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Labor Pains

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Labor Pains
When Bongos Collide!
For the Season 25 episode of the same name, see Labor Pains.
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Labor Pains
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Comic Story information
Released: June 1994
Comic series: Itchy & Scratchy Comics
Pages: 27
Written by: Steve Vance
Mike Milo
Harry McLaughlin

Labor Pains is an Itchy & Scratchy Comics story first printed in Itchy & Scratchy Comics #3. It is the first part of a three-part story, followed by When Bongos Collide! and The Final Collision.


Scratchy has decided to quit doing cartoons because he is sick of the amount of takes needed and his salary. Despite numerous replacements, Itchy starts to miss him and wants to convince him to return. Scratchy works his way through a series of jobs including in a fast food restaurant and as an office worker. Itchy repeatedly sneaks into Scratchy's workplaces and injures him until Scratchy plans on killing himself. A producer gives him a movie deal which he finds worse than his old acting job so he returns to work with Itchy, much to Itchy's delight who was actually the producer in disguise.

In real life, Bart and Lisa have been watching the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon when they hear a noise on the roof. The TV loses its signal and starts to glow until Itchy and Scratchy emerge from it into the Simpsons' house. Itchy continues to chase Scratchy down the streets of Springfield.


Comic issue Release date Country
Bartman: The Best of the Best! (last six pages only) October 27, 1995 Flag of the United States.png
Simpsons Comics #53 (part one) April 19, 2001 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Comics #54 (part two) May 17, 2001 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Classics #3 Winter 2005 Flag of the United States.png
The Best of The Simpsons #21 June 23, 2005 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png