The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 11

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 2007 on FOX
8.2
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Episode Summary

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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
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In an effort to stop Homer from taking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off on the highway, Marge, Lisa and Bart offer up three cautionary tales of revenge.

The Count of Monte Fatso: A parody of the book and film The Count of Monte Cristo, in which Homer is cast as the Count.

Revenge of the Geeks: Using a futuristic device called the “Get-back-inator,” Milhouse takes revenge on the Springfield Elementary bullies.

Bartman Begins: A parody of the Batman origin story, in which Bart is cast in the title role.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • So Hillarious

    9.5
    I loved the parody of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and " Bartman Begins" and what have complete my laughter was the dedication at the end of that episode for all the dead people in the Star Wars films :)
  • The three parodies about revenge which are "The Count of Monte Cristo", "Revenge of the Nerds", and "Batman Begins"

    9.5
    In an effort to stop Homer from taking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off on the highway, Marge, Lisa and Bart offer up three cautionary tales of revenge.I thought that this was an excellent episode of "The Simpsons". While it's not like my favorite episode or anything like that, it's pretty close. The stories about revenge told by Marge then Lisa then Bart in order to stop Homer from taking revenge. It was hilarious when Homer should shout "Revenge" at that Rich Texan after each story is finished. The movie parody segments in this episode were very good. They all had some good humor and I enjoyed every one of them. The segment I probably like a little more was "Bartman Begins" (which is a parody of the 2006 film "Batman Begins") even though it kinda felt too short. My score is a little low because it drags in a couple of parts but that's pretty much it. Overall, not my favorite but it was an excellent episode of "The Simpsons". 9.5/10moreless
  • Decent episode.

    7.0
    In an effort to stop Homer from taking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off on the highway, Marge, Lisa and Bart offer up three cautionary tales of revenge.



    The Count of Monte Fatso: A parody of the book and film The Count of Monte Cristo, in which Homer is cast as the Count. It was alright. There were a few funny parts, but for the most part, it wasn't all that funny. 6.5/10



    Revenge of the Geeks: Using a futuristic device called the "Get-back-inator," Milhouse takes revenge on the Springfield Elementary bullies. Even less funny than the first part. 6/10



    Bartman Begins: A parody of the Batman origin story, in which Bart is cast in the title role. The best one of the episode. There were more funny parts than all the others. 7.5/10moreless
  • The Count of Monte Fasto, Revenge of the Nerds, and Bartman Begins.

    9.5
    In an effort to stop Homer from taking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off on the highway, Marge, Lisa and Bart offer up three cautionary tales of revenge.



    The Count of Monte Fatso: A parody of the book and film The Count of Monte Cristo, in which Homer is cast as the Count. 5/5



    Revenge of the Geeks: Using a futuristic device called the "Get-back-inator," Milhouse takes revenge on the Springfield Elementary bullies. 4/5



    Bartman Begins: A parody of the Batman origin story, in which Bart is cast in the title role. 5/5



    Overall- 14/15





    Ah, if it weren't for the second story this would have been flawless. I love this episode it is absolutely hilarious. A must see!moreless
  • Aother Simpsons trilogy.

    7.0
    This trilogy is all about revenge Homer wants to destroy the Texas guy. Then Marge tells the Story of The Count of Monte Fatso and Homer's revenge didn't work out and that Homer's revenge machine was awesome. Then Homer still didn't get it the Lisa was going to tell a story but homer didn't listen and thought it was the Count of Monte Cisco but it was call Revenge and the Geeks I got to see that Movie and I like this one. Then Homer still didn't get it then Bart tell is story Bartman Begins you know Bartman is just Batman but you add a r between a and t. Then Star Wars characters were named at the end.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

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

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

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Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • The Simpsons now own a satellite radio.

    • In the first story Homer falls into the cage in the water and the door closes (and apparently locks). Homer then escapes, but falls back into the water, and somehow gets back into the cage even though it was locked.

    • When The Glove is first introduced, a poster with the atomic structure of caffeine can be seen on the wall.

    • Homer and the Rich Texan both say they are actually from Connecticut.

    • Milhouse's paper list said:

      S Kinnner Jimbo
      Kearny Nana
      Wendell Dolph
      Sherri Cosine
      Terri M...
      Chuck Da...
      Becky Martin
      Richard Database
      Rod Nelson
      Todd Willie
      Uter Louis
      Ralph Janey

    • Homer claims to have shot Mr. Burns ("Who Shot Mr. Burns") and blamed it on Maggie, directly contradicting what was shown to have actually happened in that episode.
      (Note: That's just Homer being an idiot. He's stupid to think that he shot Mr. Burns.)

    • This is the second time that Marge has told a story, in a three-story episode.

    • This is the second time we see "Bart Man" in costume since "Three Men and a Comic Book".

  • QUOTES (20)

  • NOTES (2)

    • After the episode there was that dedication:


      This Episode is Dedicated To All Who Died In The "Star Wars" Films:


      Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Greedo, Uncle Owen, Storm Trooper #5, Jango Fett, General Grievous (Droid), Storm Trooper #22, Dak, Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi, Whoever Jimmy Smits Played, Hutt,Jabba The, Sy Snoodles, Unfortunately, Not Jar-Jar Binks, Everyone On Both Death Stars When They Blew Up.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family, as infants in diapers, crawls into the living and up onto to their usual place on the couch. They begin to age into the appearances we all know and love.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Power Glove
      Willie calls the revenge glove a "power glove", a reference to the Power Glove, a failed accessory for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).

    • The Green Mile
      Homer petting the mouse while in prison is an allusion to Eduard Delacroix and his mouse Mr. Jingles in The Green Mile.

    • Revenge of the Nerds

      The title of the second segment is based on this movie.

    • Batman

      Bart's tale alludes to the origins of this classic vengeance seeking DC comic book character and the following villains:
      The Toker (a play on The Joker, actually Otto Mann), the Diddler (a play on the Riddler, actually Ned Flanders), Mr. Mole (Hans Moleman), Sugar and Spice (Patty and Selma), and Poison Lenny (Poison Ivy) who explains he's not a villain but a transvestite.

      There are numerous other allusions to various incarnations of the Dark Knight:
      Title - Batman Begins
      Title's font - Batman the Animated Series
      Focal villain kills hero's parents and "I'm Bartman" - Tim Burton's Batman
      Goofy dress of foes - Adam West's Batman
      Sugar & Spice - Batman Forever
      Passive killing of foes - Burton's Batman and Batman Returns
      Poison Lenny's garb - Uma Thurman in Batman & Robin

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

      The first segment is a Simpson's retelling of this classic tale of revenge from Alexandre Dumas père.

    • The episode title is an allusion to the old saying 'revenge is a dish best served cold'.

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