The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 7

Special Edna

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 05, 2003 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Milhouse arrives in the helicopter, Bart's room is in the wrong place. The window he looks out of actually belongs to Homer and Marge's room.

    • Homer was sitting on a stool in a restaurant, then when you see him again, he is sitting on a chair.

    • Seymour says that his mother carried him for 9 and a half moths when he and Edna are arguing. But Seymour isn't really the son of his mother. He was Armain Tanzarina in "The Principal and the Pauper" so his so called mother never gave birth to him. [ Editor's Note: You've forgotten that Judge Snyder ruled the whole incident with "Armain Tanzarina" never happened. ]

  • Quotes

    • Homer: (after breaking into Disney World) One churro, please.
      Employee: That'll be fourteen dollars.
      Homer: (screams) Ok.

    • Mrs. Krabappel: The topic for your research paper is World War I.
      Bart: Was that the one with Hitler, or the one with Merlin?
      Nelson: You idiot! Merlin was in Vietnam!

    • [Mrs. Krabappel finds out she won Teacher of the Year]
      Mrs. Krabappel: I can´t believe it! This, after I accidentally showed the R-rated Romeo & Juliet. I thought that nipple would haunt me forever!

    • Mrs. Krabappel: You've got to stop putting your mother ahead of me! We have a date!
      Principal Skinner: I'll be back in three hours. [sexily] Maybe less. [normal] But most certainly more.

    • Little Richard: Oh here, honey, take one o' mine! Whooo! (Gives one of his rings to Principal Skinner and then puts another ring back on the finger.) Oh, I felt naked for a minute!

    • Bart: Why are you even bothering with Principal Skinner, there are tons of other men.
      (Bart thinks of the other men in Springfield: Barney, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Snake, Gil, Grampa, Kirk Van Houten, Milhouse, the pimple faced teenager, Kang, Surly the beer bottle, Moe, Hans Moleman, Comic Book Guy, Kearney, Matt Groening, Otto and Mr. Teeny.)
      Bart: Okay, there's a lot of low cards in that hand

    • Homer: C'mon sleepy head.
      Gramdpa: But i don't wanna!
      Homer (picks him up): Do you have to poop?
      Grandpa: Always.

    • Man: I don't know why I paid for 100 photocopies when I only needed one. Oh well. Somebody else will use them. (walks off)
      Bart: (Trying to resist temptation) Study, or prank? O Lord, give me a sign. (His pants spontaneously fall down)

    • Mickey Mouse: Step away from the wall. Step away from the wall.

    • Edna: Seymour, your feeling are ugly and wrong!

    • Homer (Yelling at Little Richard): Whoo! Purple Rain!
      Little Richard: Shut Up!
      Homer: Wow. Michael Jackson told me to shut up.

    • (After seeing Bart's moon in the Bibles)
      Ned: Well, boys, good thing we brought the eye soap! (Uses it on both Rod & Todd)
      Rod & Todd: Ow! The burning is love!

    • Homer: Awwwww, it's even boring to fly over!

    • Church Marquee: Welcome pissed-off Catholics.

    • Nelson: Ha ha!
      Award Giver: Nelson Muntz, you've been nominated for bully of the year.
      Nelson: (starts crying happily) Wedgie!
      (gives men wedgie)

    • Bart: The hole's worst enemy is the dirt pile.

    • Seymour: Hey Edna! How about we visit the bedroom of tomorrow, today?

    • Homer: Mmm… trophy.

    • Electric Car: Hello. I'm an electric car. I can't go very fast. Or very far. And if you drive me, people will think you're gay.
      Gay Animatronics: One of us! One of us!

    • Bart: Because I like you, I'll even do it pro boner.
      Skinner: It's pro bono.
      Bart: I know what I said.

    • "When every other place is booked"--- Epcot slogan

    • Agnes Skinner: (After Principal Skinner proposes to Ms. Krabappel) Oh great! Now there's gonna be 3 people in our bed!

    • Lisa: What happened to the Bart Simpson who put the mothballs in the beef stew?

  • Notes

    • The "Ride of Broken Dreams" scene from this episode was shown in the documentry "Enron."

    • The show is animated 100% with computers starting with this episode, although pencil drawings are still used before being sent to the computer to be inked.

    • Homer yells "Whoo! Purple Rain!" at Little Richard, then says "Michael Jackson told me to shut up" after LR tells him to shut up. He's confusing LR with both Prince and Michael Jackson.

    • Bender (from "Futurama") and Pikachu make appearances in Bart's hallucination.

    • Finally The Simpsons directly satire 9/11: The wrestling scene with "Uncle Slam" stabbing an American flag on "Osama bin Rotten", while "The Secretary of Hate: Colin Kapow-ell" drops anvils on "Rotten"., is based on the main characters in the fight against terrorism.

