The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 22

The Otto Show (23 Apr. 1992)

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After Otto loses his job as school bus driver because he does not have a license, Bart convinces Homer and Marge to let Otto stay with them until he gets back on his feet.

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After attending a Spinal Tap rock concert, Bart becomes inspired to become a heavy metal guitarist. When he finds he is (at best) marginally talented, he seeks advice from Otto. Otto decides to demonstrate his guitar skills, but forgets that he needs to take his busload of students to school. In the ensuing chaos, he drives recklessly and causes a rollover accident in front of the school. Although nobody is hurt, Principal Skinner finds out that Otto is unlicensed and fires him; Skinner takes over the job, but is a little too overcautious (unlike his predecessor). Meanwhile, the now jobless Otto is soon evicted from his apartment and forced to move in with the Simpsons. Otto just wants to lay around the house and play guitar, which irritates Homer, but Otto's attitude gets worse when he is unable to pass his driver's exam, despite several tries. When Homer confronts Otto about his laziness, Otto declares that he plans to staple his new license to Homer's head once he passes the test .... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Simpsons cast member Harry Shearer reprised his character Derek Smalls from the movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984). See more »

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Bart's guitar switches from a left to a right handed guitar between act 1 and 2. See more »

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Selma: What's so funny?
Patty: I was just thinking about the time Homer got his nose caught in the toaster.
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Rockin'N'Rollin Episode!
22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twenty-second episode of the third season of the Simpsons and for the most part, it is pretty good even though it's a little weaker than usual, because even though Otto is pretty chill, I'm not too sure if he makes a strong central character. Just 2 episodes ago, we had a country-themed episode, but how this episode has some nice classic rock infused into it.

In this episode, "The Otto Show," Bart has a fondness for rock'n'roll as he is able to go to a Spinal Tap concert. After the concert, he gets a guitar but is not that great at it. That directly leads to bus driver, Otto making the kids late as he plays Bart's guitar and due to his reckless driving, he is suspended. Bart is able to convince Marge and Bart to allow Otto to stay until he get his life straightened out.

Overall, this is a good episode and we learn a little more about Otto, but I don't know if I can ever be too fond of his non-intelligence. But it was a jamming episode and it features one of my favorite songs, Free Bird. I rate this episode 8/10.


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