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
Maitre D': Why don't you pick one that's a little more frisky, sir?
Homer Simpson: Why?
Maitre D': Well, when you choose one that's floating upside down, it somewhat defeats the purpose of selecting a live lobster.
Ms. Botz: ...please turn off the Tv...
- 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.
- Goof (continuity error): When Homer arrives at the front door step in the rain, the candy box and rose in his hands switch places between cuts.
- 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): 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.
- Maggie falls down a total of 19 times in this episode. The "Baby-Sitter Bandit," Ms. Botz, would be seen again in a news report in episode 2.16, "Bart's Dog Gets an F." She also can be seen pacing back and forth in a cell in the Calmwood Mental Hospital in episode 8.8, "Hurricane Neddy."
- When Bart hides in the basement from Ms. Botz, Marge's bowling ball from episode 1.9, "Life on the Fast Lane," can be seen.
- The title is based upon the song "Some Enchanted Evening" from the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical South Pacific.
- When Homer shaves for his night out on the town with Marge, his clean-shaven look lasts exactly 7 seconds. Then his shadow returns.
- A lip-shaped stain can be seen on the inside of the front door when Homer and Marge leave for their date. This is from the original version of the show where Marge tries to kiss Homer goodbye and he slams the door in her face, making her kiss the door (instead of just stealing her coffee).