After Bart receives a microphone which can transmit through radios, he decides to pull a series of pranks and eventually convinces the town that a boy has fallen down a well.

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Homer Simpson / Teen in Commercial / Board Chairman in Commercial / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Jake the Barber / Wall E. Weasel / Signor Beaverotti / Santa's Little Helper / Groundskeeper Willie / Cop / Falconer / Channel 6 News Announcer / Mayor Quimby (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Warehouse Clerk / Phineas Q. Butterfat's Clerk / Chief Wiggum / Professor Frink / Timmy's Baby Teeth Vendor / Lou / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
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Host / Commercial Announcer / Animatronic Wall E. Weasel / Jasper / Dave Shutton / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Fisherman / Rainier Wolfcastle / Bernard / Scratchy / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Eddie / Casey Kasem / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
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Singing Kid in Commercial / Martin Prince (voice)
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Rosarita / Mrs. Winfield (voice)
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Sting (voice)
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For his birthday Bart gets a microphone which can transmit through the radio and uses it to convince Springfield that a boy called Timmy O'Toole has fallen down a well, a prank which attracts a media circus until exposed as a hoax. This means that when Bart also falls down a well people are initially reluctant to dig him out. Written by don @ minifie-1

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9 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Bruce Springsteen was originally asked to appear instead of 'Sting'. See more »

Quotes

Homer: Yeah, that Timmy O'Tool is a real hero.
Lisa: How so dad?
Homer: Well... he fell in a well... and he can't get out.
Lisa: How does that make him a hero?
Homer: Well it's more then you've done.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Very Amusing Episode!
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the thirteenth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and once again, it's a brilliant episode. Basically the moral of the story is don't prank people, because it will usually go wrong. And we get to see the hilarious consequences that Bart creates for creating a prank on Springfield. Sting was a good guest star and I loved the parody on turning the charity song, "We Are the World" into "We're Sending Our Love Down Into The Well."

In this episode, "Radio Bart," Bart gets a microphone for his birthday and he decides to use it as a prank. He makes up this guy named Timmy O'Toole and he is trapped down the well which causes Springfield to try and help him. But when Bart accidentally falls down the well, the whole town decides to leave him down there.

Overall, this is an excellent episode, and one that should have won that Emmy award. But nonetheless, it's very entertaining and one of the best episodes this season. Another episode that shows the extent of Marge's and Homer's love for their boy. I rate this episode 9/10.


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