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New Kids on the Blecch 

A music producer offers Bart and his friends a chance to participate in an up-and-coming boyband, but the boys are not up to it after making a discovery.


Steven Dean Moore


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Hitler / Runner #2 / Sideshow Mel / Choreographer / Hippie #3 / Cop / Writer #3 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Runner #1 / Smash / Commander / Writer #1 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Announcer / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Otto / Hippie #2 / Admiral / Writer #2 (voice)
Lance Bass ... Lance Bass (voice) (as James Lance Bass)
JC Chasez ... J.C. Chasez (voice) (as J.C. Chasez)
Joey Fatone ... Joey Fatone (voice)
Chris Kirkpatrick ... Chris Kirkpatrick (voice)
Justin Timberlake ... Justin Timberlake (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Cienega / Hippie #1 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


Bart, Nelson, Millhouse, and Ralph are recruited by a man named L.T. Smash to be in a boy band called the Party Posse but when Lisa discovers the true identity of LT. Smash as a navy recruitment officer she tries to tell Homer and Marge with hilarious results. Written by Blackarachnia2

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Animation | Comedy


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This episode hints that Springfield is located on the east coast of United States, when L.T. Smash. Smash is able to sail the aircraft carrier to New York City. See more »


JC Chavez is dragged off by M.P.s, or Military Police. Since he's being taken into Navy custody it should be the Shore Patrol, or S.P.s. See more »


Admiral: The new administration is shutting down Project Boy Band.
Smash: Shutting it down? Permission to say that's crazy, sir?
Admiral: You won't say it's crazy when you see next week's issue of MAD magazine.
Smash: [seeing the boys in a toilet bowl being flushed by Alfred E. Nueman with the tagline "We Flush the Potty Posse"] Oh, dear God.
Admiral: When this satirical bombshell hits the stands tomorrow, your band will have as much recruiting power as a wax apple.
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Alternate Versions

When the episode "New Kids on the Bleech" airs in syndication Mr. Burns is riding a rickshaw being pulled by Smithers and he says, "faster rickshaw driver" but when the episode originally aired in prime-time Mr. Burns actually said, "faster Chinaman!" which some found offensive. See more »


References Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) See more »


Drop Da Bomb
Written by Anthony Battaglia and Tim Long
Performed by Ben Bledsoe, Michael "J" Horn, Marc Terenzi and Anthony Battaglia (uncredited)
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Meh, but there's an interesting thing
18 May 2019 | by promontorium1997See all my reviews

This episode is from those limbo years of Simpsons: hardly any good, but yet not as terrible as the stuff from mid-2000s to now. There's one very interesting thing though: the MAD headquarters is destroyed around the end of the episode. If you didn't know, you could swear it's a joke about 9/11. I thought that when I first watched this episode around 2003.

Amazing how well they can predict the future sometimes.

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Release Date:

25 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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