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New Kid on the Block 

Bart becomes infatuated with his new neighbor but she is more interested in someone else; Homer is kicked out of a restaurant after eating too much.


Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Gameshow Host / Realter / Clumsy Student Mover / Kabul Restaurant Employee #2 / Frying Dutchman Chef / Frying Dutchman Waiter #2 / Conservative Judge / Executioner / Grampa / Blue Haired Lawyer / Man in Jury / Man in Crowd / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Girl on Gameshow / Kearney / Dolph / Woman in Crowd (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Ron / Captain McCallister / Man Looking to Buy House / Kabul Restaurant Employee #1 / Frying Dutchman Waiter #1 / Escape from Death Row Character / Apu / Old Jewish Man / Zookeeper / Man with Letters / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner (voice)
Sara Gilbert ... Laura Powers (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
Pamela Reed ... Ruth Powers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Dolph / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Sylvia Winfield / Woman in Restaurant / Woman Looking to Buy House / Abbey's Sister / Abbey (voice)


The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. After unsuccessfully trying to sue Captain McAllister's restaurant and its All-You-Can-Eat boast Homer becomes a living advertisement for the place as Bottomless Pete :Nature's Cruellest Mistake. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

12 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the WB's ads for the show, titled "Homie: the Buffet Slayer" (a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), complete with its theme music being used for the purposes of the ad.) featured scenes from this episode (specifically the scenes where Homer took the "all you can eat buffet" slogan for the Frying Dutchman literally). See more »


Moe knows where Homer lives (and thus the Simpsons' address), as evidenced in several episodes (he has dinner with them in "Grift of the Magi," for example). So Bart's trick shouldn't have worked - Moe should've known that it wasn't anyone by the name of "Jones" prank calling him. See more »


[after tripping and knocking himself out, Bart wakes up and sees Laura bending over him]
Laura Powers: Hey, kid, wake up! Hi, I'm Laura Powers, your new neighbor. Are you okay?
Bart Simpson: [thinking] She's beautiful! Say something clever.
Bart Simpson: [aloud] I fell on my bottom.
Bart Simpson: [thinking] D'oh!
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References River's Edge (1986) See more »


The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Bart Falls in Love!
4 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the eighth episode of the Simpsons and it's a very good episode exploring the themes of love and puberty. It's incredibly funny as the jokes are on top of their game. I also like the fact that we get to meet the other neighbors of the Simpsons, not just the Flanders. This episode also receives the benefit of two prank calls to Moe, which are always the best.

In this episode, "New Kid on the Block," The Homers receive new neighbors in the form of a divorced Ruth and her teenage daughter, Laura. When Bart sees Laura for the first time, he instantly develops a crush on her. But he gets heart-broken when he finds out Jimbo is her boyfriend. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, Homer decides to sue the buffet.

Overall, this a very solid episode and it's a better episode than the previous one, as it has a better story to tell. I like the fact Bart is madly in love and I also like how Homer is made out to be some sort of circus attraction because of his appetite. I rate this episode 9/10.

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