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The Crepes of Wrath 

Bart is sent to France on a student exchange program, where he's treated like a slave; An Albanian student takes Bart's place in the family.


Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer), Milton Gray (co-director)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Adil's Father / Ugolin (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Lewis / American Exchange Student (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Airport Escort / Cesar / Lenny / S.W.A.T. Team Member (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Christian Coffinet Christian Coffinet ... Gendarme Officer (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner / Adil Hoxha / Airport Announcer (voice)


Bart flushes a cherry bomb at school, nearly injuring Principal Skinner's mother, Agnes, in the process. An exasperated Skinner tells Homer and Marge that since expulsion would not do Bart any good, he's placing him in a foreign-exchange student program. Bart is sent to France, where his host family are unethical winemakers who plan to employ him as a slave. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intercambio Cultural See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Ugolin drives Bart to the Chateau Maison, the scenery they pass by are actually famous French paintings. Specifically, they are Bassin aux nympheas by Monet; Champ de ble aux corbeaux by Van Gogh; Le Reve by Rousseau; and Dejeuner sur l'herbe by Manet. See more »


In one scene, between two cuts Lewis's skin color changes. At first, it is brown, then it goes yellow then back to brown. See more »


Bart Simpson: Ah, the life of a frog. That's the life for me.
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References Jean de Florette (1986) See more »


by Leo Robin and Richard A. Whiting
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Funny and Interesting!
24 November 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This episode is one of the bright spots for Season 1 for many reasons. It's funny and quite interesting. This is also the first episode where we get to see a Simpson leave Springfield. There are some funny scenes especially when Homer doesn't see his new Albanian son as a threat as he gives him blueprints of a nuclear reactor. I also like how the French are stereotyped because this is exactly how they usually are stereotyped by Americans.

This episode, "The Crepes of Wrath" has Bart almost seriously injuring Principal Skinner's mother at school. Skinner, therefore proposes a plan by sending him to France. While in France, Bart becomes a slave of some very bad winemakers.

Overall, this is a fun episode that is really interesting. There are a few funny moments but this is one of the strongest episodes yet in the early going. I rate this episode 9/10.

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