Kamp Krusty

Kamp Krusty
                                                      Written by David M. Stern
                                                      Directed by Mark Kirkland

TV Guide synopsis

The fourth-season opener finds Bart and Lisa headed for six fun-filled
weeks at Kamp Krusty, the brochure having failed to mention
counselor-thugs, imitation gruel, slave labor and no Krusty.

Title sequence


        {This punishment is not / boring and pointless.}
        {This punishment is not / boring and pointl} at cutoff.

Lisa's solo

        Upbeat with a funky rhythm. (recycled from 8[FG]11)


        Homer yells, ``D'oh!'' when Lisa scoots past.
        Homer yells, ``Waugh!'' when the car closes in on him.


        Fred Flintstone, joined by Wilma and Pebbles, are on the couch.

Quotes and scene summary


 It's the last day of school.  Bart's report card consists of
 straight D-minuses.  Bart pleads for leniency, since he needs a C
 average in order to go to Kamp Krusty.  Ms. Krabappell gives in.
 ``Oh, Bart Simpson, I'm gonna miss you.''  The P.A. crackes to life.
 Principal Skinner hopes the kids remember to bring their
 ``implements of destruction.''  They did.
   Now let's trash this dump!
   -- Principal Skinner, ``Kamp Krusty''
 For the first time ever, an elementary school becomes a scene of
 havoc and mindless destruction.
   Somebody put a torch to these permanent records!  Quickly now!
   -- Principal Skinner, ``Kamp Krusty''
 But it was all a dream...
   Bart:  How do I know this isn't some beautiful dream, too?
   Homer: [whacks him on the head with a newspaper]
   Bart:  Ow!  You know, a pinch is more traditional.
   -- A non-traditional family, ``Kamp Krusty''
 The breakfast table is once again the site of much consumption and burping.
 Bart stares at a brochure of ``Kamp Krusty''.
   Marge: Homer, you do remember your promise to the children?
   Kids:  [lean in expectantly]
   Homer: Sure do!  When you're 18, you're out the door!
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 The other promise was that if Bart and Lisa got C averages, they
 could go to Kamp Krusty.  Lisa anticipates no problem fulfilling her
 end of the deal.
   Just remember when you see my report card, they've got this whole new
   grading system this year.  It now goes D-B-A-C.
   -- Bart, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Homer is not fooled by this little ruse.
   Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it.
   Now quiet!  They're about to announce the lottery numbers.
   -- Homer, ``Kamp Krusty''
 The lottery numbers are read off.
   Homer: [holding his lottery ticket]
   Radio: Seventeen.
   Homer: D'oh!
   Radio: Thirty-two.
   Homer: D'oh!
   Radio: Five.
   Homer: D'oh!
   Radio: Eight.
   Homer: Woo-hoo!
   Radio: Forty-seven.
   Homer: D'oh!
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 The students empty their lockers into the hallway instead of the
 nearby waste baskets.  Bart opens the combination lock for his
 (36-24-36), and sounds of the jungle escape.  Bart discards assorted
 items.  He finds his gym shorts, stiff as a board.

 In Lisa's classroom...
   Here are your final report cards.  I have nothing left to say to any
   of you, so if nobody minds, let's just quietly run out the clock.
   -- Miss Hoover, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Lisa's card of straight A's is marred by a single B-plus in conduct.
 Still in shock, Lisa approaches Miss Hoover.
   Now Lisa, everyone needs a blotch on their permanent record.
   -- Miss Hoover dispenses final grades, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Lisa somewhat insistently tries to bring her point across.
 ``Lisa... you're... hurting me!''

 Bart waits impatiently for Mrs. Krabappel to fill out his report
   Mrs. Krabappel, in figuring out my final grades, I hope you'll note
   that all of my textbooks are being returned in <excellent> condition.
   In some cases, still in their original wrappings!
   -- Bart, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Mrs. Krabappel is not swayed.  Bart gets straight D-minuses.  ``Have
 a D-lightful summer.  Ha ha ha.''

 T minus five seconds and counting.  When the bells ring, the
 students stream out the doors, but before they can disappear for
 good, a teacher properly concludes their education.
   Teacher: Wait a minute!  You didn't learn how World War II ended!
   Class:   [pause their celebration, awaiting the answer]
   Teacher: We won!
   Class:   Yay!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 As a bunch of rowdy students try to overturn a Volkswagon, Skinner leaves
 Groundskeeper Willie some instructions for the summer.

