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Original Air Date:
11 November 2001 (Season 13, Episode 2)
After Bart takes a joyride in a police car, a judge orders him to be tethered to Homer at all times. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Hilarious episode about Punishment! See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mark Kirkland 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

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

George Meyer (written by) &
Mike Scully (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Bob Bendetson .... producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Dominique Braud .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
John Bush .... animation executive producer
Larry Doyle .... supervising producer
John Frink .... supervising producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Dana Gould .... producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... co-executive producer
John W. Hyde .... animation executive producer (as John Hyde)
Al Jean .... executive producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... producer
Tom Martin .... supervising producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... co-executive producer
George Meyer .... executive producer
David Mirkin .... producer
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... associate producer (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Carolyn Omine .... supervising producer
Don Payne .... supervising producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... executive producer
Matt Selman .... supervising producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Julie Thacker .... co-executive producer
Jon F. Vein .... animation executive producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer (as Mike Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production supervisor (as Elizabeth Hernandez)
Jason Bikowski .... animation production manager
Richard K. Chung .... animation production manager: Gracie Films
Rick Polizzi .... animation post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlton Batten .... retake director
Matthew Faughnan .... assistant director
Jim Reardon .... supervising director
Art Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Anne Balser .... color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor (as Karen Bauer-Riggs)
Dominique Blaskovich .... color designer
Andrew Burrell .... prop designer
Daniel Chiu .... color designer
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Glen Wuthrich .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Terry Brown .... sound recordist
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ronny Cox .... production mixer (as Ron Cox)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
John Garret Gorman .... sound recordist (as John Gary Gorman)
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
John van Barneveld .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Kramer .... animation camera
Eric Loudon .... animation camera
Animation Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
Edwin E. Aguilar .... character layout artist (as Edwin Aguilar)
Mike B. Anderson .... additional timer
Mike B. Anderson .... storyboard consultant
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Timothy Bailey .... character layout artist (as Tim Bailey)
William Bemiller .... animation checker
John Berman .... background layout supervisor
Lynna Blankenship .... background designer
Scott Brutz .... additional timer
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Sandra Contreras .... animation production accountant
Jack Dyer .... additional timer
Tria Ellison .... background cleanup
Luis Escobar .... character layout artist
Hunilla Fodor .... assistant retake director
Laura A. Gaimaro .... animation production assistant (as Laura A. Gaimaro)
Monette Goldman .... background layout artist
Milton Gray .... animation timer
Matt Groening .... character designer
Colin Heck .... character layout artist
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Brian Iles .... character layout artist
Darrell Kennedy .... animation production coordinator
Nakjong Kim .... overseas animation producer: Akom (as N.J. Kim)
John Krause .... background designer
Esther H. Lee .... animation production assistant (as Esther Lee)
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production coordinator (as Michael Mahan)
Michael Marcantel .... character layout artist
Kevin N. Moore .... character designer
Juli Murphy .... timing director
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production associate
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
James O'Brien .... additional timer (as James Matthew O'Brien)
Charles Ragins .... background designer
Heliodoro Salvatierra .... animation production assistant (as Helio Salvatierra)
Matthew Schofield .... character layout artist
Sam Simon .... character designer
Larry Smith .... animation checker
Brooks Stonestreet .... animation production assistant
Tommy Tejeda .... character layout artist
Joe Wack .... character design supervisor
Paul Wee .... character layout artist
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Glen Wuthrich .... storyboard artist
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... original casting
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine: Level 3 Post
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D & A Film Cutting
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Other crew
Drew Arrison .... assistant to the producers
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to the producers
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Joel H. Cohen .... story editor
Classie Davis .... assistant to the producers
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Alexander Duke .... post production supervisor
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Claudia Hitchcock .... assistant: Mike Scully
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production supervisor
Mick Kelly .... assistant to the producers
Meghan Kiely .... assistant to the producers
Aaron Llorens .... post production assistant
Brendan Murphy .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jamie Nachenberg .... post production coordinator
Michael Nobori .... assistant to the producers
Jeffrey Poliquin .... assistant to the producers
Debra Stolpp .... assistant: Mike Scully
John Swartzwelder .... consultant

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:
Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-7/5 (original rating) | UK:12 | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Judge Constance Harm is a parody of TV's tough-as-nails, no-nonsense "Judge Judy" (1996).See more »
Continuity: When Homer and Bart are tethered together and Bart has to bring Homer to school with him, Mrs. Krabappel tells Homer to try and sleep. Homer begins to snore loudly and Bart shoves a blue and white shoe in Homer's mouth. In the next scene, we see that the shoe has changed from blue and white to solid gray.See more »
Judge Constance Harm:Agh! That quilt was made by my Grandmother.
Homer Simpson:So... it cost you nothin'.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Parent Trap (1961)See more »
(Don't Fear) The ReaperSee more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious episode about Punishment!, 28 March 2012
Author: Theraxorterminate from Sweden

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Since nobody reviewed this episode I wanted to share my own thoughts on this hilarious episode! To be honest it's one of the most underrated Simpsons episode I know because this episode is so hilarious that it will make you laugh a lot, it's also pretty emotional on a good way.

"This review might tell you what happens on the episode. Watch the episode first before read the review!" It starts with Bart and Milhouse steals a police car and they get arrested, then they go to the kid court and Milhouse was lucky by not to go to juvenile. But suddenly another judge appear and she's way more strict than Judge Schneider. Well Bart does not get punishment to juvenile instead he and Homer has to wear a rope together and spend time together. It happens many funny moments after when they are free but because of Marge by cutting the rope with a knife. Then Homer and Marge receives a punishment for them for being bad parents.

Well nuff said, I don't want to spoil the ending, but i'm wondering if that is the reason why it didn't get higher point. C'mon its hilarious as heck, maybe not Emmy or Annie worth but still hilarious. See it! P.S. I would like to know what you think of this episode and why it was pretty underrated.

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