The Simpsons: Season 18, Episode 18

The Boys of Bummer (29 Apr. 2007)

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Bart becomes the most hated person in Springfield after he is the goat in a championship baseball game, and Homer new job as a mattress salesman ruins his and Marge's sex life.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Rich Texan / Krusty / Audience / Bill / Grampa Simpson / Booing people / 'You know?' guy (voice)
Marge Simpson / Audience (voice)
Nelson Muntz / Bart Simpson / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum / Rod Flanders / 'Bart sucks!' people (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Prof. John Frink / Cheering croud / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Chief Wiggum / Mr. Costington / Moe Szyslak / Joe Laboot / Carl Carlson / 'Bart sucks!' people / Coach / Bum / Kirk Van Houten (voice)
Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Dr. Julius Hibbert / Stadium announcer / Spanish stadium announcer / Audience / Reverend Lovejoy / Marty / Lenny Leonard / 'Bart sucks!' people / Otto (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Audience (voice)
Batter / Dolph / Cheering croud / Clerk / Agnes Skinner / Audience / Booing people (voice)
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Home Plate (voice)


Bart becomes a hometown hero when he makes the game-winning catch at his Little League game, sending the Springfield Isotots to the championship for the very first time. Meanwhile, Homer runs into some luck, when a customer misunderstands Homer's excuses for a sales pitch after falling asleep in a department store's display bed. The impressed store owner hires Homer as a salesman. Written by freddyjasonmyer

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The title is from the 1984 song "The Boys of Summer" written by Don Henley. See more »


Prof. John Frink: [writes something on his note pad] By my calculations we're only one strike away from victory.
[the note pad is shown. It says '3-2=1']
Prof. John Frink: Numbers are fun.
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Spoofs The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) See more »

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Absolutely horrendous...
1 May 2008 | by (South Wales, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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This is possibly the worst Simpsons episode it has ever been my displeasure to watch. Very thin plot, surprisingly unrealistic events, pathetic characters. When I say pathetic, I mean such occurrences as Lisa Simpson's poor effort. I can't remember the exact quote, but it was at the baseball game and she said something like..."Instead of baseball, why can't thousands of teachers inspire a child?" Forgive me if that's inaccurate, but anyway, that particular line was just so sissy, and weak, and just generally pathetic. I'm not one to moan about the Simpsons (surprisingly, you may think), it's a truly groundbreaking programme. But this episode has plummeted to new depths of total crap. A few of the characters, but Lisa especially, had ridiculously poor lines and actions throughout. One part involved Lisa having an idea. She said something like "I gots an idea" but she said it in such a manner that she sounded like a retarded hillbilly, and this was actually meant to entertain? Eugh. The side plot was also ridiculous, with the mattress thing. Nothing funny happened! You will notice that I gave it two stars out of ten; this is purely because once again, Homer was present with his token funny lines, making me laugh heavily, and that provided a very frail backbone to a show that has needed Homer to be funny for a few years now. Also, you can't give 0 out of 10 so 2 is being very generous. It's a real shame recently because like I said, The Simpsons is such a groundbreaking milestone in entertainment. But in the last few years, some ridiculously absurd plots have been churned out, and this lame effort takes the biscuit. Sh*te.

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