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Wild Barts Can't Be Broken 

The children of Springfield revolt after a curfew is enforced.

Director:

Mark Ervin

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Player / Barney Gumble / 'Now Showing' Announcer / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Boy #1 / Boy #2 / Police Constable / Townsman / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Krusty the Clown / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Lewis (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / First Man in 'Don't Go There!' / Lou / Superintendent Chalmers / Pyro / Professor Frink / Kirk Van Houten / Crazy Old Man (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dennis Conroy / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / 'The Bloodening' Announcer / Eddie / Jasper / Otto / Dr. Hibbert / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
Cyndi Lauper ... Herself (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Nelson's Mom (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Girl / Fishwife (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Man #2 in 'Don't Go There!' / Farmer (voice)
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Storyline

After drunks vandalize the school the children are blamed and subject to a curfew. Having seen a creepy 'Village of the Damned'-type movie 'The Bloodening' Bart leads the kids in a revolt against their elders,frightening them into believing the children have supernatural powers. But then the senior citizens arrive and they reckon that everybody under the age of 70 should be made subject to a curfew. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sportscaster Dennis Conroy is named after the uncle of author Larry Doyle. See more »

Goofs

When Homer, Barney, Carl, and Lenny are singing in the locker room, Lenny's lower half of his body is missing for a few frames. See more »

Quotes

[the kids of Springfield are broadcasting adults' secrets, in order to embarrass them]
Lisa: And, by the way, there is somebody in Springfield who's been practicing medicine without a license.
[Dr. Hibbert gulps]
Lisa: That's right. Homer Simpson.
Homer: D'oh!
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Connections

References Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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Full of Hilarity,
21 June 2016 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken is a brilliant Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of funny moments. I found the curfew scenario to be a great set up for hilarity, as we see Bart, Lisa and friends go against the new system by hacking the radio, revealing secrets about their parents to all of Springfield, some of these secrets had me in stitches, such as Homer practicing medicine without a license. I did feel it was lacking in heart, with all the conflict between children and adults, we were hoping for resolution in the end, but it finishes as negatively as it began. The song was the highlight for me, catchy and upbeat as the children and adults sing about their annoyance for one another, it sums up the theme of the entire episode perfectly. Wild Bart Can't Be Broken is a very enjoyable Simpsons.

After an early curfew is put in place for the children of Springfield, they begin to rebel against it.


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