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The Simpsons Bart Sells His Soul (TV-14) Bart decides to sell his soul to Milhouse in an effort to prove that souls don't exist, but soon strange occurrences have him rethinking his beliefs.
Bart Sells His Soul
Original airdate in N.A.: 8-Oct-95
Marge gives Bart a hug as she tucks him in.
Marge: Hmm. Bart, what's wrong? There's something a little off about your hug.
Bart: Mom, I need to tell you something. I kind of --
Marge: [interrupts] Let me guess. A mother can always tell. [hugs him a bit] Hmm. It's not fear of nuclear war. [hugs him more] It's not swim-test anxiety. It almost feels like you're missing something...something important.
Bart: [eager] Like I don't have a soul?
Marge: [chuckles] Aw, honey, you're not a monster.
-- If only she knew, "Bart Sells His Soul"
Bart falls asleep and begins dreaming. In his dream, he walks alone a long a path. All around him, kids are accompanied by translucent blue versions of themselves. Richard's soul and the girl with green glasses' soul push their real bodies on swings. "My soul's my best friend," says one child. "My soul's like a toy that never breaks," says another. Lewis and his soul, and another girl and her soul, ride tandem bikes. Jimbo rides his soul's shoulders into Dolph on _his_ soul's shoulders, laughing and cajoling. Sherri and Terri's souls turn a skipping rope as the quartet chant, "Bart sold his soul, and that's just swell/Now he's going straight to/Hello operator, give me number nine..." Ralph seesaws with his soul. Nelson walks up and asks, "No soul, huh? Don't worry, I'm still behind you." He pushes Bart, who trips backward over Nelson's soul squatting on all fours behind him. The two point and laugh, "Ha ha!"
Martin, in a sailor suit, runs hand-in-hand with his soul down to the edge of a lake where some rowboats are parked. "Ahoy there, friends! Everybody find a first mate," he calls. His soul claps gleefully. "Oh! I choose Martin." Everyone and their souls grab an oar in a boat and row off toward a glowing green castle on an island. Bart jumps in and starts rowing a bit by himself, only to watch unhappily as his soul and Milhouse's soul ferrying Milhouse off to the island. Bart, meanwhile, can only go in circles. "Wait! Wait for me," he calls to no avail. Sherri and her soul (and Terri and her soul) row by chanting, "Bart, it's time to end this dream/And don't forget the standard scream." He doesn't.
- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:51 PM Pacific Time USA Monday 20 August 2012