The Simpsons: Season 11, Episode 2

Brother's Little Helper (3 Oct. 1999)

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Bart is put on medication to control his behavior, but the pills cause him to become paranoid and insane.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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Groundskeeper Willie / Homer Simpson / Video Game Announcer / Krusty the Clown / Man in Showgirls / Grampa Simpson / Soldier #1 / Sideshow Mel (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Pharmacist #1 / Video Game Surfer / Technician / Carl / Organizer / Captain McAllister / Dr. Nick Riviera / Soldier #2 / Comic Book Guy / Lord Widebottom / Chief Wiggum / Lou (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Pharmacist #2 (voice)
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Maude Flanders #1 / Showgirl (voice)
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Martin Prince / Sherri (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Stage Manager (voice)
Marcia Mitzman Gaven ...
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After yet another prank from Bart, involving flooding the gym, principal Skinner talks to Homer and Marge and advices them to make Bart take a new behavior drug, called Focusyn. At first Bart doesn't want to take the drug, but pretty soon he doesn't mind and it actually seems to work: Bart stops playing pranks, actually pays attention in class and reads in his spare time. Good times don't last and Bart starts behaving very strange and paranoid. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Homer says that Bart "has gone from Goofus to Gallant", a reference to the comic strip "Goofus and Gallant", which appeared in 'Highlights', a magazine for children. Typically, Goofus would do something rude or destructive, while Gallant served as an example of proper behavior. See more »

Goofs

Bart asks the family to close the door to his room. You hear the door slam shut, but in the following shot, the door is wide open. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: I'm so glad you're home. Bart's acting funny.
Homer: "Ray J" funny or "O.J." funny?
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References Dennis the Menace (1959) See more »

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I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
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Written by Samuel Lerner
Performed by Nancy Cartwright (as "I'm Poppin' and Sailin', Man")
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