The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 3

MoneyBART

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 2010 on FOX
7.4
out of 10
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152 votes
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In an effort to broaden her extracurricular horizons, Lisa decides to manage Bart's little league team. Using statistics and probabilities, Lisa leads the team to an incredible winning streak.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This show had gone down the toliet..its so bad its become a propaganda tool!!!!!

    1.0
    What was up with the intro to this episode.



    This show has become so cheap that it is now a propaganda tool!!



    To insinuate that there is child labor with a panda pulling a cart is beyond rediculus...how low can this show go with its propaganda....



    You know with the one child policy, children in China are treated like prince and princess...they get what ever they want, and honestly they are quite spoiled. And the simpsons writer actually beleive there are child labors in China...are the simpsons writer/creator really that stupid. And panda pulling a cart like a horse and unicorns chained to be used as a hole puncher...serisouly, how rediculously low and stupid can propagandas get. The simpsons used to be a good show now its completely trash... watch family guy people, its so much better and funnier than this sh!t-azz show simpsons.moreless
  • Lisa manages Bart's baseball team

    9.0
    n an effort to broaden her extracurricular horizons, Lisa decides to manage Bart's little league team. Using statistics and probabilities, Lisa leads the team to an incredible winning streak. I thought this was a superb episode. Not the best episode ever, but there only a few boring parts such as the couch gag. I laughed at some of the parts such as Flanders' lines about quitting the game, some of Ralph's dialog, Milhouse and the water fountain (as well as his line about wanting to be a girl), Rod and Tod getting 16 hours of sleep, the ending. Overall, besides a few dragged parts, this was a superb episode. 9/10

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  • Pretty Good

    7.5
    Another quality episode of the simpsons. Season 22 is flying high with the exception of elementary school musical. Basically the only thing wrong with this episode is that it doesn't have a sub-plot, and baseball scene after baseball scene make the episode a little boring.

    I also feel like this episode was a little bit of a smash together of 'Lisa on Ice' from season 6 and 'Bart Star' from season 9. If you mix those two together and change the sport to baseball, you get the episode 'MoneyBART.' However, I did laugh at a lot of places, like Ralph's, "do alligators alligate?" and "I caught a white apple!"So overall, not as good as Loan-a-Lisa, but way better than Elementary School Musical.



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  • perfect

    10
    another fantastic episode from the 22nd season. i actually loled at like, 3 or 4 separate things, which is something that rarely happens (Ralph's "I caught a white apple" line, Ralph's "Do alligators alligate" line and Flanders line about his kids needing 16 hours sleep). This was a good episode. And it has probably the darkest couch gag of the series, which is interesting. Overall a pretty good episode, i loved it a lot, my overall grade is without a doubt an A+. A great episode, hopefully season 22 continues at this pace, that would be really swell me thinksmoreless
  • To improve her changes in getting to the Ivy League, Lisa becomes the Springfiled Isotots' coach, much to Bart's dismay.

    9.0
    Springfield recieves the visit of Dalhia Brinkley, a former student who graduated from Yale. Lisa comes in and Dalhia encourgages her to be in more extra-curricular activities. So at home she is practicing fencing with Maggie, when Maggie snapped and beaten her..in Zorro style. Flanders dropped by saying he won't be Bart's baseball coach anymore as the referee called a homerun when it really was a foul. (Homer: Flanders, don't you have another neighbour? Flanders: Yes I do! And I love him just as much as you! It's a FLanders sandwich with the best neighbour bread!) so Marge protests saying someday Bart and Lisa wont' be around and he'll regret not spending time with them, and Homer says it's a problem for future Homer and drinks a mix of vodka and mayonnaise (and faints).



    At the baseball court Bart sees the team practicing and learns the team got a new coach - Lisa! But she doesn't know about baseball:

    Bart: Need more research tootsie-pop

    Nelson: Get a room!

    Lisa: We're brother and sister

    Milhouse: So are my parents, I think...



    And Lisa gets advice from Frink and the nerds who where having out at Moe's (Moe: Why did I advertise my drinks in scientific American? Frink: I can think of 3 good reasons... Moe: Shut up). And then we have Matrix-eque montage of the team winning (Raplh - I caught a white apple!) and then we get to a game were if Bart doesn't swing they win, but Bart is mad at Lis for ruining his fav sport, and swings anyways and they win, and Lisa kicks him off the team (as the team would say: "conflicted! conflicted!")



