The Simpsons: Season 10, Episode 11

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (17 Jan. 1999)

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The children of Springfield revolt after a curfew is enforced.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Player / Barney Gumble / 'Now Showing' Announcer / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Boy #1 / Boy #2 / Police Constable / Townsman / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Krusty the Clown / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Dennis Conroy / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / 'The Bloodening' Announcer / Eddie / Jasper / Otto / Dr. Hibbert / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Nelson's Mom (voice)
Girl / Fishwife (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Man #2 in 'Don't Go There!' / Farmer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herself (voice)


After drunks vandalize the school the children are blamed and subject to a curfew. Having seen a creepy 'Village of the Damned'-type movie 'The Bloodening' Bart leads the kids in a revolt against their elders,frightening them into believing the children have supernatural powers. But then the senior citizens arrive and they reckon that everybody under the age of 70 should be made subject to a curfew. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Springfield Isotopes win the championship at Springfield Stadium while Homer and the guys watch the game live on TV at Moe's Tavern. It is daytime at the stadium, yet at Moe's it is nighttime. See more »


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[Dr. Hibbert nervously pulls at his sweater neck]
Lisa Simpson: That's right. Homer Simpson.
Homer Simpson: [far off] D'oh!
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Kids & Adults
Parody of "Kids"
Music by Charles Strouse
Original lyrics by Lee Adams
Parody lyrics by Larry Doyle
Performed by Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner,
Marcia Wallace, Nancy Cartwright, Pamela Hayden, and Yeardley Smith
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One of the best of the series
26 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, it seems there is only one other review for this ep, and I pretty much disagree with it completely. So here goes (my first review).

Season 10 was pretty much the peak of the show for me. Already there were a few episodes that presaged its slipping (D'oh-in In the Wind is one of my least favorites from seasons 4-10). But this one is not only one of my favorites of the Simpsons, but favorite episodes of anything.

The setup: Homer, the ultimate fair-weather fan of the Isotopes, only cares about the team when they make it to the championship (according to the DVD commentary, the same could be said for many modern-day Red Sox fans). In celebration, he and the barflies get smashed and wreck the school. The damage gets blamed on the kids, and Wiggim sets up a curfew. The kids set up a radio to broadcast the adults' secrets as revenge.

The jokes were hilarious. "Homer's Night Out" where he tries to recall what he got into the previous night, done as a silent film. The Children of the Damned-ish movie they see at the drive-in. The kids reacting to prime-time television, aka Bart about to smash the TV with a bowling ball. The secrets they reveal on the radio. The ending song, a great parody of "Kids" from Bye Bye Birdy. And the denouement. Truly a great ep.

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