The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 19 Season 2 7F08 November 15, 1990
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Episode Summary
Homer is invited to Flander's house for a beer. Homer sees Flanders's game room with beer on tap and observes that his son Todd is loving and brilliant in school. He thinks Flanders is bragging about his lifestyle and storms out. When Homer and Bart run into Flanders and Todd at the miniature golf course, Homer boasts that Bart will win the big miniature golf tournament. Flanders advises Homer not to count on Bart, since Todd will also enter.

Despite his most ardent efforts, Bart's putting is lacking. Lisa senses Bart's anguish and shows him an ancient Oriental method of concentration. Using his new Zen approach, Bart's game improves dramatically. Homer challenges Flanders to bet on the tournament, and the two agree that the father of the boy who doesn't win must mow the other's lawn while wearing his wife's best dress.

Both Todd and Bart are pressured to win. The score is tied as they approach the last hole. To avoid the dire consequences if they lose, Bart and Todd quit and call the game a tie. Without a winner, both Homer and Flanders put on their wives' clothes and mow each other's lawn.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Bart's Science Expreriment of a potato in water reads 11:00 Start Experiment 11:30 Still Just a Potatoe 12:00 "" 12:30 "" 1:00 ""
  • Ned Flanders refers to his basement as "The Rumpus Room" which has a dartboard, pool table, model train, foosball, trophy case and fully stocked bar with beer steins
  • Ned Flanders calls Maude his "Little Popcorn Ball" while Maude calls him "Sponge Cake"
  • Ned Flanders speed dial on his bedroom phone reads Reverend (Work), Reverend (Home), Recycling Center and Book Mobile
  • Ned Flanders references the Bible's Mathew 19:19, Love Thy Neighbor
  • Ned Flanders stationary reads From the "Noggin" of Ned
  • Ned Flanders letter reads Dear Neighbor, you are my brother, I love you and yet I feel a great sadness in my bossom... Neighbors Forever, Ned Flanders
  • The miniature golf course sign reads Sir Putt-A-Lot's Merrie Olde Fun Centre Ye Go Karts Her Majesty's Batting Cage Merlin's Video Dungeon Skee Ball
  • Signs at the miniature golf course read Thanks for playing, Please Do Not Destroy or Bang the Putters Against Obstacles or Figures Thank You-Management, Fall Off Rug is Out of Bounds Penalty 1 Stroke, Do Not Climb on Statuary and Ye End of Course
  • Bart scores a 41 while Homer's total is too high to calculate
  • The miniature golf tournament marquee reads Sir Putt-A-Lot's 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament 1st Prize: $50 2nd Prize: $10 3rd Prize $5 4th Prize: 1/2 price sno cone Free Ballon for Everyone Who Enters
  • Homer names Bart's putter "Charlene" after Bart calls it "Mr. Putter" and "Mom"
  • Bart has awards in his room for 6th Place, Runner Up, 4th Place, Honorable Mention, Participant and Everybody Gets a Trophy Day
  • The Springfield Public Library has a Krusty poster which reads Give a Hoot Read a Book
  • Homer reads a Marmaduke cartoon in the newspaper
  • The announcers table reads K.B.B.L. Proudly Sponsors the Ye Olde First Annual Miniature Golf Tournament
  • Todd's putter reads To My Son Todd Love Dad
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Santa's Little Helper
Edna Krabappel
Helen Lovejoy
Krusty the Clown
Maude Flanders
Ned Flanders
Principal Skinner
Reverend Lovejoy
Jimbo Jones
Rod Flanders
Todd Flanders
Mini Golf Announcer
Mrs. Norton
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Jeff Martin
Rich Moore
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Maggie Roswell
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