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World War III

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"World War III"
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World War III
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Short Information
Airdate: November 22, 1987
Short season: 2
Short number: 16
Production code: MG20
Writer: Matt Groening

"World War III" is the sixteenth short. It aired on The Tracey Ullman Show on November 22, 1987.


Homer wakes Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie in the middle of the night to practice for a nuclear war drill. The Simpsons make it to the basement but are late and go down in 18 seconds. Homer then replies that if that was a real nuclear war The Simpsons would be dead meat. Homer then wakes up the family again and they are still unsuccessful in timing. Bart then wakes Homer up for a nuclear war drill and him, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie trap Homer in the basement and decide to let him out in the morning.

Shorts Season 2 Episodes
Making Faces The Funeral Maggie's Brain Football House of Cards Bart and Homer's Dinner Space Patrol Bart's Haircut World War III The Perfect Crime Scary Stories Grampa & the Kids Gone Fishin' Skateboarding The Pagans The Closet The Aquarium Family Portrait Bart's Hiccups The Money Jar The Art Museum Zoo Story