 The rambunctious bus trip home, being driven by Otto.  (Who else?)
   All right!  Three whole months of Spaghetti-O's and daytime T.V.!
   -- Otto enjoys the last day of school, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Lisa and Bart sit together on the bus.  Bart has a diamond cutter's
 monocle in one eye as he performs fine craftwork on his report card.
 He transforms his drab D-minuses into sparkling A-pluses.  Lisa gets
 a good laugh out of Bart's handiwork.  ``Why didn't you at least
 forge <plausible> grades?''

 A Kommercial for Kamp Krusty appears on the telly.
   Kamp Krusty is built on an actual Indian burial ground!
   -- No expense left unspared, ``Kamp Krusty''
   For you fat kids, my exclusive program of diet and ridicule will
   really get results!
   --  ``Kamp Krusty''
 And the best part is that you'll spend the summer with Krusty
 himself. ``Honest Injun!''

 Resigned to the inevitable, Bart heads for the backyard, where Homer
 is busy mowing the lawn.  And a hose.  And a roller-skate.  The
 roller-skate jams the rotor.
   Bart:  Well Dad, here's my report card.  I think you'll be pleasantly
   Homer: [incredulously]  A-plus?!?  You don't think much of me, do you boy?
   Bart:  [almost proudly]  No sir!
   Homer: You know a D turns into a B so easily.  You just got greedy.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
   Bart:  So I won't get to go to camp?
   Homer: [sternly] Now Bart, we made this deal because I thought it
          would help you get good grades.  And you didn't.
          [brightly] But why should you pay for my mistake?
   Bart:  You mean I can go?
   Homer: Yeah.  I didn't want you hangin' around all summer anyway.
   -- That'll learn 'im, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Homer then asks Bart to reach under the mower and pull out the
 skate.  Bart begins to reach in when the motor suddenly coughs to
 life.  ``Nevermind.''

 [End of Act One.  Time: 6:48]

 Marge packs Bart's suitcase and learns of Bart's plans to swim
 ``nekkid''.  Bart explains that the human body is a thing of beauty.
 Homer bursts in and asks Marge if his back is getting harier.  It

 Lisa pays Dr. Hibbert a visit, asking for a flurry of inoculations.

 The family is seated at the dinner table.
   Marge: It's our last family dinner for six weeks.  But I promised myself I
          wouldn't cry.  [the others chow down in a most... vocal way]
   Marge: [crying]  Oh, I'm going to miss this.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Bart defends his pickle rights by licking the contested comestible.
 Homer responds by dumping the pickle into Bart's milk.  Bart muses
 in admiration, ``Always thinking two moves ahead...''

 A group of parents send off their children as they board the bus for
 Kamp Krusty.  Martin's father sends his son to ``Image Enhancement
 Camp'', but Martin knows it's ``fat camp for Daddy's chubby little
 secret.''  Marge bids a difficult farewell to Bart and Lisa.
   Marge:  Lisa, watch out for Poison Ivy.  Remember,
           ``Leaves of three, let it be.''
   Homer: ``Leaves of four, eat some more!''  Heh heh heh.
   -- Leaves of five, it's a woody deciduous, ``Kamp Krusty''
 The bus and its precious cargo depart.
   Bart: Don't look in my closet.  In fact, stay out of my room altogether.
   Lisa: If the pets die, don't replace them, I'll know!
   -- Leaving for... ``Kamp Krusty''
 The parents wistfully watch the bus vanish into the distance.  Once
 it disappears over the horizon, they jump for joy.  (``Don't come

 The bus crosses an unintentionally collapsing bridge on its way to
 the Krustiest Place on Earth.  The children are gathered for
   Krusty: [on TV] Hi Kids!  Welcome to Kamp Krusty!  Hoo huh hoo heh ha heh!
           I'll see you in a few weeks!  Until then, I turn things over to my
           bestest buddy in the whole wide world, [obviously dubbed]
           <Mr. Black>.  I want you to treat <Mr. Black> with the same respect
           you would give me.  Now here's <Mr. Black>.
   -- Welcome to ``Kamp Krusty''
 In fact, the dubbed voice is that of Mr. Black himself, their head
   For the past 15 years I was president of Euro-Krustyland... until it blew up.
   -- Mr. Black, ``Kamp Krusty''
 After an exceedingly brief question-and-answer session, in which he
 explains that Krusty <will> be along ``eventually'', he introduces
 the kids to their counselors, Dolph, Jimbo and Kearny.  They peg
 Wendell as a troublemaker.

 At home, Homer lasciviously joins Marge in the shower.

 Jimbo introduces the kids to their cabin.
   Here's your cabin.  If you don't like it, T.S.
   -- Counselor Jimbo, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Assorted wildlife escape from the cabin.  But Bart isn't worried,
 for the cabin contains a (grime-covered) Krusty Brand Seal of

 Krusty burns his finger on a clock at the product testing center.
   Guy:    Oops!  I should have warned you.  That clock gets <incredibly> hot
           if you leave it plugged in.
   Krusty: That's okay.
   -- Krusty approves his line of licensed products, ``Kamp Krusty''
 He also approves a shelf of obviously dangerous and defective
 merchandise.  ``Now I'm off to Wimbledon!''

   Bart:  Don't we get to roast marshmallows?
   Dolph: Shuddup and eat your pine cone.
   -- When I was a kid, we used to <dream> of roasting pine cones, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Kearny throws another rubber tire on the campfire and douses it with
 petrol.  The next morning, Lisa and several other kids in their
 bathing costumes stand at the edge of a pier, looking down at a
 ragged canoe.
   Lisa:   Uh, are your sure that's safe?
   Kearny: Well it ain't gettin' any safer.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Lisa tries to step in, but the current snaps the mooring.  [In
 the Aussie version, the canoe is smashed to pieces.]

 Meanwhile, at the secure ``Chief Starving Bear Weight Loss Center'',
 a drill sergeant gives his charges (hanging from pull-up bars) a
 rough introduction.

 The campers are gathered to sing the camp song.
   Campers: Hail to thee, Kamp Krusty,
    :       By the shores of Big Snake Lake.
    :       Though your swings are rusty,
    :       We know they'll never break.
   Jimbo:   Louder!   Faster!
   Campers: From your gleaming mess hall,     |[a frog leaps out of Lisa's soup]
    :        To your hallowed baseball field, |[Fieldsman Bart falls in a hole]
    :        Your spic-and-span infirmary,    |[disgustingly old nurse lights a]
    :        Where all our wounds are healed. |[match on a kid's plaster cast]
    :        Hail to thee, Kamp Krusty,       |[Bart, Milhouse and Lisa run for]
    :        Below Mount Avalanche.           |[cover from falling rocks]
    :        We will always love Kamp Krusty,                                  \&
    :        A registered trademark of the Krusty Corporation,                 \&
    :        All rights reserved!                                              \&
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Shortly thereafter, the bleachers collapse.

   Lisa:  You're serving us gruel?
   Dolph: Not quite.  This is Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel.  Nine out of ten
          orphans can't tell the difference.
   -- The tenth orphan peeked at the answers, ``Kamp Krusty''
 In Mr. Black's cabin, a lavish feast is underway for just himself and the
 three counsellors.
   Gentlemen, [toasts]  To Evil!
   -- Mr. Black, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Back at the Simpsons household, Homer has lost five pounds and is
 growing new hair.  And as we all know, men with hair are friskier in

 In their subfreezing cold cabin, the children lie in their bunks
 while the counselors head across the lake to ``meet some tail.''
   Lisa: I feel like I'm gonna die, Bart.
   Bart: We're all gonna die, Lis.
   Lisa: I meant soon.
   Bart: So did I.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 [Second Aussie commercial break.  Time 13:01]
 [1.5 seconds longer than the US version.]

 At Wimbledon, Krusty enjoys a bowl of strawberries and cream as he watches
 the tennis match from what we learn to be the Royal Box.  Her Royal
 Highness is not amused.

 Marge writes a letter to Bart and Lisa.
   Dear kids, I hope this letter finds you well.  We are doing great.
   Your father is in the best shape he's been since... well, <ever>.
   -- Marge writes a letter to the kids, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Homer does one-armed push-ups on the floor.

 Marge encloses jellybean cookies, to which Kearny helps himself.
 ``Hey Simpson, tell your Mom her cookies <sucked>!''

 Lisa, her hair unkempt, composes her own letter to be sent home.
   Dear Mom and Dad.  I no longer fear Hell because I've been to Kamp Krusty.
   -- Lisa, ``Kamp Krusty''
 ``Our nature hikes have become grim death marches.  Our arts and
 crafts centre is, in actuality, a Dickensian work house.''  To the
 beat of Kerny's drumming, the children sew fake Gucci wallets in
 unison.  The drumming accelerates.

 In the cabin, Bart makes it through the days on the belief that
 Krusty will Kome.