    So at Luigi's everyone is mad at Lisa but Lisa says that players play and managers manage (and Raplh asks if alligators alligate, and Lisa says they do, and Raplh says he's Scared, LOL). So back at home, Bart gives his uniform to Lisa and Homer thinks they'll have an underpants dinner. Then we have a hilarious exchange between Homer and Marge:



    Marge: Family is forever

    Homer: Homer: Sorry Marge. I gotta call bullcrap on that one. The '69 Mets will live on forever, but you think anybody cares about Ron Swoboda's wife and kids? Not me, and I assume not Ron Swoboda.

    Marge: But aren't you worried about Bart's feelings?

    Homer: Boys don't have feelings, they have Muscles!

    Marge: Why do you say such ridiculous things?

    Homer: They sound good in my brain, but my tongue makes the words not sound very good...formally!



    So Bart tries to be co-commentarist while the Isotots get to the championship match in Capital City. Homer and Lisa leave in the stadium and Marge takes Bart to an amusement park. There at a rollercoaster, Lisa calls Bart, telling him he needs another player as Ralph can't play because he it too juiced (Raplh: I didn't know what I was putting into my body!), and Mike Scioscia convinces Bart to listen to Lisa and return.



    There, at the stadium Bart returns and steals 2nd and 3rd base, and he is about to steal home when Lisa shouts the computer says it's impossible, and we see Burns saying that they'll never replace his old calculator (which is huge) and Smithers says it's stuck and Burns' tells him to apply more goose grease. Bart is about to steal home (Homer: If he makes it that's my son!) when suddenly he is out (Homer throws his foam finger at him, shouting You STiNK!) and everyone leaves. Lisa tells him how he made her enjoy baseball (Lisa: You made me love baseball. Not as a collection of numbers, but as an unpredictable, passionate game, beaten in excitement only by every other sport.) and that he is a good brother 51% of the time. Bart says his guy tells him she's good too, but she demands a number, so Bart gives her Homer's foam finger (which has a #1) and the hug. The team comes and say "conflict resolved! conflict resolved!" and it ends.



    Bottom line: It was a great episode with lots of funny lines, and a very dark (but amusing) couch gag. This season is going very well till now (excluding the premiere). 9/10.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Marge: You know, someday these kids will be out of the house and you'll regret not spending more time with them.
      Homer: That's a problem for future Homer. Man, I don't envy that guy. (Mixes vodka with mayonnaise and drinks it.)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: The three-eyed crow flying by carrying a mouse in its beak.
      Billboard Gag: Krusty. Now Doing Funerals. (with a saddened Krusty pictured and the word "BANKSY" written over it with graffiti)
      Chalkboard Gag: I must not write all over the walls. (which ironically can be seen on the classroom wall as well) When Bart leaves, the word "BANKSY" is seen again in graffiti by the school door.
      Couch Gag: A still shot of the family on the couch is shown. It then pans out to be inside a gloomy Chinese animation studio where artists are painting the various film cells. A woman passes one cell to a boy who dips it in a vat of biohazardous waste, eventually hanging it out to dry with others. Down below, more children are carrying out Simpsons T-shirts, and at another lower level, two adults are throwing white cats into giant shredders, utilizing their fur as stuffing for several Bart dolls, placed in a cart that's being pulled by a depressed panda. Another worker is using a dead dolphin's tongue to seal the boxes of Simpsons merchandise. And yet another man is using an emaciated unicorn's horn to punch holes for the Simpsons DVDs. Afterward, the shot pans out be a 20th Century Fox building represented by its giant logo outside in stone.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Zorro


      After Maggie defeated Lisa when they were practicing fencing she wrote an "M" on Lisa's shirt. This is an allusion to Zorro who would write the letter "Z".

    • Milhouse: How about a Benchwarmer who's afraid of puppets?


      Milhouse is talking about the 2006 movie The Benchwarmers where 3 men (played by David Spade, Jon Heder, and Rob Schneider) who forms a baseball team and challenges a bunch of kids to play.

    • Flanders: Call me Walter Matthau because I'm a Bad News Bearer.


      This is a parody name of the 1976 movie The Bad News Bears where a drunk (played by Walter Matthau) coaches a little league baseball team, and the 2005 remake starring Billy Bob Thornton who stars as a drunk who coaches a little league baseball team.

    • Pizza Hut
      The name on Dahlia Brinkley's coffee cup says Coffee Hut. This is a parody of the restaurant chain Pizza Hut.

    • Moneyball
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the nonfiction novel Moneyball by Michael Lewis. The novel takes a look at how MLB's Oakland A's operate in regards to scouting and signing talent differently from the rest of the league.

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