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Season 12  "Tennis the Menace"  12x12

Aired 19 years ago - Feb 11, 2001

The Simpsons go to an old folks' talent show. Homer looks into getting a casket for Abe, but instead decides to build a tennis court. He doesn't really like tennis; he got it confused with foxy boxing. All the locals want to use the tennis court. The Simpsons are the L.A. Clippers of tennis. Everyone mocks them behind their backs. Marge is horrified and starts to become competitive. She enters Krusty's tournament without Homer, her partner is Bart. This sets up a situation similar to that of Oedipus. Homer enters the tournament with Lisa as his partner. He turns her against Marge. At the tournament, there are a number of tennis pros in the stands. The stakes rise when Homer recruits Venus Williams and drops Lisa. Marge cries foul, so she is allowed to have Serena Williams as a partner. Serena then dumps Marge and successfully recruits Pete Sampras. Then Venus dumps Homer and successfully recruits Andre Agassi. The Simpson family then makes up. With the tennis court in their backyard, they will resume playing tennis together, right?

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 1
Hey, let's get this down to the funeral home before they try to back out.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 2
and "monument" to tombstone.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 3
[Frantic Cries]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 4
the monuments are completely self-cleaning...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 5
Whoa, whoa. This is gettin' kind of pricey.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 6
- [Continues] - Okay!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 7
We're gonna go with the wolves.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 8
Sir, if I may, think of it as an investment in extravagance.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 9
You don't care what happens to me when I die.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 10
That's tennis? [Groans]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 11
- [Ratcheting] - " And finally, make sure the net is tight and springy."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 12
- And it's gonna do wonders for our social life. - Yeah!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 13
Sorry. I grunted way too early. [Chuckles]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 14
[Grunts] Can you believe it?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 15
But the real winners here are Marge's hors d'oeuvres.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 16
- all hats are banned from the school. - Even bonnets?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 17
As far as I know.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 18
- Huh? - Well! Hello, Marge.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 19
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 20
Will you get serious, Homer? I'd like to win at least once.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 21
Mm-mmm.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 22
Yeah. They're easier to beat than a suspect in shackles.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 23
the fact that we mock them, or that they shall never know.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 24
I found out we're the laughingstock of the town.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 25
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 26
- [Grunts] - [Rattling]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 27
## [Humming]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 28
Aaah! Get 'em off! Get 'em off!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 29
So Barney's, like, "You're on your own, dude."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 30
Hey, Bart.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 32
It's gonna be tough without a partner.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 33
the name of Bart's partner is, uh-
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 34
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 36
[Gasps] My manhood? I never thought of that.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 37
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 38
[Groans] Oedipus killed his father and married his mother.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 39
[Moaning]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 40
He thought that trip to the guillotine factory was just for fun...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 41
[Grunts] Are you sure you want me to be your doubles partner?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 42
- Now serve. - [Grunts]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 43
- Well, you little- Come on, Bart. - Babies.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 44
I think he's trying to psych you out.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 45
Oh, where did you buy that novelty hand, sir?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 46
I'm not gonna do "A" material for charity.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 47
Oh, that's loser talk. [Bawling]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 48
[Slurping] Sorry.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 49
- Hmm. You seem less disgusted. Let's go. - Aaah!

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 2
and "monument" to tombstone.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 3
[Frantic Cries]
#3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 4
the monuments are completely self-cleaning...
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 5
Whoa, whoa. This is gettin' kind of pricey.
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 6
- [Continues] - Okay!
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 7
We're gonna go with the wolves.
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 8
Sir, if I may, think of it as an investment in extravagance.
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 9
You don't care what happens to me when I die.
#9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 10
That's tennis? [Groans]
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 11
- [Ratcheting] - " And finally, make sure the net is tight and springy."
#11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 12
- And it's gonna do wonders for our social life. - Yeah!
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 13
Sorry. I grunted way too early. [Chuckles]
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 14
[Grunts] Can you believe it?
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 15
But the real winners here are Marge's hors d'oeuvres.
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 16
- all hats are banned from the school. - Even bonnets?
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 17
As far as I know.
#17
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 18
- Huh? - Well! Hello, Marge.
#18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 19 #19 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 20
Will you get serious, Homer? I'd like to win at least once.
#20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 21
Mm-mmm.
#21
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 22
Yeah. They're easier to beat than a suspect in shackles.
#22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 23
the fact that we mock them, or that they shall never know.
#23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 24
I found out we're the laughingstock of the town.
#24
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- [Grunts] - [Rattling]
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 27
## [Humming]
#27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 28
Aaah! Get 'em off! Get 'em off!
#28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 29
So Barney's, like, "You're on your own, dude."
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 30
Hey, Bart.
#30
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It's gonna be tough without a partner.
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 33
the name of Bart's partner is, uh-
#33
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[Gasps] My manhood? I never thought of that.
#36
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[Groans] Oedipus killed his father and married his mother.
#38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 39
[Moaning]
#39
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 40
He thought that trip to the guillotine factory was just for fun...
#40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 41
[Grunts] Are you sure you want me to be your doubles partner?
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 42
- Now serve. - [Grunts]
#42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 43
- Well, you little- Come on, Bart. - Babies.
#43
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 44
I think he's trying to psych you out.
#44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 45
Oh, where did you buy that novelty hand, sir?
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 46
I'm not gonna do "A" material for charity.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 47
Oh, that's loser talk. [Bawling]
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 48
[Slurping] Sorry.
#48
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 12 (S12E12) - 49
- Hmm. You seem less disgusted. Let's go. - Aaah!
#49