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The Cad and the Hat 

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Bart ruins Lisa's perfect day out of jealousy and becomes haunted by the manifestation of his guilty conscious. Homer is revealed to be a master chess player which helps him bond with his competitive dad.


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





Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Grampa Simpson / Sideshow Mel / Squeaky Voiced Teen / Barney Gumble / Itchy / Garfield / Gil Gunderson / Homer's Guilt (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Lisa's Guilt (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Snake Jailbird / Moe Szyslak / Carl Carlson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny Leonard / Jasper Beardly / Scratchy / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Magnus Carlsen Magnus Carlsen ... Magnus Carlsen (voice)
Seth Green ... The Nerd (voice)
Patton Oswalt ... Bart's Guilt (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Rod Flanders / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Mrs. Muntz / Store Owner / Volleyball Players (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


Bart ruins Lisa's perfect day out of jealousy and becomes haunted by the manifestation of his guilty conscious. Homer is revealed to be a master chess player which helps him bond with his competitive dad.

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19 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when Bart plays "Anzio Beach Invasion" See more »


Marge Simpson: [to Honer] Oh fuck you!
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Crazy Credits

The sailboat painting is stolen and Homer goes on search for it, walking through the animated sets of South Park (1997) and The California Raisin Show (1989). See more »


References Madeline (1989) See more »


Requiem Mass in D minor
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The Pros And Cons Of The Cad And The Hat
24 February 2017 | by snorlax3111984See all my reviews

I'd like to start off by congratulating former Simpsons guest star Ellen Page (Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh)who recently became a 30-something. Welcome to the club.


1. A Beach Boys song is always welcome. I also like the Mozart composition. I recognize it from Amadeus when Salieri leaves Mozart's apartment after commissioning the requiem.

2. It was funny when everybody talks about Sunny being missing and it takes Homer a minute to realize Sunny isn't the name of his youngest child.

3. Great sight gag when Moe says he doesn't like to see that in his bar and we see it's just Homer simultaneously playing 3 chess games against Barney, Carl & Lenny. Moe said it best: people drink less when they are having fun. I'm a big fan of Barney Gumble and was delighted to see he has a history with Chess as much as Homer.

4. I did see a fair amount of Madeline cartoons my childhood and was amused by the reference to her and Pepe.

5. Best Line: Homer: Just to be clear, I want 5 of everything I order. I want 5 Krusty Burgers. Squeaky Voiced Teen: Gotcha, 5 Krusty Burgers. Homer: Did you not listen to me? I want 5 of everything I order: 25 Krusty Burgers Squeaky Voiced Teen: Understood, 125 Krusty Burgers Homer: No, I... Okay


1. To put it plainly: I thought both plots sucked. I saw potential in both plots for real heartwarming sentiment and laughter but the plots don't really warm my heart and they certainly don't tickle my funny bone. Most of the jokes just make me say "uhh... okay, whatever".

2. The Simpson writers really need to watch more South Park. Their animation quality has drastically increased in quality since the early cut-out animation days of 1997. The humor in South Park is a lot more than just swearing. Frankly I feel The Simpsons have been out-matched in comedy by South Park for years.

3. Some of the gross-out jokes were a bit too much for me, like Bart making it look like a booger was falling on Homer and the "Guilt" creature crapping out Bart. As for the joke about the syringes on Lenny, well, drugs aren't funny, mm'kay?

4. The pointless and completely random moment of Lenny proving he can fit in carry-on luggage is a big hairy-lipped alligator moment I could have done without.

5. More on the couch gag: somebody should tell Marge that swearing for the sake of swearing isn't funny. That's one of the signs of South Park's genius: they never have characters swear for comedy, they jut swear because that's how they talk.

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