After two tests, the hamster leads 2-0. Lisa appeals to Marge for help, who suggests she run a hamster through a maze. Full Story Unfortunately for Lisa, her project and chance for humiliating Bart are both ruined by Bart's project: "Can hamsters fly planes?" He plans to lead her on a treasure hunt to get them back but she finds them after just a minute. The guide contains staff/voice credits, funny Simpsons quotes, references and other notes. drops the spider with a well-placed rock to the head, before quickly cutting to a different shot to show he was talking to Barney, The Simpsons S4 E17 "Last Exit to Springfield". At breakfast, Lisa shows the family her science fair project: a genetically engineered tomato she hopes will cure world hunger. Read our original story, published in November, to understand why. Due to a court order, Homer Simpson unwillingly attends an alcoholics meeting. Chief Wiggum: Mrs. Simpson, I have some bad news; your husband was found DOA. The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 16 Quotes. Chalkboard Gag Couch Gag Homer gets barred from driving and forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. However he eventually keeps his promise to Marge to stay Duffless for thirty days and they cycle off into the sunset. (The Simpsons is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which Disney owns as part of its $71.3 billion purchase of the entertainment assets 21st Century Fox film and television assets. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. 75 She takes the idea to heart, but instead of just testing the intelligence of a rodent, she pits a hamster against an unknowing Bart to find out which is smarter. At the beginning of act 3, a stressed-out Marge and Homer began to fight over the little things to the point where Homer thinks Marge is trying to intentionally harm him and they go to couples' therapy. Along with the Simpson family, The Simpsons includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, and as well as fictional characters. "The Call of the Simpsons" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' first season. Marge argues that just because Homer honored his alcohol-free month does not mean he has to jump off the wagon the moment it is over. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Homer: Yes, syrup is better than jelly. Synopsis. Special Guest Voices "Duffless" is the sixteenth episode of Season 4 of The Simpsons and the seventy-fifth episode overall. The capsules are the heart of the archive. Homer is arrested for drunk driving, and Marge persuades him to swear off beer for a month, which gives Homer a whole new outlook on life. Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. — McClure. You said my husband's DWI? In the meantime Barney, who is obviously drunk, is allowed to drive off after running over Wiggum. However, as time goes by Homer also exhibits more positive changes, such as his belly getting smaller and has saved over a hundred dollars. Until a week later, when Bart and Lisa, once more, started complaining about the lack of power in the 'city', and the lack of TV (and their electronic devices, all of which had ran out of Battery and needed to be charged again), when Marge gave up and said "Ok, that's it. The Simpsons Movie contains the hearty laughs, biting satire, and honest portrayal of an American family that makes the show so popular. Homer reminisces about the time he first drank beer, passing out listening to Queen, and is taunted by ubiquitous sights of beer, but later comes to realize the fact that watching baseball sober is boring, and that beer commercials falsely state that beer transforms angry feminists into attractive swimsuit models who cling to ordinary men. Alcohol Is Gasoline: Whilst struggling with temporarily giving up alcohol in Season 4 episode "Duffless", Homer spot's Ralph Wiggum's science project of an alcohol fueled car.He immediately has an Imagine Spot of him pumping "fuel" into both his car and his mouth. Production Code For personal and non-commercial use only. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 18, 1990. Homer: Yes, syrup is better than jelly. "The Simpsons" main characters—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie—are the bedrock of the long-running TV show, but they have help from other recurring figures. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Duffless, Lisa conducts a secret experiment for the Springfield Elementary School science fair to see who's smarter, Bart or a hamster. Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. Written By Duffless is the sixteenth episode of Season 4. ... —The Simpsons, "Duffless" This is for, well, when characters get their acronyms confused, often involving mistaking one for another, and/or misremembering an acronym severely enough to intend to refer to one acronym, ... All The Tropes Wiki is a … The Simpsons Movie Critics Consensus. The episode revolves around the fictional holiday "Whacking Day", celebrated annually, in which the citizens of Springfield drive snakes into the town square, then fatally club them. After 30 days, Marge is proud of Homer for upholding his end of his deal, while thirsty Homer rushes back to Moe's, money in hand. The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 16 Quotes. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless. This is great news for anyone revisiting classic episodes during the quarantine. He's dead?! It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 29, 1993. Chief Wiggum: Oh, wait, I mean DWI. Meanwhile, Homer plans to duck out of work and go on a tour of the Duff Brewery with Barney. ... ''Duffless'' Credit: Fox ... You may remember Troy McClure from such TV shows as … At Homer's first AA meeting, he confesses that his desperation led him to "sneak into the football stadium and suck the dirt underneath the bleachers". After school three days before the science fair, Lisa leaves her super tomato under Bart's care for a moment, whose juvenile mind takes over when he sees the opportunity to hurl it at a bent-over Skinner forgetting that it was Lisa's project. Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. Bart chucking Lisa's steroid-pumped tomato at Principal Skinner (who is a Vietnam vet who has moments of post-traumatic stress disorder from his stint in 'Nam and the abuse his mother puts him through) and Skinner shaking in shock while the kids laugh at him. Lisa tries to protest that the project does not have a scientific merit, but everyone just ignores her. Off-Film couch gag I always get those two mixed up. The Simpsons - season 4, episode 16. (When you ask them on the red carpet or over email.) Mrs. Phillips: My name's Mrs. Phillips. Season 4, Episode 16 Duffless First Aired: February 18, 1993 Homer goes on the wagon after a drunken-driving arrest; Lisa's science project pits Bart's brain against a hamster's. Chief Wiggum confusing DWI with DOA, especially when a woman comes in asking if her husband was here on a DWI and, Homer laughing at the montage of car wrecks (and Troy McClure's attempts to make jokes during it- "Here's an appealing fellow; in fact, they're. After failing the breathalyzer test, the clearly sober-enough-to-drive Homer is arrested, stripped of his driver's license, forced to attend AA meetings, and gets into a bet in which he can't drink beer for a month; meanwhile, the obviously skunk-drunk Barney is allowed to drive off, even knocking one of the cops off a cliff as he speeds away. Directed By has become a trope on the show, but seldom has it worked so well. What does Homer do to win her back? Homer: Yes, syrup is better than jelly. Oh come on. Phil Hartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure Principal Skinner declares "First Prize" over and over, while Bart's dream fades out to Lisa saying into Bart's ear "First prize...first prize..." She explains she was "just screwing with [his] mind.". The episode opens at the school science fair, with Bart presenting a Go-Go Ray: He zaps all the teachers, causing them to dance uncontrollably. Homer, who has hardly had anything refuses to let Barney drive home after the tour since he drank plenty to pass out, but Lou, Eddie and Chief Wiggum, who have been waiting outside the factory for anyone on the tour to drive off pull him over and despite passing a sobriety test flawlessly (touching his nose with his fingers alternately while balancing on one foot and saying the alphabet) he is arrested when Barney tells the cops to use the breathalyzer. David M. Stern Update: Five months after the series first became available on Disney+, the streaming service has announced that episodes of The Simpsons originally broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio will be available, uncropped, by the end of May. Homer is arrested for drunk driving, and Marge persuades him to swear off beer for a month, which gives Homer a whole new outlook on life. Hearing his answers, she asks him to give up beer for a month, to which he finally agrees. The Simpsons Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, … "Goldfish don't bounce" The last part of the season 14 episode "Brake my Wife, Please". In bed, Marge gives Homer a magazine quiz about his drinking. 9F14 Original Airdate Duffless Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. The Simpsons first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling FOX network in December 1989). The scene where Bart can't bring himself to touch two cupcakes (which look like women's breasts) is a reference to, The 1950s-era ad shown at the Duff Brewery mentions the company was a "proud sponsor" of the, Another of the ads (apparently partway through, The episode ends with Homer and Marge riding a bicycle singing "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", a scene taken from. The Loop (TV) Do you like this video? Episodes with a alternative Gracie Films logo, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Duffless?oldid=931748. Homer tries to watch a ball game during his "dry spell", finding the whole business boring. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Guide to the Simpsons episode "Duffless". Meanwhile Bart finds Lisa's project notes and hides them. Live TV is available in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only. Lisa tests both the hamster and Bart first in acquiring out of reach food, then in the electroshock theory. