The Simpsons

Season 12 Episode 11

Worst Episode Ever

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2001 on FOX
8.3
out of 10
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Despite being banned from life forever from the comic book store, Bart and Milhouse take over its management when the Comic Book Guy suffers from a cardiac episode, "the worst episode ever". Their management of the shop is fairly successful, until they discover the Comic Book Guy's secret stash of illegal video clips and begin charging admission for their viewing. Meanwhile, the Comic Book Guy on the road to recovery receives tips from Homer on making friends to no avail. Until a chance meeting with Principal Skinner's mother sparks an unusual relationship.moreless

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  • The heart burns

    8.0
    Comic Book Guy kicks Bart and Milhouse out of the Android's Dungeon for life after they make him mad. But, during a show, he is embarrassed, and he is so mad he has a heart attack. So, Bart and Milhouse take over the shop. And, Comic Book Guy starts dating Skinner's Mother.



    A decent plot, I actually liked the sub plot a lot more then the main one, but both were pretty funny. It doesn't surprise me that Comic Book Guy and Agnes Skinner broke up, there is a big age difference there, but it was handled nicely. Overall, good episodemoreless
  • Comic Book Guy has a heart attack.

    9.0
    When Bart wins a $50 bet with Homer, he and Milhouse go on a spending spree through Springfield. After blowing most of their wad at the Kwik-e-Mart, they hit the Android's Dungeon for some comic book action. But when they screw up Comic Book Guy's biggest deal ever, they are banned from the store for life. Special FX guru Tom Savini is making an appearance at the store that night and Bart and Milhouse are forced to watch the amazing gore with their noses pressed against the glass of the store window. During the show, Comic Book Guy has a heart attack and must be hospitalized. While he's away, Bart and Milhouse take over the store. They discover Comic Book Guy's bootleg video library and open it to the public for profit. Comic Book Guy and Agnes Skinner find love together, but their relationship is threatened after the police raid the Android's Dungeon.









    This again was a pretty good episode. I especially loved the illegal video tape scence (hilarious). Give this episode a watch for its comedy and great plot line alone.moreless
  • it was an ok show

    7.2
    Despite the title, this is actually a great episode, probably the best of season 12. The crude and gory humor the Simpsons was heavy in during Season 11 is pretty much dying down, to make way for more clever jokes. Comic Book Guy in particular is a good character, and an episode in which he has many lines was extremely welcome. The idea that he and Agnes Skinner are a perfect match is wonderful and works well, and the Bart versus Milhouse main plot is an interesting spin on a lot of Homer themed episodes, in particular 'Homer the Smithers'. good show.moreless
  • An amazing episode... Bart and MIlhouse take over the COmic bookstore. What could be better??

    9.0
    When Bart wins a $50 bet with Homer, he and Milhouse go on a spending spree through Springfield. After blowing most of their wad at the Kwik-e-Mart, they hit the Android's Dungeon for some comic book action. But when they screw up Comic Book Guy's biggest deal ever, they are banned from the store for life. Special FX guru Tom Savini is making an appearance at the store that night and Bart and Milhouse are forced to watch the amazing gore with their noses pressed against the glass of the store window. During the show, Comic Book Guy has a heart attack and must be hospitalized. While he's away, Bart and Milhouse take over the store. They discover Comic Book Guy's bootleg video library and open it to the public for profit. Comic Book Guy and Agnes Skinner find love together, but their relationship is threatened after the police raid the Android's Dungeon.moreless
  • Comic Book Guy has a heart attack

    8.2
    this episode has some great scenes with a few very good jokes but the plot wasn't very coherent. comic book guy was so out of character in that he let 2 kids run a store but the jokes are there and that's all that really matters. the very start and towards the end were my favourite scenes from the beginning with the life time ban and homer standing on bart's shoulders to smuggle them in to Androids Dungeon having tipped CBG off beforehand and the last act where they find the pirate video tapes. the episode isn't the worst episode ever as the title may seem to mean but the CBG-Agnes Skinner romance was very disturbing and this definitely isn't one of my absolute favourites.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

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

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

Tom Savini

Tom Savini

Himself

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Restaurants seen at the Springfield Squidport include: "Have it Uruguay", "What They Eat in Iceland", "The Karachi Hibachi", "A Taste of Serbia", "Mussolini and Frank's"(A parody of the famous Hollywood Haunt "Musso and Frank's"), and "The London Broil".

    • Did you notice?: Lisa and Marge read from a newspaper called THE DAILY SET-UP to set up the plotline.

    • When Tom Savini "explodes" at the comic book store, Bart's original line was "That should be us covered in guts". This line has been redubbed to "That should be us covered in blood".

    • Syndication cuts the end of the flashback of Homer being banned from Gallagher's comedy shows where the teenaged Homer cries on the sidewalk after being kicked out and the picture fades back to the real Homer still crying. The scene now cuts from Gallagher kicking out Homer to Lisa reading about Tom Savini appearing at the comic book store.

