The Simpsons

Season 13 Episode 12

The Lastest Gun in the West

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • As Homer and Marge dump Buck's hootch down the sink, the level of liquid in one bottle drops dramatically from one scene cut to the next, with no opportunity for either Buck or Homer to have drunk any.

    • Krusty magically gains his clown gloves when he's reading his book.

    • When Buck is showing them his old movies, they're in the front room, which does not have a TV or the neccesary requirements to show projections. It disappears next episode.

    • In the promo, there's a scene where Homer pulls a doll out from under the covers and calls it Li'l Homer. This scene is not in the episode.

    • In one shot, where Bart is practicing his lassoing technique, the armchair in the front room is brown instead of green

    • Bart has poster marks on the shelf above his bed, but he usually has his soccer ball, toy car and the piggy bank there

    • When Bart pets the dog, he has the baseball in his hand. Then, the camera cuts to the dog. Then, when the camera cuts back to Bart, the baseball is gone

  • Quotes

    • Bart: Mom, a dog ate my clothes!
      Marge: Nice try, but you're still going to Riverdance!

    • Lisa: I'm Annie Oakley!
      Nelson: I'm Kevin Costner in one of his western roles!
      Ralph: I'm a gulch!

    • Bart: Buck McCoy helped me.
      Grandpa: Buck McCoy!? He was the greatest of them all. He was bigger than opium!
      Lisa: I met one of my heroes today, she started the.
      Grandpa: Buuuuuck McCoy! I still carry this. Junior Buckaroo, second class. Little Grampa Simpson.

    • Homer: Eh, I'm sick of this Tarzan movie.
      Lisa: Dad, it's a documentary on the homeless.
      Homer: Oh, right.

    • Lisa: You know that new baby brother Ralph's been bragging about? It's just a pinecone!

    • Bart (cramming a book down the vicious dog's throat): Eat my short stories!

    • Homer (Screaming in the phone): Get me Buck McCoy!
      Lisa: Dad! I'm on the line.

    • Milhouse: Bart's a goner. Anyone want to be my new best friend?
      Ralph: I will.
      Milhouse: Great! Finally I'll be the dominant one!
      Ralph: Be quiet.
      Milhouse: Yes sir.

    • Robber: I'm firing at the lasso, but the bullets just go through the middle!
      Snake: It's the ultimate weapon!

    • Kent Brockman: So I guess you could say, this barely qualifies as news. I'm Kent Brockman.

    • Bart: Can you still do cowboy tricks?
      Buck: Well, here's one I did in "The Wild Lunch"
      (He lassos a packet of chips and a drink from the kitchen for Bart)
      Bart: Everything tastes better when it's lassoed!
      Milhouse: Would you lasso me a banana?
      Buck: Now how the hell would I do that?

    • (Bart's clothes are ripped)
      Nelson: Haw haw! Bart's family is poor!

    • Marge: Bart! Hurry up or you'll be late to be killed by the dog!
      Bart: What?
      Marge: I said, you'll be late for school!

    • Milhouse: Hey, you're not fun, you're fat!

  • Notes

    • Blackboard Joke: Making Milhouse cry is not a science project.
      Couch Gag: Two teenagers are making out on the couch when the family enters the room.

  • Allusions

    • Woman: Here's your hanging chad sketch, Krusty!
      Krusty: Ooh, you worked in Judge Ito!

      "Hanging chads" was an expression every American learned during the 2000 Presidential election and its seemingly endless legal battles and recounts. Judge Lance Ito presided over the OJ Simpson murder trial. Both of these references are ironic because Krusty had just said he did not want his show to seem dated.

    • Buck mentions the trick used on the dog did not work on David O. Selznick. Selznick (1902-1965) was one of the iconic Hollywood producers of the Golden Age. He is best known for producing the epic blockbuster "Gone with the Wind" (1939). He was reputed as being very difficult to work with when it came to the way he managed his productions. He's also remembered for introducing American movie audiences to Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh and Louis Jordan as well as director Alfred Hitchcock.

    • After the dog chews up Bart's short stories, one of the pieces reads "it was all a weird lottery" it is referring to the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

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      The Magnificent Seven: At the end of the episode, as Buck rides home and then empties the garbage, the music is Elmer Bernstein's main theme music from the movie "The Magnificent Seven".

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      Buck McCoy's career parallels that of Dennis Weaver's. He started out on "Gunsmoke" (a western) and then did a detective show called "McCloud".

    • Narrator: "Tonight's Episode: 'Scuse me while I kill the sky."
      This is a modification on Jimi Hendrix's song "Purple Haze" in which he sings the line, "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky"