The Simpsons: Season 4, Episode 8

New Kid on the Block (12 Nov. 1992)

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Bart finds himself attracted to his new 15-year-old neighbor, Laura. Meanwhile, Homer sues an All-You-Can-Eat buffet.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Gameshow Host / Realter / Clumsy Student Mover / Kabul Restaurant Employee #2 / Flying Dutchman Chef / Flying Dutchman Waiter #2 / Conservative Judge / Executioner / Grampa / Blue Haired Lawyer / Man in Jury / Man in Crowd / Barney Gumble (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Girl on Gameshow / Kearney / Dolph / Woman in Crowd (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Ron / Captain McCallister / Man Looking to Buy House / Kabul Restaurant Employee #1 / Flying Dutchman Waiter #1 / Escape from Death Row Character / Apu / Old Jewish Man / Zookeeper / Man with Letters / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Laura Powers (voice)
Lionel Hutz (voice)
Ruth Powers (voice)
Dolph / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Sylvia Winfield / Woman in Restaurant / Woman Looking to Buy House / Abbey's Sister / Abbey (voice)


The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. After unsuccessfully trying to sue Captain McAllister's restaurant and its All-You-Can-Eat boast Homer becomes a living advertisement for the place as Bottomless Pete :Nature's Cruellest Mistake. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy





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12 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title is based on the American boy band New Kids on the Block. See more »


When Bart prank calls Moe to get Jimbo in trouble with his crush Laura, he tells him that his street address is 1094 Evergreen Terrace in order to have Moe come over as a scare tactic. However, it is usually listed as 742 Evergreen Terrace. See more »


[answering a prank phone call from Bart]
Moe: Moe's Tavern... Yeah, just a sec, I'll check.
[calling out]
Moe: Uh, Amanda Hugginkiss? Hey, I'm looking for Amanda Hugginkiss. Aw, why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss?
[whole bar bursts into laughter]
Barney: Maybe your standards are too high!
Moe: [into phone] You little SOB! If I ever find out who you are, I'm going to shove a sausage down your throat and stick starving dogs up your butt!
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References Das Boot (1981) See more »


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Bart Falls in Love!
4 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the eighth episode of the Simpsons and it's a very good episode exploring the themes of love and puberty. It's incredibly funny as the jokes are on top of their game. I also like the fact that we get to meet the other neighbors of the Simpsons, not just the Flanders. This episode also receives the benefit of two prank calls to Moe, which are always the best.

In this episode, "New Kid on the Block," The Homers receive new neighbors in the form of a divorced Ruth and her teenage daughter, Laura. When Bart sees Laura for the first time, he instantly develops a crush on her. But he gets heart-broken when he finds out Jimbo is her boyfriend. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, Homer decides to sue the buffet.

Overall, this a very solid episode and it's a better episode than the previous one, as it has a better story to tell. I like the fact Bart is madly in love and I also like how Homer is made out to be some sort of circus attraction because of his appetite. I rate this episode 9/10.

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