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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References The Green Hornet (1966) See more »

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Another hateful episode but this time it is targeted on Bart.
22 January 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Again, I don't mind watching the episodes that are outside the classic seasons mostly of them are not awful and exceeds to be worth watching. But this is another hateful episode that I got mad from watching it. What on Earth happened? I mean the premise of the beginning of the episode looked interesting but took a wrong turn like the episode "Bart-Mangled Banner."

The episode is about how Bart suddenly becomes the most hated person in Springfield after losing an important match for the Isotopes. What really bugs me with this episode is that it similarly repeats the same way they did with "Bart-Mangled Banner", yes the people hates Bart and even an ex- player didn't wanna give good advice! But what saddens me is that the episode didn't really have a good solution, I mean the solution was incredibly lazy only to make Bart feel better and lose his depression of the hatred he had to suffer. And even though it wouldn't have totally changed the minds of the people in Springfield to not hate him anymore. And the ending didn't really make it better it was just pathetic. This is another episode I would rather forget because it makes the show look pretty stupid.

Oh but what about the Homer plot? Well, it wasn't so spectacular either. Although it was a bit better than the Bart plot but I'm afraid that the ending of it was also pretty bad and lazy.

This episode lost a good opportunity to make it look better and could have given a more perspective and smarter ending. But no.

Is it recommended? No. If you have seen the other hateful episode "Bart- Mangled Banner" this is almost the very same. Ignore this.

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