Homer: Yes, syrup is better than jelly. A cute hamster flying a miniature plane wins over Skinner, who hands Bart the winning ribbon for real, much to Lisa's disappointment. This is great news for anyone revisiting classic episodes during the quarantine. The Simpsons first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling FOX network in December 1989). Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. The Simpsons often rewards obsessives with meticulous sight gags that may only be onscreen for a single frame, and if you freeze the shot of his license in … He plans to lead her on a treasure hunt to get them back but she finds them after just a minute. ... ''Duffless'' Credit: Fox ... You may remember Troy McClure from such TV shows as … Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. After failing the breathalyzer test, the clearly sober-enough-to-drive Homer is arrested, stripped of his driver's license, forced to attend AA meetings, and gets into a bet in which he can't drink beer for a month; meanwhile, the obviously skunk-drunk Barney is allowed to drive off, even knocking one of the cops off a cliff as he speeds away. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless. Storyline. The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 16 Quotes. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Unfortunately for Lisa, her project and chance for humiliating Bart are both ruined by Bart's project: "Can hamsters fly planes?" has become a trope on the show, but seldom has it worked so well. At breakfast, Lisa shows the family her science fair project: a genetically engineered tomato she hopes will cure world hunger. Directed By Meanwhile, Homer plans to duck out of work and go on a tour of the Duff Brewery with Barney. In 2004 Matt Groening, the chief creator of the television series The Simpsons, published an eclectic list of his “100 Favourite Things”.High on the inventory were two films by Stanley Kubrick, placed equally at number 16: Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963, herein referred to as Dr. Strangelove). Homer is arrested for drunk driving, and Marge persuades him to swear off beer for a month, which gives Homer a whole new outlook on life. Barney gets away with essentially kicking off the episode's main plot by urging the police to give Homer a breathalyzer test right after he flawlessly passed a field sobriety test (granted, Homer beat Barney pretty bad in order to dissuade him from driving). 75 Sure, she worked on that tomato for a long time but the overall retribution is rather disproportionate. The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 16 Quotes. Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. (When you ask them on the red carpet or over email.) Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The guide contains staff/voice credits, funny Simpsons quotes, references and other notes. Many individuals have contributed to them over the past decade, though they have been principally the work of Raymond Chen, Chris Baird, James A. Cherry, Frederic Briere, Hari Michael Wierny and, presently, Benjamin Robinson and Andrew Gill. Due to a court order, Homer Simpson unwillingly attends an alcoholics meeting. "Whacking Day" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. At the beginning of act 3, a stressed-out Marge and Homer began to fight over the little things to the point where Homer thinks Marge is trying to intentionally harm him and they go to couples' therapy. Update: Five months after the series first became available on Disney+, the streaming service has announced that episodes of The Simpsons originally broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio will be available, uncropped, by the end of May. In the meantime Barney, who is obviously drunk, is allowed to drive off after running over Wiggum. He's dead?! Duffless Marge: Homer, I want you to encourage Lisa with her science fair project. When snickering at the thought of having revenge on Bart, Lisa tells Marge that she remembered a bit from. Principal Skinner declares "First Prize" over and over, while Bart's dream fades out to Lisa saying into Bart's ear "First prize...first prize..." She explains she was "just screwing with [his] mind.". After two tests, the hamster leads 2-0. Oh come on. "Goldfish don't bounce" Homer tries to watch a ball game during his "dry spell", finding the whole business boring. The Loop (TV) Do you like this video? This trope isn’t named for The Simpsons, but it might as well be. Homer gets barred from driving and forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Couch Gag Phil Hartman as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure At the brewery the two partake in free samples, Barney much more than Homer. — McClure. Episode Number (The Simpsons is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which Disney