 Draped in a shawl, Lisa slips her letter to a man on horseback who
 accepts a flask of alcoholic beverage as payment.
   Save us!  Save us <NOW!>
   -- Lisa's letter home from... ``Kamp Krusty''
 Homer and Marge enjoy the letter.  Marge predicts, ``She complains
 now, but when we go to pick her up, she won't want to leave.''

 The cabin roof is blown away by the strong winds.  Everyone clings
 desperately to avoid being blown away.

 [End of Act Two.  Time 15:09]
 [again, 1.5 seconds longer than the US version]

 Homer and Marge enjoy a picnic.  Marge worries about missing the
 fireworks, but Homer assures her that they have fireworks of their
 own.  He reveals a picnic basket full of, yes, fireworks.

 Mr. Black speaks before the kids.
   Well kids, I promised you a little treat in lieu of dinner, and here it is.
   -- An address from Mr. Black, ``Kamp Krusty''
 Their special guest is Krusty the Clown.  But it isn't the real
 Krusty, but rather a fat, dishelvelled Barney in Krude Klown make-up
 and Kostume.  Bart accuses the impostor.
   Barney: Yeah Bart, I am so Crunchy the Clown!  [belches]
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Bart is fed up.
   I've been scorched by Krusty before.  I got a rapid heartbeat from his
   Krusty brand vitamins, my Krusty Kalculator didn't have a seven or an
   eight, and Krusty's autobiography was self-serving with many glaring
   omissions.  But this time, he's gone too far!
   -- Bart, ``Kamp Krusty''
 He leads the kids in a chant of ``We want Krusty!''  Barney joins
 in, ``We Want Crunchy!  We Want Crunchy!''  Mr. Black and the
 counselors escape to the hydrofoil when the children storm the
 stage.  The Krusty Brand totem pole is torn down.  Bart smashes the
 lock to the ``Image Enhancement Camp''.
   My chunky brothers!  Gorge yourselves at the trough of freedom!
   -- Bart frees the inmates of ``Image Enhancement Camp'', ``Kamp Krusty''
 Martin eats the gruel straight from the pot.  Lisa, ever in the
 service of others, distributes the undelivered mail.  Bart hoists
 the black flag of `Camp Bart', despite Lisa's original impression
 that it was to be named ``Camp Freedom''.

 [Third Aussie Commercial break.  Time: 17:22]

 Her Royal Highness is about to knight Krusty, but the ceremony is
 interrupted by an urgent telephone call.  ``Oy gevalt!''

 Homer and Marge exercise to a television yoga class.
   Just let your head flop back and forward.
   Your neck is a well cooked piece of asparagus.
   -- Sadrodin Muraradad's Yoga Party, ``Kamp Krusty''
 The program is interrupted by a special bulletin: ``Krisis at Kamp Krusty''.
   Ladies and Gentleman, I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq;
   and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times
   worse than all of them put together.
   -- Kent Brockman, ``Kamp Krusty''
 In the background, Krusty is burnt in effigy.  Kent is granted an
 interview with the ring-leader...
   Don't be the boy, don't be the boy...
   -- Homer watches a news report, ``Kamp Krusty''
 It's the boy.  Homer immediately loses his hair and regains his gut.
   Bart:  We want the whole world to know that this was a really crappy camp.
          [covers microphone with his hand]  Can I say `crappy' on TV?
   Kent:  Yes, on this network you can.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Krusty arrives via helicopter and is immediately accosted by the media.
 He punches out a video camera before approaching Bart.
   Krusty: I'm no fake!  I'm the real Krusty!
   Lisa:   Oh yeah!?  Who played your daughter in the short-lived sitcom
           `President Clown'?
   Krusty: I don't know her name... but she held up a liquor store last year.
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 Bart suspects a trap, and Krusty is stripped of his shirt in search of
 a wiretap.  ``Hey, not the face!''  Lisa confirms his identity,
 observing his pacemaker scar, cattle skull birthmark, and superfluous
 nipple.  Krusty is relieved, ``Well, at least you're not as bad as
   How could you Krusty?  [smugly] I'd never lend my name to an inferior product.
   -- Bart ``Kamp Krusty''
   Bart:   Krusty!  This camp was a nightmare!  They fed us gruel, they forced
           us to make wallets for export, and one of the campers was eaten by
           a bear!
   Krusty: [horrified] Oh My God!!
   Bart:   Well, actually, the bear just ate his hat.
   Krusty: Was it a nice hat?
   Bart:   Oh yeah.
   Krusty: [horrified] Oh My God!!
   -- ``Kamp Krusty''
 To make it up to the kids, Krusty personally drives the bus to
 ``the happiest place on earth:  Tijuana!''

