The Simpsons (1989– )
7.8/10
2,197
2 user 1 critic

Bart vs. Thanksgiving 

On Thanksgiving, Bart runs away after fighting with Lisa.

Director:

David Silverman

Writers:

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Bill / Announcer #2 / Grampa Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Rory's Friend / Bum #3 / Bum #4 / Uncle Sam (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Marty / Announcer #1 / Springfield Retirement Castle Employee / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Kent Brockman / Lou (voice)
Greg Berg ... Radio Voice / 'Hooray for Everything' Announcer / Security Man / Rory / Eddie (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Mrs. Spencer / Nurse (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Grampa, Mother Bouvier, Patty and Selma join the Simpsons on Thanksgiving Day. Just before the turkey is brought in, Lisa shows off a meticulously crafted cornucopia paying homage to women in history. When Bart brings in the turkey and begins to set it on the table, he complains Lisa's centerpiece is in the way. A fight ensues, and the centerpiece lands in the fireplace, where it quickly burns up. Lisa runs to her room in tears, and Bart is ordered to go to his room and not come out until he apologizes. When Bart continues to refuse to apologize, he decides to run away. Santa's Little Helper joins him (after he is kicked out for trying to get a nibble of Homer's turkey). After a run-in with a pack of killer dogs at Mr. Burns' mansion, Bart donates some plasma for $12. He passes out, and a pair of bums take him to a homeless shelter for Thanksgiving dinner, the topic of Kent Brockman's news report. Brockman interviews Bart, who still refuses to apologize. Eventually, Bart sees that the... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first of three episodes where either Bart or Lisa give each other a kiss. The second is The Simpsons: Bart Sells His Soul (1995) and the third is The Simpsons: Future-Drama (2005). In this episode, Lisa kissed Bart on his lips after accepting his apology. See more »

Goofs

Marge, just before telling Bart he can come to dinner after apologizing, places her hand on his purple doorknob. In the next shot, while the knob is still visible, her hand has jumped off screen. See more »

Quotes

[saying grace before Thanksgiving Dinner]
Homer: And thank you, Lord, for nuclear energy, the cleanest, safest power in the world. Well, except for solar, which we all know is just a pipe dream.
See more »

Connections

References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Washington Post March
(uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
[Heard on the TV during the Thanksgiving Day parade.]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Great Episode!
10 March 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The seventh episode of the second season of the Simpsons is a great episode despite the lack of comedy and little more drama than we expect. As the other reviewer pointed out, this episode is sad which is true thanks to what goes on in the plot. But don't worry, there is much happiness to be found here as well.

In this episode, "Bart Vs. Thanksgiving," Bart destroys Lisa's centerpiece at the dinner table and he is told to go to his room. Thinking he doesn't do anything wrong, he runs away from home. he goes to a homeless shelter to find food and that is where he may find the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Overall, this is a good dramatic episode that lacks the comedy we are used to seeing. But because the drama is so good and the episode is moving, I'll decide to let that slip by. This is a good episode with some special holiday meanings. I rate this episode 9/10.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed