Bart meets the boy responsible for the greatest prank in Springfield Elementary School history, and discovers that he's now a 19-year-old loser. Meanwhile, Marge is scolded for providing unhealthy snacks for Maggie's play group.

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Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Andy's Girlfriend (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Professor Frink / Chief Wiggum / Truck Driver (voice)
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Andy Hamilton (voice)
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Majula / Noah's Mother / Store Cashier Clark / Various Kids (voice)
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Fed up with Bart's constant pranks, Principal Skinner tells Bart that there is a former Springfield Elementary student hailed as the best prankster ever - even better than Bart - but he won't divulge the legendary student's name. Bart finally gets Groundskeeper Willie to reveal the prankster's identity: Andy Hamilton. Bart tracks down Andy, who is now 19 years old and hasn't grown out of his pranking days. Bart and Andy become fast friends until Bart gets Andy a job working for the ultimate clown. Written by Fox Publicity

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All the things that Krusty listed of things he would not do are events in movies with Jonah Hill. See more »

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Bart Simpson: It is an honor to meet the guy who wormed Skinner.
Andy Hamilton: Thanks. Back then, there was no YouTube. It was local news or nothing. Chips?
[Offers Bart a can of chips]
Bart Simpson: Wait a minute. Are there fake snakes in here?
Andy Hamilton: Give me some credit, man.
[Bart opens can, a cobra pops out]
Andy Hamilton: That's a real snake. Don't worry, it's defanged.
[Cobra bites Milhouse]
Andy Hamilton: Although he can rub venom from his gums. I'd wash that arm if I were you.
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References Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) See more »

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Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Jeff Westbrook
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Enjoyable, Albeit Middle of the Road Simpsons,
24 September 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Pranks and Greens is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of very funny scenes. It's certainly enjoyable as we see Bart looking up to a fellow prankster, Andy Hamilton, who was a legend back in his Springfield Elementary days. Andy is given a very impressive arch, as we see him back in his glory days and later as an unemployed young adult. It gave guest star Jonah Hill a lot to work with, rather than merely playing himself for a cameo.

The side story is very weak, Marge struggling to make the Simpsons a healthy family never really takes a interesting turns. It is all very filler. I think it would have worked out as a better episode if they had stretched out the main story.

The last ten minutes are the best, as we are taken in to Krusty Studios, it's when the episode starts to have fun, move quicker and really deliver on its potential. The dynamics between Andy and Krusty were terrific and its what brought this from a seven to an eight for me.

It shows that putting a guest star in a lead role, playing a character, is normally a much more entertaining route to go in, I believe its more fun for the writers, the actors and the viewers. Funny and enjoyable, Pranks and Greens may not be groundbreaking Simpsons, but its a good watch.

Bart is determined to seek out the best prankster in Springfield Elementary's history in order to learn about his legendary practical jokes.


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