The Simpsons continues as this Sunday, April 30th, 2017, Fox aired “Looking for Mr. Goodbart”, the 20th episode of Season 28 and the 616th episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!
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Looking for Mr. Goodbart
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner‘s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.
Episode Details: ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbart’ is the 20th episode of Season 28 as well as the 616th episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on April 30th, 2017. It was written by Carolyn Omine and directed by Michael Polcino.
COUCH GAG!: Big Bang Theory Couch Gag
The 20th Century FOX logo explodes like a Big Bang and starts showing stills from the most iconic episodes of the show since 1987. At the end, the family arrives at the couch but it disappears leaving them on the floor.
- The whole FOX network was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago they begun a TV Show.
Then Bart tried to sell his soul,
Lisa turned to vegetables,
Grampa started fighting bulls,
Springfield built a wall (The Who played on the top),
Carl, Lenny, Barney, Moe and a fat, bald guy who hollers d’oh,
That all started with the Simpsons (D’oh)!
Bart is serving old woman at a table at a restaurant, showing mannerism and being educated, and asks the viewer if they’d know why he’s doing it and he starts narrating.
Two months earlier, at grandparents’ day, the kids in Bart‘s class, he changes the lyrics of a song for the grandparents visiting, and Skinner takes him to detention, but Grampa stops them, saying he’s strong to punish a little boy but he’d be scared to punish a veteran. Skinner does that and punishes him to write “I just wrote one and I’m already tired” on the blackboard.
At the Power Plant, Lenny walks in the reactor core while playing Peekimon Get and catching a Rottata. Homer shows Lenny and Carl he’s playing it too and enters the core, but the shift is over and they close the door on him, sealing him inside.
Bart walks Agnes through the corridor and they meet and makes fun of Martin and his grandma, then at the bus stop he gets on with her to the candy store next to the place she’ll depart. Meanwhile, Homer catches a Rattlesnitch on Frank “Grimey” Grimes‘ grave, and other Springfielders do too.
Back at home, Homer gives Maggie a phone with Peekimon Get, giving her a way to see the monsters in her room. The catching goes on, as Homer catches Peekimons at the church, and then tries to catch a skunk thinking it was a Skunkasan, but failsand the skunk farts him and and he goes home to get a bath. All cleaned up, the family goes out and they enter the Kwik-E-Mart, full of people takes.
Bart starts taking the opportunity of the old women’s gifts for keeping them company, but at the Curl Up and Dye, a woman, called Phoebe, catches on what he’s doing, but settles to give him money if he can pick her up four days in a row from the Sunnyday Nursing Home. Meanwhile Homer says to Lisa he found out he can buy Peekimons with real dollars and, after some hesitation, Lisa agrees too.
Bart arrives at the nursing home and takes her out in the woods admiring the nature together. After four days, she gives him the promised money, but he refuses. Phoebe, having aknowledged he changed, bequeaths him her camera.
Not finding what bequeath means, Bart goes to the Springfield Library to see and finds out it means giving an item away when someone dies, and discovers she’s probably sick. Arriving the nursing home he finds out she was using him to escape.
Bart turns to Homer and Lisa, who were using cheat codes for the game, to get help on finding Phoebe, and they go to the lake they used to go to. They ask other Peekimon Get played for help on finding her. They find her and bring her back, with Bart saying he learned that playing with women’s hearts is wrong and it’s wrong to take advantage of the elderly, and at the Retirement Castle it shows that it was Bart telling Grampa the whole story.
At home, Marge tells Homer she knew of the 600 dollars spent to get the cheats and Homer assures her the game is soon going to fade away. At Luigi’s, Skinner is having dinner with a woman, when Agnes arrives with Milhouse in tow, making fun of them.
The working title for the episode was “The Grandson Experience. The idea to make Bart a paid “grandson” came from showrunner Al Jean. The scene of Bart saying “taking the piss” repeatedly was originally supposed to be Bart just saying “piss” repeatedly. However, censors told the producers that Bart had to say the full line “taking the piss” instead.
