Bart Star
The Simpsons Season 9

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Episode Info

Pathologically cheerful born-again Christian Ned Flanders (voice of Harry Shearer) becomes coach of the Springfield Wildcats, a little league football team, and Bart Simpson (voice of Nancy Cartwright) joins the squad. True to form, Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) mercilessly heckles Flanders at every game even though he's guiding the team to a winning season, and Flanders quits in frustration. Homer takes over as coach, and cuts Bart from the team for his poor play; Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) urges Homer to give his son another chance, reminding him of his own dad's failure to encourage him as a boy. Homer reconsiders and not only brings Bart back but makes him quarterback. However, the team already has a star quarterback, noted bully Nelson Muntz (also voiced by Cartwright), while Bart has little talent for the position; the team's winning steak is soon a memory, and Bart can't convince his thick-headed father that being the quarterback is only earning him enemies. "Bart Star" also features voice cameos from gridiron stars Joe Namath and Roy Firestone as themselves, and Mike Judge as Hank Hill (from the series King Of The Hill); the episode first aired on November 9, 1997.

Cast & Crew

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson
Julie Kavner
Marjorie Bouvier Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Marie Simpson
Harry Shearer
Charles Montgomery Burns
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Mike Judge
Hank Hill
Maggie Roswell
Maude Flanders
Riley Brock
Bubble Gump
Roy Firestone
Himself
James L. Brooks
Executive Producer
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
David Mirkin
Executive Producer
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