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The Heartbroke Kid 

Bart starts living on food from the new candy machine in school only, but he becomes so overweight that he has to go to a fat camp.


Steven Dean Moore


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Soldier / Gil / Z-Dog / Groundskeeper Willie / Barney Gumble / Itchy / Krusty the Clown / German Man #2 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Sea Captain / Scammer / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Wolfgang Schmuck (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Scarf-ables Sales Rep / Dr. Hibbert / Scratchy / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Rainier Wolfcastle / German Man #3 (voice)
Albert Brooks ... Tab Spangler / Jacques (as A. Brooks)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lindsey Naegle / German Woman (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


When vending machines are installed in the school Bart becomes addicted to junk food and his size balloons as he is declared to be morbidly obese. The family decide to send him to a fat camp to lose weight but it costs money,so they turn the house into a back-packers' hostel,where they are abused by German student guests. Eventually Bart kicks the habit and destroys the machines,breaking them open to collect the coins,which he uses for the fat camp bill as the Simpsons kick the rude back-packers out of their house. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The title is a reference to "The Heartbreak Kid". See more »


Bart doesn't know what cottage cheese is, despite the fact that it was served to him while he was living at the Flanders residence earlier in the series. See more »


Z-Dog: Don't be a follower, be a snack swallower!
Ralph Wiggum: It's fun to obey the machine!
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References Das Boot (1981) See more »


99 Luftballons
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen and Karlo Carges
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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The Heartbroke Kid
4 September 2007 | by samcraccSee all my reviews

This episode is Hilarius. Thats funny three weeks later when Bart Simpson was fat when they did the theme for the Simpsons part in this episode. Thats Hilarius in The Scracthy and Ictchy show Ictchy tricked Scratchy by putting a type of bomb in Scratchey's heart when Itchey took out the heart then put it back in then the funeral started after that the funeral blow ed up the cats. This episode happens when Bart Simpson ate to many candy from the candy machine then Bart Simpson gets exercises because Bart Simpson will never ever eat candy again. This episode is Hilarius you will like this one except when Bart Simpson is fat.

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Release Date:

1 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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