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Brother's Little Helper 

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

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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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Maude Flanders #1 / Showgirl (voice)
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Martin Prince / Sherri (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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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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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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3 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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[Homer and Marge have been called in to the school to talk to Principal Skinner]
Principal Skinner: Thank you for coming.
Homer: Thank you for getting me out of work.
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References Dennis the Menace (1959) See more »

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While Strolling Through The Park One Day
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Music by Ed Haley
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A fun filled episode
18 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While the plot of this 11th series episode isn't that interesting, there are more than enough witty lines that show why 'The Simpsons' even at that stage was still at the top of its game.

It's less the Bart show now, even though he is the centre of this episode, and more about Homer. His take on life is hysterical.

Lots of nice moments from the secondary ever expanding list of characters, with Nelson getting shocked over and over being a highlight.

A good episode.


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