- The title of the episode is a reference to the 1975 novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
- Just a Gigolo by David Lee Roth plays during the first scene with Bart.
- Peekimon Get is a parody of Pokémon GO, a mobile app by Niantic.
- Parodies of Pokémon names names are heard:
- The scene of Lisa and Homer going around the map is a parody of how Pokémon are e caught in the game.
- The song heard in the search for Phoebe and during the credits are parodies of the first occidental Pokémon Theme.
- The Peekimons appear during the Gracie Films closing screen.
- A gravestone for Clinton–Kaine is seen in Springfield Cemetery with “I’m with her” written on the gravestone.
- The design of Phoebe is based on Jane Goodall.
- Wiggum mentions Pete Sampras and the Williams sisters (Serena and Venus Williams).
- Dame Judi Denchers is a reference to Judi Dench.
- Gravestones for The Simpsons crew members Kevin Curran and Don Payne are seen in Springfield Cemetery.
- The Maggie segment from Good Night plays after the title screen.
- Homer is seen playing Pokémon GO, the app Peekimon Get is parodying, on his phone in the special short Pokémon Now?.
- The graves of Hyman Krustofsky (“Clown in the Dumps“), Edna Krabappel (“The Man Who Grew Too Much“), Bleeding Gums Murphy (“‘Round Springfield“), Maude Flanders (“Alone Again, Natura-Diddily“) and Shary Bobbins (“Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious“) all appear in Springfield Cemetery.
- Frank Grimes‘ grave (“Homer’s Enemy“) is a popular Peekimon spawn point. His ghost (“Treehouse of Horror XXVII“) appears in the couch gag.
- C.H.U.M. (“Fat Man and Little Boy“) and Maya (“Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe“) both play Peekimon Get.
COUCH GAG FACTS!:
- The couch gag is a parody of The Big Bang Theory‘s opening theme.
- The Tracey Ullman Show‘s logo appears.
- The song refers to Grampa fighting bulls as thoreador. (“Million-Dollar Abie“)
- The song mentions Lisa becoming vegetarian. (“Lisa the Vegetarian“)
- The images from the 30 years of the show shown during the couch gag are:
- Bart on Santa Homer‘s lap from “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“.
- The shock therapy scene from “There’s No Disgrace Like Home“.
- Bart selling his soul to Milhouse from “Bart Sells His Soul“.
- Homer as Mr. Plow in “Mr. Plow“.
- Lisa with a shovel from “Selma’s Choice“.
- The Be Sharps from “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet“.
- Homer and Marge hugging from “Another Simpsons Clip Show“.
- Bart strangling Lisa from “Lisa on Ice“.
- Homer with butter from “Homer the Heretic“.
- Homer kneeling in front of Kang and Kodos from “Treehouse of Horror VII“‘s episode Citizen Kang.
- Homer visiting Ned in a straightjacket from “Hurricane Neddy“.
- Elegant Homer and Marge descending the stairs from “My Sister, My Sitter“.
- Bart kissing Santa’s Little Helper from “The Canine Mutiny“.
- The family dancing on stage with Lisa missing, replaced by a teenage cheerleader from “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase“.
- Bart impersonating Richard Nixon, with fake eyes and a long nose attached to his butt, from “I Love Lisa“.
- Barney, Carl, Homer and Lenny‘s shower from “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken“.
- All the family members (except Bart) asleep at church from “Simpsons Bible Stories“.
- Homer‘s Tomacco shop from “E-I-E-I-D’oh“.
- Drunk Barney dressed as Marge from “Days of Wine and D’oh’ses“.
- A killer dolphin and Lenny from “Treehouse of Horror XI“‘s segment “Night of the Dolphin”.
- Lisa climbing the hill from “Lisa the Tree Hugger“.
