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The Simpsons: I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can

Lisa competes at a spelling bee and becomes the pride of the town. Meanwhile, Homer goes touring with a group who are obsessed with eating Krusty Burger's latest sandwich.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x12
Production Number: EABF07
Airdate: Sunday February 16th, 2003

Director: Nancy Kruse
Writer: Kevin Curran

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Russi TaylorRussi Taylor
voiced Martin Prince
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Jimbo
George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
voiced Himself
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
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, 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: None

Couch Gag: Repeat of the couch gag from "Large Marge" where Homer draws the family on a "Sketch-a-Etch".

Episode Quotes
Homer: I'll have you know I've been taking steps to become a better parent, I've been taking care of this bag of sugar for a week. (Homer picks up a covered sack and opens it, but discovers that it's a baby girl.)
Homer: What the...where's my sugar?
(Cut to Cletus's house. Cletus is bouncing the bag of sugar on his knee.)
Cletus: Condolezza Marie ain't too playful tonight.
Brandine: (Dips her finger into the bag and tastes it.) And I don't recall her bein' this granulated.
Fat Woman: Can I put your baby in my coffee?
Cletus: Now, now, the doctor said that if you eat any more baby, they're going to take your foot.

Lawyer: (holding a Bart doll) Bart, using this doll, tell the court where your father took money from you.
(Bart pulls out the pockets of the doll.)
Bart: Here and here.
Lawyer: Let the record show that he pulled out the little pockets of the doll.
(Homer lowers in his seat nervously.)
Lawyer: Mr. Simpson, your son alleges that you have an anger management problem.
Homer: Why you little! I...uh, I'm sorry, judge. That's a rare lapse in my normally calm demeanor.
Judge Harm: Could the stonographer please read back the previous statement?
Stonographer: Why you little...
Homer: Why you little!
(Bart laughs)
Homer: Why you little! (to Judge Harm) Why you little!
(Judge Harm draws Homer being hanged.)
Baliff: All rise for the verdict.
Homer: Son, I just want you to know, whatever that judge decides, I'm gonna be the best dad I can.
Judge Harm: No judge would send a pre-teen out on his own.
Judge Harm: Except in this case!
(Homer pulls his shirt collar nervously and cringes.)
Judge Harm: That boy is about as safe living with you as a crawdad in a gumbo shack. Bart Simpson, I declare you emancipated. Further, I hereby garnish Homer's wages until Bart is fully repaid.
Homer: Mmmmm...garnish.
Judge: That means half your paycheck goes to Bart.
Homer: What the...half goes to Bart, half goes to my Vegas wife? What's left for Moe?
Marge: Homer, don't make things worse!
Homer: I'LL SHOW YOU WORSE! (he screams and runs towards Judge Harm. The baliff catches him and drags him out) I WAS TOLD THIS WOULD BE TELEVISED!

Bart: How could you make me Baby Stink-Breath and not even tell me?
Homer: I was going to tell you on my deathbed.
Marge: Honey, you did have a great time doing those commercials, and you made a lot of money.
Bart: I did? Where is it?
Marge: Your father invested it in the college trust fund which, today, must be worth a fo…
Homer: La la la la la la la la la!
Marge (groans): Of course, the stock market's been down lately, but their must be some sort of…
Homer: La la la la la la la la nothing left la la la oh.
Bart: You spent all the money I earned?
Homer: I needed it. I had to buy back some incriminating photos. Look.
(Flips through photos of Homer holding Bart over a railing)
Homer: See, you're fine, and then, whoops! Uh-oh! Look out! Oh! I know this looks bad but if you reverse it, daddy's a hero. See? Watch… I saved you!

Episode References
The Couch Gag is the same as in the episode 14x04 Large Marge.

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