It was so successful, it spawned two Direct to Video sequels, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! "I'm Andre Agassi." All the locals want to use the tennis court. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E12TennisTheMenace. In the meantime, I already have several other parts in the LLoG series written and waiting in the wings. After noticing the sisters in the audience, Homer and Marge swap their kids for Venus and Serena respectively, before being eventually kicked off by the two … It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 11, 2001. Grandpa sings the "What's New Pussycat?" Directed by Jen Kamerman. The first time is when Dennis and Mr. Wilson are discussing the latter’s safe. Listen, I need a new doubles partner. A revival of sorts for the Looney Tunes style of comedy, using teenage Toons highly reminiscent of several classic characters. Everyone mocks them behind their backs. While at Margaret's house, Margaret forces Joey to kiss her, and also tells him to close his eyes. Margaret gives one to Joey when he was laughing at her for wanting to know how babies are made, which makes him stop laughing. The title is an allusion to Dennis the Menace (US). Dennis, at one point, also mentions how Mr. Wilson taught him how to tie knots, so Mr. Wilson clearly does (or at one time, did) enjoy having Dennis around, more than he lets on. Homer installs a tennis court in the backyard, but … Mr. Wilson also has this reaction when Dennis, a. Dennis and Margaret. Dennis the Menace is a long-running newspaper comic, created by Hank Ketcham, that first appeared in March 1951.It features the adventures of mischievous "five-an'-a-half"-year-old blond boy Dennis Mitchell, often at the expense of his parents, Henry and Alice, or his neighbor, Mr. Wilson. Then later when Dennis’s Mom calls Mrs. Wilson to let her know that her flight back home from her business trip has been delayed, so Dennis has to stay at the Wilsons’ house a little longer than originally planned. Tennis the Menace “You know, there's a lesson here for all of us: It's better to watch stuff than to do stuff.” Homer about playing tennis. The Simpsons are the L.A. Clippers of tennis. In the episode, after spraining his knee during a basketball game, Homer begins taking care of the neighborhood kids to cure his boredom, prompting jealousy from Bart and Lisa, who feel that Homer is giving the kids the attention they never had. In 1993, Dennis the Menace was made into a live-action film written and co-produced by John Hughes, directed by Nick Castle, and released by Warner Bros.. But mostly because he is just a cynical old man, even partly because he is the one constantly taking the blows and being the butt of Dennis' blunders, and he has an obsession with a reward involving his garden, which hijacks some of his concerns for others. Little did he know it was the perfect place to shoot him. When the large blob of paint is about to fall on Mr. Wilson. "The wrestler?" Homer looks into getting a casket for Abe, but instead decides to build a tennis court. A lot of TV viewers will watch a programme, then decide to watch the thing that is on next. A woman employee at Alice Mitchell's work who has several cameos because of how conceited she is. In the episode, the Simpsons build a tennis court in their backyard and are ridiculed by the entire town because of Homer's inferior tennis ability. A Lead In is a mini story which occurs before the main plot. Tropes: Absentee Actor: Even before being Put on a Bus, George and Martha Wilson didn't appear in the Season 1 episodes "Grandpa and Miss Cathcart", "Dennis Sells Bottles" and "The Party Line.". He's a foot short for his age and he's cross-eyed.". On the TV version, this counts as a "What Happened to the Mouse" moment because we never see Herbert or the tree for the rest of the episode. To be fair, Homer signed them up without even discussing it with Marge first and he never even bothered or planned to practice. theme by Tom Jonesat the talent show, replacing "whoa whoa whoa" with "Ow, ow, ow, ow" and "Oh, God, no!" It will be a while before I write the actual tennis match as I don't remember diddly about Mario Tennis mechanics and will have to do some research. Tennis the Menace Lou: Hey Chief, we're gonna bust up that crack house tonight. He doesn't really like tennis; he got it confused with foxy boxing. American Horror Story: Traitor (2018) (TV Episode) The scene Bubbles McGee (Joan Collins) is acting out is a direct satire of a scene from the Tales of the Crypt (1972) segment "And All Through the House" where the character played by Joan Collins also kills her husband, only to be attacked by an escaped mental patient dressed as Santa Claus. One of two Comic Book characters known as Dennis the Menace, both being primary school-age boys who frequently get into trouble and make mischief, aided by a pet dog, that were first published in March 1951.This page is about the British version as published in the Anthology Comic The Beano.. The Simpsons go to an old folks' talent show. Homer: Hey, that's great. ", "[Gunther] better get used to it. As Joey closes his eyes, Margaret tricks Joey into kissing her baby doll's butt, much to the latter's horror. and swiping fruit out of the hand of a kid, I don't want to see you, I don't want to know