- Lisa dancing with Thelonious (arms seen) from “Trilogy of Error“.
- Homer stuck on the bridge from “Lost Our Lisa“.
- Homer struck by a lighting from “Pray Anything“.
- A shot of Homer‘s eye from “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can“.
- Homer and Marge drinking wine from “Catch ‘Em If You Can“.
- Homer driving the ship inside Mr. Burns from “Treehouse of Horror XV“‘s segment “In the Belly of the Boss”.
- Bart‘s party from “Sleeping With the Enemy“.
- Bart on the rap concert from “Pranksta Rap“.
- Mr. Burns hunting Homer from “Treehouse of Horror XVI“‘s segment The World Series of Manhunter.
- The Who sing on top of the wall separating “Olde Springfield” and “New Springfield” from “A Tale of Two Springfields“.
- Bart helping Homer trapped in the car from “We’re on the Road to D’ohwhere“.
- Pilgrim Homer eating a roasted bird from “The Wettest Stories Ever Told“.
- Krusty hosting The Krusty the Clown Show from “Yokel Chords“.
- Selma and Grampa on the beach from “Rome-old and Juli-eh“.
- Reverend Lovejoy at Church from “The Boys of Bummer“.
- Devil Flanders from “Treehouse of Horror XVIII“‘s episode Heck House.
- Lisa doing cross words on the blackboard from “Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words“.
- Nuns taking Maggie from “Gone Maggie Gone“.
- Grampa grumpily taking a photo for his driving license from “The Old Man and the Key“.
- Marge MMA fighting from “The Great Wife Hope“.
- Bart running from cats in the sewers from “Thursdays with Abie“.
- Moe making an ugly smiling face from “The Blue and the Gray“.
- Homer and the kids on the car yelding some cyclists from “500 Keys“.
- Rigellian Bart from “Treehouse of Horror XXII“‘s segment In the Na’Vi.
- Lady Gaga‘s concert from “Lisa Goes Gaga“.
- Homer gliding from “YOLO“.
- Apu in front of the Pick-E-Mart from “The Kid is All Right“‘s intro “MusicVille“.
- Radioactive Man in the Ask Body Spray commercial from “Steal This Episode“.
- Bart casting the spell from “What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting“.
- Lisa on pills from “The Good, the Sad and the Drugly“.
- Bart torturing Homer from “Treehouse of Horror XXV“‘s segment School is Hell.
- Bart on his big wheel and Lisa on her kiddie car on his tricycle from “The Kids Are All Fight“.
- Maggie, Plopper and the other animal friends from “Puffless“.
- Sideshow Bob killing Bart with a lion from “Treehouse of Horror XXVI“‘s segment “Wanted: Dead, Then Alive”.
- The Simpsons family with Harper and her dad at the island in “Friend with Benefit“.
- Homer at Skobo’s from “The Girl Code“.
- Bart and Ms. Berrera from “Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles“.
- Marge and Lisa on the shuttle from “The Marge-ian Chronicles“.
- Bart and Maggie on a roller-coaster from “How Lisa Got Her Marge Back“.
- A painting of Marge with Maggie‘s face censuring her breasts from an old real issue of Playboy.
- The shot with the 600 episodes and ghost Frank Grimes from “Treehouse of Horror XXVII“.
- In the couch gag’s sequence, the timeline has “Barting Over” as episode 300. The 300th episode is The Strong Arms of the Ma, though “Barting Over” was advertised as the 300th episode when it aired 14 years ago.
THE ITCHY & SCRATCHY SHOW EPISODE!:
“Cat-Sup” is an episode of The Itchy & Scratchy Show.
Itchy is preparing hamburgers while Scratchy is washing the dishes. When Itchy finds out he finished the cat-sup, he grinds Scratchy‘s body to make more. Then he cuts other cats’ bodies with the bottle. The chef arrives and, seeing cat-sup in his kitchen, he says never before shooting himself with a gun.
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