Marge attempts to home school Bart after he is expelled from Springfield Elementary. Meanwhile, Lisa protests a barbaric local holiday centered around clubbing snakes to death.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Superintendent Chalmers / Man in Itchy & Scratchy Cartoon / Fort Sensible Actor / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Man in Long Car / Man in Crowd (voice)
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Himself (voice)
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Jimbo Jones / Scottish Woman / Casting Woman / Woman in Crowd (voice)
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Marge teaches Bart at home after Skinner expels him. Lisa is horrified to find that it is Whacking Day,when Springfield citizens beat snakes to death so,helped by Barry White,she and Bart rescue the snakes by directing them to the Simpsons' house. Bart discovers that the real origin of Whacking Day was to beat up Irishman,a fact which impresses Skinner who lets him back in the school. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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29 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Barry White opens his comments with "My unlimited love to y'all". In 1973 he formed "The Love Unlimited Orchestra" to back his vocals. See more »

Goofs

Reverend Lovejoy doesn't have to fake a verse from the Bible that is anti-snake. Genesis 3:15 has God putting enmity between man and snakes in punishment for the Serpent deceiving Eve in the Garden of Eden. See more »

Quotes

Christian School Teacher: [after Marge drops Bart off at a Christian school] Now, Bart, since you're new here, perhaps you'd favor us with a psalm.
Bart: How about "Beans, beans, the musical fruit"?
Christian School Teacher: Well, uh, beans were a staple of the Israelites. Yes, proceed.
Bart: Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot.
Christian School Teacher: [the teacher and other students chase Bart out of the school, waving clubs] Avert your eyes, children! He may take on other forms!
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References Born Free (1966) See more »

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Sister of Pain
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Performed by 'Vince Neil'
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Beware My Dear Rattlesnakes!
9 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. This is a very good episode that introduces us a strange custom of Springfield: Whacking Day. There are some clever jokes here as usual. I particularly liked the cameo of Barry White who performed a new version of his classic hit.

In this episode, "Whacking Day," Bart gets expelled from school after an incident involving the superintendent of the school, so Marge decides to homeschool him. Meanwhile, Lisa is appalled by how active Springfield is in their annual custom of beating rattlesnakes.

Overall, this is another classic episode of the Simpsons. It's hilarious and I love how Grampa tries to explain to Bart his adventures during World War Two. That scene with Hitler had me laughing. I rate this episode 9/10.


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