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The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 12

Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2004 on FOX
8.4
out of 10
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114 votes
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Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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On a school field trip to the Museum of Television and TV Milhouse shows that he has developed a new attitude where he just doesn't care. Meanwhile Mr. Burns has moved Homer, Lenny and Carl to an offsite location (Moe's) so that they don't ruin a visit by the plant's board of directors. Apu and Manjula stop by celebrating their anniversary, making Homer realize he hasn't gotten anything for his anniversary with Marge. He gets extremely drunk and finds himself ‘dancing' on the street where people, thinking he is homeless, start giving him money. Milhouse reveals the secret to his new attitude is the fact that he and his mother are moving to Capitol City, where they are going to get a fresh start. Both Bart and Kirk Van Houten are going to have to learn to get along without Milhouse being around. Bart tries to adapt to a world without Milhouse, especially after a visit to Milhouse in Capitol City makes him realize that things will never be the same. In the meantime, Homer has begun begging as a second job when he realizes he can make good money that allows him to buy Marge an expensive anniversary gift. With Milhouse out of his life, Bart finds himself bonding with his sister and she is enjoying the new relationship with her brother; a relationship that gets tested when Kirk gets "pity custody" of Milhouse and Marge is enlightened by the homeless on Homer's second source of income.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Bart and Lisa as Best Friends

    10
    God I hate Milhouse, So pathetic I was so sad for Lisa after her being owned a real best friend was really so sweet

    One of their best storyline ever
  • When Milhouse moves away, Bart begins to bond with Lisa.

    8.0
    One day on a field trip to the televison museum, Milhouse shows that he has a new attitude where he just dosn't care, much like Bart. But Milhouse tells Bart that it's just because Milhouse and his mom are moving to Capitol City. Bart soon becomes very bored without Milhouse around, so he starts hanging out with Lisa.



    Meanwhile, Homer has yet another job. Being a bum. He collects money to buy Marge an annivesary gift, diamond earrings. But after buying her the present, Homer continues to be a bum, to collect money.



    I thought this was a very good episode. I liked the begginning with Nelson being made fun of, Milhouse's new friends, The indian burial ground, and Homer's bum job.



    Overall Grade:91%/A-moreless
  • Milhouse moves away, Homer becomes a bum.

    9.0
    On a school excursion to the Museum Of Television And TV, Milhouse starts acting out of character and tells Bart he doesn't care what others think about him anymore. Later, Milhouse breaks the news to Bart that he and his mother are permanently moving to Capitol City. Bart is sent into a downward spiral until he finally hops on a plane to visit Milhouse, who now sports blonde spiky hair and some cool friends. Meanwhile, Homer starts panhandling to get more money for an anniversary present. Bart fills the vacancy for his best friend by hanging out with Lisa and discovering that they have a lot in common. Milhouse returns to Springfield after Kirk gets a court order when the judge feels sorry for him. Bart stops hanging out with Lisa which causes her to become jealous. Bart reassures Lisa that while they wont be spending as much time together, he'll be there for support when she needs him. The two share a hug. This was another classic episode in season 15. Both stories were very solid. The only thing I didnt like was the fact Milhouse was a jerk when he moved to Capitol City. Anyway, a must see!moreless
  • Great story line and very hilarious..... Homer also gets a new job: bum... LOL If you ask me that what he should have been doing all along!!!

    9.5
    On a school excursion to the Museum Of Television And TV, Milhouse starts acting out of character and tells Bart he doesn't care what others think about him anymore. Later, Milhouse breaks the news to Bart that he and his mother are permanently moving to Capitol City. Bart is sent into a downward spiral until he finally hops on a plane to visit Milhouse, who now sports blonde spiky hair and some cool friends. Meanwhile, Homer starts panhandling to get more money for an anniversary present. Bart fills the vacancy for his best friend by hanging out with Lisa and discovering that they have a lot in common. Milhouse returns to Springfield after Kirk gets a court order when the judge feels sorry for him. Bart stops hanging out with Lisa which causes her to become jealous. Bart reassures Lisa that while they wont be spending as much time together, he'll be there for support when she needs him. The two share a hug.moreless
  • An amazing episode! Milhouse episodes are always great & this one delivers. Must see.

