After playing truant from school, Bart witnesses the alleged assault of a waiter by Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy. However, if he comes forward, he will have to admit he skipped class, and face the consequences.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Huck Finn / Freddy Quimby / Hobo / Ticket Booth Operator / Man at Auction / Mayor Quimby / Scott Christian / Lawyer / McGonickle / Barney Gumble (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Lionel Hutz (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Judge / Jimbo Jr. / Billy (voice)
Escort / Jury Member / Helen Lovejoy / Free Willy Mother (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)


After playing hooky from school, Bart sneaks in to Mayor Quimby's nephew Freddy's birthday party and witnesses a confrontation between Freddy and a waiter, Freddy is accused of beating the waiter but Bart knows what really happened, should he keep quiet or tell the truth and risk getting Cort playing hooky? Written by wodder-1

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Animation | Comedy






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5 May 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The storyline parallels the real life of William Kennedy Smith who was accused of rape at a party he attended with his uncle Ted Kennedy. Freddie Quimby simulates William Kennedy Smith and Mayor Quimby represents Ted Kennedy. See more »


Homer: What does "sequestered mean"?
Principal Skinner: If the jury is deadlocked, they're put up in a hotel so that they cant communicate with the outside world.
Homer: What does "deadlocked" mean?
Principal Skinner: It's when the jury cant agree on a verdict.
Homer: And "if"?
Principal Skinner: A conjunction meaning "in the event that" or "on condition of".
Homer: So "if" we get "deadlocked", we'll be "sequestered" at the Springfield Palace Hotel. Where we'll get a free room, free food, free swimming pool, free HBO. Ooh. Free Willy.
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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Great episode , expect for the ending
19 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

(warning spoilers) This was another hilarious episode from the shows early years; it deals with Bart skipping school , and winding up being the key witness to an alleged attack on a waiter at a party. Everyone thinks that Mayor Quimbeys partying nephew did; only Bart knows the truth, but that means confessing to skipping school. Overall the episode is really funny, as Bart debates confessing he is meat with several implied consequences(including a story from Marge about a gun crazy uncle, a TV episode featuring the death of a kid who ratted out, and the threat of severe punishment from principal skinner) Ultimately Bart confesses what he really saw; quimby did not beat anybody up, the waiter was a klutz! ultimately the quimbey is freed and Bart is given four months of detention! this is the only part of the episode i had a problem with; it really should have ended with Bart getting punished(ironic cause this is what he feared all along), however we then get an obviously tacked on scene of homer and Marge in bed that adds nothing; neither mention Bart's actions, and it just seems as if the scene was added to increase the running time, other than that a solid episode.

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