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The Telltale Head 

Bart gets more than he bargained for when he saws the head off a statue of the town's founder.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Boyfriend in Movie / Apu / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak (voice)
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Janey Powell / Milhouse Van Houten / Dolph (voice)
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Christopher Collins ...
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Homer and Bart are being pursued by an angry mob through the streets of Springfield, baying for their blood. It turns out that Bart, hoping to impress the town bullies, sawed the head of the statue of town founder Jedediah Springfield. But when he discovered how appalled they were to find the head gone, enlisted Homer's help in replacing it. After he apologizes to the crowd, they forgive him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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25 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The title references the title of the short story 'The Telltale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. See more »

Goofs

The theatre marquee that said "Space Mutants IV: The Trilogy Continues" was a contradictory title for a series that was supposed to be only three movies in it. See more »

Quotes

[while listening to a football game on a Walkman in church]
Homer: Please, please, please, please...
Sportscaster: Yes, it's good.
Homer: IT'S GOOD. IT'S GOOD. IT'S GOOD. It's... good to see you all today.
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Connections

References The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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The William Tell Overture
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Becoming More Comfortable!
8 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The eighth episode of the first season, "The Telltale Head" really shows how much more confidence the makers had in this show. The show is really starting to come on in to it's own and this episode proves it. We meet some new characters such as the three bad bullies and the Kwik-Mart owner. There are some funny jokes here and I especially loved the scenes that features Bart and Homer.

This episode begins with Bart and Homer running away from an angry mob and as they are cornered, Bart tells his story about how he was pressured to cut off the head of the founder of Springfield's statue in order to impress some school bullies.

Overall, this is a very good episode and a Simpson's classic. I loved how this episode references Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart." This was a very amusing episode and is one of my favorites so far. I rate this episode 9/10.


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