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After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll.


Wesley Archer


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / George Burns / Bill Clinton / Grampa Simpson / Barney the Dinosaur / Barney Gumble / Dave Shutton / Future Man (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Screaming Woman (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Security Guard / Aeroplane Mechanic / Ice Gatherer #1 / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Man Looking at Homer #2 / Whipping Man / Carl / Soul Mass Transit System Host / Bumblebee Man / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Smithers / Mr. Burns / Clifford Burns / Ned Flanders / George H. W. Bush / Audience Member #1 / Adolf Hitler / Ice Gatherer #2 / Kent Brockman / Recording Studio Technician / Man Looking at Homer #1 / Lenny / Otto / Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner (voice)
Joey Ramone ... Joey Ramone (voice)
Johnny Ramone ... Johnny Ramone (voice)
Marky Ramone ... Marky Ramone (voice)
Christopher Ward Christopher Ward ... CJ Ramone (voice) (as CJ Ramone)
Pamela Hayden ... Mumsie Burns (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramones ... The Ramones


Burns' birthday is approaching and he longs for Bobo,the teddy bear he had as a child. Bobo has had an illustrious history,including flying the Atlantic with Lindbergh and being buried in Arctic ice,some of which is sold as ice cubes to the Simpsons so that Bobo is now Maggie's toy. Burns attempts theft,bribery and robbery to get his Bobo back but the family stand firm against him until finally Maggie,feeling sorry for him,offers him Bobo. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Both this episode, and the one that preceded it, (The Simpsons: Homer Goes to College (1993)), feature a scene with Mr. Burns weakly attempting, and failing, to administer a beating to someone. See more »


After Marge wakes up, the calendar shows September with 31 days. See more »


[Homer sits down in the middle of the night to eat cheese]
Homer: Mmmm. Sixty-four slices of American Cheese...
[begins eating]
Homer: ...sixty-four... sixty-three...
[morning comes, Homer is still eating]
Homer: Two... one...
[Marge walks in]
Marge: Have you been up all night eating cheese?
Homer: I think I'm blind.
[Mr. Burns and Smithers, who are using suction cups, fall off the kitchen roof in front of Homer and Marge, having spent all night watching Homer]
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Alternate Versions

In the episode "Rosebud" four scenes were cut out when shown in Australia. The scenes are: When Mr. Burns' guards charge the guests at his party with machine guns; When Barney comes to The Simpsons door threatening Homer with a gun; Where Homer gives Maggie a box to play with and takes it away from her; and the later reference to this when Homer is in bed wearing a box on his head. See more »


Spoofs The Nutty Professor (1963) See more »


Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
Written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser
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User Reviews

Decent episode
5 May 2020 | by stuart_cheekSee all my reviews

I've seen this episode loads of times now and it's always been one of my favourites. The interactions between Homer and Maggie are sweet and Homer offering the cardboard as a replacement to Maggie before keeping it himself are funny.

This episode was around the peak of The Simpson's when they could do no wrong. Well worth watching.

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Release Date:

21 October 1993 (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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