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Whacking Day 

Marge attempts to home school Bart after he is expelled from Springfield Elementary. Meanwhile, Lisa protests a barbaric local holiday centered around clubbing snakes to death.

Director:

Jeffrey Lynch (as Jeff Lynch)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Tractor / Chicken / Cola Scientist #2 / Grampa / Barney Gumble / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Kwik-E-Mart Customer / Choir Soloist / Mayor Quimby / Fleeing Snake / Irish Man (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Miss Springfield / Mrs. Glick (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Man in Itchy & Scratchy Cartoon / Fort Sensible Actor / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Man in Long Car / Man in Crowd (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Richard Nixon / Christian School Teacher / Cola Scientist #1 / Hitler / Scratchy / Auditioning Man / Fort Sensible Security Man / Rev. Lovejoy / Lenny / Mr. Largo (voice)
Barry White ... Himself (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Lunchlady Doris (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Jimbo Jones / Scottish Woman / Casting Woman / Woman in Crowd (voice)
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Storyline

Marge teaches Bart at home after Skinner expels him. Lisa is horrified to find that it is Whacking Day,when Springfield citizens beat snakes to death so,helped by Barry White,she and Bart rescue the snakes by directing them to the Simpsons' house. Bart discovers that the real origin of Whacking Day was to beat up Irishman,a fact which impresses Skinner who lets him back in the school. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A 2003 article in The Journal News reported that records show genuine "Whacking Days" having taken place in Eastchester, New York from 1665 onwards: "That one day every spring be chosen for the destroying of rattle snakes." The article quoted Al Jean as saying: "I agree with the premise of the episode: leave the snakes alone. They didn't hurt anybody." See more »

Goofs

During the "O Whacking Day" song, Ralph and Lisa can clearly be heard singing, although neither is on screen as part of the group of kids singing. See more »

Quotes

[Barry White is the Guest of Honor on Whacking Day]
Mayor Quimby: Now I'd like to introduce our Grand Marshal, the Prophet of Love, Larry White.
Barry White: Barry White.
Mayor Quimby: No, it says here Larry White.
Barry White: I know my own name.
Mayor Quimby: Yeah? Well, we'll just see!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Sister of Pain
(uncredited)
Performed by 'Vince Neil'
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Beware My Dear Rattlesnakes!
9 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. This is a very good episode that introduces us a strange custom of Springfield: Whacking Day. There are some clever jokes here as usual. I particularly liked the cameo of Barry White who performed a new version of his classic hit.

In this episode, "Whacking Day," Bart gets expelled from school after an incident involving the superintendent of the school, so Marge decides to homeschool him. Meanwhile, Lisa is appalled by how active Springfield is in their annual custom of beating rattlesnakes.

Overall, this is another classic episode of the Simpsons. It's hilarious and I love how Grampa tries to explain to Bart his adventures during World War Two. That scene with Hitler had me laughing. I rate this episode 9/10.


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