The Simpsons

Episode 5.20 : The Boy Who Knew Too Much

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 05, 1994




Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1989 - now

Production Company

FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions

Cast and Crew


Jeffrey Lynch


Matt Groening, James L. Brooks

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Russi Taylor
  • Maggie Roswell
  • Pamela Hayden


In a case ripped right out of the headlines, Bart is the only witness when Mayor Quimby's ne'er-do-well nephew, Freddy, allegedly assaults a snooty French butler. Hiding under a table in the kitchen of the Quimby Compound, Bart can plainly see that Freddy didn't harm a single hair on the butler's head. When the case goes to trial and Freddy is sure to be sized-up for a holding cell, the only thing preventing Bart from coming forward and clearing him is the fact that he'll have to admit that he was cutting school that day and receive a stiff detention sentence. As luck would have it, Homer is sitting on the Quimby trial jury and causes a delay of the proceedings because he enjoys being sequestered in a hotel. After Lisa's urging, Bart comes forward and clears Freddy. And as a reward for his honesty, Bart only has to serve four months in detention.

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