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After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll.


Wesley Archer


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / George Burns / Bill Clinton / Grampa Simpson / Barney the Dinosaur / Barney Gumble / Dave Shutton / Future Man (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Screaming Woman (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Security Guard / Aeroplane Mechanic / Ice Gatherer #1 / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Man Looking at Homer #2 / Whipping Man / Carl / Soul Mass Transit System Host / Bumblebee Man / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Smithers / Mr. Burns / Clifford Burns / Ned Flanders / George H. W. Bush / Audience Member #1 / Adolf Hitler / Ice Gatherer #2 / Kent Brockman / Recording Studio Technician / Man Looking at Homer #1 / Lenny / Otto / Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner (voice)
Joey Ramone ... Joey Ramone (voice)
Johnny Ramone ... Johnny Ramone (voice)
Marky Ramone ... Marky Ramone (voice)
Christopher Ward Christopher Ward ... CJ Ramone (voice) (as CJ Ramone)
Pamela Hayden ... Mumsie Burns (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramones ... The Ramones


Burns' birthday is approaching and he longs for Bobo,the teddy bear he had as a child. Bobo has had an illustrious history,including flying the Atlantic with Lindbergh and being buried in Arctic ice,some of which is sold as ice cubes to the Simpsons so that Bobo is now Maggie's toy. Burns attempts theft,bribery and robbery to get his Bobo back but the family stand firm against him until finally Maggie,feeling sorry for him,offers him Bobo. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ending of the episode was originally longer, but two segments were cut. The first saw Washington D.C. destroyed by invading Canadian troops, who found Bobo. The second featured the entire planet being overrun by giant Redwoods and spotted owls. See more »


Several ex-presidents attend Mr. Burns' birthday party. The bouncer allows Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon to enter, but refuses to admit George Bush Sr. because he was a one-termer. However, Nixon also served only one term, but he was admitted anyway. Nixon was elected to two terms, although he resigned during his second term, the only President to do so. See more »


[as the line files into Burns's birthday party, the people passing the guard include Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and then... ]
Security Guard: [grabs George Bush] Hey! No one-termers.
[he shoves Bush out of line]
Jimmy Carter: You too, huh? Hey, I know a good yogurt place.
George H. W. Bush: Get away from me, loser.
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Alternate Versions

In the episode "Rosebud" four scenes were cut out when shown in Australia. The scenes are: When Mr. Burns' guards charge the guests at his party with machine guns; When Barney comes to The Simpsons door threatening Homer with a gun; Where Homer gives Maggie a box to play with and takes it away from her; and the later reference to this when Homer is in bed wearing a box on his head. See more »


References The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979) See more »


High Hopes
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Harry Shearer
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