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Encyclopedia > Special Edna
The Simpsons episode
"Special Edna"
Episode no. 298
Prod. code EABF02
Orig. airdate January 5, 2003
Written by Dennis Snee
Directed by Bob Anderson
Chalkboard None
Couch gag The family is dropped into hot oil, deep fried, dropped onto the couch, and salted.
Guest star(s) Little Richard
Season 14
November 3, 2002May 18, 2003
  1. Treehouse of Horror XIII
  2. How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
  3. Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade
  4. Large Marge
  5. Helter Shelter
  6. The Great Louse Detective
  7. Special Edna
  8. The Dad Who Knew Too Little
  9. Strong Arms of the Ma
  10. Pray Anything
  11. Barting Over
  12. I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can
  13. A Star Is Born-Again
  14. Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington
  15. C.E. D'oh
  16. 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
  17. Three Gays of the Condo
  18. Dude, Where's My Ranch?
  19. Old Yeller Belly
  20. Brake My Wife, Please
  21. Bart of War
  22. Moe Baby Blues
List of all The Simpsons episodes

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Plot

Mrs. Krabappel assigns a paper on World War I, due in three weeks. Martin Prince suggests it should be typed and at least ten pages long. After class, Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner's apple-picking date is cancelled when Skinner's mother calls him away. Ms. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Martin Prince, Jr. ... ... Apple picking is a recreational activity which occurs during harvest time in areas with apple farms. ... Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and Principal Seymour Skinners mother, with whom he still lives. ...


At the Simpson household, Bart is distracted from writing his paper, first by wrestling, later by Milhouse showing up a Black Hawk helicopter piloted by his uncle who "will probably be court-martialled for this." Bart goes to the library for research, but - noticing someone paid for one hundred photocopies but only used one - can not resist the opportunity to make ninety-nine photocopies of his butt. The next day, at church, the church-goers open their prayer books, only to see Bart's butt mooning them. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter used by over 20 nations. ... A small, much-used Xerox copier in a high school library. ...


At the end of the three weeks, Bart still hasn't started the assignment. The day before the date of submission, he asks Grampa for help. Grampa's story about his WWI experiences as a four-year-old in the trenches is anything but educational, but Bart writes it down anyway and pads it to ten pages using advertisements. Mrs. Krabappel rejects his paper and tells him he'll have to do it correctly after school. As Bart finishes the assignment after school, he observes Skinner cancel a movie date with Mrs. K when his mother calls. Bart consoles Mrs. K, and she reluctantly accepts his offer to accompany her to the movie, though she is grateful. Abraham J. Simpson also known as Abe, Grampa or Grampa Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... A gas main being laid in a trench. ...


Lisa suggests that Bart nominate Mrs. K for the Teacher of the Year award. Bart's nomination is accepted when the organizers realize that Edna Krabappel actually managed to teach Bart Simpson (who was believed to be an "urban legend"). When Mrs. K is informed of her Teacher of the Year nomination, she thanks Bart at the ensuing press conference, wondering aloud if she will continue teaching if she does win. Skinner is about to congratulate Mrs. K when his mother calls again, which ends the press conference. Bart informs his family that, as nominator, he and his family are going to Orlando, Florida. The family is excited... until they learn the awards show is being held at the EFCOT Center (a parody of the EPCOT Center). Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Spaceship Earth, as seen from outside the vistors entrance. ...


In Orlando, at the EFCOT Center ("When all other places are booked"), Marge and Lisa go on a "World of Tomorrow" ride, "what the people in 1964 thought the world would be like in 1987, showing a world ultimately ruled by Eastern Air Lines (which did sponsor an attraction at Disney World until its bankruptcy in 1987). Homer and Bart go on an electric car ride, sponsored by "the gasoline producers of America," which tells them that it can not go very fast and it makes them look gay. Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from the late 1920s until 1991. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... An electric vehicle is a vehicle that is propelled by electric motors. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ...


At Springfield Elementary, Skinner is despondent at the thought that Edna could leave the school. Groundskeeper Willie lends Skinner his sportscar so he can go to Orlando, where he surprises Edna with a kiss under the fireworks display - until they are interrupted by Agnes, who Skinner brought along. Groundskeeper Willie (a. ...


During preparation for the awards ceremony, Skinner is shocked when he hears that the winner receives enough money to be able to quit teaching. He requests Bart help him sabotage Mrs. K's chances of winning. At the ceremony, presided over by Little Richard, each finalist must ask their nominating student a question. When Bart is asked what Mrs. K would like to teach the world, he pretends to be illiterate, until Skinner guiltily tells the truth, adding Edna should be Teacher of the Year because "If she can teach me to love, she can teach anyone anything." With one of Little Richard's rings, Skinner asks Edna to marry him, and she agrees. Mrs. K loses the award, but looks forward to marrying Skinner. Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ...


Later, Homer tries to bust out of the EFCOT Center and visit Walt Disney World, setting off alarms and searchlights, and warnings from a voice that sounds just like Mickey Mouse. He buys an expensive churro and runs off. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • According to a sign Skinner passes on the edge of town, Springfield is 2,653 miles from Orlando.

Cultural references

  • This episode features a parody of EPCOT Center. A sign outside the park reads "When Every Other Place is Booked," and Homer bemoans that EFCOT is "even boring to fly over!"
  • The references to EPCOT Center being different from Walt Disney World is confusing, since EPCOT is indeed one of the four Disney theme parks in Orlando that makes up Walt Disney World. Homer's reference to Disney World and the location to which he escapes at the end is most likely a reference to the Magic Kingdom park.
  • The "Ride Of Broken Dreams" is a mockery of the Enron scandal. The ride goes up for quite a distance, then suddenly drops steeply and levels out for a while and then drops down into a poor house shed.
  • The attractions shown in the episode are:
  • The nighttime fireworks/laser display being watched by Homer and Marge is a parody of Epcot's Illuminations show, taking place in a facsimile of Epcot's World Showcase.
  • The "World of Tomorrow" ride parodies the fact that most of Epcot's attractions were sponsored by huge corporations (General Electric, AT&T, Exxon, United Technologies) that used their attractions to offer a very clean version of themselves and how they were bringing the future to the American public.
  • The teacher who was awarded the title "Teacher of the Year" was reminiscent of Jaime Escalante and the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, where Escalante indeed taught inner city school students that differential equations were more powerful than bullets.
  • When Homer and Bart ride the electric car, the gay robots say "One of us! One of us!" This is homage to the classic line from the 1932 film Freaks. The ride, sponsored by "gas producers of America" exhibits a veiled parody of smear campaigns and conspiracies by oil companies (such as the Streetcar Scandal) to squash alternative transportation (such as mass transit and electric cars) and expand the use of gasoline-powered automobiles.
  • Edna mentions that she accidentally showed the "R-rated version of Romeo and Juliet", which is a reference to the 1968 film.
  • The opening music to the documentary on holes is the beginning of "Fragile" by Sting. This is a reference to the IMAX documentary The Living Sea, whose soundtrack featured the same song. EPCOT had an attraction called The Living Seas from 1986 until 2006.
  • When Lisa mocks Bart for befriending Edna, she quotes "put mothballs in the beef stew", a line from the Simpsons' hit single "Do the Bartman".
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