    • 'Tis yet another breakthrough episode: Ms. Krabappel is now engaged to her boss and lover, Seymour Skinner.

    • People Bart thinks of as men being eligible to date to Ms. Krabappel include the drunken version of Barney, Captain McAllister, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Snake, Gill, Grampa, Kirk Van Houten, Milhouse, the pimple faced teenager, Kodos (or Kang?), the guy in the Duff bottle suit, Moe, Hans Moleman, Comic Book Guy, Kearney, Matt Groening, Otto and finally Mr. Teeny.

    • The episode was delayed 20 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones due to the wildcard game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers running too long.

    • A treasure trove of jabs at Epcot and everything else:
      1.) Epcot slogan: "When every other place is booked".
      2.) Great moments with Mr. Eisner (based on the rumor that Disney went through all that trouble in the past couple of years, like Disney losing in the stocks, Disney World's/Disneyland's/California Adventure's bad attendance and the failure of "Treasure Planet" because of Eisner's crass marketing of Disney items and bad strategies, execution of things, and ideas).
      3.) Eastern Airlines' "World of the Future" ride, a ride made in 1965 telling the riders of what they think of the world in 1987, which doesn't even seem a damn thing like the real 1987 (robots invading the Earth and electric cars that make people gay? That is just not 1987), and for those who don't know, Eastern Airlines is an airplane company that was a famous airplane that went bankrupt in 1990. One year later, another big airplane company, Pan-Am, went bankrupt. It also makes fun of those old "...of the Future" attractions at Disney World from the 1950's-1960's where people look at what people think about life in the 1980's-1990's that when those decades came, it didn't even look like what the rides said. Those are inspired by the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New Yor World's Fair that talked about life in the not-so-disant future, and the name inspired the title of the cartoon show "Futurama".
      4.) Enron's "Ride of Broken Dreams" roller coaster that only goes down. It is supposed to be about being a rich man to poor. The roller coaster outline resembles Enron's stock graph. That resembles the Enron bankruptcy scandal in 2002 that began with the company losing money and an official committing suicide to the company finally being shut down.
      5.) Disney's Teacher of the Year ceremony is sort of like Grad Nite for high school graduates every year.
      6.) When Homer breaks through Magic Kingdom, he approaches a churro vendor. When he asks for one, the vendor asks for 14 dollars. That makes fun of how Disney tends to be expensive with even the most worthless of things.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: In a fry basket the family members (who appear frozen) are dropped into hot oil. The basket is removed from the hot oil and its contents (the deep fried family members) are dropped out of the inverted basket onto the couch. Next a giant hand reaches into the living room and shakes salt over them.

  • Allusions

    • After seeing the beginning of a teacher's video, one of the judges says 'Dead Poets Society has ruined a generation of educators;' the video then proceeds to show a teacher who looks and acts like Robin Williams. "Dead Poets Society" is a 1989 film in which Robin Williams plays a non-traditional English teacher at a 1950s boys' school who inspires his students and stirs up their interests in poetry and literature.
      Dan Castellaneta provides the voice of the instructor, doing a spot-on impression; Castellaneta had previously replaced Williams as the voice of Genie in the sequel to "Aladdin" and the animated series that followed.

    • Willie's car could be a parody of two things. James Bond: With the whole thing of him giving keys to Skinner and telling him to take care of it. Or the old Batman series, with it's appearance and campy onboard controls.

    • When Homer is riding the car during the ride of the future at the Epcot Center , the car is speaking and saying that if you drive it, people will think you are gay and then you see three gay men on the side of the street chanting "One of us, one of us" which is a line from the 1932 film "Freaks," which shows the plight of those exploited in circuses.

    • Judge: "an inner city math teacher who taught teenage gang members that differential equations are more powerful than bullets.
      Julio Estudiante is based on Jaime Escalante, played by Edward James Olmos in "Stand and Deliver", a 1988 film in which a computer teacher whose inner city school has no computers decides to teach his class calculus for the Advanced Placement test.

    • Bart: Blackhawk up.
      Bart says this as he enters the Blackhawk helicopter. It's a reference to the 2001 Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down.

    • :
      The "Ride of Broken Dreams" is based off of a the large company called Enron who, in 2001, because of their accounting practices went bankrupt. The net result of the scandal was that numerous people lost their jobs and/or investments.

    • "Honey, I Squirted Goo On The Audience" is a spoof on "Honey, I Shrunk The Audience," a ride at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World. The ride in turn is inspired by the movie Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

    • Lisa: What happened to the Bart Simpson who put the mothballs in the beef stew?
      This quote includes a lyric to the "Do the Bartman" video that was accompanied by an edited "Bart the Daredevil" episode in its original airing.