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about! Jim Reardon. A handful of main characters (Marge, Barney, Moe) and a long list of minor characters (Gil, Lindsey Naegle, the Squeaky Voiced Teen), take up a New Job as the Plot Demands in frequent and typical Simpsons fashion—i.e., practicalities be damned. A cute hamster flying a miniature plane wins over Skinner, who hands Bart the winning ribbon for real, much to Lisa's disappointment. Storyline. At the brewery the two partake in free samples, Barney much more than Homer. the folks here are lovely and all, but I can't take it anymore!We aren't cavemen! Meanwhile, after Bart ruins Lisa's science fair project, she comes up with a new experiment: To determine which is smarter, Bart or a hamster. The episode finishes with Homer and Marge riding Lisa's bike into the sunset. In 2004 Matt Groening, the chief creator of the television series The Simpsons, published an eclectic list of his “100 Favourite Things”.High on the inventory were two films by Stanley Kubrick, placed equally at number 16: Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963, herein referred to as Dr. Strangelove). The Simpsons often rewards obsessives with meticulous sight gags that may only be onscreen for a single frame, and if you freeze the shot of his license in … When Reverend Lovejoy says that after finishing AA he will never drink a beer again, Homer screams and runs off. Lisa gets this thrown right back at her when she loses the science fair to Bart after using her experiment to more or less torture him psychologically with electric shocks. Sure, she worked on that tomato for a long time but the overall retribution is rather disproportionate. It was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Wesley Archer. BarneyHomer SimpsonLisa SimpsonBart Simpson Homer goes anyway, and is about to drink up when he sees what effect alcohol has had on the barflies, and heads home. Celebrities say the darndest things, like what their favorite Simpsons episode is. Marge: Oh my God! Episode Number Many individuals have contributed to them over the past decade, though they have been principally the work of Raymond Chen, Chris Baird, James A. Cherry, Frederic Briere, Hari Michael Wierny and, presently, Benjamin Robinson and Andrew Gill. Albert Brooks made his first of five guest appearances on The Simpsons in this episode as the voice of Cowboy Bob.. "Whacking Day" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. featured pages. Show Runner His license is suspended, and he must attend traffic school and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 7-day free trial for Live TV and 30-day free trial for Add-Ons valid for new and eligible existing subscribers only. Wiggum arrests Homer for driving while drunk, but then allows the even drunker Barney to drive the car home. The creators originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokesters or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. Duffless is the sixteenth episode of Season 4. When snickering at the thought of having revenge on Bart, Lisa tells Marge that she remembered a bit from. ''The Simpsons are going to _____!'' February 18, 1993 Capsules for the most recent seasons may not be yet finished. Main character(s) At the science fair, Marge says she isn't too sure about the idea of Lisa using her brother as a test subject, but Lisa insists that it is all scientific theory (immediately after her monologue reveals Lisa's true intentions of getting back at Bart). Barney gets away with essentially kicking off the episode's main plot by urging the police to give Homer a breathalyzer test right after he flawlessly passed a field sobriety test (granted, Homer beat Barney pretty bad in order to dissuade him from driving). {{#vardefine:curpage|Template:TOPLEVELPAGE}} The Simpsons, being such a Long Runner, has naturally amassed many episodes (more than 500, in fact). Meanwhile, after Bart ruins Lisa's science fair project, she comes up with a new experiment: To determine which is smarter, Bart or a hamster. He decides to use Lisa's bike but only falls off and gets bombarded with bottles from the Duff balloon. "The Simpsons" Duffless (TV Episode 1993) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. You know who these characters are... 1 The Simpson Family 2 Immediate Family 2.1 Homer Jay Simpson 2.2 Marjorie "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier) 2.3 Bartholomew "Bart" Jo-Jo Simpson 2.4 Lisa Marie Simpson 2.5 Margaret "Maggie" Simpson 3 Extended Family 3.1 Grampa Abraham "Abe" Simpson 3.2 Grandma Mona Simpson 3.3 Patricia "Patty" and Selma Bouvier 4 Simpson Family Pets 4.1 … Bart's actual project is the effect of cigarettes on canines, mainly Santa's Little Helper, but Marge orders Bart to thwart it. Duffless This trope isn’t named for The Simpsons, but it might as well be. Al Jean & Mike Reiss Simpsons news; Compatible device and high-speed, broadband Internet connection required. The air blows up his mustache and his shirt, as he's holding the bottom of it down from the front. A parody of this trope appears in "Home Away from Homer", in a scene with Ned standing on a wind vent in the street. 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