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Episode Number 307
Production Code EABF11
Original Airdate March 30, 2003
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Special Guest Voices Eric Idle as Declan Desmond
Written By Dan Greaney & Allen Grazier
Directed By Steven Dean Moore

"'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourteenth season. It aired March 30, 2003 on FOX.

SynopsisEdit

When a man convinces Lisa her life lacks direction, she decides to focus on astronomy, and her first aim is to make the city to turn off the lights to watch the meteors rain at night.

Full Story Edit

Declan Desmond visits Springfield Elementary School and interviews the kids for a documentary. However when interviewing Lisa, he says that she has no future due to having a variety of interests.

To prove him wrong, Lisa visits the Springfield Science Museum to find a career to choose. After rejecting several topics, she decides to take up astronomy.

She convinces Homer to buy her a telescope. The town's lights make it difficult to observe the stars and planets, something Professor Frink describes as "light pollution," so she goes up a hill to watch the sky.

At a town meeting, Lisa and astronomer Fink persuade the mayor to turn off outdoor lights. Everyone can enjoy the night sky and the meteor shower. First, people enjoy the stars and the peculiar constellations, but this results in increased crime, so in another town meeting, Mayor Quimby turns the lights back on, so that it's as bright as if it were noon.

Meanwhile, when Bart is being interviewed by Declan, he notices Nelson is popular because he stole a hood ornament from a car. Bart then decides that the only way to be cooler than him is to steal one himself.

He tries by painting silver Maggie's pacifier, but the bullies soon realize it's fake.

Fat Tony is very hostile when his car is touched. Bart has trouble finding a hood ornament, since every car around has been harvested during the time the street lights have been turned off, so he focuses on trying to steal the ornament from Fat Tony's car. This proves to be a challenge once all the street lights are turned on. But Bart isn't the only one suffering from the lights. They're so bright during the night that the entire town can't get to sleep. Lisa is frustrated because she will miss the meteor shower.

Seeing that both Bart and Lisa are looking for the same thing, they work together to get a very drowsy Homer to give them access into the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer is so suggestible, he is easily convinced he is playing patty cake with Maggie, and he activates the door's hand control. They enter and pull the main power lever to "overload". The lights start to explode everywhere, leading to a mass blackout. The town gathers into a mob which immediately turns peaceful after they look at the meteors.

Bart steals the long-awaited hood ornament from Fat Tony's car.

Professor Frink is nearly hit by a meteor that falls near the observatory that contains some carbon-based molecules, with which he says he may be able to prove the existence of life in outer space, but an alien inside hops away.

Cut to Declan's documentary, in which some kids talk about their desires -- one of which is Milhouse wanting to become a baseball player.

Citations Edit

Season 13 Season 14 Episodes Season 15
Treehouse of Horror XIIIHow I Spent My Strummer VacationBart vs. Lisa vs. the Third GradeLarge MargeHelter ShelterThe Great Louse DetectiveSpecial EdnaThe Dad Who Knew Too LittleThe Strong Arms of the MaPray AnythingBarting OverI'm Spelling as Fast as I CanA Star Is Born-AgainMr. Spritz Goes to WashingtonC.E. D'oh'Scuse Me While I Miss the SkyThree Gays of the CondoDude, Where's My Ranch?Old Yeller-BellyBrake My Wife, PleaseThe Bart of WarMoe Baby Blues

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