With a Nielsen rating of 8.6, "Pokey Mom" tied with an episode of 60 Minutes for the 38th place in the ratings for the week of January 8–14, 2001. Writer Tom … The Simpsons win a trip to Africa, where they get lost on safari and become caught between poachers and a chimp researcher. "[1], Several famous Americans made guest appearances in the episode. The Simpsons has a 12 person cast performing over 100 roles. With Marge's help, Jack is granted parole under her custody. He realizes that its dents line up perfectly with the vertabrae of the human spine. Homer falls over a battered garbage can... and his back is cured. Jack goes mad, setting fire to the picture (revealing the first one underneath) and Skinner's car. [2] Martin conceived of the sub-plot surrounding Homer following a visit to a chiropractor. Episode Number Principal Skinner Harry Shearer. Oh, like much of Season 12, it keeps us interested, but that’s not exactly a strong endorsement. [2], The episode originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 14, 2001. Jack reluctantly gives in to his wishes; however, upon its unveiling, the new mural is panned by everyone in town. Michael Keaton as Jack CrowleyCharles Napier as The WardenBruce Vilanch as himselfRobert Schimmel as Prisoner https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Pokey_Mom?oldid=910330. Sometime later, the mural is set on fire by a mystery arsonist, and everyone manages to get a look at the real one. It was the third-highest-rated broadcast on Fox that week, following episodes of Temptation Island and Boston Public. Worst Episode Ever B-. Written By 6 of those 12 began on The Tracey Ullman Show, ... and Michael Keaton in Pokey Mom are also strong examples). Marge decides to start an art class at the prison, then gets Jack out on parole under her custody. On August 18, 2009, "Pokey Mom" was released on DVD as part of the box set The Simpsons – The Co… The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 10: Pokey Mom Summary: The family attends a prison rodeo and Marge sees artistic potential in one of the inmates after she sees some of his work hanging in the prison infirmary. Marge befriends a convict who is an incredible artist. It becomes a huge success but then other chiropractors (who are losing money from Homer's one session treatments) catch up with him, destroying his garbage can thus ruining his business. Watch The Simpsons: Season 12 Pokey Mom on DIRECTV. They gave "Pokey Mom" as an example of how "chiropractors on sitcoms pok[e] fun at themselves as they prescribe the duration of a course of care. The Simpsons ' twelfth season originally aired between November 2000 and May 2001. Despite this his pain remains and it is not until he accidentally falls backwards onto a garbage can that his back injury disappears. '"[13] Passmore and Kochanowski-Sutter also noted that in the episode "we see a dreamcatcher on the wall behind Dr. Steve as he treats Homer. She invites him to live in the house, at the same time that Homer starts a chiropractic business and earns the enmity of others in the profession. Pokey Mom “Welcome to, "Freeing the Artist Within." Show Runner He became available for purchase upon completion of the Guinea Pig Rescue Center. Staff members Tom Martin, Bob Anderson, Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, John Frink, Don Payne, Matt Selman, and Joel H. Cohen, as well as cast members Dan Castellaneta and Joe Mantegna, participated in the DVD audio commentary for the episode. He starts up his own business treating people's backs and names his creation "Dr. Homer's Miracle Spine-o-Cylinder". Lisa The Treehugger C+. Pokey was one of the guinea pigs who was rescued and taken to the Guinea Pig Rescue Center by Lisa. Tom Martin [2] Comedy writer and actor Bruce Vilanch guest-starred in the episode as himself at the unveiling of Jack's mural painting. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Chalkboard Gag Pokey is a limited time character released on March 19, 2014 during the War of Art Promotional. Later, Homer falls backward onto a malformed garbage can at home and discovers that it solved his back problems. Episode References Gags Appearances Gallery Quotes Credits Episode References Gags Appearances Gallery Quotes Credits HOMЯ Pokey Mom Worst Episode Ever HOMЯ Worst Episode Ever D'oh! Meanwhile, Homer starts his own chiropractic office. A page for describing Recap: Simpsons S 12 E 10 Pokey Mom. "[10], Following the original broadcast of the episode, the staff members of the series received several complaints from chiropractors. It was the third-highest-rated broadcast on Fox that week, following episodes of Temptation Island and Boston Public. Bob Anderson. The Great Money Caper C+. With Marge's help, Jack is granted parole and finds a mural-painting job at Springfield Elementary School. Mike Scully It was viewed in approximately 8.79 million households that night. Milhouse Van Houten Pamela Hayden. This strategically placed decoration could suggest that the chiropractor is in touch with native and/or natural healing, or it could be a jab at the field’s more esoteric practitioners. Season 12, Episode 10. "Pokey Mom" is the tenth episode of Season 12. While the police are out searching for Jack, Marge finds him hiding in the school playground. Eventually, two chiropractors disguised as investors trick Homer and destroy the garbage can at the Simpsons' home. Jack Crowley Michael Keaton. [7] On August 18, 2009, "Pokey Mom" was released on DVD as part of the box set The Simpsons – The Complete Twelfth Season. A Tale Of Two Springfields B-. Meanwhile, Homer suffers a back injury by a bull from the rodeo and sees a chiropractor, but does not follow his instructions. "[12] In an article of the magazine Canadian Chiropractor, Steven R. Passmore (D.C., M.S.) The Simpson family attends a prison rodeo where Marge meets Jack Crowley, a convict whom she believes to have great artistic potential after becoming impressed with his work. Special Guest Voices The chiropractor says he unable to adjust his back, which may have something to do with Homer blatantly refusing to do the exercises to go with the therapy. Jack paints a captivating mural, which everyone loves, apart from Principal Skinner - He thinks the image of a shapely female warrior riding a Puma doesn't have any place at the school. When no one laughs at his joke and the audience is dead silent, Skinner sarcastically says "Well, thank you, Bruce Vilanch," to which Vilanch replies "Whoopi would've made it work." Everyone in the school assumes Jack did it to get back at Skinner. Meanwhile, Homer suffers from a back injury after being kicked by a bull at the prison rodeo and goes to see a chiropractor. Meanwhile, Homer has been suffering from a back injury he sustained from being kicked in the back by a bull at the prison rodeo and goes to see a chiropractor. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. After visiting a prison rodeo, Marge volunteers to teach convicts how to be artists and befriends … [9] DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson commented that "Other than a nice guest turn from Michael Keaton, 'Mom' doesn’t do much to stand out from the crowd. "Pokey Mom" has been met with generally negative reviews from critics, being described as bland and drawn out. Pokey is the fourth character to be released for the More Animals and Pets character collection. Director Bob Anderson. HOMR B+. The Simpsons animated television series. Marge feels sympathy for an inmate she meets at a prison rodeo, vouches for him at his parole hearing and tries to assist his reentry into the real world. She later teaches a class on being an artist to the prisoners and befriends Jack. Taking his advice, Jack changes the picture into a childish and colorful image and everyone hates it. The episode originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 14, 2001. If this page is being served from any other site than pazsaz.com it is not a legitimate Pazsaz Entertainment Network page! The photographer, source and uploader of all of these images can be found on each images page. She volunteers to teach art at the prison and then vouches for … Production Code George Meyer (born 1956) is a producer and writer for The Simpsons, and arguably the writer who has contributed the most to the show over its long run. Dignity C+. Meanwhile, Homer starts his own chiropractic office. [1] He has said that the "heart" of that story is that the chiropractors in Springfield become opposed to Homer's method of healing people and try to stop it after losing business, in reference to how chiropractors in real-life "are a bit hated by the AMA (American Medical Association)" and how the AMA has tried to restrict their businesses in the past. [11] The February 26, 2001 issue of the magazine Dynamic Chiropractic featured an article about the episode that noted: "[The Simpsons] has poked fun at numerous people, and about every institution and profession imaginable. Voice cast members in the new movie include the following Edit Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Maggie Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders and Kearney Zzyzwicz (voices) Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson (voice) Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson, Patty, … Jack paints a powerful mural symbolizing school spirit with a warrior woman riding a puma, which the whole school likes, but Principal Skinner demands he tone it down using his idea of a cartoonish puma walking with two children under a rainbow in a fantasy land. Treehouse of Horror XI • A Tale of Two Springfields • Insane Clown Poppy • Lisa the Tree Hugger • Homer vs. "[5] Den of Geek critic Matt Haigh wrote that the episode "starts well, but begins to feel tired and drawn out, and there just doesn't seem to be much of a story there. He makes a business out of his discovery, which proves to be a successful method of solving problems with pain, causing the chiropractic business to decline. In the episode, Marge befriends Jack Crowley, a convict who she believes has some artistic potential. [3][4] There, Principal Skinner jokes to the audience that "when Superintendent Chalmers suggested a school mural, I almost thought he said a 'school Muriel'," referencing Chalmers' sister Muriel. It returned on September 5, 2018 during the Moe's Ark 2018 Event. "I will not let the dogs out" There Marge meets a prisoner named Jack Crowley and believes he could be a great artist after witnessing some of his work. Season 12, Episode 10 Pokey Mom First Aired: January 15, 2001 Homer hurts his back at a prison rodeo, where Marge meets an artistic inmate (Michael Keaton) whom she takes under her wing. Springfield is a fictional town in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, which serves as its main setting.A mid-sized town in an undetermined state of the United States, Springfield acts as a complete universe in which characters can explore the issues faced by modern society. With a Nielsen rating of 8.6, "Pokey Mom" tied with an episode of 60 Minutes for the 38th place in the ratings for the week of January 8–14, 2001. [8], Critics have given "Pokey Mom" generally negative reviews. Original Airdate Skinner again admonishes him for making such a horrible painting and refuses to admit that any fault belongs to him. Marge believes him and distracts Skinner and Chief Wiggum so he can escape, but he instead sets fire to Skinner's car and dances around it laughing maniacally, revealing his true nature. Pokey Mom January 15, 2001. Tennis The