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Episode Number 280
Production Code DABF06
Original Airdate February 17, 2002
Chalkboard Gag "The Giving Tree is not a Chump"
Couch Gag Circus Line couch gag
Special Guest Voices Reese Witherspoon as Greta
Wolfgang Puck as himself
Show Runner(s) Al Jean
Written By John Frink & Don Payne
Directed By Michael Polcino

The Bart Wants What it Wants is the eleventh episode of Season 13. It originally aired on February 17, 2002. The episode was written by John Frink and Don Payne and directed by Michael Polcino. Reese Witherspoon and Wolfgang Puck guest star.

SynopsisEdit

Bart develops a crush on Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter Greta. After hastily deciding he's not ready for love, he dumps her, only to change his mind later. But by then Greta only has eyes for one - Milhouse - and a trip to the set of Ranier's latest movie in Canada isn't enough to win her back.

Full StoryEdit

The Bart Wants What It Wants

Bart and Greta Holding Hands

When Homer steals the Olympic Torch because he hates the way they interrupt his shows, he and the family are on a high speed chase that, after Marge gives the torch back to the Olympic administrators (whose helicopter later crashes), leads them to a carnival at Springfield Private School. There Principal Skinner steals things for the elementary school, Lisa wants to stay in that school and Bart saves the daughter of Rainier Wolfcastle, Greta, from a gang of bullies. Greta then develops a crush on Bart and invites him to come over to their house sometime. Homer and Marge have to pry Lisa from the school gates, telling her they can't afford to send her and that the only university they will let her attend is in South Carolina. At the Simpsons House, Greta takes Bart's hand, only for Bart thinking she's just playing. Greta then invites him to her school's dance but Bart and Milhouse hear Skinner talking about his bomb at an open mic comedy night and decides to go there to perform a prank on Skinner and laugh at him, telling Greta he's ill. Bart doesn't realize what his relationship with Greta means until Lisa scolds him for standing her up, so he decides to break up with Greta upon Lisa's advice.

The Bart Wants What It Wants (Promo Picture)

Another promo card for this episode

After Bart knows he actually wants to go back with Greta, he finds out she had been dating Milhouse to get back at Bart. This makes Bart to get jealous and tries to win Greta back. He spies them and sees how they enjoy being together. Bart then calls Greta and she tells him her father is going to film a movie in Toronto. He tells his family and they all decide to go to Canada to follow Greta. When they arrive, they visit most of Canada's tourist attractions before they go to the "Paramountie Pictures", the movie studio where Rainer's movie will be filmed. In the movie set, Bart finds Milhouse watching the filming of the movie, they then get angry and start to fight over Greta. They end up in a hockey match in front of Greta. She is forced to choose between Bart or Milhouse but she turns them both down because Bart's relationship with her is already over and Milhouse isn't masculine enough for her, and decides to put off dating for a few years. Bart and Milhouse then reconcile and realize they are two boys in Toronto with a lot of thing to do, so they join Canada's basketball team.

Citations Edit

Season 12 Season 13 Episodes Season 14
Treehouse of Horror XIIThe Parent RapHomer the MoeA Hunka Hunka Burns in LoveThe Blunder YearsShe of Little FaithBrawl in the FamilySweets and Sour MargeJaws Wired ShutHalf-Decent ProposalThe Bart Wants What It WantsThe Lastest Gun in the WestThe Old Man and the KeyTales from the Public DomainBlame It on LisaWeekend at Burnsie'sGump RoastI Am Furious YellowThe Sweetest ApuLittle Girl in the Big TenThe Frying GamePoppa's Got a Brand New Badge

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