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Encyclopedia > Bart Gets an Elephant
The Simpsons episode
"Bart Gets an Elephant"
Episode no. 98
Prod. code 1F15
Orig. Airdate March 31, 1994
Show Runner(s) David Mirkin
Writer(s) John Swartzwelder
Director Jim Reardon
Chalkboard "Organ transplants are best left to the professionals"
Couch gag The family's eyes run in in darkness. When the light turn on, the bodies run in and push the eyes back into their sockets.
SNPP capsule
Season 5
September 30, 1993May 19, 1994
  1. Homer's Barbershop Quartet
  2. Cape Feare
  3. Homer Goes to College
  4. Rosebud
  5. Treehouse of Horror IV
  6. Marge on the Lam
  7. Bart's Inner Child
  8. Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
  9. The Last Temptation of Homer
  10. $pringfield
  11. Homer the Vigilante
  12. Bart Gets Famous
  13. Homer and Apu
  14. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  15. Deep Space Homer
  16. Homer Loves Flanders
  17. Bart Gets an Elephant
  18. Burns' Heir
  19. Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
  20. The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  21. Lady Bouvier's Lover
  22. Secrets of a Successful Marriage
List of all Simpsons episodes...

"Bart Gets an Elephant" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. This episode introduced the fictional elephant Stampy. Also making his first appearance: Cletus Spuckler. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Bart Simpsons elephant. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... David Mirkin is an American, feature film and television director, writer and producer. ... John Swartzwelder (born November 16, 1950) is a writer for the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Jim Reardon is a director and storyboard consultant for episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons Season 5 DVD. The Simpsons 5th season (September 1993 - May 1994) began on September 30, 1993. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Homers Barbershop Quartet is the first episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Cape Feare is the second episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer Goes to College is the third episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Rosebud is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Marge on the Lam is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Barts Inner Child is the seventh episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on November 11, 1993. ... Boy-Scoutz N the Hood is the eighth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... The Last Temptation of Homer is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... $pringfield (full title: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)) is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer the Vigilante is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Bart Gets Famous is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 3, 1994. ... Homer and Apu is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 10, 1994. ... Lisa vs. ... Deep Space Homer is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer Loves Flanders is the sixteenth episode from the fifth season of The Simpsons. ... Burns Heir is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on April 14, 1994. ... Sweet Seymour Skinners Baadasssss Song is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on April 27, 1994. ... The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the 20th episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Lady Bouviers Lover is the 21st episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Secrets of a Successful Marriage is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Airawat is a mythological elephant. ... A list of animals featured on the long-running animated TV Show The Simpsons. ... Cletus Spuckler or Cletus Del Roy (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a fictional character on the long-running animated television show The Simpsons. ...

Contents

Synopsis

During cleaning day at the Simpsons' house, the inane chatter of KBBL crackles in the background. The radio station's disc jockeys, Bill and Marty, are conducting the "KBBL Wants to Give You Something Stupid" radio contest, where a listener is called at random, and if he/she answers the phone with the phrase "KBBL's going to give me something stupid!" he/she wins either a gag prize or $10,000. KBBL radio tower In the fictional universe of The Simpsons, KBBL is the call sign used for radio and television stations that broadcast from Springfield. ...


Bill and Marty call the Simpsons, and it isn't long before Bart says the winning phrase. His choice – either a live African elephant or the cash. For Bart, the choice is easy ... the elephant. Bill and Marty are taken aback, especially since the intended prize was $10,000. However, Bart insists that he won an elephant, and everyone's attempts to reason with him fail.


Word spreads throughout town about Bill and Marty's refusal to make good on awarding the prize, prompting their boss to give them a choice: either arrange for delivery of Bart's elephant, or have their show replaced by an automated disc jockey. The disc jockeys decide on the former option. Voice tracking, also called cyber jocking, is a technique employed by some radio stations. ...


Bart names his new elephant Stampy, and begins giving him undue attention while neglecting Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II. It isn't long before Stampy eats the Simpsons out of house and home, and Lisa begins complaining that keeping an elephant as a pet – and thus, away from its native habitat - is cruel. Homer tries to get paying customers to view and ride Stampy, but he fails to make enough money to cover the elephant's food costs. Santas Little Helper or once known as Santos L Halper (voiced by Frank Welker or Dan Castelanetta) is the Simpson familys pet dog. ... A list of animals featured on the long-running animated TV Show The Simpsons. ...


Just as the family is pondering what to do about Stampy, a wildlife poacher named Mr. Blackheart offers to buy Stampy. Homer wants to take the money, but Lisa is against the idea – particularly since Mr. Blackheart openly admits he plans to have Stampy killed for his ivory tusks. Just as Homer and Mr. Blackheart reach a deal, Bart plans to run away with Stampy. However, Stampy runs off, wreaks havoc throughout Springfield and is soon nowhere to be found. Bart begins looking for his elephant. For other uses, see Poaching (disambiguation). ...


The family soon finds Bart, but then Homer begins sinking in the Springfield Tar Pits. Stampy frees Homer, and he finally agrees to donate the elephant – at a loss – to a wildlife preserve, where Stampy quickly takes his place as the jerk of the elephant herd.


Trivia

  • When Chief Wiggum nonchalantly answers distress phone calls late in the episode, he says "Yeah...right, and I'm Edward G. Robinson" sarcastically. Hank Azaria, the voice of Wiggum and many other residents of Springfield specifically based Wiggum's voice on that of Robinson.
  • Though rare, Stampy does return in the comics and once or twice in the show.

