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"The Simpsons" New Kid on the Block (1992)

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Original Air Date:
12 November 1992 (Season 4, Episode 8)
Bart finds himself attracted to his new 15-year-old neighbor, Laura. Meanwhile, Homer sues an All-You-Can-Eat buffet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... 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)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Girl on Gameshow / Kearney / Dolph / Woman in Crowd (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... 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)

Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner (voice)

Sara Gilbert ... Laura Powers (voice)

Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)

Pamela Reed ... Ruth Powers (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Dolph / Jimbo Jones (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... Sylvia Winfield / Woman in Restaurant / Woman Looking to Buy House / Abbey's Sister / Abbey (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Wesley Archer  (as Wes Archer)
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

Conan O'Brien (written by)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Jay Kogen .... supervising producer
Jeff Martin .... producer
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer
George Meyer .... supervising producer
Frank Mula .... producer
Conan O'Brien .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... executive producer
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Bill Schultz .... animation producer
David Silverman .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
John Swartzwelder .... producer
Jon Vitti .... producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer
Wallace Wolodarsky .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Mark McJimsey 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Barbara Cordova .... production manager (as Barbara J. Cordova)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... post-production supervisor (as Jeffrey Goldstein)
Miles Lewis Horst .... production manager
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... post-production supervisor
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Polcino .... assistant director
Art Department
Martin Archer .... storyboard
Wesley Archer .... storyboard artist (as Wes Archer)
Karen Bauer .... color designer
Casey Clayton .... painter
Leslie Ellery .... color designer
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Adriana M. Galvez .... color designer (as Adriana Galvez)
Brian Mark .... color designer
Belle Norman .... painter
Kevin O'Brien .... storyboard supervisor
Bill Riling .... storyboard assistant
Kim Taylor .... color design supervisor
Carol Wyatt .... color designer
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... production sound mixer
Ronny Cox .... sound recordist (as Ronald Cox)
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... sound editor: dialogue
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... animation camera (as Ted Bemiller)
Robert Ingram .... animation camera
Animation Department
Neil Affleck .... animation timer
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Mike B. Anderson .... character layout artist (as Mike Anderson)
Sean Applegate .... character designer
Jackie Banks .... animation checker
Tibor Belay .... animator: main title animation
Tibor Belay .... character layout artist
John Berman .... background layout artist
Sue Bielenberg .... character layout artist
George S. Chialtas .... animation timer
Craig Clark .... animator: main title animation
Phyllis Craig .... ink and paint supervisor
Adam Dykstra .... character layout artist
Mark Ervin .... animator: main title animation
Steve Fellner .... animator: main title animation
Frederick J. Gardner III .... animator: main title animation
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Nakjong Kim .... animation director: overseas (as N.J. Kim)
John Krause .... background designer
Adam Kuhlman .... animation timer
Chris Loudon .... character layout artist
Maria Mariotti .... background layout artist
Pete Michels .... animation timer
Sarge Morton .... character layout artist
Jeff Myers .... animator: main title animation (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator: main title animation (as Lalo Olivares)
Eduardo Olivares .... character layout artist (as Lalo Olivares)
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation
Sondra Roy .... animator: main title animation (as Sondra S. Roy)
Sondra Roy .... character layout artist (as Sondra S. Roy)
Sam Simon .... character designer
Tommy Tejeda .... character layout artist (as Andres 'Tommy' Tejeda)
Gregg Vanzo .... animator: main title animation
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background clean-up artist
Merle Welton .... animation checker
Kevin Wurzer .... animator: main title animation
Editorial Department
Fred Eldridge .... telecine: Compact Video
Lee Harting .... assistant film editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D&A Neg Cutting
Angela Ousey .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Pete Elia .... scoring second engineer
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to producers
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
Helen Brennick .... production associate
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Rick Bugental .... technical director: main title
Dee Cappelli .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Bonnie Dillon .... production assistant
Alison Elliott .... assistant to associate producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
C.J. Gibson .... assistant to producers
Don Gilbert .... assistant to producers
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Richmond Horine .... production assistant (as Richmond M. Horin)
Raymond Iacovacci .... production associate (as Raymond M. Iacovacci)
Steve Ingram .... production assistant
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Maria Kavanaugh .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jane Mackie .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Jane M. Mackie)
Geoffrey Mark .... production assistant (as Geoffrey W. Mark)
Dan McGrath .... story editor
Bill Oakley .... story editor
Daria Paris .... assistant: Sam Simon
Anthony R. Reyes .... production accountant
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
Jacqueline Sillo .... production coordinator
David Silverman .... title designer: main title
Sam Simon .... creative supervisor
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groening
David M. Stern .... creative consultant
Richard Kevin Stith .... assistant to producers (as Richard-Kevin Stith)
Laurie Templeton .... production associate (as Laurie D. Templeton)
Bonnie Vitti .... assistant to producers
Josh Weinstein .... story editor
Wendy Wells .... production assistant
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Lona Williams .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7/5 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating) | UK:PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Lionel Hutz remarks on how he once filed a lawsuit against the film "The Neverending Story." for false advertising. In real life, the author of the book "The Neverending Story" (upon which the film is supposedly based) filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers for inappropriate use of the title, as he felt that the film didn't adequately follow his book. Just as we would expect from a lawsuit filed by Lionel Hutz, the plaintiff lost the case.See more »
Continuity: When Homer is pinching Lisa with the "jealousy bug", the sign behind him changes from a gift store to an antique store.See more »
[at the Frying Dutchman, Homer continues to eat everything in sight. The waitstaff look on]
Flying Dutchman Waiter #2:[to Captain McAlister] That man ate all our shrimp! And two plastic lobsters!
Captain McAllister:'Tis no man. 'Tis a remorseless eatin' machine!
Captain McAllister:[He approaches Homer/Marge's table] Six bells! Time for closin'!
Homer:[with mouth full] Can't talk. Eating.
Captain McAllister:Fairly warned be thee, says I!
[Captain McAlister snaps his fingers. The waitstaff forcibly remove Homer from the table and drag him outside. However, Homer breaks free and runs back inside to shovel more food in his mouth. Again, the waitstaff drag him away]
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bart Falls in Love!, 4 January 2015
Author: g-bodyl from United States

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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