owns as part of its $71.3 billion purchase of the entertainment assets 21st Century Fox film and television assets. Jim Reardon. It was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Wesley Archer. Compatible device and high-speed, broadband Internet connection required. Season 4, Episode 16 Duffless First Aired: February 18, 1993 Homer goes on the wagon after a drunken-driving arrest; Lisa's science project pits Bart's brain against a hamster's. Original Airdate Alcohol Is Gasoline: Whilst struggling with temporarily giving up alcohol in Season 4 episode "Duffless", Homer spot's Ralph Wiggum's science project of an alcohol fueled car.He immediately has an Imagine Spot of him pumping "fuel" into both his car and his mouth. "Duffless" is the sixteenth episode of Season 4 of The Simpsons and the seventy-fifth episode overall. Production Code Mrs. Phillips: My name's Mrs. Phillips. Lisa gets this thrown right back at her when she loses the science fair to Bart after using her experiment to more or less torture him psychologically with electric shocks. The Simpsons - season 4, episode 16. "The Simpsons" main characters—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie—are the bedrock of the long-running TV show, but they have help from other recurring figures. The last part of the season 14 episode "Brake my Wife, Please". Guide to the Simpsons episode "Duffless". After 30 days, Marge is proud of Homer for upholding his end of his deal, while thirsty Homer rushes back to Moe's, money in hand. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 29, 1993. Bart chucking Lisa's steroid-pumped tomato at Principal Skinner (who is a Vietnam vet who has moments of post-traumatic stress disorder from his stint in 'Nam and the abuse his mother puts him through) and Skinner shaking in shock while the kids laugh at him. At Homer's first AA meeting, he confesses that his desperation led him to "sneak into the football stadium and suck the dirt underneath the bleachers". His license is suspended, and he must attend traffic school and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Celebrities say the darndest things, like what their favorite Simpsons episode is. Lisa appeals to Marge for help, who suggests she run a hamster through a maze. A parody of this trope appears in "Home Away from Homer", in a scene with Ned standing on a wind vent in the street. Lisa tries to protest that the project does not have a scientific merit, but everyone just ignores her. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about! Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. Albert Brooks made his first of five guest appearances on The Simpsons in this episode as the voice of Cowboy Bob.. In bed, Marge gives Homer a magazine quiz about his drinking. "The Call of the Simpsons" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' first season. When Reverend Lovejoy says that after finishing AA he will never drink a beer again, Homer screams and runs off. The Simpsons Movie Critics Consensus. Until a week later, when Bart and Lisa, once more, started complaining about the lack of power in the 'city', and the lack of TV (and their electronic devices, all of which had ran out of Battery and needed to be charged again), when Marge gave up and said "Ok, that's it. The Simpsons Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, … Meanwhile, after Bart ruins Lisa's science fair project, she comes up with a new experiment: To determine which is smarter, Bart or a hamster. The episode finishes with Homer and Marge riding Lisa's bike into the sunset. Along with the Simpson family, The Simpsons includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, and as well as fictional characters. ''The Simpsons are going to _____!'' Duffless is the sixteenth episode of Season 4. The episode opens at the school science fair, with Bart presenting a Go-Go Ray: He zaps all the teachers, causing them to dance uncontrollably. At the science fair, Marge says she isn't too sure about the idea of Lisa using her brother as a test subject, but Lisa insists that it is all scientific theory (immediately after her monologue reveals Lisa's true intentions of getting back at Bart). BarneyHomer SimpsonLisa SimpsonBart Simpson Hearing his answers, she asks him to give up beer for a month, to which he finally agrees. Homer is arrested for drunk driving, and Marge persuades him to swear off beer for a month, which gives Homer a whole new outlook on life. Homer: Yes, syrup is better than jelly. You said my husband's DWI? Duffless What does Homer do to win her back? A handful of main characters (Marge, Barney, Moe) and a long list of minor characters (Gil, Lindsey Naegle, the Squeaky Voiced Teen), take up a New Job as the Plot Demands in frequent and typical Simpsons fashion—i.e., practicalities be damned. 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