1x13 Some Enchanted Evening
First Aired: May. 13, 1990 on FOX
Summary: Homer and Marge go out for a much-needed romantic dinner and leave Bart, Lisa and Maggie with a babysitter named Ms. Botz. Bart becomes convinced that Ms. Botz is actually the Babysitter Bandit, a wanted criminal he saw on America's Most Wanted Armed and Dangerous. Bart turns out to be…
Main Characters in this Episode
Ms. Botz: ...please turn off the Tv...
Lisa Simpson: Oh, boy! The Happy Little Elves!
Bart Simpson: Look, lady. We've seen the Crappy Little Elves a million times. Can't we watch something else?
Ms. Botz: Look, kid. You're going to do what I say or I'm going to do something to you. And I don't know what that is because everyone has always done what I say!
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Traffic reporter Arnie Pie appears as KBBL's traffic reporter "Bill" Pie - perhaps a brother with an identical voice?
- Goof (continuity error): The rose that Homer gives to Marge appears worse for wear when he arrives home, yet it appears pristine later, when Marge is holding it.
- Goof (continuity error): As they watch the Happy Little Elves and America's Most Armed and Dangerous, intercutting scenes depict Bart and Lisa's feet as either dangling or not dangling over the couch cushions.
- Goof (miscellaneous): Homer's voice fluctuates wildly in this episode. Sometimes, he speaks in the Walter Matthau voice (when he is rehearsing what he will say to Marge outside the house), and sometimes he speaks in a voice more typical of later season Homer (in the flower shop).
- Goof (continuity error): Homer and Marge's bedroom door opens inwards, yet the door opens outwards when Ms. Botz leaves the room after ransacking it.
- At the dance, the band is playing the same tune Homer was singing earlier, when he was getting ready for his date.
- The title is based upon the song "Some Enchanted Evening" from the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical South Pacific.
- Although airing at the end of Season One, this episode was written first. This is why Santa's Little Helper doesn't make an appearance.
- The fictional radio station, KBBL, is a parody of the radio stations that a few members of the writing staff used to work for in the Los Angeles area.
- Couch: They all barely fit but nothing unusual happens.