Menace C. Day Treehouse Of Horror XI B-. [...] Dr. Steve on The Simpsons corroborates this stereotype when telling Homer that he will need to see him 'three times a week for many years. The episode was written by Tom Martin and directed by Bob Anderson, and it features guest appearances from Michael Keaton as Jack, Charles Napier as a prison warden, Robert Schimmel as a prisoner, and Bruce Vilanch as himself. The Simpsons — Pokey Mom (Season 12, Episode 10) FXX. Marge feels sympathy for an inmate she meets at a prison rodeo, vouches for him at his parole hearing and tries to assist his reentry into the real world. Skinner's Sense Of Snow B+. They decided to explore one of Marge's attributes that had been seen in earlier episodes, eventually choosing her interest in art. Homer makes a successful business out of this injury-healing garbage can, much to the dismay of chiropractors in town. Skinner's Sense Of Snow B+. Homer Vs. In 2000, Meyer was called the "the funniest man behind the funniest show on TV" by The New Yorker. "[13], "Buy The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season at Amazon The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season", "The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season (1999)", "The Simpsons - Season 12 Street Date, Detailed Contents & 'Comic Book Guy Head' Box", "TV's Homer Simpson Gets a Chiropractic Referral", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pokey_Mom&oldid=995208023, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The Simpsons sit on the couch and the wall spins around, revealing on the other side a cackling, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 20:32. Marge soon finds a mural-painting job at Springfield Elementary School for him. Refusing to admit that he forced Jack to create it in the first place, Skinner instead blames Jack and fires him. After Marge forces the whole family to visit the Apron Expo (which, ironically, everyone enjoys except her), they decide to go to a prison rodeo. Jack is arrested and Marge, furious that he lied to her face, demands Wiggum to take him back to prison. The title "Pokey Mom" is a pun on the video game franchise "Pokémon" and the term "pokey", a nickname given to prisons, though it was noted that the episode name was chosen to attempt to cash in on the success of the Pokémon series, as it was a huge fad at the time. Pokey Mom C+. This is a "shared watchlist", sorted alphabetically, for WikiProject The Simpsons.You can add to this list, and then click on "Related changes" in the toolbox (below search) to see all the latest changes here.Tools. Actor Michael Keaton guest-starred as Jack Crowley, while stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel appeared as a prisoner in Marge's art class that wants to smell her clothes. Season 11 Season 12 Gags Season 13 Treehouse of Horror XI • A Tale of Two Springfields • Insane Clown Poppy • Lisa the Tree Hugger • … January 14, 2001 The Great Money Caper C+. Jack needs a job and she find there is a mural-painting job going at Springfield Elementary School. This is a reference to the fact that Vilanch has written comedy material for actress Whoopi Goldberg. Pokey Mom. [1] According to then-showrunner Mike Scully, the story of this episode originated from the fact that the staff members of The Simpsons wanted to do an episode about Marge but felt they did not want it to revolve around her getting a new job, as that had been seen on the show "too often". "Pokey Mom" was written by Tom Martin and directed by Bob Anderson as part of the twelfth season of The Simpsons (2000–2001). "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire": Also known as "The Simpsons Christmas Special", Homer discovers he won't be getting a Christmas bonus and so the family won't have any money for Christmas. This page is for cataloguing every free-use image related to The Simpsons and is principally maintained by Gran2. Deleted scenes from the episode were also included on the box set. He lies to Marge, saying that he did not burn down the picture but is soon found out and returned to jail, disappointing her. It began on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 with "Treehouse of Horror XI".The season contains four hold-over episodes from the season 11 (BABF) production line. Nancy Basile of About.com said she "loathed" it. You can help the wiki by embiggening it. If you have a free-use image for anyone listed here without one, please feel free to add it. CABF05 Not literally, of course.” Marge to her art class in prison. Couch Gag The staff members of the series received complaints from chiropractors after it aired, and some chiropractors have characterized the portrayal of the profession in the episode as stereotypical. Checklinks' summary of "WikiProject The Simpsons/Watchlist" Edna Krabappel Marcia Wallace. [1] Martin has also noted that the episode shows how "a lot of chiropractors are these great healers and they do great work, and then there's some that are crooked. He swears to her that he did not start the fire. When Lisa asked Homer if she could keep Pokey, Homerreplied sure. Pokey Mom 258 Around 8.79 million American homes tuned in to watch the episode during its original airing, and in 2009 it was released on DVD along with the rest of the episodes of the twelfth season. Shackled Ned couch gag Directed By Homer hurts his back at a prison rodeo, where Marge meets an artistic inmate (Michael Keaton) whom she takes under her wing. Insane Clown Poppy C+. and Lorraine Kochanowski-Sutter (D.C.) analyzed the portrayal of chiropractors in the media. [2] Actor Charles Napier voiced the prison warden that commentates the rodeo at the prison and later grants Jack his parole. This article is a stub. 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