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The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
Jazzy and the Pussycats
Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
Jazzy and the Pussycats
Jazzy & The Pussycats
Episode Number 380
Production Code HABF18
Original Airdate September 17, 2006
Chalkboard Gag None for this episode
Couch Gag Everyone (except for Homer) is sitting on the couch. A giant ape who looks like Homer grabs Marge through the window and takes her to the top of the Empire State Building as biplanes begin attacking him.
Special Guest Voices The White Stripes as themselves
Written By Daniel Chun
Directed By Steven Dean Moore

Jazzy and the Pussycats is the second episode of The Simpsons' eighteenth season. It aired on September 17, 2006. It guest starred The White Stripes as themselves.

SynopsisEdit

Bart starts to play drums following a psychiatrist's suggestion. He is pretty good at it, so a jazz group asks him to join their band, something that has been Lisa's dream for a long time.

Full Story Edit

While attending the funeral for Amber, Homer's now dead Vegas wife, Bart gets bored and plays a game of paddle ball, which goes awry by everybody getting choked by the paddle ball. As a result, he is forced to see a psychiatrist who suggests Bart get a drum kit. Bart gets a kit and instantly becomes a natural at it in seconds, as he starts hallucinating Homer's face in every drum and cymbal sometimes. He practices non-stop, and bumps into The White Stripes who are playing "The Hardest Button to Button" in a parody of its Michael Gondry-directed video. Eventually, his drumming drives Homer and Marge mad and Lisa suggests to her parents that she can take Bart to a jazz brunch.

Lisa asks Bart to jazz along with her quintet at Jazzy Goodtime's, which he does. Bart easily overshadows everyone, including Lisa, and a legendary jazz group asks him to play with them, much to Lisa's chagrin.

Bart's drumming is such a success that he's a town icon and made the front cover of two magazines, thus making Lisa very annoyed as she knows Bart is not worthy of his newfound popularity. Marge, who doesn't want Lisa to compete against Bart, decides to let her adopt a puppy in order to make her happy. At the animal shelter, Lisa picks the cutest puppy over a very sick dog that would otherwise die. At night, the sick dog comes in a ghost-like form to tell her that his fate is doomed because she chose the other dog over him. Lisa decides to go back and adopt the sick puppy, but after seeing how sick many of them are, she decides to adopt them all in order to save their lives. On her way home, many other animals join her, including a horde of circus animals. Having nowhere to put them, Lisa puts them in the attic.

After dinner that night, Lisa goes into the attic and finds Bart jazzing with the animals she rescued. A tiger bites Bart's "drumming arm" causing extensive nerve damage and meaning that he can no longer play.

In order to raise money for the operation he needs, Bart organizes a benefit concert with his Jazz friends. Meanwhile, Lisa is informed that her animals will be taken to a pound and killed if she cannot find a suitable home for them. In the end, after the benefit concert was a good success, Bart feels empathy for Lisa and decides to use the money to build a home for all the animals.

Citations Edit

Season 17 Season 18 Episodes Season 19
The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her HomerJazzy and the PussycatsPlease Homer, Don't Hammer 'EmTreehouse of Horror XVIIG.I. (Annoyed Grunt)Moe'N'a LisaIce Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)The Haw-Hawed CoupleKill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2The Wife AquaticRevenge is a Dish Best Served Three TimesLittle Big GirlSpringfield UpYokel ChordsRome-Old and Julie-EhHomerazziMarge GamerThe Boys of BummerCrook and LadderStop or My Dog Will Shoot!24 MinutesYou Kent Always Say What You Want

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