However, at his birthday party (held at Wall E. Weasel's), Bart is less than enthralled by it, and is unenthusiastic about his other gifts as well. He climbs down the well. "Radio Bart" Argentinian rock band Timmy O'Toole took its name from this episode. The next day, Marge asks what the police are doing to help Bart. Timmy was created when Bart used his Superstar Celebrity Microphone and a radio to make Groundskeeper Willie think that a boy had fallen down an old well near Springfield Elementary School. Simpsons - Obscure Characters : Interesting Facts This category is for questions and answers related to 'Simpsons' - Obscure Characters, as asked by users of FunTrivia.com. On TV, Channel 6 News provides frequent updates about Timmy, and an Itchy & Scratchy episode ("Cat Splat Fever") is dedicated to him. He makes up this guy named Timmy O'Toole and he is trapped down the well which causes Springfield to try and help him. SIGN IN Recaps for TV shows View TV episodes as 50 thumbnails The Simpsons. Timmy, according to Bart, had just turned ten and did not have a family. "Radio Bart" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. Groundskeeper Willie falls for the prank and tells the whole town about the boy in the well. He observes an ad on TV for the Superstar Celebrity Microphone, which can be used to send voices over the radio. The family bounces up and down on the couch. Main character(s) Homer jumps on the idea and orders one for Bart. Then a number of townspeople gather around the well, and Bart explains that he is an orphan named Timmy O'Toole. One of his pranks backfires when the entire town comes to the rescue of 'Timmy O'Toole,' the little boy Bart pretends has fallen down a well. 13. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 9, 1992. Finally, The Itchy & Scratchy Show produced an episode titled "Cat Splat Fever" which was dedicated to Timmy O'Toole. Al Jean said they thought this episode or Ren & Stimpy would win and were absolutely floored when neither did. Bart: Look, I'll level with you; there is no Timmy 'O Toole, it was just a prank I was playing on everybody. A wonderful skewering of Band Aid-style fundraisers, it would have been more than enough to sonically wrest little Timmy O’Toole from the well, if only he existed. But back in the not-so-long-ago days of The Simpsons ... the entire town that a young boy named Timmy O'Toole is trapped at the bottom and pinned by a rock. A new episode of The Simpsons is a desperate bid for attention. However, Marge also tries it out (keeping her voice down), and Bart is sold and decides to have a little fun of his own with the microphone. Krusty the Clown assembled a bunch of his friends in the entertainment/celebrity community (among them Sting, Sideshow Mel, and Rainier Wolfcastle) to record a benefit video called "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well." #41 #42. doesn't mean you can't live a full life. To play a prank on the citizens of Springfield, he lowers a radio down a well and uses the microphone to trick the town into thinking a little boy is trapped there. Let's go home and go to sleep. [ Fake Laughing ] Guys? “Oh my god! When he begins a "crying for help" act and gets a response, he tells his potential rescuers that he is an orphan named Timmy O'Toole has fallen down the well. Production Code Plow None (Orphan) Man selling ``I survived Timmy O'Toole's Getting Trapped in a Well'' T-shirt. Hey, I got an idea for a prank. Timmy O'Toole Meanwhile, Bart is chasing Santa’s Little Helper around because the dog has Bart’s microphone. It was changing the way we saw the world and our place in it. Timmy's plight soon captures the town, as an Itchy and Scratchy episode is dedicated to him, and Krusty and a number of celebrities create a charity song to raise money for him. Jon Vitti said the reason "Fitzgerald" was not used was because Lightfoot had signed over the rights to the song to the families of the 29 people who died on the ship. