The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 19

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1994 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Superintendent Chalmers fires Principal Skinner after a disaster at the elementary and Skinner re-enlists in the Army. Bart, feeling partially responsible for Skinner's firing, helps to get his old principal his job back.

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  • perfect

    what i liked- the beginning, Bart taking SLH to school, "Skinner, you're fired." "I'm sorry, did you just call me a liar?" "No, i said you were fired." "Oh, that's much worse", Agnes was funny in this episode as a whole, Ned being principal after Skinner was fired, Skinner getting his job back, the ending of the episode, "Grease me up woman!", amongst a few other things.

    great episode. definitely the best of the 'number 00' episodes (200, 300, etc). it had some really funny parts and was a good Skinner episode. A+ episode, no doubtmoreless
  • this was a good ep

    this was a good ep and it was the 100th ep of the simpsons show. and so in this ep barts dog santas little helper goes in the school and recks havoc thing is that gets skikner to be fired and ned flanders comes and replaces him as the princeable and skinner goes back to the army and thing is bart finds away to get ned flanders fired after ned decided to bring cathloc church stuff intot the school so bart gets him fired and then skinner gets his old job back as the priciple of the school this was a good epmoreless
  • "The Simpsons" marks its 100th episode with Principal Seymour Skinner getting fired from his job for a mishap Bart is partially responsible for. Bart and Skinner soon develop an unlikely friendship, but Bart soon misses his old nemesis.moreless

    "The Simpsons" reached a significant milestone with a very well made episode. There are many reasons why this episode works. The sharply written script, the terrific sight gags, and the small glimpse into Ned Flanders' past. Another positive aspect of this episode is the scene where Bart introduced Santa's Little Helper to his class. The class' answer to Bart's question is a great example of how the writers of the episode took a basic scene and made something memorabe out of it with some clever dialogue. The one negative point is it's predictable ending. However, this episode is worth seeing.moreless
  • 100 episodes, and the Simpsons continue to keep right on going to make history as the best show of all-time TV history...

    Principal Skinner must learn to live without his beloved elementary school when Bart gets him fired. Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal in Skinner's place. Coping with life outside of the locker-lined halls isn't easy for Skinner, but when he befriends his one-time nemesis, Bart, things start to look up. Years of hostility between the two give way to friendship and Bart eventually comes up with a plot to get Flanders fired and Skinner reinstated. The plot backfires, but Flanders ends up getting fired anyway for using the school PA system to make a prayer. One hundred episodes and the Simpsons are still going strong!!!moreless
  • After its Bart's turn to show Santa's Little Helper in show and tell he has to put him away in the closet in back. Santa's Little Helper smells the Lunch Lady Doris's cooking and climbs through the vents. This causes chaos which leads to Skinner's firing.moreless

    Wow, Bart and Skinner being friends is exactly what makes this episode so memorable. It is great to see that even after 100 episodes they are still keeping the series fresh. When I saw this episode I thought it was great. Although it is strange that altough Skinner lives with his mother he still does his laundry at the laundry mat. I guess that was the best place for him to meet Bart and ask him to be his friend. It is great that even though Bart got Ex-Principal Skinner fired Skinner still would be so desperate for a friend he would accept Bart's friendship.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

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (27)

    • (After watching the clips of the home video)
      Bart: Ha ha ha ha. They're going to eat this up at show and tell.
      Marge: I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with the idea of your classmates laughing at our family's private moments. How would you like it if 20 years from now people were laughing at things you did?
      Bart: Not likely. Come on, have a sense of humor about yourself. (Watches the clip of himself on the toilet saying "I'm a big boy today," then Lisa laughs) Uhhhh… I gotta find somethin' else quick.

    • Principal Skinner: (Over phone) I know Weinstein's parents were upset Superintendent, but I was sure it was a phony holiday. I mean, it sounds so made-up: Yom kip-pur!

    • Principal Skinner: Dirksen, tuck in your shirt. Jaffee, spit out that gum!
      Leopold: You really think it's a good idea to give that freak his job back?
      Superintendent Chalmers: Aw, he seems to know the students' names.

    • Principal Skinner: What's he doing here?
      Bart: Well once he found out we were going to get Ned Flanders fired, he insisted on helping.
      Homer: That is true.

    • Army Recruit #1: Hey, where do I get my grenades at?
      Army Recruit #2: They don't have them group toilets here no more, do they?

    • Bart: Hey, what's this?
      Principal Skinner: Oh, that's my old unit from Vietnam. I was their sergeant, they were my loyal troops. (photo shows Skinner saluting and his men scowling at him) That photo was taken shortly before I was shot in the back… which was very strange because it was during a Bob Hope show. I was trying to get Joey Heatherton to put on some pants, for God's sake.

    • Milhouse: Bart, look! It's Principal Skinner. And I think he's gone crazy he's not wearing a suit or tie or anything!
      Bart: Principal Skinner? Um, I'm real sorry about my dog getting you fired, and biting you, and then getting it on with your leg.

    • Homer: Whoa, whoa, whoa, let me get this straight. They let everybody out of school early just because you brought a dog?
      Bart: Well, yeah, but--
      Homer: Well, I'm off to work. (picks up the dog)

    • Bart: My dog's name is Santa's Little Helper. One time he crawled under the house and when he came out he was covered with ants. Then he ran into a church and drank all the holy water.
      The Class: Wow!