you, While it is true that Dennis had caused his fair share of troubles and deserved, eventually, at least a stern talk to. Aside from being a catalyst, it usually has very little relevance to the rest of the episode. Lou: Yeah, but this time we got the right address. The Woobie: It's easy to sympathize with Mr. Wilson for what he has to put up with from Dennis. After a game, Lenny says he's never met anyone with their own "tennis rink.". In 1986, Dennis the Menace (US) was adapted into a 65-Episode Cartoon for U.S. syndication by DiC Entertainment, later moving to Saturday Mornings on CBS. Despite Dennis (and Joey's) dislike towards her (and vice versa), they willingly work together to build a treehouse in the woods. Even though Homer ends up getting a tennis court in the backyard and has fun with it and makes his friends and neighbors laugh and enjoy themselves, Marge gets embarrassed and tells him to stop having fun and play seriously. George Wilson, for the most part. Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip. Switchblade Sam: What a guilt-wrought Mr. Wilson fears will happen once he realizes Dennis is missing and that Switchblade Sam — a suspect in a string of burglaries — is at large. Homer is so bad at tennis, he calls his tennis racket a "tennis stick" and thinks "tennis" is the same as foxy boxing (or, as he calls it, "the sport where chicks whale on each other"). The show was exported to the United Kingdom and shown on the ITV network, with 103 episodes airing in the London region between 1960 and 1966. Season twelve's "Tennis the Menace" -- Bart turns on the kitchen faucet and Homer (once again in the shower) screams, and to tunes such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Homer has no qualms with having a petty tennis match with his wife and even tells Lisa to aim for her heart. Special Guest: Tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras make guest appearances in the episode and attend Krusty's tennis tournament. ; Unintentionally Sympathetic: It's hard not to feel bad for Mr. Wilson, especially just after the bloom scene. On January 3, 2011, Dennis the Menace began airing on Antenna TV. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Lighthearted fun at the time but unthinkabl Tennis the Menace Created ByMatt GroeningDeveloped ByJames L. BrooksMatt GroeningSam SimonExecutive ProducersGeorge MeyerAl JeanCo-Executive ProducersIan Maxtone-GrahamRon HaugeRob LaZebnikJulie ThackerSupervising ProducersLarina Jean AdamsonLarry DoyleTom MartinCarolyn OmineJohn FrinkDon PayneMatt SelmanProducersTim LongMike ReissTom … With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. As in the expression "lead in audience". Directed by Kent Butterworth. Your kid is driving me nuts. Despite Mr. Wilson's frequent annoyance with Dennis's shenanigans, Mr. Wilson is legitimately concerned when Dennis is missing, and is overjoyed to see him return safe and sound. It was so successful, it spawned two Direct to Video sequels, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! In a later scene, Mr. Wilson gets into an argument with his wife and later tries to apologize to her when he sees what looks like her in a chair. Within the play's lines, Hamlet compares his blood father to Hyperion (A Greek god of light), while he calls his stepfather a satyr (A Greek mythological creature which were hedonistic, lustful, half-man, and half-goat) and an infected ear of corn. My little girl's a lead weight. When Mr. Wilson tries to give what he believes is his wife a kiss, the real Mrs. Wilson walks into the living room and catches him kissing Ruff. ; Azumanga Daioh, Tomo loses to Sakaki in a two-person footrace, and shouts that she's not the loser, but the runner-up. Mr. Wilson gives a couple to Dennis during the party. Martha Wilson gave one to George for explaining his reason for lying to Gunther (see Brutally Honest). Homer looks into getting a casket for Abe, but instead decides to build a tennis court. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Bjorn Bunny thwarts Max's rigged tennis tournament in "Tennis The Menace." Wiggum: We did that last night. ; Values Dissonance: One episode of the 1986 series had Dennis and Joey delivering a package, mistaking the clock inside for a time bomb.. The 1980s animated series provides examples of: Accidental Art: In "Ruff's Masterpiece", Mr. Wilson paints a bouquet of flowers, when Ruff runs across his painting while playing fetch with Dennis, ruining it. having injured himself while attempting to dance. The cast includes Walter Matthau, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Plowright, and Mason Gamble as Dennis Mitchell. It also aired on TV Land from 2002 to 2003. The townspeople mocking Marge and Homer behind their backs and laughing at them, particularly Helen Lovejoy for suggesting that they enjoy the humiliation of losing. When Mr. Wilson finds out, he kicks Ruff out of his house. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. In 1993, Dennis the Menace was made into a live-action film written and co-produced by John Hughes, directed by Nick Castle, and released by Warner Bros..The cast includes Walter Matthau, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Plowright, and Mason Gamble as Dennis Mitchell.. She finally gets what she deserves at the end. is left haunted by the things he said to Dennis. Bill Dauterieve, Hank's chubby, unlucky friend, gets hit below the belt in a couple of episodes ("Enrique-ciliable Differences", "Don't Take Me Out Of The Ball Game", "My Hair Lady", "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre", and "Bobby Goes Nuts".) ; Used and lampshaded in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's during the battle between Arf and Zafila. At the end of Red Garden, the villain tells the main characters that he isn't killing them, he's destroying them; since they're already dead, it doesn't count as killing. Bill Dauterieve, Hank's chubby, unlucky friend, gets hit below the belt in a couple of episodes ("Enrique-ciliable Differences", "Don't Take Me Out Of The Ball Game", "My Hair Lady", "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre", and "Bobby Goes Nuts".) ", The quality of the digital art has noticeably improved, after a trip to the guillotine factory, which was the perfect place to shoot him, The Simpsons S12 E11: "Worst Episode Ever", The Simpsons S 12 E 13 Day Of The Jackanapes. And when he learns Sam is a thief and that he was the one who robbed Mr. Wilson. It has inspired a live-action series, an animated Saturday Morning Series, and a few live-action films. And Margaret cries when Dennis has disappeared. Plus once Homer signs them up for a just for fun tournament to see how they do, she immediately ditches him for Bart and barely expresses any remorse throughout the entire episode. Not to mention Sam's initial plan to use Dennis as a. Mr. Wilson himself, but these are through his words. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. ↑As stated before, Brian Blessed played as the ghost of Hamlet's father in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Hamlet. Dennis' mother Alice is also absent from several episodes during Season 2 due to her actress, Gloria Henry, going on maternity leave. But rather than pure rip-offs, they were actually being taught in school by the originals on being funny and the finer parts of Cartoon Physics and being a Toon. However, it's really Dennis' dog, Ruff. Therefore, having the right show before you can make a huge difference in your Ratings- often over a million viewers (Lost in the UK shed 1.3 million viewers between premiere and its next showing; Big Brother wasn't on for the second week). Then there is Switchblade Sam, not only because he is the cat burglar, but because he has the heart to go around trampling on flowers that are in his path. It is used to warm up the audience and set up the events which lead to the main story. With Herbert Anderson, Jay North, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Production 3.2 Reception 4 Citations Instead of buying a casket for his father, Homer uses the money to build a tennis court. Dizzy and Furrball try to fool Arnold in "Bleacher Bummer," and the Vanderbunnys … "Tennis the Menace" is the twelfth episode of the twelfth season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. ; Captain Obvious Reveal: In the episode "Constable Menace" it was obvious Angel Face was the culprit, as she was the only one with a motive. ), Despite Homer being annoying and petty, he's allowed to have fun playing tennis even if Marge is being a. Marge was also justified being angry at Homer after she had overheard much of the Springfield citizens insulting them behind their backs about how they suck at tennis (mostly due to Homer’s incompetence), making them a laughingstock. Treehouse of Horror XI • A Tale of Two Springfields • Insane Clown Poppy • Lisa the Tree Hugger • Homer vs. Can't Un-Hear It: When it comes to Dennis' voice, it's either Susan Sheridan (Beano video releases), Richard Pearce (nineties series), Sophie Aldred (season one of Dennis and Gnasher), Chris Johnson (season two) or Freddie Fox (Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed). Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Tennis the Menace, The Simpsons go to an old folks' talent show. "Tennis the Menace" is the twelfth episode of Season 12. (Marge also follows suit by ditching Bart for Serena. Grandpa's hated, visiting sister does this to him in Hey Arnold; In Phineas and Ferb episode "Backyard Aquarium", this was done with a hose in place of the toilet. "Children of a Lesser Clod" is the 20th episode of The Simpsons ' twelfth season. "He thought that trip to the guillotine factory was just for fun. Dennis and Mr. Wilson to some extent as well. Disappointment is gonna be a big part of his life. The Simpsons install a tennis court in their backyard after Homer is told that a mausoleum he wants for the still-alive Grandpa Simpson would need enough concrete for a tennis court — and it (the tennis court) ends up tearing the family apart when Homer's goofing off becomes gossip fodder for the neighborhood and Marge decides to trade him in for Bart. 2. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 13, 2001. 1. With Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Don Messick. It may also be used to stretch the script to a sufficient length. THE CHASE viewers were left outraged once more at the beginning of Friday's edition of the ITV quiz show as they wanted answers as to why Darragh ‘The Menace' Ennis was missing again. 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