 `South of the Border' is performed as we are treated to vacation snaps.
 The singing continues over the credits.

 [End of Act three.  Duration: 20:12] (Aussie)

Voice Credits


    Dan Castellaneta        (Homer)
    Julie Kavner            (Marge)
    Nancy Cartwright        (Bart)
    Yeardley Smith          (Lisa, Maggie)
    Hank Azaria             (Wiggum, Apu)
    \:    and
    Harry Shearer           (nearly everybody else)

Also Starring

    Pamela Hayden
    Tress MacNeille
    Maggie Roswell          (Helen Lovejoy)
    Russi Taylor

Special Guest Voice

    Marcia Wallace

The Flintstones' cameo appearance courtesy of the Hanna-Barbera
entertainment company.


Larry Schwimmer {las}:  I wondered if I would ever pan a show.  Well, I
    need wonder
    no longer.  Kamp Krusty had a few good gags and a lot of potential, but
    it was often predictable and drawn out.  Also, a lot of the animation
    was not up to par (a few scenes were quite well done, though -- like
    Lisa giving the letter).

        The couch sequence
        Goodbye scene with the parents
        "I no longer fear hell" - Lisa
        Krisis at Kamp Krusty
            - the play on TV news coverage
            - Lord of the Flies (including the skewered pig)
        Marge and Homer

        Mail give-out
        Martin and his imitation gruel
        TV Video voice-over

        This is already a tad on the analytical...  If you loved this
        show, great.  That makes one of us. :(

Chris Baird {cjb}:  Rushed.  In the past I've attributed poor storylines to
    the unsuccess of a show, but the voice direction for the first part of
    this episode (including that from the usually splendid Ms. Smith) was
    that abysmal, it should accept the responsibility for most of the jokes
    falling flat. If this happens again, I'm buying a tin of red grease paint.

Didja notice...

    ... the last day of school was Friday, June 12th. (which is correct for
        1992. -rlg)
    ... the ``Give A Hoot  Wash Up'' poster in the 2nd grade classroom. {rc}
    ... a kid streaking on the bus? {rd}
    ... Martin has pens in his shirt pocket even while on vacation?
    ... Maggie fell once? (at the picnic)

Movie (and other) References

    + Ben-Hur
        - the `Gucci Wallet Sweat Shop' scene; the pattern the kids were
          sitting in, and production being paced by the beating of a drum.
    + Wuthering Heights? Dr. Zhivago? Far From The Madding Crowd?
        - Lisa, dressed in a shawl, handing the letter to the man on
          horseback.  She uses alcohol to pay for the postage.
    + Lord of the Flies
        - kids reverting to using spears and wearing war paint.
        - the burning effigy? (cf: the doomed parachutist)
        - a pig's head (covered in flies) skewered on a stake behind
          Kent Brockman. {bw}
    ~ James Bond
        - the classical villains' escape by hydrofoil.
    ? The 1991 Soviet coup; the fall of Lenin's monument.
        - the Krusty totem pole is victim to the same fate; the way that
          it was pulled down, and flag waving.

Freeze Frame Fun

The countdown to the 3pm bell.

 2nd Class: Five!
 Teachers:  Four! [Groundskeeper Willie spikes the punch while noone's looking]
 Otto:      [bus popping a wheelie]  Three!
 Wendell:   [at the infirmary, thermometer in mouth]  Two!
 Nurse:     Don't open your mouth.
 Milhouse:  [head being flushed in the toilet]  One!

Bart and Lisa's Report Cards


Bart's:          REPORT CARD

        Student:  Simpson, Bart
            Arithmetic      D-
        Social Studies      D-
               Conduct      D-
               History      D-
                   Art      D-
                  P.E.      D-

Lisa's: All graded with an "A", except for a "B+" in Conduct,
        and she took English instead of History.

