The Simpsons (1989– )
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Some Enchanted Evening 

Homer and Marge enjoy a night on the town, leaving the kids with a diabolical babysitter, with a surprising secret.

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Arnie Pie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dr. Marvin Monroe (voice)
Penny Marshall ... Ms. Botz (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak (voice)
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... TV Host (voice)
June Foray ... Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper Babysitting Service Receptionist / Happy Little Elf (voice)
Paul Willson ... Florist (voice)
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Storyline

Marge and Homer want to have a second honeymoon at a hotel but,due to Bart's naughtiness, have trouble in finding a baby-sitter, until the stern-looking Ms. Botz arrives. In fact, she is the notorious Baby-Sitter Bandit who robs the houses in her care but the kids manage to overpower her - although an unaware Homer releases her again, and she escapes, leaving the news channel to label him a local boob. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Albanian

Release Date:

13 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una Noche Encantadora See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The episode featured a few early character designs. Moe Szyslak has black hair in this episode, which was later changed to grey. Barney Gumble has yellow hair, which was later changed to brown in order to differentiate the character's hair colour from that of his skin. See more »

Goofs

KBBL traffic reporter Arnie Pie is called Bill Pie in this early appearance. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [answering phone] Moe's tavern.
Bart: Hello. Is Al there?
Moe: Al?
Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name Coholic.
Moe: Lemme check.
[to the bar patrons]
Moe: Phone call for Al. Al Coholic. Is there an Al Coholic here?
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Patricia
Music by Perez Prado
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Season 1: Rough around the edges but the core is there from the start
10 March 2013 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

There is a later episode of The Simpson where Troy McClure shows clips from the original short cartoons from which this show came and he forces a laugh in response to a clip that is really way below the standard the show had reached by the time that clip show came around. I mention that because to a certain extent that is how I felt watching the very first season again, because this really is its first steps and it is still far from being the fully fleshed out, hilarious and clever show that it would soon become.

It is still good for what it is though and it isn't that it doesn't know what it is doing, just that it is taking its first steps as a show. The weekly plots are good but they tend to focus on one strand rather than several, as a result they seem more straightforward and perhaps a little slower than I expected. They tend to have good messages and be delivered in a way that avoids the usual sitcom sentiment, but they are still pretty direct in terms of what they are doing. The animation shows a big difference as well of course – although everything has stepped up from the original shorts, it still looks pretty rough and the characters and their voices are all not quite where they need to be (which is easy to say retrospectively I know). The supporting character base has a few in there but again the show hasn't had time to really bring anyone on and there are only a few characters that have more than a small amount to do in support.

It is still funny though and pretty smart with it, though it should be read that I dismiss it but just that the heights it went onto make it harder to look back on its humble beginnings and see them as anything else. I look forward to seeing the rough edges being taken off in the next few seasons and the whole thing being brought up to the shine I know it will achieve.


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