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The Simpsons: Some Enchanted Evening

Homer and Marge go out for a much-needed romantic dinner and leave Bart, Lisa and Maggie with a babysitter named Ms. Botz., who is really a fugitive from the law dubbed "The Babysitter Bandit".

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 7G01
Airdate: Sunday May 13th, 1990

Guest Stars
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Chris LattaChris Latta
voiced Various
June ForayJune Foray
voiced Receptionist
Paul WillsonPaul Willson
voiced Florist
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
voiced Ms. Botz
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard Gag:
I will not yell "Fire!" in a crowded classroom.

Couch Gag: The family rushes in and sits on the sofa. No gag.

This episode was originally intended to be the first one (going by production code), but was held back in order to fix many animation errors and technical glitches, which explains why there is a mix of early season one style like the original model of Moe & blonde Barney and ...

... a little more modern versions of Bart, Lisa & Maggie

Episode Quotes
(Marge dials the babysitting service)
Receptionist: Rubber Baby Buggie Bumper Babysitting Service.
Marge: This is Marge Simpson, I'd like a babysitter for the evening.
Receptionist: Wait a minute. The Simpsons?
(Looks over at a bulletin board with Bart, Lisa and Maggie)
Receptionist: Lady you've got to be kidding!
(Receptionist slams the phone, continues writing, phone rings seconds later)
Receptionist: Rubber baby buggie bumper babysitting service.
Homer: Hello, this is Mr. Ssssamson.
Receptionist: Did your wife just call a second ago?
Homer: No, I said Samson, not Simpson.
Receptionist: Thank God! Those Simpsons, what a bunch of savages! Especially that big ape father.
Homer: (angrily) D'oh! Actually the Simpsons are neighbors of ours and we found them to be a quite misunderstood and underrated family.

(As Marge calls Dr. Marvin Monroe’s radio show, Homer and his co-workers listen at the power plant.)
Dr. Monroe: The pig has made you into his mother. You are not the hot love object you deserve to be.
Marge: Really?
Dr. Monroe: I’m as sure of it as I’m sure my voice is annoying. Marge, tonight, the second he comes through that front door, you’ve got to tell him you’re fed up, and if he doesn’t start loving, you will be leaving.
Marge: Leave Homer?
Dr. Monroe: Please, don't use his real name!
Marge: Leave Pedro?
(All of Homer’s co-workers start laughing at him.)

(Bart prank calls Moe’s Tavern.)
Moe: Moe's Tavern.
Bart: Hello. Is Al there?
Moe: Al?
Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name, Coholic.
Moe: Lemme check. Phone call for Al, Al Coholic. (Louder) Is there an Al Coholic here?
(Everyone in the bar laughs at Moe.)
Moe: Wait a minute. Listen, you little yellow-bellied rat jackass. If I ever find out who you are, I’ll kill ya! (Hangs up phone.)
(Bart and Lisa bust out in laughter.)

Episode Goofs
When Marge gives Ms. Botz the video, the cover is orange but when she's holding it, it's blue.

As she's carrying it into the living room, it is still blue but turns back to orange when she gives it to Bart.

The donuts next to Monroe change.

When Botz rips the phone from the wall, it's blue but after she's tied up Bart & Lisa, it's orange.

Cultural References
America's Most Wanted

The TV show that Bart and Lisa re watching, "America's Most Armed and Dangerous," is most likely a parody of the long running FOX show.

Some Enchanted Evening

The title of the episode is the name of a song in the musical, South Pacific.

Life in Hell

The rabbit doll that Maggie has in the episode is Binky, a character in Matt Groening's comic strip, Life in Hell.

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