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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song

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Bart brings Santa's Little Helper to school for Show & Tell. However, the dog gets into the air duct and causes chaos in the school, just as Superintendent Chalmers comes for an inspection. Skinner is fired and Bart feels guilty. Ned Flanders replaces Skinner as Principal, but has trouble keeping order. Meanwhile Seymour and Bart become friends, and spend a lot of time together. Skinner decides to re-enlist in the army, but Bart misses him and comes up with a scheme to get Skinner back into the school: showing Chlamers how bad the school is under Flanders' authority. Chalmers is unfazed by the chaos, until he hears Ned sharing a prayer over the tannoy. Chalmers fires Ned and rehires Skinner as Principal - but now he and Bart must become enemies again.

Memorable quotes

Marge: How would you like it if twenty years from now, people were laughing at things you did?
Bart: Not likely.

Marge: Why don't you take this potato? It's pretty big.
Bart: Mom, you're always trying to give me potatoes. What is it with you?
Marge: I just think they're neat.

Lunchlady Doris: More testicles mean more iron!

Skinner: Willy, go into the vent and get him.
Willie: What? Have you gone waxy in your beaster? I cannot fit in a wee vent, you croquet-playing mint-muncher!
Skinner: Grease yourself up and go in, you... you guff-speaking work- slacker.
Willie: Ooh, good comeback.

Willie: Lunchlady Doris, have you got any grease?
Lunchlady Doris: Yes. Yes we do.
Willie: (ripping off his clothes) Then grease me up, woman!
Lunchlady Doris: Okey-dokey.

Willie: There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman.

Chalmers: Oh, I have had it, I have had it with this school, Skinner! The low test scores, class after class of ugly, ugly children...

Chalmers: You're fired!
Skinner: I'm sorry, did... did you just call me a liar?
Chalmers: No, I said you were fired.
Skinner: Oh. That's much worse.

Skinner: Now I... I finally have time to do what I've always wanted: write the great American novel. Mine is about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques. I call it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus."
Apu: Oh, you have got to be kidding sir. First you think of an idea that has already been done. Then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like. Didn't you think this through... (fade to later) was on the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had... (later again) ...most popular movies of all time, sir! What were you thinking?!! (pause) I mean, thank you, come again.

Skinner: Er, one question remains: how do I get out of the army?
Bart: No problemo. Just make a pass at your commanding officer.
Skinner: Done and done. And I mean done!

Chalmers: Thank the Lord? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer. A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion!


  • At Show and Tell, Bart says SLH once crawled under the house and came out covered with ants, but but the Simpsons' house has a basement, not a crawl space.
  • Skinner has sweat stains under his armpits when talking to Superintendant Chalmers on the phone.
  • The flavors of drink at the Kwik-E-Mart are Red and Green.
  • Skinner's barbeque apron reads: ''Principals Do It Nine Months A Year.''
  • Janey appears in Mrs. Krebappel's classroom, but she is in Miss Hoover's class.
  • This is the 100th episode of the Simpsons.


  • The opening scene where Bart watches the home movie parodies ''The Wonder Years.''
  • The scene where Willy tries to find Santa's Little Helper in the air duct with Skinner watching on a monitor is a reference to the film ''Alien.''
  • The moment where SLH zips past the end of the tunnel and when Skinner pokes his head into the vent also parody Alien films.
  • The title of this episode is a take on the film ''Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song.''
  • Skinner running with his troops parodies ''Full Metal Jacket.''