In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Edward Goldenberg Robinson (December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was an American stage and film actor, of Romanian origin. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor and voice artist. ...

Cultural references

  • "Do-Re-Mi" - The lyrics to The Sound of Music are parodied in the scene where Homer crashes the car into a deer statue.
  • Jurassic Park – Stampy's eye in the window is just like T. Rex's.
  • La Brea Tar Pits – The Springfield Tar Pits are inspired by the tar pits located in Los Angeles, California.
  • The 1950s version of The Price Is Right – Much of Act 1 (where Bart wins his elephant and then gets it after KBBL's disc jockeys are threatened with dismissal) is inspired by an incident on the original The Price is Right. A contestant won a grand piano and – as his bonus prize – was told he won a full-sized African elephant (for "extra ivory"). Even though the actual prize was $4,000, the contestant demanded an elephant, and it wasn't long before the show's producer/creator Bob Stewart was forced to arrange delivery of a live elephant.

Do Re Mi is a theater musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin. ... The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 film directed by Steven Spielberg, based off the novel written by Michael Crichton. ... La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles Countys Miracle Mile District. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... The original version of The Price is Right was an American television game show where the contestants won prizes by giving the closest bid to merchandise items and other products. ... Bob Stewart (1920 - ) is a former American television game show producer. ...

Quotations

  • Homer: I'm alive. I'm alive! And I owe it all to this feisty feline.
    Lisa: Dad, feline means cat.
    Homer: Elephant, honey. It's an elephant!
  • Homer: (crashes car into preserved deer statue) D'oh!
    Lisa: A deer!
    Marge: A female deer!
  • Homer: Bart, with ten thousand dollars, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all sorts of useful things like...love.
    Marge: Or double-ply windows! They look just like regular windows but they'll save us 4% on our heating bill. (everyone looks blankly at her) Well, they will.
  • Bart: (after being inhaled by Stampy) Wow…he tried to kill me.
  • Bart: Don't worry, Stampy. I won't let Dad sell you to that ivory dealer. You and me are going to run away together. We'll stick to the back roads and make our way south. Then, if I know my geography, it's only twelve miles to Africa.
  • Homer: Marge, don't humiliate me in front of the money.
  • Homer: He took Bart too? That wasn't part of our deal, Blackheart! THAT WASN'T PART!!!!
  • Homer: Lisa, a guy who's got lots of ivory is less likely to hurt Stampy than a guy whose ivory supplies are low.
  • Lisa: Mr. Blackheart?
    Blackheart: Yes, my pretty?
    Lisa: Are you an ivory dealer?
    Blackheart: [laughs] Well, little girl, I've had lots of jobs in my day: whale-hunter... seal-clubber... president of the Fox network... and, like most people, yeah, I've dealt a little ivory.
  • Bart: "KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!"
  • Homer: Marge, I agree with you in theory. In theory, communism works. In theory.
  • Grampa: Hey, they're playin' The Elephant Song.
    Jasper: I like this song. It reminds me of elephants.
  • Bart: Uh, it's hard for us to leave when you're standing there mom.
    Homer: Push her down, son.
  • Homer: (when Marge asks everyone to clean the house) I call the basement!
    Bart + Lisa: Fine.
    Homer: D'oh? (opens the basement's door,sees the huge mess) D'oh!
  • Barney: (After being saved from the tar pits by Stampy, he starts walking away covered in tar) Thanks, Stampy! (lights up a cigarette but he catches fire) Ow.
  • Homer: Look at these bills: chains for elephant. Shots for elephant. "Oversized decorative poncho"?!
    Bart: Technically it's for a giraffe, but I think I can let it out a little.
    Homer: Well these bills will have to paid out of your allowance.
    Bart: You'll have to raise my allowance to about $1000 a week.
    Homer: Then that's what I'll do, smart guy.
  • Marge: (uneasy) Homer? It looks like he could gore.
    Homer: (optimistic) Heh-heh-, he does look like Al Gore.
  • Homer: Oh, everything's cruel according to you. Tying him up the backyard is cruel. Pulling on his tail is cruel. Yelling in his ears is cruel. Everything is cruel. So excuse me if I'm being cruel!
  • Homer: these TV Guides, so many meories. (reads) "Gomer ticks Sgt. Carter." Oh, I'll never forget that episode!
    (thinks of Gomer Pyle & Sgt. Carter repeating their catchphrases)
    Sgt. Carter: PYLE!!! (three times)
    Gomer Pyle: SHAZZAM!!! (three times)
    Homer: Heh heh heh. "Shazam".
  • Chief Wiggum: Help! Help us! They stole our uniforms, guns, and tasers!
    Snake: (wearing a stolen police uniform) Fry, piggy. (charges taser)
    Chief Wiggum: No, no—no don't—aargh! Aargh! A little to the left...ah, that's the stuff.
  • Boss: This is the DJ 3000. It plays CDs automatically, and it has three distinct varieties of inane chatter. [presses a button]
    DJ 3000: [stilted] Hey, hey. How about that weather out there? Woah! That was the caller from hell. Well, hot dog! We have a weiner.
    Bill: Man, that thing's great!
    Marty: Don't praise the machine!
    Boss: If you don't get that kid an elephant by tomorrow, the DJ 3000 gets your job. [Marty punches it]
    DJ 3000: Those clowns in congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns.
    Bill: [laughs] How does it keep up with the news like that?
  • Homer Oh relax. I'll pull my feet out with my arms...[plunges hands into tar pit]...and my arms out with my face. [plunges head into tar pit]

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