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.
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Did You Know?
The Happy Little Elves videotape box indicates it is a "Raskin Bobbins" production (including their logo of a vertical bar left of two stacked circles), clearly a play on the real life producing team of Rankins/Bass Productions behind many wonderful seasonal television specials, many done in stop motion animation. Probably the most famous one is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(1964). It is also a play on the chain of ice cream shops, Baskin-Robbins. See more
Homer's voice fluctuates wildly in this episode, one of the first to be filmed. Sometimes, he speaks in an imitation of Walter Matthau
, e.g. when he is rehearsing what he will say to Marge outside the house, and sometimes he speaks in a voice which Dan Castellaneta
later settled on for Homer (in the flower shop). See more
Lord help me, I'm just not that bright.
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado See more