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Three Men and a Comic Book 

Bart, Milhouse and Martin each pitch in to buy an expensive comic book, which soon has a disastrous effect on their friendship.

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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / Cashier / Mayor Quimby / Buddy Hodges / Announcer / Barney Gumble / Asa (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
... Bart Simpson (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Otto / Radioactive Man / Others (voice)
... Jolly Jack Tate / Comic Book Guy / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Foreign Exchange Clerk / Lou / Jack (voice)
... Jimbo Jones / Milhouse Van Houten / Young Patty / Young Selma / Jack's Lover (voice)
... Martin Prince (voice)
... Mrs. Glick (voice)
... Narrator (voice)
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Bart attends a comic book convention and decides he wants to buy the first issue of "Radioactive Man" comics for $100. He tries and fails to earn the money in various ways, including helping elderly neighbor Mrs. Glick, who works him like a horse then gives him a quarter. So Bart decides to go in with Milhouse and Martin, both of whom want the comic, though neither has enough money. When they chip in to buy the comic book, their friendships may be over as they turn to jealousy for the book. Written by Tiff Banks

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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9 May 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Martin makes a squealing noise while falling in the treehouse, Bart calls him "Piggy" and threatens to stuff an apple into his mouth, resembling a similar quote from "The Lord of the Flies". See more »

Quotes

[while Milhouse is dangling out of the treehouse, Bart is trying to pull him up with one hand, while reaching for the comic with the other]
Martin Prince: I'd like to point out that if I weren't tied up, I could be saving the comic as we speak.
Bart: Shut up, shut up!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Great Episode!
3 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

The twenty-first episode in the second season of the Simpsons is a very fine episode that has some funny results. I can also relate to this episode because of some very similar childhood events. I love how watching this show can bring back some fond memories. This show also has some good themes on friendship.

In this episode, "Three Men and a Comic Book," Bart desperately wants the first edition of a Radioactive Man comic book, but Homer refuses to give him the money for it. So Bart convinces Martin Prince and Milhouse to pool their money together so they can buy it. But their friendship is tested when everybody wants the comic book for themselves.

Overall, this is a funny episode and one of the better ones of the second season. The final ten minutes are the best because of the confrontation between the friends which results in an unsurprising, but funny result. I rate this episode 9/10.


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