Bart gets more than he bargained for when he saws the head off a statue of the town's founder.

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Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Barney Gumble / Angry Mob Member #2 / Usher / Radio News Reporter / Grampa Simpson (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney / Girlfriend in Movie (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Rev. Lovejoy / Principal Skinner / Angry Mob Member #1 / Sportscaster / Jebediah Springfield / Waylon Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Otto (voice)
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Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
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Boyfriend in Movie / Apu / Chief Wiggum (voice)
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Ms. Albright / Churchgoer / Jimbo Jones (voice)
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Homer and Bart are being pursued by an angry mob through the streets of Springfield, baying for their blood. It turns out that Bart, hoping to impress the town bullies, sawed the head of the statue of town founder Jedediah Springfield. But when he discovered how appalled they were to find the head gone, enlisted Homer's help in replacing it. After he apologizes to the crowd, they forgive him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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For this episode, Jimbo Jones is voiced by Tress MacNeille while Dolph is voiced by Pamela Hayden. Later episodes would have Hayden as Jimbo and MacNeille as Dolph. See more »

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When Bart is cutting off the head of the statue, he is sitting on the statue's right shoulder. But Bart doesn't appear in the shadow of the statue as the camera pans out. See more »

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Homer Simpson: [on heaven] I can understand why they wouldn't let in those wild jungle apes, but what about those really smart ones who live among us who rollerskate and smoke cigars?
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References The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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The William Tell Overture
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Becoming More Comfortable!
8 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eighth episode of the first season, "The Telltale Head" really shows how much more confidence the makers had in this show. The show is really starting to come on in to it's own and this episode proves it. We meet some new characters such as the three bad bullies and the Kwik-Mart owner. There are some funny jokes here and I especially loved the scenes that features Bart and Homer.

This episode begins with Bart and Homer running away from an angry mob and as they are cornered, Bart tells his story about how he was pressured to cut off the head of the founder of Springfield's statue in order to impress some school bullies.

Overall, this is a very good episode and a Simpson's classic. I loved how this episode references Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart." This was a very amusing episode and is one of my favorites so far. I rate this episode 9/10.


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