Episode Fact File: Bull-E

Hello fellow Tappers!

We just had a brand NEW episode of The Simpsons. On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Fox aired an episode called “Bull-E. It was the 21st episode of Season 26 and the 572nd episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episode with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!
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Bull-E

Episode Description: After Bart gets bullied at the school dance, Marge convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer then gets arrested and sent to rehab for bullying Ned Flanders, only to subsequently leave rehab as a hero.

Episode Details: ‘Bull-E’ is the 21st episode of Season 26 as well as the 573rd episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on May 10, 2015 and was written by Tim Long and directed by Lance Kramer.

TITLE SCREEN!: Mr. Burns rides on an old airplane with Smithers hanging from the wing.

COUCH GAG!: Homer is in front of the couch being a Goalie, being bombarded by Maggie.

GOOF!: At the parade Old Jewish man has Groundskeeper Willie’s colors.

EPISODE FACTS!:

  • The title of the episode is a pun on the Pixar’s film Wall-E.
  • During the school dance, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk plays.
  • In an hallucination, a train resembling the I Choo-Choo Choose You Train from the episode “I Love Lisa” gets run over by Otto’s school train and pressed.
    • The train in Otto’s acid trip has a voice similar to Ringo Starr, referencing Thomas the Tank Engine which Ringo narrated in it’s first two seasons.
  • At the end of the episode, in another acid trip sequence, Otto’s school train meets the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle and the kids from the show. They enter his ear with the Magic School Bus’ magic but Otto pulls them out and squishes them.
  • The entire “School Train” sequence is a parody of the intro to the ’70s music television show Soul Train.
  • The crowd at the parade is reused and altered from “Four Regrettings and a Funeral”.
  • The melody that is heard when Homer kneels in front of the Flander’s house strongly resembles the main recurring theme of Philip Glass’ Koyaanisqatsi album.

SPECIAL GUEST!:

  • Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer. He has been a frequent guest star on The Simpsons since the first season, always billed as “A. Brooks”. He will voice Dr. Raufbold in this episode.
  • John Royce “Johnny” Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music. He will voice himself in this episode.
  • Joseph Anthony “Joe” Mantegna, Jr. (born November 13, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, voice actor, and writer, best known for his role as David Rossi in Criminal Minds. He voiced himself in the season 3 episode “Bart the Murderer” as well as voicing his former regular character, Fat Tony. He voiced Fat Tony in all of his speaking appearances except “A Fish Called Selma”, where Phil Hartman assumed the role. He insists on voicing the character every time he appears, no matter how little dialogue he has. To quote: “If Fat Tony sneezes, I want to be there.” He now voices Fat Tony after the original Fat Tony died in the season 22 episode “Donnie Fatso”. He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends, The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem, The Simpsons: Access All Areas, and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!.

Promotional Images:

Episode Clip:

Previous Episode: Let’s Go Fly a Coot

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Next Episode: Mathlete’s Feat (Season 26 Finale)

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That is all from this weeks Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it. The next post will be covering the next episode until then, Happy Tapping everyone!


100px-fox_broadcasting_companyThis pictures and videos are from the “Bull-E” episode of FOX show The Simpsons. Their use is believed to qualify as fair use under United States copyright law.

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