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Blazed and Confused 

Bart tricks his family into a camping trip at a strange event known as "Blazing Guy" so that he can get revenge on his sadistic new fourth grade teacher.

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Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Kodos / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Database / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Man in Blazing Guy Video (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Mr. Largo (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Mr. Lassen (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Myra / Campsite Worker / Calypso Self-Knowledge / Blazing Guy Announcer (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
David Silverman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
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Storyline

When Edne Krabapple's (Marcia Wallace) replacement, a sadistic temporary teacher Jack Lassen (Willem Dafoe) gives Bart a humiliating haircut, Bart plans revenge. His opportunity comes when he discovers that Lassen is about to light the Blazing Guy (an apparent parody of burning man) effigy at a hippie camp-site. He contrives to get the family on holiday there and to wreck Lassen's big moment. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Despite Nelson saying otherwise, Mr Lasson isn't the first person to call him Smelson. He was to be named as such on a MAD magazine in episode 262 'New Kids on the Blecch'. See more »

Goofs

The main plot of the episode centers around Bart's new teacher, and many scenes are at school or in the classroom. However, early in the episode Marge chastises Homer for failing to book a camp site in advance, explaining that "Labor Day is just a week away". Unless all the kids featured in the episode at school (including Lisa) are in summer school for the whole episode, then the events would all be taking place during August because of this line, and therefore Bart would be on summer vacation. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Honey, you know I don't like it when you cry at dinner. The pork chops look traumatized, the mashed potatoes can't stand to see you cry, and the kids seem upset.
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Connections

References Dazed and Confused (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(uncredited)
Written by Wallis Willis
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Different but Quite Funny,
27 February 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Blazed and Confused is a great Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes. The concept of the episode did sound really ridiculous to me at first and I was honestly expecting little from it, simply because the Simpsons going to a Burning Man like event seemed weird, but it was actually a very funny and enjoyable episode, the way it happened made sense. I really enjoyed Willem Dafoe's guest role in this episode, he played an interesting character and I would like to hopefully see him again some day, the cameo at the end was also one of the episodes highlights and is a promising new set up for a future episode. Blazing Guy is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Bart may have met his match in the form of a new teacher, and convinces his family to go to Blazing Guy in order to take him down.


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