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The Haw-Hawed Couple 

Bart and Nelson become best friends, but Bart surprisingly discovers that the fringe benefits aren't worth Nelson's neediness.

Director:

Chris Clements

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 / Abe Simpson / Groundskeeper Willy / Others (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Angelica Button (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Seymour Skinner / Lenny / Others (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Richard (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... The Wizard Twins / Dolph (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Others (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Nelson declares Bart his best friend after Bart is the only child to turn up for his birthday party. Initially there are fringe benefits but then Nelson becomes jealous when Bart plays with Milhouse. Things come to a head on a field trip when the boys are trapped in a flooded cave- before reverting to normal. Homer becomes obsessed with Lisa's fantasy heroine Angelina Button which he reads to her but becomes Lisa's own hero after changing the ending of a storyline to make her happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Angelica Button book that Homer reads to Lisa is loosely based on the Harry Potter series. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lisa Simpson: Mom, Bart's drinking coffee!
Bart Simpson: It's not coffee, it's hot Pepsi.
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Connections

Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
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Solid episode
10 March 2020 | by cgonnorSee all my reviews

This episode revolves around a budding friendship between Bart and Nelson. I like Nelson as a character in general and this episode adds some depth to him as a character and separates him from the other bullies. There's some funny moments in this episode too like when Bart tells Milhouse he can't say "bully". Also the side plot with Homer reading to Lisa is very wholesome.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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