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Bart of Darkness 

After he breaks his leg and becomes confined to his room, Bart begins spying on the residents of Springfield with a telescope, and suspects Ned of murdering his wife.

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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / Hans Moleman / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Busker / Ice Cream Man / Child #4 / Child #6 / Itchy / Krusty the Clown / TV Voice / L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies / British Child / Grampa (voice)
... Marge Simpson (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Child #3 / Child #5 / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Chili Man / Pool Salesman / Amish Man / Chief Wiggum / Springfield Police Department Rescue Phone / Lou (voice)
... Principal Skinner / Dr. Hibbert / Scratchy / George Meaney / Ned Flanders / Robby Shankar (voice)
... Child #2 (voice)
... Child #1 / Milhouse Van Houten / Nurse / Rod Flanders / Jimbo Jones (voice)
... Child #4 / Ned Flander's Scream / Maude Flanders (voice)
... Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice)
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In a Rear Window parody, the Simpsons buy a swimming pool and everybody in the neighborhood joins in the enjoyment--except for Bart, whose broken leg prevents him from swimming. He soon becomes obsessed with looking through his telescope and even suspects Ned Flanders of murdering his wife. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Animation | Comedy

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4 September 1994 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the heat wave jokes at the start of the episode were based on past events of the crew's lives. The sitting in front of the fridge-freezer joke, came from Dan McGrath, who had done a similar thing as a child. See more »

Goofs

Nelson tells Bart that his epidermis is showing, then explains to someone that it means hair. It actually is another word for your skin. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hans Moleman: [stepping outside on a hot, sunny day] Well, you're certainly doing your job today, Mister Sun.
[lifts his glasses while looking at the sun, causing light to set his shirt on fire]
Hans Moleman: Oh, rats.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Mary Had a Little Lamb
(uncredited)
Written by Sarah Josepha Hale
Performed by Harry Shearer
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