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Come on, Bart. Catch the ball so we can all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes.
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Football is the eleventh Simpsons short and originally aired on The Tracey Ullman Show October 18, 1987.

Simpsons Shorts Football (restored)01:38

Simpsons Shorts Football (restored)

Plot Edit

Bart attempts to catch a football thrown by Homer and Homer offers him frosty chocolate milkshakes for doing so. While trying to catch it, he dodges a fence, a ditch and the Barking Dog before running off a cliff. Once more, Bart attempts to catch the ball, but this time with Lisa and Maggie cheering him on. This time, Bart catches the ball, but in his mouth. As Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Dad go to an ice cream parlor to get frosty chocolate milkshakes, Bart still has the ball in his mouth. When Homer threatens to drink his milkshake, Lisa puts the straw in Bart's mouth so he can drink it.


  • Even though Homer said "Chocolate milkshakes", in the ending, they were actually drinking strawberry milkshakes.

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Making FacesThe FuneralMaggie's BrainFootballHouse of CardsBart and Dad Eat DinnerSpace PatrolBart's HaircutWorld War IIIThe Perfect CrimeScary StoriesGrandpa & the KidsGone Fishin'SkateboardingThe PagansThe ClosetThe AquariumFamily PortraitBart's HiccupsThe Money JarThe Art MuseumZoo Story

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