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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.


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




Episode credited cast:
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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Humberto Vélez Humberto Vélez ... Homero Simpson (Spanish)


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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Animation | Comedy


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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 »


Homer Simpson: Lord help me, I'm just not that bright.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness (1991) See more »


Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
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My favorite Simpsons episode ever
3 February 2020 | by mullen1979See all my reviews

I remember a rainy day in 1998 when I was home from school... My mom was on the sofa and I sat in the chair to do my homework and this episode was playing... I remember just enjoying it's "cozy" factor and exciting story line so much that I set the VCR to record it at the next time slot it was scheduled to air... The story has Marge fed up with homer and his insensitive ways only for him to hear about it on her call in to a radio talk show... He comes home and sweeps her off her feet with plans for an evening out only to leave Bart , Lisa and Maggie with a psychotic babysitter who is considered to be "armed and dangerous"... The shenanigans are cute and light hearted... The story is exciting as a young and more impressionable viewer... The setting is classic and offers a cozy watch on a rainy day... I have watched this episode and played it for background noise multiple times throughout the years and still turn to it for the same comfort...

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Release Date:

13 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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Una Noche Encantadora See more »

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1.33 : 1
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