    9.3
    Now and then, a new Simpsons episode comes a long which restores your faith in our favourite family. I was beginning to feel that this Season would be pretty boring and forgettable, but now I'm turned around on the subject. Full of humour, emotion and sight gags, this episode is comparable to other classics from recent Seasons, perhaps even the "golden years".



    A solid plot which flowed almost perfectly was the foundation for twenty minutes of great writing. The first act really let Milhouse shine, although it would have been nice to hear more from Luann or Kirk (without them arguing). Other characters made this episode great too - there were good lines from Homer, Ralph, and especially Groundskeeper Willy.



    The scene with the new Milhouse seemed a little short and could have been better, but apart from this everything else worked, whether filled with humour or emotion. It was also great to see scenes which did not depend on humour alone, reminiscent of classic episodes. The sub plot kinda filled in extra humour just where needed and, although quite separate from the main plot, worked well enough. The only thing which I disliked was the crappy tacked-on ending.

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Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

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

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

Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld

Robot B-9

Guest Star

Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

Herself

Guest Star

William Daniels

William Daniels

K.I.T.T.

Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Homer: (Drunk) But I don't wanna go home! I'm not done talking to me!

    • (Homer, Lenny and Carl roll barrels of nuclear waste and sing to tune of "Rawhide" theme)
      Homer: Rolling, rolling, rolling! Toxic barrel rolling!
      Lenny: They're so hot and glowing!
      Carl: We'll die!

    • Homer: (making a toast at Moe's) To old man Burns! Who's paying us to drink, because we're embarrassing.
      Lenny and Carl: We suck!

    • Male bum: Oh my god! You're a woman!
      Female bum: And you're a three headed devil dog. Devil Dog!

    • Bart: Since he's been back, Milhouse has had three bloody noses and stepped in dog doo. It's always a party with that guy.

    • Lisa: I thought your mom took you away forever.
      Kirk: I got a court order bringing him back. The judge said I was the most pathetic person he'd ever seen in court. Pity custody! Boo-yeah!

    • Capitol City Kids: (Singing) Springfield baby in a diaper, poked his eye with a windshield wiper.

    • Homer: Coke and Pepsi are the same thing! Wake up, people! (laughs crazily)

    • Lisa: The mound builders worshipped turtles as well as badgers, snakes and other animals.
      Bart: Thank god we've come to our senses and worship a carpenter who lived 2000 years ago.

    • Homer: Hey, I know you. We met in a police line up.
      Bum: Oh yeah, yeah. You know number 2 and number 4 are an item now.
      Homer: You don't have to tell me, I was number 3.

    • Apu: We're going to see Paris… Hilton. In Paris… Texas. On our way to Paris… France.

    • Marge: (after receiving the diamond earrings) Now we finally have something to put in the wall safe! (opens the safe, and pulls out a Twinkie) Huh? A Twinkie?
      Homer: I heard if you aged them for ten years they turn into liquor!

    • Ralph: 18, 19, 20! I found you Bart!
      Bart: Ralph, we're playing checkers.
      Ralph: I don't like you boy-mommy! (runs away)

    • Homer: Hoo Hoo boy, are you in trouble.
      Bart: What are you talking about?
      Homer: When a woman says nothing's wrong, that means everything's wrong. And when a woman says everything's wrong, that means everything's wrong. And when a woman says something's not funny, you'd better not laugh your ass off.

    • Mr. Ed: The agents got all my money… (neighs)

    • (after Milhouse moves)
      Kirk Van Houten: It's gonna be tough to be peppy today.
      Bart: Tell me about it.

    • (all thinking to themselves)
      Lisa: Oh, my god! My brother's my best friend!
      Bart: Oh, my god! My sister's my best friend!
      Marge: Diamonds! I still can't believe he gave me diamonds!
      Homer: (to mirror) Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the baldest of them all?

    • Marge: Homie? I'd like to know what you've been doing after work.
      Homer: Marge, I'm not gonna lie to you… (pauses then goes back to reading the newspaper)

    • Willie: It won't last; brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots, or Welshmen and Scots, or Japanese and Scots, or Scots and other Scots. Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!

