Kompowsky also says he was upset when "his" 1979 album Off the Wall received only one Grammy Award nomination; the writers had read that the real Jackson was genuinely upset. [6] At the time, the producers of the show were legally prevented from confirming that Jackson had guest-starred, although many media sources assumed it was really him. In a parody of Soylent Green, Bart suggests that his class turn their desks away from the door before Mrs. Krabappel arrives. (2003). Lisa characteristically spoils the mood by yelling at Homer saying that his hand is stuck in the toaster, and Homer frantically attempts to free it. He is forced to wear a pink shirt to work, where Mr. Burns suspects his fashion choices reveal he is a "free-thinking anarchist". The Simpsons has always been everyone’s childhood, so the message will be clear and strong enough i suppose. He co-wrote the song "Do the Bartman", which was released as a single around the same time the episode was produced. Directed By Normally you’re used to see colorful and cheerful drawings from me, but since i’ve got quite a good audience, i’d like to use it as much as i can in the right way when the situation requires it, and bring something good, and useful with my drawings, and you guys know it. People believe cartoons predicted Kobe Bryant’s death, coronavirus. While outside, Bart 'discovers' a 'shortcut' through the hedge maze using a chainsaw to cut his way through, infuriating Willie and reads his thoughts. Two Bad Neighbors She recommends "Go crazy?" He also requested a scene in which he and Bart write a song together[7] and asked that a joke about Prince be changed to one about Elvis Presley. Nonetheless, it tosses out some good laughs, and the guest appearance by Jackson—under a pseudonym—works well; Michael shows an ability to mock himself that still surprises me. But a new theory that seems to build on The Simpsons’ prediction record, which posits that the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and even the death of President Donald Trump are predicted in the series, is false. Chad Lyle is a senior journalism student at the University of Texas. He returns to the kitchen and asks Marge three questions: his name, the color of the sky, and what are donuts. Bart manages to introduce the episode. The date surfaced from some Tik Tok users and was linked to the faked image of Trump in the coffin. Being unfamiliar with the real Michael Jackson, Homer believes and quickly befriends him. Special Guest Voices "Stark Raving Dad" received generally positive reviews, particularly for its writing and Jackson's performance. [1], Many aspects of Jackson's career are referenced in the episode. James Earl Jones as Alternate universe Maggie and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel In the 1990s, the show seemingly foreshadowed the 2014 Ebola outbreak in an episode in which Marge Simpson told an ill Bart Simpson to read a book titled, "Curious George and the Ebola Virus.". Eventually, the lid is closed and Jimbo is killed and cooked, ending up being served as a "Sloppy Jimbo" in the teachers lounge and the cafeteria. 109 [47] Brooks told The Wall Street Journal: "This was a treasured episode. [1] In the shot of the crowd that awaits Michael Jackson's arrival outside of the Simpson family's home, a man is holding a "John 3:16" sign in reference to Rollen Stewart, who was famous for holding a similar sign at sporting events. Homer then barges in through a door, startling Marge. This material may not be reproduced without permission. During the intro, Moe Szyslak hangs himself, Patty and Selma, disguised as witches, are burned at the stake, but still light their cigarettes one last time, and Bart beheads Principal Skinner. The Associated Press. And, rather than the White House lights being turned off, the cartoon actually shows the White House in the middle of a storm with a few lights visibly on in the bottom left corner. (2003). All this and Andy Rooney tonight on 60 Minutes!") Bush being the neighbor of the Simpsons, they fight, they begin war for each other when George meets his New arch-nemesis Bart and Homer, when Bart comes over to meet him, Bart accidentally broke his memorials, then he hated The Simpsons, then he begins to break their lawn but Barbra on the other hand, doesn't care. After overhearing a distraught Lisa compose a letter disowning her brother, the faux Michael convinces Bart to let him help heal their rift. Music Composition Emmy nominated episodes, Episodes in which Homer almost loses Marge, Episodes with a alternative Gracie Films logo, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Treehouse_of_Horror_V?oldid=922100. Although the image of the Springfield police station burning did come from an episode of “The Simpsons,” this clip had nothing to do with Floyd or the 2020 protests. Leon bids farewell to the Simpsons, singing Lisa's birthday song to himself in his normal voice. Episode Number and grinning evilly prompting his family to scream in terror and flee to escape the rampaging Homer. The fog then seeps in through the window and does just that (interestingly, the drawings of the skinned characters show a discontinuity in the bottom area suggesting an earlier version of the animation was retouched so to erase the buttocks). Main character(s) [27] The Simpsons was the second highest rated show on Fox the week it aired, behind Married... with Children. But this is our book, and we're allowed to take out a chapter. And Michael Jackson, of course, is just so weird anyway that he fits right in. Marge answers them all accurately. Homer returns to the future in the basement. Together they write and perform a song for her called "Happy Birthday Lisa". After Marge attempts to contact the police to no avail, Bart uses his "shinning" to call Willie to help. Bart and Lisa reluctantly return to school the next day and see more students arrive in "permanent detention", and the remaining students have all been merged into one class, taught by a now-noticeably obese Mrs. Krabappel, stuffed from a recent meal. [7], Prince agreed to voice Kompowsky and sent notes about what his character would wear, but the writers discovered that Prince was referring to a script that had been written by his chauffeur. Couch Gag "Stark Raving Dad" is the first episode of the third season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. To avoid politics, former President George Bush and his wife Barbara retire to Springfield, citing its low voter turnout. She says since they are now eight and ten years old that she could not be fighting all of their battles for them. In all airings, the episode's ending is not removed but the blood is removed from Lunchlady Doris's apron. [37] In a 2011 article, Andrew Martin of Prefix Mag named Michael Jackson his second favorite musical guest on The Simpsons out of a list of ten. In it, a police officer has his knee on a Black man’s neck, and Lisa Simpson holds a “Justice for George” sign in the background. Milhouse falls into the food processor and is instantly "gooified," killing him. The first still, depicting a darkened White House, is actually taken from a short satirical clip released by Simpsons about Trump’s first 100 days in office. That includes predicting 19 years ago that Trump would one day be elected the president of the United States. He calls his family to sit in the snow with him to "bask in television's warm, glowing, warming glow" and they freeze while watching. All Simpsons Season 7 Episodes Ranked by Rating. Claim: The TV show "The Simpsons" predicted the death of George Floyd. The Simpson family home resembling a retro-style (and oldest surviving) McDonald's restaurant in Downey, California. [9] The read was held at Jackson's manager Sandy Gallin's house, and Dan Castellaneta (who provides the voice for Homer) was 30 minutes late. (2003). The episode is rated M in Australia's Fox 8 channel, however is rated PG on the home media release. This image did not appear in an episode of “The Simpsons” and it was posted to Pomo’s Instagram account on May 30, five days after Floyd’s death. Lunchlady Doris berates him, saying that because of latest budget cuts, she is reduced to serving Grade F meat (composed of circus animals and filler) in the cafeteria. The conditions are perfect this year for a werewolf sighting. The return of television restores his sanity. P3 His family greet him; in this timeline, Bart and Lisa are well behaved, the family is wealthy, in possession of a brand new Lexus and are about to attend the funeral of Patty and Selma that day. "[31] Mark Lorando of The Times-Picayune commented that "throwaway lines on The Simpsons are funnier than the big punchlines on most so-called comedy series; [this episode] has layers of humor, satirical touches that enrich the story lines," singling out jokes like the America's Funniest Home Video parody.

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