The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 25

Summer of 4 Ft. 2

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 19, 1996 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof:At one point after the students gather in the school's hallway to have their yearbooks signed, Becky's skirt is pleated.

    • Music From This Episode
      "All Summer Long" by The Beach Boys (plays during the end credits)

  • Quotes

    • Lisa: (to herself) Okay, okay calm down, just a bird, you don't control the birds, you will someday, but not today.

    • Marge: (about the town they're going to) It's known as America's Scrod Basket.
      Bart: I thought Springfield was America's Scrod Basket.
      Marge: No, Springfield is America's Crud Bucket. At least according to Newsweek.

    • Marge: Isn't this fun, Lisa?
      Lisa: It must be exciting to make a whole different set of beds.
      Marge: I know you're joking, but it is!

    • Bart: When the hell are we going to get to . . . where the hell are we going?

    • Apu look-alike: I'm sorry, sir, but the sale of fireworks is prohibited in this state under penalty of--(he sees a man leave) Follow me. (walks in the back of the store) Any red-blooded flag-fearing American would love... the M320. Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it!

    • Homer: Sweet merciful crap! My car!

    • Lisa: Ah, A gift from my favorite crustacean.
      Boy: Um ... did you learn that word from a teacher or something?
      Lisa: No! Noooo ... I heard it on Baywatch.
      Erin: Oh, Baywatch, cool. David Hasselhoff, man.

    • Milhouse: How did it go? Are we down with them?
      Bart: No. They must have seen you!

    • Milhouse: Hey, Bart. Lisa's skateboarding with some cool kids. And she looks like Blossom.
      Bart: Lisa... with people!? If they're impressed by her, I'm going to Bart their world. Okay, Milhouse, you know the drill.
      Milhouse: Right, you go over and wow them, I'll hide in the shrubs!

    • Marge: (reading Ned's note on the fridge) "Put food in me."
      Homer: I'll take that!

    • ( reading the note Flanders left)
      Homer: "Well-diddly-elcome Simpsons." Oh, I can't believe this. He actually wrote "diddly."

    • Marge: Wave bye bye to our house, Maggie, bye bye tree.
      Homer: Bye bye job!
      Bart: Bye bye toothbrush!
      Lisa: Bye bye Lisa Simpson.

    • Homer: (Picking up Lisa's empty suitcase.) Hmm, somebody's traveling light!
      Lisa: Meh, maybe you're getting stronger.
      Homer: Well, I have been eating more!

    • Marge: Well, it sounds great. Bart, you can invite Milhouse. Lisa, you can bring a friend too.
      Lisa: Hey, great a friend! Hmmmm, a companion. I dunno, stuffed animal.

    • (Bart sits at a table while a line forms for him to sign autographs in school yearbooks.)
      Milhouse: This is Becky, she's in the second grade.
      Bart: Hi, Becky, thanks for coming out.
      Becky: "See ya!" He writes the way people talk!

    • (bell rings)
      Milhouse: School's out! Up yours, Krabappel!
      (Milhouse runs out of the room. Nobody else moves.)
      Ms. Krabappel: Well, I'm glad the rest of you remembered that summer vacation starts at the end of the day, not the beginning.

    • Erin: You like hanging out too?
      Lisa: Well, it beats doing stuff.
      Erin: Yeah. Stuff sucks.

    • (Bart is signing yearbooks.)
      Bart: Wait, your daughter is named Seymour?
      Prinipal Skinner: Well...(chuckles)...I lied, it's for me.

    • (Marge, Homer, Bart and Milhouse play the board game "Mystery Date.")
      Marge: (To Bart) You got the dud!
      Homer: (To Milhouse) He looks just like you poindexter!

    • Lisa: Friends? These are my only friends. Grown-up nerds like Gore Vidal, and even he's kissed more boys than I ever will!
      Marge: Girls, Lisa! Boys kiss girls!

    • Miss Hoover: And so, as Abraham Lincoln sat in Ford's theatre that night, John Wilkes Booth entered, drew his gun, and ... (the bell rings) Well, that's it. Have a nice summer, everyone.
      (everyone leaves except for Chuck and Ralph)
      Chuck: But what happened in Ford's theatre?
      Ralph: Was President Lincoln okay?
      Miss Hoover: He was fine. (Chuck leaves) Go home, Ralph.

    • (The family playing "Mystery Date")
      Marge: Come on, Homer. Open the door for your mystery date.
      Homer: Ooh, captain of the football team. He's a dream boat. Don't wait up Marge.

    • Homer: Let me have one of those porno magazines, large box of condoms, a bottle of Old Harper, a couple of those panty shields, and some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas ... eh, make it two.

    • Boy: So he's all, like, pffhhhtt.
      Erin: Pft, I can totally hear him going that.
      Lisa: Only kids are that incoherent!

    • Bart: This is the worst Fourth of July ever. I hate America.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • All Things Considered
      This popular NPR show is reference when Lisa passed a bookstore titled "Gull Thing Considered" on her way to the library.

    • Homer: I'll have a Three Musketeers, a pen, comb, one of those porno mags, some illegal fireworks, pint of Old Harper, and some of those portable enemas.
      In the 1973 film American Graffiti, Terry the Toad tries to get some booze by buying alot of other stuff, Homer copies this when trying to procure some illegal fireworks. Also, the song that plays during the end credits is "All Summer Long" by the Beach Boys. The same song used at the end of American Grafitti.

    • Summer of '42
      This title spoofs the 1971 film Summer of '42.