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Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

Rating: 3.3 (242 votes)

Plot

Feeling unloved by her family, especially Homer, Marge phones a radio shrink, who tells her to leave Homer. At work, Homer hears this, and so buys her flowers and chocolates and books himself and Marge into the Offramp Inn hotel. They eventually manage to get a babysitter, called Ms. Botz, and Homer and Marge leave. When the babysitter is out of the room, Bart and Lisa tune in to America's Most Armed and Dangerous, where they see the Babysitter Bandit - Ms. Botzucowski. Realizing that it is their babysitter, the kids run, but are caught and tied up. While the bandit rummages through the Simpsons' possesions, Maggie escapes from her crib and unties the kids. They knock out and tie up Ms. Botzucowski, and run to the nearest phone booth. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge return. Homer thinks the kids have played a prank on the babysitter and he frees her. Just then, the police and several TV crews turn up, and Homer realizes that he has made a stupid mistake.


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Notes

  • Everybody fits on the couch in this episode. This is because it is the first episode produced, although it was shown at the end of the season.
  • Bart pours an entire bowl of sugar on his cereal.
  • Waiting on Line 2 on the phone at the radio station is Paul Hsi, who bites other people's nails.
  • There is an FBI warning at the beginning of the Happy Little Elves tape.
  • The call-in number for America's Most Armed and Dangerous is 1-800-U-SQUEAL.
  • Homer's facial hair grows back seven seconds after shaving.
  • A sign at the power plant says "7 Days Since Last Accident".

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References

  • Bart's cry of "The Elves! The Elves" is a parody of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The music from Jaws plays as Ms. Botz approaches.
  • The film "Night of the Hunter" has a similar plot to this episode.
  • "USA's Most Armed And Dangerous" is a parody of "America's Most Wanted"

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