Eventually Homer uses it to make a giant ball of deep-fried, caramel-covered, cotton candy. While there, he is confronted by a large grizzly bear, from whom he cowers. 1 And Maggie Makes Three (Season 6, Episode … [8] The guards outside Mr. Burns's manor chant and march similarly to the Wicked Witch of the West's guards from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. [1] Burns and Smithers' attempt to steal Bobo from the Simpsons mirrors Mission: Impossible, and their sitcom is similar to The Honeymooners. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 28, 1991. Springfield caught on fire, attempted to escape via the Helicopter's ladder, but Homer (who was drunk) cut it down with the bear still on it. When it becomes too dirty and inedible, Marge orders him to take it to the dump. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Dimensions: 480x362. "Rosebud", of course, is a parody of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane with Mister Burns as the central figure who is trying to regain some of his lost childhood via his teddy bear. In an epilogue set in the year one million A.D., the Earth has been reduced to a post-apocalyptic desert ruled by intelligent apes who unearth a fossilized Bobo. A Bear, when Mt. [8] The last scene where Mr. Burns's robotic body runs off with Bobo is a reference to the film Planet of the Apes in which herds of humans are enslaved by humanoid apes. When Homer realizes Maggie's new toy is Bobo, he negotiates a deal with Burns to exchange it for "a million dollars and three Hawaiian islands. A music producer offers Bart and his friends a chance to participate in an up-and-coming boyband, but the boys are not up to it after making a discovery. DVD Commentary for "Rosebud", in, Archer, Wes. DVD Commentary for "Rosebud", in, CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of January 2021 (, "We Asked Experts for 10 of Their Most Memorable Simpsons Episodes of All Time", "The 50 Greatest Simpsons Movie References", "Imagining America: The Simpsons Go Global", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rosebud_(The_Simpsons)&oldid=1000242823, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. After flashbacks reveal Bobo's journey through history, the bear ends up in the hands of Maggie Simpson. "Old Money" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. These are parodies demonstrating the Care Bears' influence on popular culture and are not part of any official canon universes. Apu turns to Fat Tony and then the Simpson family. Size: 626.9013671875KB. Smithers overhears Mr. Burns having a nightmare in which he murmurs the name "Bobo". It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 21, 1993. The good ones, not the leper one." Apu slowly wins the Simpsons' support. It is unknown if that particular bear survived or not. https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Springfield_bears?oldid=914508. A bear appears at Evergreen Terrace, but seems passive. DVD Commentary for "Rosebud", in, Groening, Matt. They are treated differently in each show. [7], The episode is largely a parody of the 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. Seeing how distraught Burns is, Maggie lets him have the bear. [11], In 2007, Vanity Fair named it the best episode of the show, calling it, "A perfect episode. A flashback reveals that as a child, Burns lived with his family and cherished his teddy bear Bobo, which he dropped in the snow when he left home to live with a "twisted, loveless billionaire". (2004). … Expand With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. They normally live in the woods but have been known to wander into town and cause trouble. "The Call of the Simpsons". Springfield caught on fire, attempted to escape via the Helicopter's ladder, but Homer (who was drunk) cut it down with the bear still on it. The emotional impact of “I Love Lisa” is so tremendous that it’s surprising it took The Simpsons creative team an additional five years to do a Ralph-centric episode again. First Appearance After flashbacks reveal Bobo's journey through history, the bear ends up in the hands of Maggie Simpson. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Directed by Jeffrey Lynch. Ned crashed his Geo Metro trying to avoid the bear. After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name. [5], David Silverman describes the episode as "one of the more challenging ones" to direct. Directed by Wesley Archer. After several failed attempts to steal the bear, Burns subjects Homer to harsh work at the nuclear power plant. [9], In 2003, Entertainment Weekly's placed "Rosebud" second on their top 25 The Simpsons episode list, writing that "despite being one of The Simpsons' most spectacularly overstuffed episodes, "Rosebud" has plenty of heart". Burns — with his head in a jar attached to a cybernetic body — snatches Bobo from an ape and vows to never again leave the bear behind. At once a satire and a tribute, the episode manages to both humanize Mr. Burns and delve deep into Homer's love for his oft-forgotten second daughter, Maggie. [16], David Silverman and Matt Groening describe the sequence where Homer eats 64 slices of American cheese as "one of the most hilarious segments ever done". [1] The scene where he drops a snow globe while whispering the name of his lost toy also parodies Kane's death scene at the start of the film. Smithers — his head atop a robotic dog's body — follows Burns into the sunset. [2] In the episode, Mr. Burns misses his childhood teddy bear Bobo on the eve of his birthday. A bag of ice with Bobo inside is shipped to the Kwik-E-Mart in Springfield. It is unknown if that particular bear survived or not. Bear With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. " Rosebud " is the fourth episode of The Simpsons ' fifth season. Mayor Quimby decides to blame the immigrants, who will all be deported, depending on the outcome of the proposition 24. The Simpsons episode aired in 2003 and the Robot Chicken episode aired in 2007. Gentle Ben had a one-time appearance on the Simpsons when Homer was accused of sexually harassing a college student. “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' twelfth season. Summary: A bear "terrorizes" the neighborhood; the new bear patrol causes taxes to be raised. [4] Originally, the backstory for Bobo included several much darker scenes, including one where the bear was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The episode is largely a parody of the 1941 film Citizen Kane and the title references Charles Foster Kane's dying word "Rosebud". Bart buys the bag, finds Bobo inside and gives it to Maggie as a toy. The Simpsons are the stars of the long-running animated series of the same name, created by Matt Groening. Marathon" is currently underway on FXX! Guest stars The Ramones were "gigantic obsessive Simpsons fans" and their characters were designed by Wes Archer. Directed by Steven Dean Moore. It acquired a Nielsen rating of 11.9. Deprived of television and beer, Homer becomes insane and attempts to murder the family. Joe Mantegna guest stars in the episode as Fat Tony. [5] Species With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. The first saw Washington D.C. destroyed by invading Canadian troops, who found Bobo. The Bear was accused of attacking residents of Springfield, and was spotted on a number of times on Evergreen Terrace. Jasperexplains that Bea's left ventricle burst; she literally died from a br… Bear Patrol does not appear to have actually done anything significant, given that there are already almost no bears in Springfield. Maggie refuses to give away the bear, so Burns pulls out all the stops to try to get it back. Episode - 3F20 First Aired - 5/5/1996 Anti-illegal immigrant fever sweeps town after taxes get raised over bear extermination, and Apu faces deportation unless Homer and co. can help him pass his citizenship exam.Tropes: Actually Pretty Funny: At … Critical reaction to "Rosebud" was largely positive and in 2003 Entertainment Weekly placed the episode in fourth place on their list of the 25 best episodes of The Simpsons.[3]. The second featured the entire planet being overrun by giant redwoods and spotted owls. (2004). Another flashback reveals Bobo's history: the bear finds its way to Charles Lindbergh, who brings it aboard the Spirit of St. Louis and throws it into a crowd after his transatlantic flight to Paris, where it is caught by Adolf Hitler. [9] The episode was the second highest-rated show on the Fox network that week after Married... with Children. The episode was written by Greg Daniels, Dan McGrath, David Cohen and Bob Kushell, and directed by Jim Reardon. The episode has plenty of great moments, like Homer eating 64 slices of American cheese and one-term U.S. presidents getting turned away from Mr. Burns’ birthday party. It includes vans as well as aircraft. (2004). Homer tells Burns that it belongs to Maggie now, but she refuses to give up Bobo even after Burns attempts to take it from her. Much of the inspiration for the episode came from news reports of bears roaming streets in Southern California around the time when the episode was in production. Along with the Simpson family, The Simpsons includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, and as well as fictional characters. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedit… They arrange another date for Bea's birthday, but Grampa is forced to stand her up when Homer abducts him onto one of the family's once-a-month day trips to "Discount Lion Safari". [10] IGN.com ranked The Ramones's performance as the fifteenth best guest appearance in the show's history. In fact, bears are even hosts for Springfield TV shows, such as "Ben." Bobo becomes encased in a block of ice harvested by an ice-gathering expedition in 1993. to Grover). The creators originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokesters or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 08:19. The Simpsons loves to reference and parody famous movies and sometimes even dedicate entire episodes to riffing on classics. Unhappy with the constant sightings of the bear, the police use force to try and stop him from coming back to the area. The family appeared in the celebrity version of the Sesame Street song "Monster in the Mirror." He bonds with the bear and tries to keep it from being hunted. Bart as Bear Lisa as Ojo Milhouseas Tutter Ralph as Treelo Pingu and Pingo (From Pingu) as Pip and Pop Marge Simpson as Ursa [4] The ending of the episode was originally longer, but two segments were cut. It was the first episode to be executive produced by David Mirkin, who was the show runner for the fifth and sixth seasons of the show. Color After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll. Bears are a common animal seen around Springfield. Mr. Burns's lamentations for his childhood bear, Bobo, lead to a show-long parody of Citizen Kane. Springfield bears [1] They brought her all kinds of toys and kept her warm at night, proving that they are not all mean. Supervising director David Silverman describes the episode as "one of the more challenging ones" to direct. This Citizen Kane homage gets into the backstory of Mr. Burns, recalling his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo, that he discarded in exchange for ascension to a life of wealth — and his lifelong quest to recover the treasured object. "Rosebud" was directed by Wes Archer and written by John Swartzwelder. [13], In his book Planet Simpson, author Chris Turner listed "Rosebud" as one of his five favorite episodes of The Simpsons, calling the episode "genius". The family finds identical copies of themselves sitting on the couch. After the Ramones' sneering version of "Happy Birthday" and Homer's crude comedy routine offend him, Burns angrily orders his security guards to break up the party by beating the guests. In The Shinning, a spoof of The Shining, the Simpsons are hired as caretakers at Mr. Burns ' mansion. “It’s as perfect an episode of television as I’ve ever seen,” Ortved says. [5][17], Promotional image for the episode, depicting Homer with the, Mirkin, David. When that fails, he forces Smithers to literally beg Homer for Bobo. Maggie is taken in by a family of bears while the rest of the family has to live on their own out in the woods. Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Michael Polcino. The episode also contains references to The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, George Burns, Charles Lindbergh, The Rolling Stones and Adolf Hitler. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 3, 2000. Brown Burns tells Smithers that he desperately misses Bobo but has no idea where it is. (2004). D'oh! The scenes were cut because the writers felt it was in bad taste. The Bear then just fled through the forest. In the episode, Mr. Burns misses his childhood teddy bear Bobo on the eve of his birthday. Afraid, the citizens pressured Mayor Quimby, making him create an Anti-Bear patrol (although it is also implied that one of the complaints regarding the bear, their stealing picnic baskets, was actually conducted by Quimby himself and not the bear). A Bear, when Mt. In 1945, Hitler blames Bobo for losing World War II and tosses it away. The title is a reference to Charles Foster Kane's dying word "Rosebud"; the teddy bear Bobo is a substitute for Rosebud in this episode, even down to the fact that Burns discards it in the snow when offered a new life of riches and power. Intensive Care Bear is a kind of Care Bear referenced in both "The Simpsons" and "Robot Chicken". Gentle Ben is a bear in a television talk show called 'Ben' shown in 'Homer Badman', where people in the audience share their opinions by talking to a bear with a microphone on its head. He lends the bear his bear proof suit and it helps to get him to the wildlife sanctuary, where the bear is free to be attacked by other animals. In the end they were sad to see her go but as a parting gift she gave one of them one of her pacifiers. "[14], The episode's reference to Citizen Kane was named the 14th greatest film reference in the history of the show by Total Film's Nathan Ditum. The Simpsons replace two monsters on a wall painting, and at the end, Homer reprimands Bart (who yells "Hey, Wubba man!" [8] Mr. Burns' brother is revealed to be comedian George Burns,[1] and both Charles Lindbergh and Adolf Hitler were once in possession of Bobo. He added that the Ramones gave "possibly the finest guest musical performances ever. "The Every.Simpsons.Ever. When he returns to the Retirement Castle, Bea is dead. Gender In the episode, Grampa Simpson falls in love with "Bea" Simmons, another resident at the Springfield Retirement Castle.When she dies and leaves him $106,000, he visits a casino hoping to make more money. Burns does everything in his power to get Bobo back. After a bear wanders down Evergreen Terrace, Quimby raises taxes to create a "bear patrol". Over 12 days, the cable network will air all 552 episodes of the long-running series with no breaks. Bobo is seen again in 1957 on board the USS Nautilus headed for the North Pole. The Ramones (Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, C. J. Ramone and Marky Ramone) guest star in the episode as themselves. [6] Marky Ramone later called their appearance "a career highlight". Burns is so obsessed with finding Bobo that he cannot enjoy the elaborate birthday celebration Smithers arranges for him. He is outraged and promises vengeance unless he gets Bobo back. This episode introduced fans to Moana Simpson (voiced by Glenn Close), Homer's long-lost mother who's spent the last several decades on the lam after running afoul of a … "[12], In 2019, Time ranked the episode tenth in its list of 10 best Simpsons episodes picked by Simpsons experts. Bear Patrol was an organization associated with the Springfield government. [8], In its original American broadcast, "Rosebud" finished 33rd in the ratings for the week of October 18–24, 1993. The bear eventually wanders off without attacking, annoyed by Homer's tearful cowering. He is overcome with joy and promises to be nice to everyone — a vow he soon states under his breath he’ll remember. The Bear then just fled through the forest. "Rosebud" was written by John Swartzwelder and was the first episode to be executive produced and run by David Mirkin. Episode – "Much Apu About Nothing" Homer Simpson Bear GIF. [2] Homer was also once attacked by a bear in a rubbish dump and went to fight it again to regain his dignity, only to then take it to a nature reserve. DVD Commentary for "Rosebud", in, Silverman, David. After Maggie refuses to give up Bobo, Homer defends his daughter and sends Burns away. Mirkin enjoyed working on the episode so much that he spent "an enormous amount of time on post production" experimenting with various elements of the episode. Cohen said that when a bear swims in somebody's pool or goes in somebody's garbage can, it becomes a popular news item in California. Homer is tempted by a British femme fatale while Marge and the kids are on a seaside vacation. "Rosebud" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. Burns orders Smithers to find Bobo. [1] Both Mr. Burns and Homer make references to the cancellation of the TV series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. 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