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 9, 1992. After “Radio Bart,” I suspect no Simpsons fan could think about a well outside the context of Timmy O’Toole. The final shot shows Groundskeeper Willie posting a small sign nearby that says "Caution: Well" (instead of the more sensible option of just boarding up the well). Carlos Baeza. #43. Bart decides to use the device to play a prank on the town and places the radio deep inside a well, using the microphone to pose as Timmy O'Toole. Great joke, guys. Timmy was created when Bart used his Superstar Celebrity Microphone and a radio to make Groundskeeper Willie think that a boy had fallen down an old well near Springfield Elementary School.The prank quickly grew to include the whole town when Willie went for … The Simpsons Episode - Timmy O Toole?? Matters spin out of control, however, when Bart pranks Groundskeeper Willie by making him think a little boy named Timmy O'Toole has fallen down a local well, and the entire town becomes involved in the trick. January 9, 1992 It is Bart's birthday, and Homer doesn't understand what to get for Bart as a present. Chalkboard Gag There’s a breathtaking comic density to the writing. In this episode, "Radio Bart," Bart gets a microphone for his birthday and he decides to use it as a prank. Appearances. Directed By Episode Number This cartoon was dedicated to Timmy O'Toole. After everyone had gathered at the well, Bart said that his name was Timmy O'Toole. A large crowd gathers to see the incident, they come to the conclusion that no adult could fit down the well to save "Timmy O' Toole" as it is to small. Related quizzes can be found here: Simpsons - Obscure Characters Quizzes In the episode, for his birthday Bart receives a microphone that transmits sound to nearby AM radios, and also uses a labelmaker to put "Property of Bart Simpson" on all his possessions. Timmy O'Toole was a boy that Bart made up as a prank which ended up deceiving the entire town of Springfield. Report This ... Ken Keeler and Patric Verrone (though Patric Verrone only wrote one episode of The Simpsons-season 17's The Simpsons: Milhouse of Sand and Fog (2005)-and quit writing for the show in favor of working on Futurama (1999)), another show by Matt Groening. Recap guide / thumbnail previews for "The Simpsons" Season 3 Episode 13 . Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "Radio Bart" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. Anone remember that episode where bart puts his walkie talkie down the well and pretends he is timmy o toole and has fallen down the well??.. Soon a group of celebrities writes a song to raise money to save Timmy O' … 48 Unfortunately it was the following episode with the mean Lassie who is now in Doggy Hell. Al Jean & Mike Reiss This episode aired just a few years after baby Jessica McClure's rescue from a backyard well became a media sensation. It’s Timmy O’Toole screaming from … 23. Sex Sting as Himself ... That evening Bart arrives at the well and waits for Eddie and Lou to go off on a coffee break. Homer tries to show Bart how great the microphone is, but Bart isn't convinced, largely due to Homer yells full blast into the microphone, creating heavy feedback. Due to the size of the well, none of the city's police force can fit inside it to go rescue Timmy, and they can't simply pull him out with a rope because (as "Timmy" explains) his foot is caught under a rock. A number of townsfolk attempt to come up with solutions to free the boy. Bart scoffs at this, until he remembers that he used his label-maker to put a "Property of Bart Simpson" label on the radio in the well. After trying it out on a few unsuspecting victims (he manages to make Rod and Todd Flanders believe that God is talking to them through the radio), Bart lowers his radio down into an old, abandoned well and calls for help over the radio, pretending to be a boy who has fallen into the well. Radio Bart (Season 3, Episode 13) The gist: Bart lowers a portable radio down a well to trick Springfield into thinking “Timmy O’Toole” had fallen in. Two cops (not the regular two cops) standing guard over the well, as people file past to look down. Swapped Around Places couch gag Homer assures Bart that they'll make sure that no one else will ever fall down the well. Bart's birthday occurs in the Timmy O'Toole episode ("Radio Bart"), with the song "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well". First appearance Also, Timmy had tried to enroll at Springfield Elementary, but Principal Skinner had turned him away because his clothes were too shabby. Lassie mauled Timmy!” A man yelled. Voiced by The Simpsons Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes Bart: Look, I'll level with you; there is no Timmy 'O Toole, it was just a prank I was playing on everybody. According to the DVD Commentary, the producers originally wanted Homer to sing "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot rather than "Convoy." Episode – … Summary: On his birthday, Bart receives a "Superstar Celebrity" microphone that transmits sound to an AM radio. Well, you sure fooled us, kid. When this episode was being made, the producers approached Bruce Springsteen to appear. However, Bart's