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Encyclopedia > The Boy Who Knew Too Much
The Simpsons episode
"The Boy Who Knew Too Much"
Episode no. 101
Prod. code 1F19
Orig. Airdate May 5, 1994
Show Runner(s) David Mirkin
Writer(s) John Swartzwelder
Director Jeffrey Lynch
Chalkboard "There are plenty of businesses like show business"
Couch gag The family runs to the couch, but they look around to see that they aren't at their house, they're on the set of David Letterman's talk show.
SNPP capsule
Season 5
September 1993 – May 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...

"The Boy Who Knew Too Much" is the 20th episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox network. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th 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. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... David Mirkin is an American actor, television director, writer and producer. ... John Swartzwelder (born November 16, 1950) is a writer for the animated television 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. ... 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. ... Bart Gets an Elephant is the seventeenth episode of 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. ... 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 Simpsons The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox network. ... The Simpsons The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ...

Contents


Synopsis

It's a beautiful day in Springfield, but Bart isn't happy about going to school (in part because they have to go on a prison bus) and when arriving in class, Bart has enough, skipping school by pretending to go to the dentist. But Principal Skinner isn't convinced. Springfield is the fictional city where the TV series The Simpsons is set. ... BART (in full, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District) is a rapid transit electric train service that serves parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, and Walnut Creek. ... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ...


He goes after Bart, finally cornering him. But Bart jumps in a car in time. The car is actually driven by Freddy Quimby, going to his birthday. At lunch, Freddy is served chowder, but he asked the French waiter to say it correctly. He says 'shau-dere' but Freddy says it's 'chow-dah'. CAR is a three letter-acronym, that may stand for: Canadian Airborne Regiment Canadian Aviation Regulations Canonical anticommutation relation Caribou Municipal Airport (IATA airport code CAR) in Caribou, Maine, United States Center Axis Relock, a new shooting technique developed by Paul Castle Central African Republic Computer-assisted reporting Cordillera Administrative... Chowder is any of a variety of soups, enriched with salt pork fatback and thickened with flour, or more traditionally with crushed ship biscuit or saltine crackers, and milk. ...


Freddy follows the waiter into the kitchen, where Bart is hiding under a table. Soon, Bart sees the waiter get injured by various kitchen appliances, and Freddy Quimby is arrested for the crime (presumably battery) and put on trial.


Everyone says he's guilty, but Bart knows that Freddy didn't do it. He doesn't want to testify, however, because he skipped school and Principal Skinner will know that he did if he testifies. Meanwhile, Homer was selected for jury duty for the trial. The Homère Caetani bust at the Louvre, a 2nd century Roman copy of a 2nd century BC Greek original. ... A jury is a sworn body of persons convened to render a rational, impartial verdict and a finding of fact on a legal question officially submitted to them, or to set a penalty or judgment in a jury trial of a court of law. ...


Homer discovers that if the jury is deadlocked, they will have to be sequestered and stay at the Springfield Palace Hotel until they decide on a verdict. Thanks to him, they do so. Ratchet: Deadlocked is a videogame being developed by insomniac games ...


But Bart is considering saying that Freddy's innocent after watching a show on TV with the same incident. Soon, in court, Bart told everyone that Freddy didn't injure the waiter but the waiter injured himself. Back in court, the waiter declares he's not clumsy but falls out of the window into an open-roof truck filled with mouse traps. Freddy is let off innocently, but Bart is facing three months detention. The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Å koda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For other meanings, see Truck (disambiguation). ... Mouse Trap is a 1981 arcade game released by Exidy similar to Pac-Man. ... Historic detention cell In middle school and high school, detention very specifically refers to a period after the end of the school day (sometimes, before the school day) or during the weekend, when students who have misbehaved must remain in a designated classroom for a certain time period as punishment...


References

  • Free Willy - The new 'director's cut' of this movie features the boy being crushed by Willy.
  • Westworld - The scene of Principal Skinner chasing Bart borrows heavily from the film.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Principal Skinner on Bart's trail references Principal Rooney's quest to bust Ferris Bueller for playing hooky.
  • Matt Groening - appears in a cameo as the court illustrator in the Quimby trial; can be seen signing his name on his sketch.

The Man Who Knew Too Much was a 1934 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Free Willy is a 1993 Warner Brothers film about a boy who befriends an orca (killer whale). ... Westworld, written and directed by Dr. Michael Crichton and released in 1973, was a seminal science fiction movie starring Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning robotic Western movie-style gunslinger in a futuristic amusement park (called Delos) where wealthy patrons vacation to role-play their fantasies. ... Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 film written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Arnon Milchan. ... Matt Groening Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954 in Portland, Oregon; his family name is pronounced /greɪnɪŋ/, rhyming with gaining and raining) is an American cartoonist and the creator of the American animated television series The Simpsons [1] and Futurama. ...

Quotes

  • Principal Skinner: [thinking] I know you can read my thoughts, Bart. Just a little reminder, if I find out you cut class, your ass is mine. Yes, you heard me, I think words I would never say.
    Homer: [thinking] I know you can read my thoughts, boy. [singing the Meow Mix theme] meow meow meow meow... (continues)
  • Chief Wiggum: [Walks into the kitchen] Oh, my God!... Someone's taken a bite out of the big Rice Krispies square! Oh yeah, and the waiter's been brutally beaten.
  • Homer: (upon learning that he gets luxurious free stay in a hotel if the jury is deadlocked) Uh, how are the rest of you voting?
    Rest of Jury: Guilty.
    Homer: Okay fine. How many S's in "innocent"?
  • Helen Lovejoy: This won't take long, he's clearly guilty. We'll probably be home by dinner-time.
    Jasper: Good. Tonight the dog from Frasier is going to ride the dolphin on seaQuest.
  • (on TV) Chief: Well, McGarnigle, Billy is dead! They slit his throat from ear to ear.
    McGonigle: Hey! I'm trying to eat lunch here.
  • Skinner: Hmmm. His brand of gum—Doublemint. Trying to double your fun, eh, Bart? Well, I'll double your detention. God, I wish there was someone around to hear that.
  • Lawyer: Well, therefore, you certainly would never lose your temper over something as trivial as the pronunciation of 'Chowder.'
    Fred Quimby: That's Chow-DAH! Chow-DAH! I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you, especially those members of you in the jury!
  • Waiter: (In court) I protest! I am not a clumzee, Clouseau-esque waytarr! I - (Slips up on bucket, crashes around, falls out of window into delivery truck full of mousetraps.) At least zere were no big ones. SNAP! Ook.
  • Homer Simpson: So if, we don't all vote the same way, we'll be deadlocked, and have to be sequestered in the Springfield Palace Hotel.
    Patty: That's not gonna happen, Homer.
    Jasper: Let's vote. My liver's failing.
    Homer: Where we'll get: a free room, free food, free swimming pool, free HBO, eh, Free Willy!
    Skinner: Justice is not a frivolous thing, Simpson. It has little if anything to do with a disobedient whale.

Meow Mix is a popular variety of cat food, the classic TV commercial jingle of which is well known as part of American popular culture, notably referenced in the original Austin Powers film. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... A Rice Krispies box from the 1970s Rice Krispies (called Rice Bubbles in Australia) is a brand of breakfast cereal that has been produced by Kelloggs since 1928. ... Frasier was a critically acclaimed American TV situation comedy. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters (see: List of characters from The Simpsons), there are also several characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see also: Show-within-a-show). ... A modern packet of Wrigleys Doublemint Doublemint is a flavour of chewing gum made by the Wrigley Company. ... Historic detention cell In middle school and high school, detention very specifically refers to a period after the end of the school day (sometimes, before the school day) or during the weekend, when students who have misbehaved must remain in a designated classroom for a certain time period as punishment... Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a bumbling fictional French detective who was a character in the Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ...

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