Simpsons Did It!: “Brother From The Same Planet”

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The writers and producers of The Simpsons had come under the impression that Tom Cruise wanted to do the show, so they wrote this episode with him in mind.

Cruise wasn’t interested after all, so they gave the part to Phil Hartman.  I think they’re better off for it.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Dog Of Death”

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John Swartzwelder is the most prolific of Simpsons writers, and he was responsible for this particular episode as well.

As a reward, sharp-eyed viewers can note that Springfield is located in Swartzwelder County in whatever state that is.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Bart’s Dog Gets An ‘F'”

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Man, that title looks familiar

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Simpsons Did It!: “Bart Vs. Thanksgiving”

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Holidays on sitcoms are old hat.  Many shows will have episodes devoted to specific holidays.

When The Simpsons does Thanksgiving, it’s bound to bring da pain, da noise, and da funk.  Or at least something on fire.

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