The Simpsons Episode 16.17 The Heartbroke Kid
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The Simpsons Episode 16.17 The Heartbroke Kid

Episode Premiere
May 1, 2005
Genre
Animation, Comedy
Production Company
FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions
Official Site
http://www.thesimpsons.com/
Episode Premiere
May 1, 2005
Genre
Animation, Comedy
Period
1989 - now
Production Co
FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions
Distributor
FOX
Official Site
http://www.thesimpsons.com/
Director
Steven Dean Moore
Screenwriter
Ian Maxtone-Graham
Main Cast
  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (voice)
  • Julie Kavner
  • Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson (voice)
  • Yeardley Smith
  • Harry Shearer
  • Hank Azaria as Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak (voice)
  • Pamela Hayden
  • Tress MacNeille
  • Karl Wiedergott
Additional Cast
  • Marcia Wallace
  • Albert Brooks as Jacques/Tab Spangler/Hank Scorpio/Brad Goodman/Cowboy Bob (voice)

When new vending machines are installed in Springfield Elementary, Bart quickly becomes a junk food junkie. Bart's steady diet of processed foods shockingly leads to his massive weight gain and ultimately a heart attack. He is then put on a strict diet but is unable to adhere to it. The Simpsons perform an intervention and he is shipped off to Serenity Ranch - - A Forced Starvation Facility. He cheats on his diet there as well until he finds out that his family has turned their home into a hostel working day and night to please demanding and unfriendly foreigners to pay for his stay at Serenity Ranch. In the end, Bart smashes the vending machine that made him fat in the first place and gives the money to his family.