Episode - 3G03\\
First Aired - 2/7/1997

In this MusicalEpisode and Simpsonsized ''MaryPoppins'' parody, a British nanny known as "Sharri Bobbins" is hired to shape up the Simpson family after Marge begins losing her hair to stress, only to learn that the lessons she teaches won't stick if she leaves or stays.
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!!This episode contains examples of:
* AesopAmnesia: An extreme case-The Simpsons forget everything Sharri taught them ''the moment she leaves the house''.
* BreakTheMotivationalSpeaker: Or "breaking the magical nanny", on this case. It gets bad enough [[INeedAFreakingDrink that it drives Bobbins to alcoholism]].
* BoundAndGagged: Scratchy is tied to a chair and gagged with duck tape in ''Reservoir Cats''. When he and Itchy dance at the end, Scratchy does not even bother to ungag himself.
* BusCrash: At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Sharri Bobbins is sucked into the turbine of an airplane and shredded to pieces as she's floating away.]] [[{{Irony}} Worst part is]], the Simpsons [[DistractedFromDeath have turned away]] and Homer is assuring Lisa [[WeWillMeetAgain that they will see her again some time in the future]].
* {{CallBack}}: Krusty's crappy "Mad About Shoe" sketch on "Krusty Komedy Klassics" is similar to the scene on "Brother From the Same Series" when Krusty appeared on "The Big-Eared Family" on ''Tuesday Night Live'' (only instead of grumbling on how the sketch goes on for 12 more minutes, he tells the audience that they're not going to like the "NYPD Shoe" sketch, since [[RecycledScript it's the same thing as "Mad About Shoe"]]).
* CutSong: The episode was originally going to feature Patty and Selma singing "We Love to Smoke", a parody of the ''Mary Poppins'' song "I Love to Laugh". This was included on the album ''Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons'' and the actual sequence of Sharri Bobbins taking the kids to see Patty and Selma and ending with the song (and Bart and Maggie coughing up cigarettes) is featured on the Simpsons season eight DVD set.
* MistakenForRacist, XtremeKoolLetterz, and FunWithAcronyms: The "Krusty Komedy Klassic" special, which also taught Krusty that it's in ''very'' bad taste to have the letters "KKK" in white and onstage with you at the Apollo Theater (which is predominantly black, as seen with the variety series, ''Showtime at the Apollo'').
* MusicalEpisode
* ResetButton / NegativeContinuity: A rather brutal mid-episode example appears at the end of the second act, and this is pretty much the point of "Happy Just The Way We Are".
* ShoutOut:
** Sherri Bobbins claims to be as original as [[MickeyMouse Rickey Rouse]] and [[DonaldDuck Monald Muck]].
** Having watched ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', Homer feared some of the applicants (except for Kearney and Shari Bobbins) were men in drag.
** Willie does a street performance on the park, [[Film/{{Flashdance}} singing Michael Sembello's "Maniac" and even using the water trap from the movie]].
** When Barney said goodbye to Sherri, he called her {{Superman}} (like he did with Adam West on season four's "Mr. Plow." He was close with the Adam West example, as Batman and Superman are part of the D.C. Comics universe).
** The [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy cartoon]] of the episode parodies ReservoirDogs (namely, the scene where Mr. Blonde tortures the cop) and PulpFiction (the dancing sequence between John Travolta and Uma Thurman).
** A "screen test" for ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' [[ShowWithinAShow is seen by the Simpsons]]. This screen test has Creator/CharlesBronson playing the "Andy Taylor" role. [[Film/DeathWish Like one of his better-known roles]], [[DarkerAndEdgier he kills]] [[VigilanteMan all of]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the never-do-wells in]] [[EverytownAmerica Mayberry]], to [[CluelessDeputy Barney's]] horror.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Not only was this a musical episode, but this was one of a few ''Simpsons'' episodes to get a G-rating in America (usually, ''The Simpsons'' is rated PG, but, with a lot of latter-day episodes trying to be as "edgy" as ''FamilyGuy'', the show has tipped over to TV-14 territory. Usually, it's the "Treehouse of Horror" episodes that get the TV-14 rating due to violence and bloody gore, but some canon episodes have gotten the rating due to drug humor, strong crude language, or sexual and non-sexual themes that are too much for a TV-PG rating) and it originally aired on a Friday (from season six to now, ''The Simpsons'' always came on Sundays. Prior to that, it ping-ponged between Thursday nights and Sunday nights).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode was scheduled to have Julie Andrews (MaryPoppins' actress) as Bobbins and a [[TheCameo cameo]] by QuentinTarantino, but scheduling issues and issues with the script respectively made the regular voice actors do the characters instead.