[MC10] The Robbery: Part 1


Compiled by Jordan Eisenberg

Did You Notice . . .

... there is a photo of OFF next to Bart's safe? ... the combination lock on the Krusty safe is its nose? ... Bart has a phone in his room? ... Chief Wiggum holds a half-eaten donut? ... Nelson raises his fist at the camera? ... Homer holds his name upside-down?

Episode References

- [1F09] Bart is robbed - [2F16], [2F20] Two-parter mystery - [3G01] Homer attached to a lie detector


= the crook jumps from inside Bart's room (although all we can see is his hand) to far outside Bart's room in a split second. * How was that lifelike Butterfinger bar drawn with just a black magic marker? ~ In real life, people posing for mug shots wouldn't display just their first names...


Yours Truly: M'eh. (C+)

Quotes and Scene Summaries

Bart is sound asleep in his room at night. On his wall, there is a big safe shaped like Krusty the Clown's head. From off-screen, an ominious black gloved hand unlocks the safe and claims its prize: a Butterfinger bar! Bart wakes up screaming just in time to see the suspect's shadow sneaking down the hall, and instantly dials the police. Bart: [sternly] Police...I've been _robbed_! Wiggum: Uh, you say it was crispity, crunchety _and_ peanutbuttery? A sketch artist draws something on a large pad of paper and turns it around to show Chief Wiggum. It's a picture of a Butterfinger bar, and the chief grunts with delight. Now, various Springfield residents are posing for mug shots, including Otto, Lisa, Krusty, Nelson, Mr. Burns and Homer. As each of them pose, Scott Christian's voice speaks from off-screen. Scott: Who laid a finger on Bart's Butterfinger? There are six suspects but only five alibies. Homer: [posing for mug-shot] What's an alibi? [pauses] D'oh! Scott: Find out who _doesn't_ have an alibi and you can win $50,000. See these wrappers for details. [Butterfinger wrappers are shown] All the suspects are gathered in the police interrogation room. Homer is strapped into a lie detector that Chief Wiggum is operating. Chief: [lazily] Name. Homer: Somer Himpson. I mean Homer... [Homer gets an electric shock and screams] Bart: [devilish laugh] [End of Commercial. Time: 00:30]

This capsule is ©1999 by Jordan Eisenberg. The Simpsons and Butterfinger remain the propeties of FOX and Butterfinger, respectively. Any meaningful contributions to society at large by my work here was stricty unintentional. Thanks to Brian Petersen for supplying tapes of the commercials, without which there could be no capsule.

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