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Bart After Dark

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Season 8 Episode
157 "Burns, Baby Burns"
158
"Bart After Dark"
"A Milhouse Divided" 159
Bart After Dark
Bart After Dark promo.jpg
Episode Information
Episode Number: 158
Production Code: 4F06
Original Airdate: November 24, 1996
Couch Gag: A parody of the Sgt. Pepper's album cover.
Show Runner(s): Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
Written By: Richard Appel
Directed By: Dominic Polcino
DVD features


"Bart After Dark" is the fifth episode of Season 8. It was originally broadcast on November 24, 1996. The episode was written by Richard Appel and directed by Dominic Polcino.

Plot[edit]

Belle and Bart

Lisa sees on the news that an oil tanker has crashed and has spilled thousands of gallons of oil on the beach. She asks Marge if she can go and help save the local wildlife. After begging, Marge agrees. Bart and Homer stay at home and quickly turn the house into a pig sty. Bart goes out to play with his friends and ends up damaging a creepy looking house. The owner of the house, Belle, demands compensation; Homer tells Bart to do chores for her to make up for the damages.

Bart discovers that the house is actually a Burlesque house and quickly takes a new enthusiasm to his job. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa discover that only celebrities have reserved the animals for photo opertunities so they are left to clean rocks, they quickly head home. Homer learns about the true nature of the Burlesque house, but does nothing about Bart working there. Soon, the Flanderses and Lovejoys confront him on the matter after Principal Skinner sees Bart in the reception room. Marge, who unexpectedly returns with Lisa and Maggie from the beach and was previously unaware of Bart's form of employment, overhears.

Marge asks (i.e. demands) Belle to close down the Burlesque house, Belle refuses and brings up good points why she won't. At a town meeting, Marge brings up the matter of the house and soon gets support of the entire town to destroy it. An angry mob arrives to take it down. As they are about to destroy the house, Bart convinces Homer to tell them to stop. He does so by breaking into a musical number (accompanied by Belle and her backup dancers) which convinces the town not to destroy the house. However, Marge arrives with a bulldozer, having missed the song. She tries to make up her own song to express her views, during which she accidentally puts the bulldozer into drive and damages the Burlesque house. To help out, she starts a ventriloquist act to pay for the damage.

Reception[edit]

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This episode won an Emmy for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics in a Comedy/Musical Film (An Hour or Less Long)" for the climactic musical number.

Season 8 Episodes
Treehouse of Horror VII You Only Move Twice The Homer They Fall Burns, Baby Burns Bart After Dark A Milhouse Divided Lisa's Date with Density Hurricane Neddy El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer The Springfield Files The Twisted World of Marge Simpson Mountain of Madness Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show Homer's Phobia Brother from Another Series My Sister, My Sitter Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment Grade School Confidential The Canine Mutiny The Old Man and the Lisa In Marge We Trust Homer's Enemy The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase The Secret War of Lisa Simpson