    • (Lisa sprays Bart with the hose)
      Lisa: Hahaha! You wet your pants!
      Grandpa: (Grandpa appears at the door with wet pants) Shut up, it's a serious problem!

    • Homer: I'm honored to drink to Apu and… Apulina.

    • Milhouse: Then, let's just say, I don't care what people think of me anymore.
      Bart: You mean, up until now you did care? Then why did you wear that tutu to school last week?
      Milhouse: What about all the times I DIDN'T wear a tutu?! Nobody ever brings THOSE up!

    • Bart: (to Milhouse) Wander away from the group? Man… you been huffin' from the Bart bag.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • The "The Museum of Television and TV":

      This is parody of the actual Museum of Television & Radio, in New York and Los Angeles, right down to the logo. In both branches one can go in and choose a television or radio program to sit down and view or go into different theatres to view shows. Like the museum in the episode, that is all pretty much one can do, because there are either very sparse or no actual exhibits to walk around and look at, like other museums. Though this place is very helpful if one were doing research.

    • Milhouse: "Look at me. I'm riding some guy named Ironside!"
      Ironside was a show from 1967-1975 starring Raymond Burr—best known as attorney Perry Mason—as a San Francisco lawyer who is left paralyzed after being shot when a sniper tries to assassinate him. Being confined to a wheelchair does not stop him and he goes on to head up a special police unit from his custom made office-van.

    • Paul Lynde: "Circle gets the square!"
      Paul's comment references a phrase frequently uttered by the host on The Hollywood Squares. Paul Lynde was one of the regulars on this game show, his position was the center square.

    • :
      The episode's coda (hosted by Isabel Sanford) is a spoof of The Beverly Hillbillies – this time, depicting a scene of Jethro annoying Granny by declaring he's joined the Army.

    • :
      Homer's drunken rendition of "Mr. Bojangles" (as part of his "drunken bum" money-making scheme) would bring tears to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the country-rock-folk group whom originally recorded the 1971 classic.

    • Homer: "Mirror, mirror on the wall ... who's the baldest one of all?"
      Homer recites the Evil Queen's line from the 1937 animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

    • :
      The exterior shot of Milhouse's apartment building in Capitol City is the real life Carnegie Hall Tower in NYC. Go figure.

    • :
      Lancelot Link was a poorly-conceived "Get Smart" parody from the early 1970s. Since Bond parodies had been done to death by this time, the gimmick was to film chimpanzees with poorly-dubbed human speech.


      Lost in Space is the immortal 1960s TV show about a family looking for home after being stranded in space. The robot was a popular cornerstone of the show, voiced by Dick Tufeld, his catch phrase was "Danger, Danger!"


      KITT is the talking robotic car from Knight Rider, which starred David Hasselhof as Michael Knight, a lone crusader looking for justice. William Daniels provided the voice for the series and the Simpsons. He came back just to say the line "Door Ajar." KITT's red scanner was inspired by the Cylon eye from "Battlestar Galactica."


      Salem is a talking cat from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," voiced by Nick Bakay. Salem was in fact a warlock cursed to live as a cat, and frequently comments about the injustice of his situation.


      Mister Ed is the talking horse from the show of the same name.

    • :
      Mrs. Kravitz was the neighbor in "Bewitched," who was always trying to figure out what made the Stephens home so weird. Samantha and Darren routinely had to distract her from discovering Samantha was a witch.


      Mr. Roper was the first landlord on "Three's Company," who would only let Jack live with two girls because he thought Jack was gay. He later left the show for his own spinoff.
      Flanders is obviously an in joke, but well deserved.

    • That guy who always says "Yeeeeeeeees!": "Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no. [sees Homer's wad] Oh, yeeeeees!"
      This citizen--seen before on the show many times--is a caricature of Frank Nelson. He frequently appeared on THE JACK BENNY SHOW and later SANFORD AND SON, as a snooty salesman who would introduce himself with a deep, rising "MmmmmmmyeeeeeEEESSSS?" and proceed to thoroughly insult Jack or Fred.

    • :
      The episode's title is a takeoff on the 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore."

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