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Recap: The Simpsons S 6 E 7 Barts Girlfriend
Episode - 2F04
First Aired - 11/6/1994

Reverend Lovejoy's preteen daughter, Jessica, arrives in town, and she and Bart strike up a relationship that proves more than he can handle.

This episode contains examples of:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. Jessica seems to be the usual preacher's daughter attracted to a bad boy, but she turns out to be even worse than Bart.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: As the school's being evacuated, Willie says "If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?", and kicks his way into the science classroom... and moments later runs out covered with biting turtles, saying "Aah, save me from the wee turtles! They were too quick for me!"
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Jessica. Lampshaded when she tells Bart "I'm the sweet, perfect minister's daughter... and you're just yellow trash.".
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Despite his endless moralizing, Reverend Lovejoy cannot discipline his daughter Jessica.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Bart even finds stealing from the collection's plate low, despite what the church thought of him.
  • Fridge Logic: Apu is Hindu, so why was he seen among the Church-goers in Jessica Lovejoy's room?
    • Unless he heard the mob and wanted to see what the big fuss was about.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When Bart was accused of stealing church money, Homer said he'd believe if Bart told him he didn't. Bart said he didn't and Homer not only refused to believe but also asked how Bart dared to lie. (Bart wasn't but, either way, Homer had just set a bad example by falsely claiming he'd believe Bart)
    • Marge doesn't want Bart to play with a Troll doll because it has "such bizarre hair".
  • Motor Mouth: "Youstolemoneyfromthechurchcollectionplate!"
  • Mythology Gag:
    Lisa: Don't be so hard on yourself, Bart. It's not your fault Jessica doesn't like you.
  • Not Me This Time
  • Preacher's Kid
  • Same Content, Different Rating: The episode was originally rated PG (suitable for children, but only with parental supervision) by the BBFC when it came out on VHS, but now has a U (suitable for all audiences) rating uncut since 2005.
  • Special Guest: Meryl Streep as Jessica Lovejoy
  • Vocal Dissonance: Bart hears angelic singing on his way to church. He assumes it's Jessica, but it turns out to be Ned Flanders.
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