The Simpsons

Season 21 Episode 15

Stealing First Base

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 21, 2010 on FOX
8.3
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Bart becomes romantically confused when his crush, Nikki, plants one on him out of the blue. Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Lisa's aid after she's teased at school for being an overachiever.

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  • It was OK.

    6.5
    Bart falls in love for like the 100th time, which that in and of itself is getting pretty old. It seems as if he's in love with someone at least once a season. It's getting old. Time to find something else to write about. The whole first lady thing was a little cheesy in my opinion. I think that the "B" story was not really that good either. In my opinion, this whole episode was not very good. It was a forgettable one. I don't recommend watching this ep. It was not very good at all. I give it a 6.5/10.moreless
  • One of the best I've seen in years and it even referenced Koyaanisqatsi

    9.0
    I'm not sure what's happened to The Simpsons lately but suddenly it's actually good...so many brilliant scenes in this episode need to be mentioned. For one, Lisa thinking she's dreaming and flying off her desk :p ... plus Ralph has way too many quotable lines to mention. The scenes with Bart though...so so funny..."you're the biggest psycho I ever met"..."you wanna stop"..."absolutely not" lolz...



    The reference to Koyaanisqatsi though, that was utter class. If you haven't already seen this film I highly reccomend checkin it out. This and the two other films in the series.



    Whoever has taken over control of The Simpsons this season seriously needs a medal.moreless
  • Bart falls in love...........for the 1000000000th time

    9.0
    Krabappel is absnet, so the school pairs all of the 4th grades double-desking the students. Bart is paired with Nikki (guest start: Sarah silverman) and quickly starts to like her. He doesn't know what to do, so he asks Grandpa advice. He tells Bart to kiss her once and for all. At the playgrounds slide, he kisses her, causing her to disguist ands run away annoyed. Elsewhere (not elsewhere, in Lisa's class) Lisa gets an F in an exam, and she starts to question her intellect, but stops when the kids seem to start liking her after she got the grade. But then they start teasing her for bein an overachiever, and she posts her sadness in an orchard blog. flotus1 answers.



    Bart opens his locker, where he finds Nikki inside. wooed and in love iwht Bart. He is severely confused and she tells him that's how women are. Nikki's parents want to sue the school, because of Bart's action, so Skinner holds an assembly to talk about it. Bart makes Willie and Skinner kiss, for minutes and minutes.



    Michelle Obama arrives and tells Lisa that she read her blog and she is an overachiever to, and she does not have to feel embarrased about it. Lisa realizes flotus1 is First Lady of the United States 1, and that Ralph has the account flotus. Hoover appears and tells Lisa that shge got an A+++ and that that test was Ralph's.



    Bart falls from the school's room and Nikki gives him CPR, rescuing him. At the hallway, Bart asks her if that makes them sth more than friends, and she runs, annoyed, for no reason.



    It was a great episde with a great skateboarding montage, a cool I&S movie and a nice kiss montage. 9/10moreless
  • caught me in a good mood

    10
    when this episode aired, i liked it a lot more than i probably should have. it was magical. it was pretty funny, but the plots went nowhere. and i like the idea of bart and nikki technically not breaking up. it was implied, yes, but they technically could still be together {doubt it though}. Overall this episode made me in a good mood for whatever strange reason, though if i rewatched it i would dislike it i am sure. my overall grade is an A, but if i rewatched it it might drop to a C or so, me thinksmoreless
  • Lisa made an F?

    7.0
    Come to find out Lisa made and A++++ on her paper. The kid who sat next to her cheated off her paper, well her name anyway, the rest was his answers. Doh. Ok so I gave prime time cartoons another try, starting with the Simpson's. This episode was a pretty good one. When Bart arrives at school he finds out that his teacher isn't coming in so his class has to go to another classroom. The kids are doubled up at desks and Bart sits next to a girl named Nikki. Awhh, they both skateboard and share alot of other interests. Bart's first girlfriend? Well it was her first kiss anyways, thanks to advise Grandpa gives Bart. After her parents (lawyers) protest with the school. We get to see the principal and the janitor kiss in a school play depicting wrong behavior for fourth graders. Funny. Oh and we got a skit of itchy and scratchy too.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

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Nikki

Guest Star

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Michelle Obama

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • One of Principal Skinner's diplomas is from the "Springfield Diploma Mill."

    • Music in this Episode
      Theme from Cinema Paradiso (Heard during the Nikki/Bart CPR montage and closing credits)
      "Chase" by Giorgio Moroder (Heard while Nikki and Bart skateboard together)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Groundskeeper Willie and Principal Skinner are dressed and forced to recreate the scene where Bart and Nikki kissed, showing it in a school play)
      Superintendent Chalmers: Now, players, recreate the scene.
      (Willie and Skinner look at each other, hesitate with a yuck, but eventually, they share a kiss)
      Bart: Hey, Willie! Does it taste like failure?
      (All kids laugh at this comment)
      Chalmers: Stop that laughter!
      (All kids keep laughing)
      Chalmers: I could make those two kids kiss all day if I had to!
      (Willie and Skinner look around worried, but they keep kissing; all kids keep laughing)
      Chalmers: If you want them to keep on kissing, just keep laughing.
      (Time goes by; kids keep laughing; and Chalmers, Willie and Skinner are exhausted and confused)

    • Ralph Wiggum: (after failing a test) I cheated wrong. I copied the Lisa name and used the Ralph answers.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy fly across the screen.
      Billboard Gag: Dr. Nick's: Home of the One-Hour Sex Change.
      Blackboard Joke: World War II could not beat up World War I
      Couch Gag: (in the Simpsons' backyard) Vegetables quickly grow in a garden, including a giant gourd which Marge (as a ladybug), Lisa (as a bumblebee), Maggie (as a butterfly), and Bart (as a caterpillar) perch upon. Homer (as a giant grub) eats his way out of the middle of the gourd.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • When Bart draws a picture of Dracula, he has Dracula holding the head of what looks like Yoda, from Star Wars.

    • Koyaanisqatsi
      The 3D movie Bart and Homer are watching in the theater is Koyaanis-Scratchy, an allusion to the 1982 movie Koyaanisqatsi, directed by Godfrey Reggio and soundtrack by Philip Glass.

    • New Moon
      Nikki reads Red Moon featuring a vampire on the cover parodying the New Moon novel, part of The Twilight Saga.

    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
      In the new 4th grade class Bart reads The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar with cover art nearly identical to that of children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

    • List of media shown during the montage that takes place while Nikki gives Bart CPR
      From Here to Eternity (1953)
      Gone With the Wind (1939)
      The Quiet Man (1952)
      Lady and the Tramp (1955)
      Planet of the Apes (1968)
      On Golden Pond (1981)
      Ghost (1990)
      Spider-Man (2002)
      Star Trek (2009)
      Beauty and the Beast (TV series, 1987)
      The Public Enemy (1931)
      WALL-E (2008)
      Alien 3, (1992)
      The Godfather Part II (1974)
      All in the Family (TV series with Sammy Davis Jr. as Guest Star, 1972)

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