The Simpsons

Season 25 Episode 22

The Yellow Badge of Cowardge

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 18, 2014 on FOX
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Episode Summary

In the Season 25 finale, Bart's victory in Springfield Elementary's annual "Race Around the School" leaves him guilt-ridden because he received outside help in achieving his win. Meanwhile, Homer is fired up about getting the Fourth of July fireworks reinstated after they were canceled for budgetary reasons.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Il finale perfetto!

    Ho visto molti finali di stagione,ma questo il migliore dell'intera il miglior episodio della serie.
  • the show is getting worse

    the show is getting worse and worse with every new season, Maybe it's time to let "The Simpsons" die with dignity before the audience starts to hate it
  • The twenty-fifth season ends with Bart getting a guilty conscience and Homer determined to see fireworks on July 4th.

    After a few recent missteps it was great to see the silver anniversary season of "The Simpsons" end on a very positive note. "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" is one of the season's best and funniest episodes. Everything works here. Lisa's excellent narration, the sharply written script and some of the best sight gags "The Simpsons" has had in quite a long time (Homer's drive with the truckload of fireworks is an all-time all add up to a great episode. That's all for this season. See you at twenty-six!moreless
  • funny as hell

    I really want to just tell Bart that milhouse won't miss a second of sleep if the situation was reversed
  • Satisfying finale...

    ... because I cant' recall any recent Simpson episode that I've enjoyed so much as well.

    Funny, stupid, emotional, with an awesome Maggie scene in the end!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After Lovejoy's daughter, who is Jessica comes Michael D'Amico who Chalmers calls him Fat Tony's nephew. But in "The Mook, The Chef, The Wife and her Homer" Michael is really Fat Tony's son.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title:  A banner saying "Congratulations Graduates" is lifted into the sky as unseen cheering school graduates toss their caps in the air.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags:  None.
      Couch Gag:  Instead of the couch, the Simpsons (and Matt Groening) take individual seats on stage at the San Diego Comic Fest in front of fans and reporters alike.  Bart requests the next question and Comic Book Guy asks if there'll be another Simpsons Movie.  Instantly, everyone disappears except Maggie, who only responds by sucking her pacifier.


    • MASH

      The ride at the school has the 4077 painted on it and the students are lying on stretchers and being put on the ride and the theme song played.  This parodies from the TV series MASH which was adapted from the 1970 movie in 1972 and was one of the most successful TV series of the 1970's, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, and Harry Morgan.  The TV series was about the 4077 mobile military hospital during the Korean War.  The series lasted from 1972-1983.

    • The title of this episode is a take on the classic Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.