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.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Marge Vs. The Monorail”

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Let’s face it:  whatever your thoughts for this Conan O’Brien-penned episode, they are bound to be better than your thoughts on the last thing we reviewed with a “Vs” in the title.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer’s Triple Bypass”

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Despite appearances, Homer Simpsons is only supposed to be 36 or so years old.  The baldness doesn’t help people remember that.

Neither does this episode, where he needs bypass surgery.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Marge Gets A Job”

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The basic plot of this episode of The Simpsons, entitled “Marge Gets A Job”, is about Marge getting a job.  If you had not figured that out, perhaps basic literacy is beyond you, and if so, I am not sure how you are reading these very words.

All things being equal, this may be the most disquieting episode of the series yet.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?”

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For Homer Simpson, sterility may have been a gift that kept on giving.

Homer didn’t know he was sterile near as I can make out, but it sure had plenty of fringe benefits.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer At The Bat”

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This episode may be one of my all-time favorites.

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Simpsons Did It!: “I Married Marge”

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While the Halloween episodes have become an annual tradition, early seasons attempted an annual flashback episode.  While the flashback does still find use today, the early ones were used to fill in blanks for the family’s past, such as the meeting of Marge and Homer, and the marriage listed above.

The marriage, it should be noted, is Bart’s fault.  Sort of.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk”

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This episode features Mr. Burns selling the nuclear plant to some Germans and then getting it back.

But who cares about that?  Homer visits the Land of Chocolate in his imagination!

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer Defined”

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What legacy will we leave behind?  How will people remember us?  Can we control how the world will see us in future generations?

That’s some heady stuff for Homer Simpson.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Dancin’ Homer”

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Ah, baseball.  America’s pastime, where a ticket gives the holder the right to make a complete ass of himself in a public venue.

Well, maybe not so much unless your name is Homer Simpson.

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