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The Simpsons: The Heartbroke Kid

After Bart becomes obese gorging on vending machine junk food he suffers a heart attack.
In order to help him Marge & Homer send him to a fat camp but in order to pay for it they turn their home into a youth hostel.

Episode Info  

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

Special Guest Stars
Albert BrooksAlbert Brooks
voiced Tab Spangler, Jacques
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ohio ExpressYummy Yummy YummyBart's Junk Food Montage

Episode Goofs
Skinner has a pen set on his desk when before he sings Happy Birthday to Chalmers but it is missing moments later.

Lisa takes the megaphone from her backpack to tell the school kids about the bad snack foods but in the wide shot the can of soda & her backpack are missing.

Bart collapses on the rug during his heart attack but his body has switched positions in the overhead shot ...

... & switches again when the family gathers around him.

Apu is seen wearing his standard black shirt with green jacket when strapped to the chariot but when seen running, his sleeves are black when they should be green.

Seen from the inside the window frame is purple, but seen from the outside the frame is brown.
Even if we assume it is simply painted a different color on the inside, the inside edges of the window & the edge Bart is resting his hand on should still be purple even seen from the outside.

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:

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
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