The Simpsons (1989– )

The Parent Rap 

After Bart takes a joyride in a police car, a judge orders him to be tethered to Homer at all times.


Mark Kirkland


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Marty / Charlton Heston / Coach / Hans Moleman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink / Chief Wiggum / Kirk Van Houten / Moe Szyslak / Wrestling Announcer / Captain McAllister / Comic Book Guy / Lou / Snake (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Bill / Ned Flanders / Hobo / Judge Snyder / Bill Clinton / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman (voice)
Jane Kaczmarek ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Pancho (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Cora / Karen / Bailiff (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


After he has crashed Chief Wiggum's car Bart is sentenced by severe female Judge Harm and ordered to be tethered to Homer - who has proved himself to be a bad parent - until further notice. When Homer and Marge attempt to untie the tether the judge humiliates them in public and they go to her houseboat to display a banner terming her a 'Meanie'. Unfortunately they sink the houseboat by mistake ,destroying her grandmother's quilt, but,before she can sentence them, Judge Harm is replaced by the more benevolent Judge Snyder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 2001 (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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Did You Know?


Judge Constance Harm is a parody of TV's tough-as-nails, no-nonsense Judge Judy (1996). See more »


When Homer and Marge are putting up the 'Big Meanie' sign on the Judge's home, Homer hammers 2 nails in next to each other, revealing the letters "B" then "I" for each nail. In the next shot, the sign only has one nail on each end and does not fold in at the middle as the previous shot showed. See more »


Judge Constance Harm: According to this, your father was driving you to school. Then where was he when you stole the police car?
Homer Simpson: Uh, your Honor, I was chasing the KBBL Party Penguin Prize Patrol.
Judge Constance Harm: You abandoned your son to win forty dollars?
Homer Simpson: And a Blue Oyster Cult medallion.
[Holds it up and admires it]
Homer Simpson: Cool.
Judge Constance Harm: And that was more important than keeping your son out of trouble?
Homer Simpson: Your Honor, if may sing a little bit of, "Don't Fear the Reaper," I think you'll agree...
Judge Constance Harm: I'm familiar with BOC. But you have got a boy here who ...
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »


(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
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