The Simpsons: Season 12, Episode 12

Tennis the Menace (11 Feb. 2001)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 635 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Homer installs a tennis court in the backyard, but his lousy playing creates a rift in the family.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 92 titles
created 31 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2202 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1605 titles
created 27 Dec 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tennis the Menace (11 Feb 2001)

Tennis the Menace (11 Feb 2001) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 260 of 590 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Homer Simpson / Grampa / News Director / Rook / King / Sideshow Mel / Krusty (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
Bart Simpson (voice)
...
Lisa Simpson (voice)
...
Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Yiddisha Guy / Director / Carl / Lou (voice)
...
...
Edna Krabappel (voice)
...
Stephanie (voice)
...
Weeping Widow (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Pawn (voice)
Marcia Mitzman Gaven ...
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (voice)
...
Himself (voice)
...
Herself (voice)
...
Herself (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Homer builds a tennis court and plays the game with Marge. However he is predictably dreadful so that,when the family enter Krusty the Klown's pro-am charity tournament,she dumps him and partners the superior Bart instead. As the game progresses they are joined on court by the Williams sisters,Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras,to whose professional superiority they ultimately bow down and take their seats in the audience. Homer has,however,lifted fifty dollars from Sampras's wallet. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode was digitally colored, the third attempt after season 7's "Radioactive Man" and "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular". However, the crew held off on completely switching over to digital coloring so that they could further fine-tune the process. See more »

Quotes

[in Homer's dream]
Bart: He thought that trip to the guillotine factory was just for fun, but it was the perfect place to shoot him.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabre Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Aram Khachaturyan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ask not for whom the bell tolls...
5 November 2008 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This was the episode that killed The Simpsons for me.

Up to this one, I has happy enough to keep believing that The Simpsons was the greatest show ever. But thanks to this truly unfunny and pointless episode I was able to finally see that the emperor was, in fact, naked, and I'd been fooling myself for years.

Now, it's possible that there have been some excellent episodes since, but I wouldn't know because I don't care any more. Every couple of months I'll watch a new episode just in case, but it's been many, many years since I've seen one that contains actual jokes. Most of them are painful to watch - though of course that could just be because I'm remembering how good the show used to be, when it was genuinely funny and not merely "funny-esque" (that is: it has all the set-ups, punch-lines and slapstick of actual humour, but without all that tedious laughing and enjoyment).

I realise that The Simpsons is a cash cow for everyone involved, but I just wish that that Mr Groening and co. could see that said cow isn't producing milk of any noticeable quality.

There is an old comedy adage that goes "Leave 'em laughing" - the idea being that it's better to go out on top than to out-stay one's welcome. Too late for that now, of course, but perhaps it would be better if The Simpsons was to stop now and leave us disappointed, before it gets to the stage where we actually start to get angry at it.


3 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So since they stopped making the DVDs... dwija-thomas99
Ted Cruz auditions for The Simpsons deadpool831
Homer's Enemy foxytree2
The Simpsons Sing the Blues album comedylover88
A totally fun thing that Bart will never do again yoaerez-57501
What is your favorite Mr. Burns quote? Foo_Fighter82
Discuss Tennis the Menace (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?