    • Bart: Boys and girls, Mrs. Krabappel, I come before you today to solve a riddle that has plagued mankind for centuries: What has four legs and ticks?
      Milhouse: A walking clock?
      Nelson: A walking clock!
      Martin: I'd wager he has some variety of walking clock in that box!
      Edna: Bart, is it a walking clock?
      Bart: What?.....No, it's my dog.

    • Nelson: The ingredients were: fresh pureed tomatoes, water, salt, and sodium benzoate used to retard spoilage. Once again, if I'm not mistaken, this can contained tomato paste.
      Edna: Thank you, Nelson. I look forward to seeing it again next week.

    • Superintendent Chalmers: Thank the Lord? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer. A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion!

    • Principal Skinner: Er, one question remains: how do I get out of the army?
      Bart: No problemo. Just make a pass at your commanding officer.
      Principal Skinner: Done and done. And I mean done!

    • Skinner: Now I... I finally have time to do what I've always wanted: write the great American novel. Mine is about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques. I call it Billy and the Cloneasaurus.
      Apu: Oh, you have got to be kidding, sir. First, you think of an idea that has already been done. Then, you give it a title that nobody could possibly like. Didn't you think this through-- (passage of time) --it was on the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had-- (passage of time) --most popular movies of all time, sir! What were you thinking?!! (pause) I mean, thank you, come again.

    • Superintendent Chalmers: You're fired!
      Principal Skinner: I'm sorry, did... did you just call me a liar?
      Superintendent Chalmers: No, I said you were fired.
      Principal Skinner: Oh. That's much worse.

    • Superintendent Chalmers: Oh, I have had it; I have had it with this school, Skinner! The low test scores, class after class of ugly, ugly children.
      Principal Skinner: Oh, now I really think the children's appearance--
      Superintendent Chalmers: Seymour! You are in very, very big trouble.

    • Groundskeeper Willy: There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman.

    • Lunch Lady Doris: More testicles mean more iron!

    • Marge: Why don't you take this potato? It's pretty big.
      Bart: Mom, you're always trying to give me potatoes. What is it with you?
      Marge: I just think they're neat.

    • Marge: How would you like it if twenty years from now, people were laughing at things you did?
      Bart: Not likely.

    • Principal Skinner: Willie, go into the vent and get him.
      Groundskeeper Willie: What!? Have ye gone waxy in yer beester? I canna fit in the wee vent, ye croquet-playin' mint-muncher!
      Principal Skinner: Grease yourself up and go in, you guff-speaking work-slacker.
      Groundskeeper Willie: Ooh. Good comeback.

    • Superintendent Chalmers: Leopold?
      (Leopold approaches the podium. The students gasp at his threatening presence)
      Leopold: All right you little punks, pick up your freakin' ears, because I'm only gonna say this once. From now on, things are gonna be very, very different around here... (Students gasp, he quickly changes to a cheerful demeanor) ...with your new principal, Ned Flanders!

    • Ralph: Sir, I got carsick in your office.

    • Martin: My water dish is empty...

    • Agnes: (From downstairs) Seymour, your friend Bart is here.
      Principal Skinner: I know, mother!
      Agnes: Seymour, do you want me to tell you when it's 7:30?
      Principal Skinner: No, mother!

    • Ralph: Um, Miss Hoover? There's a dog in the vent.
      Ms. Hoover: Ralph, remember the time you said Snagglepuss was outside?
      Ralph: He was going to the bathroom.

    • Milhouse: This is great. Not only am I not learning, I'm forgetting stuff I used to know.

  • NOTES (5)

    • When this episode first aired, stars appeared during the commercial breaks to celebrate the 100th episode.
      Luke Perry:(Refering to his animated appearence) You know, I've been shot out of a lot of cannons, but there's nothing like the first time. Congratulations to The Simpsons on their 100th episode.
      Leonard Nimoy: To everyone in the sleepy town of Springfield...may you live long and prosper.
      Kelsey Grammer: Hello, Kelsey Grammer here. Felicitations to the people who bring The Simpsons to life. May you make 100 more.

    • First Appearance: Luigi Risotto and Baby Gerald

    • In the deleted scenes on the season 5 DVDs, we learn that the Pimply-Faced Teenage Boy's name is Jeremy.

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not celebrate meaningless milestones.
      Couch Gag: The family sits down as normal. Homer notices the FOX logo on the screen, peels it off, and stomps it.

    • This episode was aired as "The Simpsons 100th Episode celebration" marathon.


    • Alien
      The scene in which Groundskeeper Willie tries to find Santa's Little Helper in the air duct with Principal Skinner watching on a monitor, as well as some other gags, is a reference to the 1979 film Alien.

    • Full Metal Jacket
      Principal Skinner running with his troops parodies the 1987 movie Full Metal Jacket.

    • Jurassic Park
      The concept of Principal Skinner's novel is a reference to the Michael Crichton novel, Jurassic Park.

    • Skinner: We'll always have the laundromat.
      Talking to Bart about getting his job back is a play off of the age-old classic line 'We'll always have Paris.' from the 1941 film Casablanca.

    • Episode Title: "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
      The episode's title is taken from the 1970 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, written, directed and starring Melvin Van Peebles.

    • The Wonder Years
      The home movie at the beginning of this episode, accompanied with Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help From My Friends," parodies the style used in the opening credits of The Wonder Years.