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Bart's New Friend 

Homer is hypnotized into believing he's ten years old and ends up stuck in his new age when the hypnotist dies, so he bonds with Bart and refuses to take back the responsibilities of adulthood.

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Krusty the Klown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Cletus / Sven Golly / Chief Wiggum / Superintendent Chalmers / Lou (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner (voice)
Stacy Keach ... Don Bookner (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Brandine / Dolph (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
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Storyline

Homer is hypnotized into believing he's ten years old and ends up stuck in his new age when the hypnotist dies, so he bonds with Bart and refuses to take back the responsibilities of adulthood.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The end of the episode mimics the end of X-Men where Magneto is kept in a glass-type prison. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Chalmers: [Seeing a regressed Homer playing Tunnel Tag with the kids] "Is that a grown man going between childrens' legs?" "
Seymour Skinner: Well, there's nothing against it in the rulebook.
Superintendent Chalmers: It's on page one of the rulebook!
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Crazy Credits

Maggie is holding a flag stating "Je suis Charlie". See more »

Connections

References Freaks and Geeks (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Performed by Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Stacy Keach, and Harry Shearer
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Judd Apatow's Writing Style is Visible Throughout,
13 March 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Bart's New Friend is a fantastic Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes. It was certainly a fun story that I was happy to see the show tackle, seeing Homer become a friend of Barts and behaving just like him was very fun to me. It is written by Judd Apatow, and despite being from a script that he made long before his huge success with movies such as 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, his style of writing can be seen in some shape and form throughout, whether it be some noticeably lengthy dialogue between characters, or simply the way the plot comes together, if your a fan of Apatow you will know he made this. I heard that Apatow has hopes that he could return in the future to write more future episodes, and if this is any indication, that would be a great idea. Funny and even a little heartwarming, Bart's New Friend is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Bart makes an unlikely friend with Homer after he is hypnotized in to thinking he's 10 years old.


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