Recap / The Simpsons S 18 E 11 Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Three Times

Another anthology episode — this time, centered on the consequences of taking revenge.


  • The Chosen One: Milhouse is chosen to use the Getbackinator because he's the only nerd with hand-eye coordination.
  • Clark Kenting: When revealing himself, the Count must remove his fake dot from his face.
  • Composite Character: In Marge's version of The Count of Monte Cristo, Moe is a composite of the antagonist who wants Edmond Dantès' financial success and the antagonist who wants Dantès' love interest.
  • Irony:
    • Homer is a fan of The Count of Monte Cristo but doesn't pay attention when Marge retells the story to show why revenge is a bad thing.
    • Marge and Lisa try to talk Homer out of taking revenge with their stories, but he doesn't listen. Bart encourages revenge with his story, but Homer makes up with the Rich Texan by the time Bart's finished.
  • Legacy Character: Averted. In the third story, Bart is trained by the Crimson Cockatoo and offered a chance to replace him but decides to become Bartman instead.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Marge's story features three Moe-faced Maggies.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Milhouse after using the Getbackinator.
  • You Killed My Father: In Bart's story, the protagonist wants to avenge his deceased parents.