ruse is broken when Lisa sees him wrestling the microphone away from Santa's Little Helper. It's Bart's tenth birthday, and one of his presents is a radio microphone, which he promptly uses to play practical jokes on everyone. Whacking Day Hymn (Season 4, Episode 20: ‘Whacking Day’) We miss those days when The Simpsons could devote childlike innocence to words about killing snakes. Using the song on TV would have required obtaining approvals from all 29 families, which was deemed too much trouble just to have Homer sing a couple of lines from the song. Show Runner Jon Vitti Status It’s Timmy O’Toole screaming from the bottom of a well. Timmy was sobbing and crying. As Willie finishes pounding the signpost into the ground, he says, "That should do it!". Original Airdate Relatives Radio Bart is the thirteenth episode of Season 3. For his next prank, Bart lowers a small radio down a well, and convinces Springfield that a little boy named Timmy O'Toole has fallen down the well, his leg trapped under a rock at the bottom. He ends up showing the most interest in the label-maker that Patty and Selma get him, and uses it to put "Property of Bart Simpson" labels on many things in the house, including a radio, Homer's rear and a can of beer (to Homer's dismay), and Santa's Little Helper. In the episode, Bart receives a microphone that transmits sound to nearby AM radios. https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Timmy_O%27Toole?oldid=913302. Lou: Well you sure fooled us, kid. Radio Bart “We're sending our love down the well!” Krusty and Friends singing for Timmy O'Toole Radio Bart is the thirteenth episode of Season 3. Radio Bart in a month. Written By The prank quickly grew to include the whole town when Willie went for help. Lou: Well you sure fooled us, kid. Lisa confronts Bart, warning him that his prank is going to end up backfiring. "Radio Bart" first aired on January 9, 1992; pop star Sting made a guest appearance as one of the guest artists on a Timmy O'Toole benefit single, "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well." Mayor Quimby considers helping Bart, but in the wake of negative public opinion, he renounces his support and proclaims "Let him stay down there! The prank ended when Bart tried to retrieve the radio from the bottom of the well, fell in himself, and confessed to Springfield Police Officers Lou and Eddie. This leads to a News report that “Timmy O'Toole” has taken a turn to the worst. The dog's growls through the microphone make the townspeople believe that something is wrong with Timmy, and the local news immediately reports on his "possibly feral condition." The town of Springfield rallies similarly around poor Timmy. See more ideas about the simpsons, simpson, los simpson. In one scene, Bart uses his radio to make Homer believe aliens are invading Earth, which prompts Homer to brandish a shotgun in panic. Homer buys Bart a Superstar Celebrity microphone for his birthday. Nov 25, 2014 - Explore Timmy O'Toole's board "The Simpsons", followed by 154 people on Pinterest. Nancy Cartwright Before long, a number of other citizens (including Sting) have joined in the effort (although Jasper is convinced that they are just digging holes), while Kent Brockman reports on the assassination of a squirrel. [ Policeman ] Your son is trapped down the well. I will not carve gods The two officers then decide to leave Bart in the well. [ Laughing ] Good one, Eddie. Chalkboard “I will not carve gods” Guest Voices. Angry at … Man hawking ``Timmy's Baby Teeth'' ($6 a bag). A carnival-like atmosphere developed as the townspeople converged on the well site, and the media got involved with Timmy. Sting as himself. Couch Gag Airs. Finally, The Itchy & Scratchy Show produced an episode titled "Cat Splat Fever" which was dedicated to Timmy O'Toole. Outstanding Animated Program Emmy nominated episodes, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Radio_Bart?oldid=914190. It was informing the comic sensibility of an entire generation. A carnival is held near the well to benefit Timmy O'Toole, and Krusty the Clown decides to work with musician Sting to create a song called "We're Sending Our Love Down the Well," also as a benefit for Timmy. Kent Brockman gave frequent news updates about Timmy on Channel 6. Homer's birthday is the same day as the dog's, Santa's Little Helper. At the well a stall vender sells “I survived Timmy O’Toole’s Getting Trapped in a Well” t-shirts; Lisa reads the magazine Non-Threatening Boys which she has read before in episode “Bart Gets an F” Couchgag. A vicious dog growling. Bart thinks it's the lamest gift in the world until he realizes he can play some great pranks with it. The Simpsons Season 3 Episode 13: Radio Bart Summary: On his birthday, Bart receives a Superstar Celebrity microphone that transmits sound to an AM radio. Michael Jackson's birthday is August 29, 1958. A sign on the well reads, ``Admission $2.00'' A giant Ferris wheel. Later that evening, Marge and Homer return and drop a sweater down for Bart to wear. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This was deemed too dark and was changed. But when Bart accidentally falls down … The prank ended when Bart tried to retrieve the radio from the bottom of the well, fell in himself, and confessed to Springfield Police Officers Lou and Eddie. ", Krusty Burger | Clown College | Kamp Krusty Krusty Gets Busted | Itchy & Scratchy & Marge | Like Father, Like Clown | Kamp Krusty | Krusty Gets Kancelled | Bart Gets Famous | Homie the Clown | Bart the Fink | The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show | The Last Temptation of Krust | Insane Clown Poppy | Day of the Jackanapes | Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington | Today, I Am a Clown | Yokel Chords | All About Lisa | Once Upon a Time in Springfield | The Ten-Per-Cent Solution | Clown in the Dumps | The Nightmare After Krustmas | Fears of a Clown | Krusty the Clown (episode). 8F11 Jessica, age 18 months, fell down a well in Midland, Texas and was rescued in a highly publicized incident. “Oh poor Timmy!” Lisa cried. Mr. Accuracy: A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Continuing. The prank succeeds, but Bart remembers labelling the radio with his name, tries to retrieve it, and becomes trapped himself. Timmy O'Toole was a boy that Bart made up as a prank which ended up deceiving the entire town of Springfield.. History []. There is no Timmy O'Toole. Next episode. The Simpsons Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes. According to the commentary, Homer's original reaction was to mix Kool-Aid and rat poison, ostensibly to spare his family the horror of alien invasion. Episode Details & Credits. The Daily Telegraph characterized the episode as one of "The 10 Best Simpsons TV Episodes. It was just a prank I was playing on everybody. With the launch of Disney+, every single episode of The Simpsons’ 30-year run is finally available to stream in one easily-accessible place. Edit. Ha, ha. The episode's plot is inspired by the media frenzy around “Baby Jessica” McClure in 1987. A rescue operation is mobilized – but it quickly becomes a circus, with people setting up a carnival, and they realize they can't get poor Timmy out. As Bart ponders his situation, and considers that he'll be trapped down in the well for the rest of his life, Homer is suddenly inspired to dig a tunnel to get Bart out. Bernard the bouncer, ushering people with a flashlight. He throws the radio down a well and talks on the microphone, acting like he is trapped in the well. Status. There is no Timmy O'Toole. After several hours, they manage to reach Bart. Later that evening, Bart returns to the well to retrieve the radio, and attempts to climb down into the well using a rope. Chief Wiggum says that there is equipment located in Shreveport, Louisiana that can get Bart out of the well, but because Bart tricked the public, there is very little public support to help him. S SEASON 3 E EPISODE 13. Bart decides to use the device to play a prank on the town and places the radio deep inside a well, using the microphone to pose as Timmy O'Toole. Bart calls for help, and explains to Lou and Eddie about his prank. The episode paralleled the real life rescue, in which an oil worker proposed digging by the well and breaking in at the bottom. According to Regeneración, TV Azteca trolled Televisa on Thursday by broadcasting the 1992 Simpsons episode “Radio Bart,“ in which Bart tricks the … Bart Simpson The people surrounding the well hear growling in there. He rejected doing the episode, and got Sting to appear in his place. When Springfield Police Officers Lou and Eddie see the rope, they untie it, sending Bart plummeting down into the well, where his foot ends up trapped under a rock—much like the story he made up to fool everyone. ", which draws cheers from his brainwashed constituents. David Silverman said he believes The Simpsons and Ren & Stimpy split the vote, allowing Claymation Easter to grab the Emmy. In the DVD commentary for the episode, the staff expresses their disbelief that this episode lost the Emmy for animated program to Claymation Easter. 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