The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 12

Love is a Many Splintered Thing

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2013 on FOX
5.8
out of 10
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55 votes
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Episode Summary

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Bart's heart strings are pulled once again when Mary Spuckler returns to Springfield. But his failure to pay her enough attention strains their relationship. Marge, too, puts Homer in the dog house.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One interesting idea in a steaming pile of boring

    3.5
    This episode over all was a boring joke about romantic comedies, Bart tries to win back his hillbilly girlfriend has been done before, this season, its boring though i do like the idea of him having a reoccurring love interest, but what caught my interest was nebish and neurotic future Bart, he has in the past shown signs of intelligence when properly motivated so the idea of him becoming some form of artsy Woody Allan type person in the future actually struck me as odd but believable, and if it wasn't for the negative continuity thing in the simpsons i would love this idea to be explored more then the bart we normally get, i would love to see him find his place in like a film club or an art class and have it affect his character the same way lisa becoming a vegetarian affected hers. but if the idea of seeing a diffrent side to bart doesnt intrest you this episode is not worth watchingmoreless
  • Terrible!!

    1.0
    Worst episode of "The Simpsons" ever.
  • Appalling

    1.0
    This episode was yet another with Bart's hillbilly girlfriend and it was neither funny nor original. I could barely get to the end. It's time to wrap up the Simpsons once and for all.
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

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Robert A Caro

Robert A Caro

Himself

Special Guest Star

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Alan Rickman

Special Guest Star

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Mary Spuckler

Special 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

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Marge finds Maggie playing with a coaster from Moe's Tavern)
      Marge: Homer Simpson, did you take our baby to Moe's?
      Homer: It was during happy hour. Don't you want our baby to be happy?

    • Lisa: Don't you see? You're taking women for granted. And aside from being lumped together and generalized about, it's the one thing all women hate.

      Homer: (Scoffs) How can something that applies to Bart apply to me? I'm so much older and wiser.
      Bart: More like balder and wider!
      Homer: Why you little.... (begins strangling Bart in front of a scared Milhouse) I'll teach you to say something that sounds similar.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Santa's Little Helper flying on his doghouse like Snoopy as a WWI pilot getting shot at by the Red Baron.
      Billboard Gag: Springfield Isotopes: Spring training tickets available. (with one of the players pictured saying "Watch me get ready!")
      Chalkboard Gag: I was not nominated for "Best spoken swear word".
      Lisa: Playing the violin instead of her usual saxophone.
      Couch Gag: Five Moes sit on the couch dressed as each of the Simpsons, four of them singing "The Szyslaks", similar in tune to "The Simpsons" in the show's title. The Moe dressed as Maggie removes his pacifier saying "Already cancelled", leaving the others dejected as they walk out of the scene.

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