Simpsons Did It!: “Last Exit To Springfield”

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This episode features a character, the Simpsons’ family dentist, Dr. Wolfe.  Dr. Wolfe was supposed to be a celebrity guest voice.  Both Anthony Hopkins and Clint Eastwood turned down the role.  Tony “Norman Bates” Perkins did take the role, but died before he could record it, so regular cast member Hank Azaria ended up doing it.

They also originally approached O.J. Simpson for the news panel show, but he declined.  People were kinda happy about that.  You know why.  Dr. Joyce Brothers got the line instead.

Mr. Burns is looking to renegotiate the union contract at the power plant.  With the union president mysteriously missing, he opts to just take out the dental plan with a beer bribe.  At about the same time, Marge learns Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Dental plan.

Lisa needs braces.

Where was I?  Oh yeah.  Union stuff.

In short order, Homer is elected union president where no one seems to understand whatever it is he is really trying to do.  His attempts to quit the job lead to a strike, and Mr. Burns thinks Homer’s clumsy confusion are signs of a brilliant tactician.  That’s enough for Homer to win out, no matter how many hired goons Mr. Burns sends his way.

Hired goons?

And that’s the tooth.

If that line there is hilarious to you, I’d check to make sure no one left the laughing gas on.

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