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The Simpsons: The Heartbroke Kid

Springfield Elementary signs a deal with a snack company to install vending machines in the schools--with Bart taking advantage of the situation to the point that he becomes obese and suffers a heart attack.

Episode Info

Episode number: 16x17
Production Number: GABF11
Airdate: Sunday May 01st, 2005

  • Currently 5.7/10
5.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Albert BrooksAlbert Brooks
voiced Tab Spangler, Jacques
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Various
Russi TaylorRussi Taylor
voiced Various
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Lindsay Naegle
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: Repeat of the couch gag from "All's Fair in Oven War" where The Simpsons are catapulted over a mountain range.

Scratchy's Have you ever been list reads:
  • Churned Into Butter
  • Decapitated By A Windmill
  • Impaled By The Space Needle
  • Squashed By The Moon
  • Printed Into Money
  • Ticked Into Eating Yourself
  • Hung By Your Intestine
  • Impaled On A Cactus
  • Killed In A Plane Crash With Buddy Holly

Cultural References
Homer was asked to sing a German song for tips. He sings 99 Luftballons, a protest song by Nena. The English version is entitled 99 Red Balloons, which is not a literal translation. The literal translation would be 99 (toy)balloons, or 99 air balloons. Source: wikipedia.org

This episode's title is an adaptation of “The Heartbreak Kid”, the 1972 film starring Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd

Other Episode Crew

Character Layout ArtistAimee Steinberger
Warning: The Simpsons season 16 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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