Ingmar Bergman's name. Also, the shot where the bartender is in profile talking to a patron who is looking straight ahead is an homage to Bergman's 1966 film Persona.

    • Crocodile Dundee
      The name of the Australian tavern, Crocodile Drunkee's, is a take on the character Crocodile Dundee, portrayed by Paul Hogan.

    • Lost Horizon
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1937 Frank Capra film, Lost Horizon. Also, Verizon being a phone company and provider of cell phone service, the title nods to the fact that Leary loses his cell phone.

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