Inside Bart's locker

        spent multi-coloured wads of chewing gum
        green moss and coffee(?) leaking in from the above locker
        set-square, protractor
        a disused lunch box being used to grow mushrooms
        pink gook leaking from the lunchbox/fungurium
        a large blue jar
        a woodwind recorder
        a light purple textbook with a Bart skull on the cover
        dark purple textbook
        a book of matches(?) a deck of cards(?)
        miniature football shoe
        a broken slingshot disguised as a clothes line
        a sock w/ 2 red stripes providing for an impromptu pencil case
        banana skin
        Still just a potato(e).
        grey socks with red toes and heels
        another slingshot
        gym shorts with an S in corner

Marge's letter

        Dear Kids,
           I hope this letter finds
        you well.  We are doing
        great.  Your father is
        ----------   --------
        in the best shape he's
        been since.... well, ever.
        We miss you terribly.
        I hope these jellybean
        ---  ---------   ------
        cookies will tide you
        over until you get home.

                  Mom & Dad

Lisa's letter

      | Lisa Simpson            XXXX |
      |                         XXXX |
      | To Mr. and Mrs. Simpson      |
      | 430 Spalding Way             |
      |   Springfield.  U.S.A        |
      |                              |


    - Lottery numbers: 17 32 5 8 47
    - Bart's locker combination: 36-24-36

Animation and continuity goofs

    ... when Lisa was looking at her report card, the writing is pointed
        away from her for a couple of seconds. {om}
    ... as Marge was packing Bart's clothes, they briefly showed a mirror's
        image of Bart, but the image wasn't drawn properly; his leg should
        have been reversed. {so}


``South of the Border''

{rlg} (sung over the closing credits.)                 [Postcards on the edge]

    South of the border,[Krusty buys everyone a sombrero that's way too large]
                                     [the kids (sans Lisa) watch a cock fight]
    Down Mexico way.                  [Bart and Lisa find Krusty on the ground
                                        after he's drunk of bottle of Tequila]
    That's where I fell in love [Bart has `Aye Caramba' tattooed in his chest]
                                               [The kids say Adios to Tijuana]
    When stars above came out to play.  [Krusty runs like crazy after the bus]

    And now as I wander,
    My thoughts have restrained,
    South of the border
    Down Mexico way

    She was a picture,
    In old Spanish lace.
    And just for a tender while
    I kissed the smile upon her face.
    For it was Fiesta,
    And we were so gay,
    South of the border
    Down Mexico way

    (band continues without vocals for ~15 seconds)

    Those mission bells told me
    That I must not stray.
    South of the border,
    Down Mexico way!

    Ole!  (instead of the Gracie `Shhhh!')

Comments and other observations

References to previous episodes

   [7F08] Bart's Science experiment.  (``June 12th; still just a potatoe..'')
          Mowing the lawn, ``I thought that was the <boy's> job!''

Simpsons Illustrated also consistently mentions the story of the ill-fated
television sit-com ``President Clown''.

The school nurse.

Butchered in America

Greg Martin {gam}:  Adding to the list of missing animation featuring in the
    radio and TV promotions but never used in the final airing:

    Marge: I miss the kids.
    Homer: You lie.
    Marge: Well, I feel guilty for NOT missing them.


``Leaves of three, let them be.'' is a traditional American camper rhyme to
avoid the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.  ``Leaves of Four'' is (by popular
opinion) just a typically doofus thing for Homer to say.

Martin Price's Father has dyed his hair (or bleached his face?) since
``Bart the Genius''.

An American being honoured with a Knighthood?  What the hey?

The quality of the animation

Raymond Flournoy {rsf}:  I really thought I could see a difference in the
    animation.  From the way the characters moved, to some subtle changes
    in their facial expressions, the show had a somehow different look.
    Was this just my imagination?

John R. Donald {jrd}:  I agree [w/ the subtle differences].  It was very
    cartoon-like, which I guess is an odd criticism for a cartoon.

Distribution notice and Acknowledgments

This compilation Copyright 1992 Chris Baird; Scene Summaries Copyright 1992
Scott Simpson and Chris Baird.  Quotes from The Simpsons are the property of
20th Century FOX Film Corporation, and reproduced contributions belong to
their respective authors.  To be freely distributed through Usenet or any
other associated networks on the provision it remains unaltered and is not
used to promote a commercial service.

Incorporated into capsule archives by Raymond Chen, by permission.

Significant contributions from...

  {rd} - Richard Dault (rdault@descartes.waterloo.edu)
 {rsf} - Raymond S. Flournoy (flournoy@xenon.stanford.edu)
       - Half a packet of icing sugar.
       - Dave Hall (dave@sys6626.bison.mb.ca)
  {om} - Ocie Mitchell (omitchel@jarthur.claremont.edu)
  {so} - Steve D. Ourada (sourada@iastate.edu)
       - Scott Simpson (simpson@bnr.ca)

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