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Season 16: Good and bad
Here are my opinions on things to do with Bart and the Simpsons in general.
Despite some very close competition from other episodes in the show, I think
this episode conquers them as the best episode ever! The plot is extremely strong
throughout, building up the tension all the way. Sideshow Bob plotting revenge
against Bart by "writing" those notes was a great start, including
Homer's one he wrote. Bart imagining the whole town being after him (Especially
Flanders with his hedge trimmers!) was really hilarious. Sideshow Bob turning
up to threaten Bart at every turn was good too - and the Simpsons changing their
name and moving out was a good idea that paid off really well. "Hello,
" heh! The cactus bit was wacky but fun - the same goes
with the band and elephants trampling over Bob "Surely there's no harm
in laying in the middle of a public street!"
The alternative opening was good, and the infamous rake scene - you either love
it or hate it. I loved it, all the way through! (ThWhack! *Shudder!* ThWhack!
*Shudder!* ThWhack!) etc. Homer scaring Bart to death by offering some cake
and to see a hockey mask and chainsaw was fun. The climax of the episode, involving
Bob trapping Bart and chasing him around the boat provided lots of suspense
and drama. Bob singing the HMS Pinafore numbers was a nice touch with plenty
of satire. Chief Wiggum has shown up at the end - and with some great lines
(Bake 'em away toys!...just do what the kid says). Absolutely hilarious. The
only thing slightly off about the episode came at the end with Grampa turning
into the woman, which I didn't like too much but it in no way ruined the episode
at all. This is the Simpsons at its best. You don't get better than this- even
for any other show on TV. Pure brilliance - A++
Thoughts on BART SIMPSON COMICS
Bart Simpson comics have been running for over 4 years. Being a spinoff from
the main Simpsons comics, they primarily focus on Bart and sometimes the other
kids from Springfield. They either consist of 1 full comic story, or around
4 or 5 short comics. Like the normal Simpsons comics they are also found in
compilations - "The Big book of Bart Simpson" and "The Big Bratty
Book of Bart Simpson"! The storylines are always fresh and original, the
stories are packed with hilarious gags and the artwork almost always surpasses
the art of the normal Simpsons comics. Not only this but there are often some
great parodies (Indiana Jones and Tarzan to name a few). And although they're
more aimed at kids than the main comics, the stories definitely don't reflect
this. So far, I haven't disliked any story in the comic and can easily read
them repeatedly. They are released bimonthly (Every 2 months) and I feel this
gives the artists and writers more time to work on the comics - this is why
I feel the main Simpsons comics are a little rushed, because they're produced
Who is Bart Simpson?
If you don't know Bart Simpson, then where have you been all your life, man?
Read on! Even if you do know, this might still be interesting.
Bart is a spiky haired ten year old boy, the oldest kid in the yellow-skinned,
big eyed Simpson family. The Simpsons live in Springfield, USA (Yes, there are
several Springfields in the US but it probably isn't any of them, so put down
that atlas!). He has two sisters, smart Lisa, 8 years old and baby Maggie, just
one year old. His parents are Marge - a typical mother, always fussing over
him, and bumbling dad Homer who he doesn't get on great with all the time, but
he does sometimes. His best friends are Milhouse van Houten and pet dog Santa's
Little Helper. Springfield is home to the Nuclear Power Plant, with megalomaniac
boss Charles Montgomery Burns (Mr. Burns - or "Burnsie"). Springfield
is also home to Bart's idol, Krusty the Klown who hosts his popular entertainment
show, and hosts the ever-gory Itchy and Scratchy cartoons, which both Bart and
Lisa love to see. Bart loves skateboarding, mooning people, causing mayhem and
generally being the bad boy of Springfield.
Bart isn't an average ten year old by any means at all. He has gone through
many adventures in his lifetime, and Bart has got into several near death situations,
including deadly confrontations with evil psychopath Sideshow Bob, who Bart
has managed to foil, so far, over and over again. He's also been hurt by Mr
Burns' car, eat a jagged metal Krusty-O and helped teachers Principal Skinner
and Mrs Krabappel get together. For more general info on Bart, visit the Bio.
Bart became ever popular throughout the early seasons of the Simpsons, setting
pranks, causing mayhem at school and home and making fun of everything and anything
he could. This is when "Bartmania" started, and merchandising and
popularity of the show skyrocketed. Fan numbers grew and enjoyed watching the
Simpsons' early adventures, fronted by Bart.
As the show went on, Bart slowly took a back seat to dad Homer's antics, but
Bart still had his fair share of episodes - including framing Sideshow Bob again,
rescuing Springfield's lemon tree and saving the family's two dozen and one
greyhound puppies. Many Simpsons fans thought the show started to decline in
quality after this though, as Homer, who seemed to take a turn for the worse
and became quite mean and obnoxious- took over most episodes and Bart often
became a fairly uninteresting "sidekick" to Homer's adventures. Soon
after though, things seemed to finally start getting better, and the current
day Bart now is much more back to his old self again.
Who knows what future lies in store for Bart and the rest of the Simpson family?
It currently looks bright, as there will be quite a few new seasons to go -
and maybe more. We all hope to see many more adventures with the family - and
know that the Simpsons and especially Bart has provided us with great laughs
and TV viewing for years.