The Simpsons continues as this Sunday, March 5th, 2017, Fox aired “Kamp Krustier”, the 16th episode of Season 28 and the 612th episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!
When Bart and Lisa return home abruptly after a traumatic incident at Kamp Krusty, they put an end to Homer and Marge‘s romantic encounters. Without sex to distract him, Homer becomes a more productive worker and caring husband, but Marge misses the old Homer. Then, Bart and Lisa return to camp to confront the source of their trauma.
Episode Details: ‘Kamp Krustier’ is the 16th episode of Season 28 as well as the 612th episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on March 5th, 2017. It was written by David M. Stern and directed by Rob Oliver.
The story is set right after Kamp Krusty. Santa’s Little Helper follows the trial of Homer and Marge‘s clothes leading him to Bart’s treehouse, where they were having sex. Wiggum and Lou arrives at the scene, having been called by Ned. Homer tells them the kids are fine, before showing them a postcard from Kamp Krusty. The scene switches to the camp, where everything is getting ruined by Bart and the other bullies.
The kids returns on a bus, guided by Krusty and all are traumatized. The kids are taken to therapy, and the therapist says to keep an eye on him. Back at home, Bart fakes PTSD and interrupts Homer and Marge‘s sexual activity, and the next day Bart stays at home watching tv. With Bart on their bed, being unable to have fun with Marge, Homer goes to work early and finds out what happens when the Power Plant is empty.
Bart has a nightmare of the camp, when they went on the canoe, and asks Lisa for help. Homer gets more productive then ever and gets a raise by Mr. Burns, while Bart and Lisa go to the amusement park, where they cut the line thanks to the trauma they suffered from.
Homer refuses to have sex with Marge and she thinks they needs the help of a therapist too, that suggest taking the kids back to Kamp Krusty, which was transformed into Klub Krusty, an adult retreat. Bart and Lisa find a cabin they have visited, and remember trying to escape the camp in a canoe, with another kid called Charlie. The canoe capsized and they feared Charlie had died. However, it turned out he was a spy for a magazine and was actually an adult, and he swam to safety. Meanwhile at the end Marge and Homer have some fun at the club, then Homer is back home, with his brain decomissioned, and he’s watching FOX on tv.
- The episode title is a sequel of the season 4 episode “Kamp Krusty“.
- Onscreen text references to the episode.
- At the end of the episode, it is stated that this episode will have another sequel titled “Kamp Krustiest” on Season 52.
- The Air Force One flies across the title screen.
- In Bart’s treehouse, Homer makes the Tarzan yell. Instead of using it for Homer‘s, Dan Castellaneta, Homer‘s voice actor, did the yell in his Homer voice.
- Chief Wiggum approaching the treehouse makes drinks shake and stomping noises like in Jurassic Park, where some scenes of the film have loud stomping noises that causes drinks to shake.
- One of the children seen exiting the Kamp Krusty bus has the voice and mannerisms of late comedian Rodney Dangerfield who voiced Larry Burns in “Burns, Baby Burns“.
- Lisa mentions that at Kamp Krusty, every night they showed The Parent Trap.
- I Love Lucy: During his “smart” phase, Homer sorts nuggets of U-235 and U-232 as they pass by him on a conveyor belt. When he can’t keep up with the flow, he starts eating the nuggets — a sight gag on the scene in the “Job Switching” episode where Lucy and Ethel wrap chocolates in a candy factory.
- Lenny references Aquaman and the Phoenix.
- Homer references the Duomo and Microsoft.
- The Kids at the Kids Klub in Klub Krusty sing “Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?“.
- Half-Dozen Flags is a parody of Six Flags.
- The Grunions Ride is a parody of the Universal Studios ride, “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem“, and feautures the characters Minions from Despicable Me.
- The songs one of the Homers in his brain play plays are “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber, “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel and the “First call“.
- Sideshow Mel and other people at Kamp Krusty did a play of The Phantom of the Opera.
- During the end credits, Kevin Michael Richardson sings a cover version of “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White.
- Vladimir Putin flying on a horse is a reference to his appearence in Homer Votes 2016.
- The episode is a sequel to the episode “Kamp Krusty” and Kamp Krusty is shown in its destroyed state, including the totem. Later in the episode, the Simpson family returns to it, but it changed to an adult spa, Klub Krusty.
- The first line of “Hail to Thee, Kamp Krusty” is sung by the children in Kamp Krusty.
THE ITCHY & SCRATCHY SHOW EPISODE!:
Tomcat Bergeron and Alleycat Deeley introduce Itchy and Scratchy doing the Sabre Dance, with Scratchy throwing knifes at Itchy. When he finishes the knives, he throws a Buffalo Sabres player at him. Scratchy and other mice cut his head and hang it on a rope, making it flash disco lights, and dance below.
BEHIND THE LAUGHTER:
- The title of the episode is a parody of Dancing with the Stars.
- The hosts Tomcat Bergeron and Alleycat Deeley‘s names are references to the host of Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron and Cat Deeley, who hosts So You Think You Can Dance.
- Itchy and Scratchy perform the Sabre Dance, while the famous song of the same name plays in the background, which is a reference to both the Sabre Dance, a popular type of dancing, and the song of the same name.
- A Buffalo Sabres player is thrown by Scratchy to Itchy. The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York, and the word “Sabres” in the team’s name is a reference to the Sabre Dance and the Sabre Dance song, because the word “Sabre” is in the dance and song’s name, and the plural noun, “Sabres”, is in the team’s name.
SPECIAL GUEST STARS!:
Previous Episode: The Cad and the Hat
Next Episode: 22 for 30
That is all from this week’s Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it.
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