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New Kid on the Block 

Bart develops a crush on his new neighbor, only to discover that she's dating Jimbo Jones; Homer sues an all-you-can-eat restaurant after he's kicked out.

Director:

Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Gameshow Host / Realter / Clumsy Student Mover / Kabul Restaurant Employee #2 / Frying Dutchman Chef / Frying Dutchman Waiter #2 / Conservative Judge / Executioner / Grampa / Blue Haired Lawyer / Man in Jury / Man in Crowd / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Girl on Gameshow / Kearney / Dolph / Woman in Crowd (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Ron / Captain McCallister / Man Looking to Buy House / Kabul Restaurant Employee #1 / Frying Dutchman Waiter #1 / Escape from Death Row Character / Apu / Old Jewish Man / Zookeeper / Man with Letters / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner (voice)
Sara Gilbert ... Laura Powers (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
Pamela Reed ... Ruth Powers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Dolph / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Sylvia Winfield / Woman in Restaurant / Woman Looking to Buy House / Abbey's Sister / Abbey (voice)
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Storyline

The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. After unsuccessfully trying to sue Captain McAllister's restaurant and its All-You-Can-Eat boast Homer becomes a living advertisement for the place as Bottomless Pete :Nature's Cruellest Mistake. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that plays while the moose is rummaging through Homer's trash is a parody of the theme song from Northern Exposure (1990). See more »

Goofs

Moe knows where Homer lives (and thus the Simpsons' address), as evidenced in several episodes (he has dinner with them in "Grift of the Magi," for example). So Bart's trick shouldn't have worked - Moe should've known that it wasn't anyone by the name of "Jones" prank calling him. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Oh, I better get back and check on Barney.
Barney: [drinking beer straight from the tap] Oh, oh, my heart stopped!
[after about 10 seconds]
Barney: There it goes.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Bart Simpson Phone Pranks (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sailor's Hornpipe
(uncredited)
Traditional
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Bart Falls in Love!
4 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the eighth episode of the Simpsons and it's a very good episode exploring the themes of love and puberty. It's incredibly funny as the jokes are on top of their game. I also like the fact that we get to meet the other neighbors of the Simpsons, not just the Flanders. This episode also receives the benefit of two prank calls to Moe, which are always the best.

In this episode, "New Kid on the Block," The Homers receive new neighbors in the form of a divorced Ruth and her teenage daughter, Laura. When Bart sees Laura for the first time, he instantly develops a crush on her. But he gets heart-broken when he finds out Jimbo is her boyfriend. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, Homer decides to sue the buffet.

Overall, this a very solid episode and it's a better episode than the previous one, as it has a better story to tell. I like the fact Bart is madly in love and I also like how Homer is made out to be some sort of circus attraction because of his appetite. I rate this episode 9/10.


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