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The Simpsons: Bart vs. Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving at the Simpson household, but the festivities come to a halt when Bart won't apologize for burning Lisa's detailed centerpiece and ends up on the streets and on the evening news at a homeless shelter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 7F07
Airdate: Thursday November 22nd, 1990

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Maggie RoswellMaggie Roswell
voiced Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, various
Greg BergGreg Berg
voiced Rory, Homeless Guys
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: I will not do that thing with my tongue

Couch Gag: The family runs in and startles Grampa, who is sleeping on the couch.

This episode marks the first physical appearances of Jacqueline Bouvier and the DJ's Bill & Marty of KBBL.

Episode Quotes
Bart: Who the hell is that?
Homer: Bullwinkle.
Bart: Who? Wait a minute, who's that?
Homer: Underdog, don't you know anything?
Bart: It wouldn't hurt them to use some cartoons made in the last fifty years.
Homer: Bart, this is the tradition. If you build a balloon for every flash in the pad cartoon character, you'll turn the parade into a farce. (Bart balloon shows up on the television)

Homer: And lord, we're especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream. Anyway, we'd like to thank you for the occasional moments of peace and love our family's experienced. Well, not today, you saw what happened! Oh lord, be honest! Are we the most pathetic family in the universe or what?
Family: Amen.
Selma: Worst prayer yet.

Kent Brockman: Oh we have lots of names for these people. Bums, deadbeats, losers, scums of the earth, we'd like to sweep these people into the gutter, or if already in the gutter, to some other out of the way place. Oh we have our reasons. They're depressing, their ragged clothes, they're crazy, they smell bad. So every year on one conscience salving day, we toss these people a bone. A turkey bone. And that's supposed to make it all better.

Homer: Alright Bart, that's it! Go to your room! Now!
Bart: Okay, I'll take some white meat and some stuffing to go and send in the pumpkin pie in about twenty minutes.
Homer: I said now!
Bart: Mom do I have too?
Marge: Yes you do! I hope your happy Bart! You ruined Thanksgiving!

Episode Goofs
In the scene where Patty and Selma come to the Simpson's house Patty's dress looks blue for a brief moment.

During The dinner scene right after Marge's mother says I'm sorry I came Patty's dress is sleeveless for a brief second.

Cultural References
Simpsons Immoral?

Uncle Sam: It's your fault America has lost its way!

Less than a year into its long life, many conservative social activists (such as President George H. W. Bush) had blamed The Simpsons, and particularly the character of Bart, for contributing to the decaying morals among American youth. Uncle Sam's taunt references this.

Warning: The Simpsons season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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