The Simpsons: Season 23, Episode 19

A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (29 Apr. 2012)

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Bart gets the family to take the cruise vacation of his dreams, and then launches a fiendish plot to ensure that it goes on forever.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Mr. Burns (voice)
Rowan Priddis (voice)
Himself (voice)
Little Girl in Royal Cruise Commercail / Eric / Kid Zone Elite Employee / Boy Looking In Horoscope / Various People / Various Kids (voice)
Renee Ridgeley ...
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Bart gets the family to take the cruise vacation of his dreams, and then launches a fiendish plot to ensure that it goes on forever.

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The episode title refers to "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again", an essay by David Foster Wallace, about his experiences on a vacation cruise. See more »


Homer Simpson: Ocean sex rules! Screw land sex!
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Live for the moment with little worry for whether it will ever come around again
26 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bart's life is one big drag. Every day is the same. He's stuck in a rut. A commercial for a cruise changes all that. The Simpson family doesn't have money for a cruise, so Bart tries to raise the money himself. Then in a truly touching moment, the entire family pitches in to raise the money for this cruise.

And thus the entire Simpson family embark on a wonderful vacation. Lisa meets diverse, civic-minded children fighting this cause or that. Homer and Marge rekindle their romance upon the waves. Bart does absolutely everything there is to do in a great montage. They get halfway through the week-long cruise when Bart realizes it's all going to end; he dedicates himself to keeping this cruise afloat.

This was a really nice episode with sentimentality that wasn't overdone in the least. It's a sweet parable on taking the best things from life.

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