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Radio Bart

Radio Bart

Rating: 3.9 (182 votes)

Plot

It is Bart's birthday. Homer buys him a "Superstar Celebrity Microphone" that sends sound through an AM radio. Bart plays a prank on the town with the radio. He throws the radio down a well and talks on the microphone, acting like he is trapped in the well. A large crowd gathers to see the incident, they come to the conclusion that no adult could fit down the well to save "Timmy O' Toole" as it is to small. Soon a group of celebrities writes a song to raise money to save Timmy O' Toole. However, Bart realizes that he left a "Property of Bart Simpson" label on the radio, and climbs climbs down the well to get the microphone. The rope breaks and he plummets in the well. He is now stuck in the well for real and admits his joke. However, the townspeople don't like this and leave him down in the well. Homer starts digging to save Bart, and soon the whole town joins and rescues Bart.


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Notes

  • McBain wore his gun at the recording of ''We're Sending Our Love Down The Well.''
  • Video games at the arcade include ''Larry the Looter,'' ''Time Waster'' and ''Comic Shop.''
  • There is a dinosaur skeleton and a flying saucer buried deep in the soil alongside the well.
  • One of the names in Krusty's Birthday Buddies was J.P. Patches, a real life clown.
  • Several of the buddies also wrote for the ''Harvard Lampoon.''

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References

  • The Wall E. Weasel kids restaurant is based on the Chuck E. Cheese Pizza chain of restaurants.
  • The plot of this episode was inspired by the film Ace In A Hole. It also bears a resemblance to the real-life story of Jessica McClure, a girl who fell down a well.
  • The We're Sending Our Love Down The Well song was inspired by the celebrity recording We Are The World.
  • Homer's line, ''I've had all I can stands and I can't stands no more!'' is from Popeye.

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