The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 22

Moe Baby Blues

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 18, 2003 on FOX
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Moe Baby Blues
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After Moe inadvertently saves Maggie's life, the two begin to develop a bond, to the annoyance of Homer and Marge.

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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

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Fat Tony

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Referencing the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia, Homer states that there were Seven Apostles, but Marge later replies and says there were twelve. A matter of fact, as of 2013 there are only seven apostles left along the coastline, as the other five have gradually been eroded away.

    • As the Simpsons are entering the arboretum, one of the sculpted bushes they pass is "Binky", a character from Matt Groening's comic "Life in Hell." The other pair of bushes are Kang and Kodos, The Simpsons' resident space aliens.

    • The song played when Moe is spending time with Maggie (and over the pictures of Homer and the ham) is "You're My Best Friend" by Queen.

    • Gil is seen with white hair

    • When Marge found Maggie missing, she was bringing her a glass bottle (it shatters when she drops it).

  • QUOTES (25)

  • NOTES (11)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2004 WGA Award (TV) for Animation.

    • By tracking Marge's fingers when she calls Moe's tavern, his number is 939-15979. That's the 5th number of the tavern in the show- the last were 636-5551239 (season 2), 636-5556264 (season 3), 636-5553543 (season 5) and 636-76484377 (season 7). It seems like he changes the number because of Bart's prank phone calls.

    • At the botanical gardens, you can see a bush shaped like Binky, the rabbit from Matt Groening's "Life In Hell" comics

    • When Homer tells Moe to get out of their house, Moe asks if he means "Get out" as in leave, or "Get out" as in "Get out! You bagged Bridget Fonda?" In real life, Danny Elfman (composer of the theme for "The Simpsons") actually did "bag" Bridget Fonda - they had gotten engaged earlier in 2003.

    • Fat Tony says he wants to take out the Castellaneta family; Dan Castellaneta is the voice of not only Homer, but several other people on the show.

    • In 2003, Hank Azaria won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Voice-Over Performance', for this episode.

    • The shirt Moe is wearing at Maggie's birthday party is the one Marge gave him

    • This episode was written by J. Stewart Burns who won an Emmy for the Futurama episode "Roswell That Ends Well".

    • If you look carefully at the Botanical Gardens, you can see bushes shaped like Kang and Kodos.

    • Lionel Hutz is visible in the large panning crowd shot at the Botanical Gardens.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family (looking like gingerbread people) enters their gingerbread house style living room and takes their places on the couch. Homer then leans in front of Marge and takes a bite out of the top of Bart's head.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • OshKosh B'Gosh:
      Moe refers to Apu's child as OshKosh B'Gosh probably because he's wearing overalls reminiscent of the family brand clothing line.

    • Carl, to Dr Hibbert: A dream deferred is a dream denied.
      Written by Black American poet and abolitionist, James Langston Hughes (1902-1967).

    • :
      The title of the episode references the comic strip "Baby Blues." But it probably really owes more to Spike Lee's 1990 film "Mo' Better Blues."

    • :
      There are a lot of references to Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" trilogy in this episode. Fat Tony even comments on the poor critical reception of the third film.

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