The Crepes of Wrath

episode of The Simpsons (S1 E11)

"The Crepes of Wrath" is the eleventh episode of the first season of The Simpsons, and first aired on April 15, 1990. The episode was written by George Meyer, Sam Simon, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti, and was directed by Wes Archer and Milton Gray. In this episode, Bart is sent to France on a student exchange trip, where his hosts treat him like a slave. While that's going on in France, an Albanian student takes Bart's place in the Simpsons family, and shows great interest in Homer's work at the "Nuclear Power Plant".

"The Crepes of Wrath"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 11
Directed byWesley Archer
Milton Gray
Written byGeorge Meyer
Sam Simon
John Swartzwelder
Jon Vitti
Production code7G13
Original air dateApril 15, 1990 (1990-04-15)
Guest appearances
Christian Coffinet as a gendarme officer
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The episode got overall good reviews from people, and in 1997, David Bauder from TV Guide named this episode the greatest episode of The Simpsons, and the 17th greatest episode of any television show of all time.

Other websitesEdit

  • "The Crepes of Wrath episode capsule". The Simpsons Archive.
  • "The Crepes of Wrath" at the Internet Movie Database
  • "The Crepes of Wrath" at