    • Comic Book Guy lets Nelson into his shop to see Tom Savini, but earlier Nelson's picture was on the "Banned for Life" wall.

    • At first, the comic book store had copies of the Biclops comics all over the store. Later, instead of the comics, there is a giant crate of comics in the center of the store.

    • When the family's in the kitchen, the stove is in a different place that it is during most of the series.

    • The first time Bart and Milhouse see the videotape room all the walls are full of videotapes; however, when the cops raid it one of the walls has been filled with posters.

    • When the Comic Book Guy wipes the fake blood off of his mouth with his shirt, the shirt miraculously doesn't get stained.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Agnes: Sunsets! Thank God there's only one of these a day.
      Comic Book Guy: Could it BE more orange?

    • Agnes: Out of the way, Tubby.
      Comic Book Guy: Oh pardon me, Oldie Hawn.
      Agnes: Uh. Why you ill-mannered sack of crap!
      Comic Book Guy: Oh goodie. Now I know whatever happened to Baby Jane.
      Agnes: You are the rudest man who ever…bought me dinner!
      Comic Book Guy: Correction. I do not believe I ever bought you…oh!

    • Comic Book Guy: Oh please. If I wanted to hear mindless droning I'd befriend an air conditioner.
      Moe: Oh now he's ragging on air conditioners.
      Carl: Hey they keep us cool in the summer, pal.
      Lenny: Get 'im!

    • Moe: Uh, let me buy you a drink.
      Comic Book Guy: Very well. I will have a shot of Cranberry Schnapps.
      Moe: (referring to the bottles on the wall) Ha, ha...uh, these are…they're just painted on there. Your choices are beer and egg soakings.
      Comic Book Guy: I'll pass! Beer is the nectar of the nimwit.
      Carl: Hey, are you knocking beer?
      Lenny: Nobody bad mouth's Duff! (he smashes a bottle, but it shatters in his hand) Aw, piece of crap!

    • Homer: (to Comic Book Guy) Now, when you've got a bum ticker like we do, you need all the friends you can get. And Moe's is the friendliest place in the rum district.
      (they enter the bar and Moe has a gun pointed at somebody's head)
      Moe: Get out and take your Sacagawea dollars with you. I'll give ya till the count of three…One…(gun shot)

    • Dr. Hibbert: Young man, you've had what we call a cardiac episode!
      Comic Book Guy: Worst episode ever.

    • Milhouse: Can I see the fifty Bart, can I? Huh?
      Bart: Milhouse my friend, you and I are going on a spending spree.
      Milhouse: My doctor says I'm not supposed to go on sprees.
      Bart: What about jags?
      Milhouse: Jags are fine.
      Bart: Wonderful.

    • Homer: Hello, I'm Shaquille O'Neal. Let us in, please.
      (Comic Book Guy yanks off the long coat to reveal Bart and Milhouse.)
      Comic Book Guy: You two are not welcome!
      (Homer gets off their shoulders.)
      Homer: I'm sorry, son.
      Comic Book Guy: (giving Homer a some cash) Thanks for the tip-off.
      Homer: No problem.

    • Bart: I must warn you that once this next tape starts, it will not stop. Because that button is broken.

    • Chief Wiggum: Well, well, well. This place's got more pirated tapes than a--
      Lou: A Chinese K-Mart?
      Wiggum: Well, that'll have to do. Uh, these yours, son?
      Milhouse: No, sir. We're just exhibiting them for profit without permission.
      Chief Wiggum: Fair enough.

    • Milhouse: Okay, here's Comic Book Guy's instructions. A carton of malted milk balls, one box confectioner's sugar, a can of chocolate frosting...
      Bart: That's just his shopping list.
      Milhouse: No, it's his instructions.

    • (Lisa finds old baking soda in the fridge)
      Bart: Hey, Dad. Betcha five bucks you can't eat the whole box.
      Homer: Five? Why don't we make it fifty?
      (He slaps a $50 bill on the table)
      Homer: Ooh, you're going to regret this.
      Lisa: I'll call poison control.
      (She dials the phone)
      Lisa: Fran, it's me. Just a heads-up.

    • (Comic Book Guy looks through sci-fi stuff in box.)
      Comic Book Guy: Star Wars alternate ending. Luke`s father is Chewbacca?

    • Ned: My neighbor Homer released a radio-active ape in my house. It's taken over the whole top floor.
      Bart: It wasn't dad's fault, the ape tricked him.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Matt Groening's picture is in the gallery of people banned from the comic store.

    • When Comic Book Guy says 'If you spill something on this it will bounce off and land on lesser comics' the 'lesser comic' it lands on is a Bongo comic which is the company that prints the 'Simpsons Comics' and Matt G.'s comic strip 'Life in Hell.'

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not hide the teacher's medication.
      Couch Gag: A valet pulls up and gets off the couch. The family gets on and doesn't tip the valet.

    • In 2001, Hank Azaria won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Voice-Over Performance' for this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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