Wikia

Simpsons WIki

The Bart of War

Talk2
16,177 articles being
edited here
Episode
References
Gags
Appearances
Gallery
Quotes
Credits
Brake My Wife, Please
The Bart of War
Moe Baby Blues
The Bart of War
Bart of War
Episode Number 312
Production Code EABF16
Original Airdate May 18, 2003
Chalkboard Gag "Sandwiches should not contain sand."
Couch Gag Baby couch gag
Written By Marc Wilmore
Directed By Michael Polcino

"The Bart Of War" is the twenty-first episode of Season 14. It is the 312th episode of The Simpsons and it aired on May 18, 2003.

SynopsisEdit

When Bart and Milhouse are caught wreaking havoc in Ned Flanders' home Marge decides to enroll Bart into the Pre-Teen Braves, a club to help kids off the street.

Full Story Edit

Bart and Milhouse find themselves outside and bored. After tying a thread to a fly which flies through the window of the Flanders house and is eaten by a cat, Bart and Milhouse find themselves inside the home, unsupervised. They cause some damage and find Ned's collection of Beatles memorabilia in the basement. They drink from cans of a 40-year-old novelty beverage and start to hallucinate, with Bart seeing Milhouse as John Lennon through various stages of his life. Ned and the boys return to their home to find the house "slightly askew", and they flee to their panic room and call the police. Ned then sings songs to his sons, making them even more scared. The police arrive and capture the boys. Their parents are called, and as part of Bart and Milhouse's punishment, they are sentenced to spending all their time under parental supervision. Bart is also no longer allowed to play with Milhouse, who Marge believes incites Bart into his bad behavior.

Homer playing Ned's Beatles
Homer playing with Ned's Beatles collection.
PatTag2659Added by PatTag2659

Bart joins the "Pre-Teen Braves" and Homer becomes the tribe leader, but when Homer fails in his leadership skills, Marge takes over. Nelson hugs and kisses a tree thinking that it is his long lost father. Marge takes the boys on a nature walk they meet a Native American (Mohican) who shows them a field that is in need of restoration after Homer dumps some rubbish there. The "Pre-Teen Braves" return to the field to begin their clean-up effort, only to discover that the "Cavalry Kids", of which Milhouse and his father are members, have already done the job. The two groups go to war and try to outdo each other in doing good. When the opportunity to become batboys at a Springfield Isotopes game is on the line, the two sides redouble their efforts for their candy sales. The "Pre-Teen Braves" lace the "Cavalry Kids' " candy bars with laxatives and believe they are going to win.

Untitled666
PiibikAdded by Piibik

Unfortunately for them, the senior citizens, in need of relief from constipation, buy the "Cavalry Kids" a win. At the Isotopes game, the "Cavalry Kids" are delayed from arriving when Bart and Homer place a sign that says "free VIP parking" and the "Pre-Teen Braves" take their place singing their version of the national anthem. The crowd becomes angered by the version of the anthem that is being sung, and when the real "Cavalry Kids" arrive, a fight breaks out between everyone in the crowd. Marge starts to cry; when the image is shown on the Jumbotron when the cameraman aims the video camera at her, the fighting ends, with the Sea Captain suggesting that they not sing a "hymn to war, like our National Anthem, but a sweet, soothing hymn like Canada's National Anthem". Everyone present sings O Canada and joins hands to form a maple leaf on the baseball field. In the end, Bart and Milhouse sum it up by saying that they've learned that: "War is not the answer, except to all of America's problems."

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
Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki