(2010). "Weekend at Burnsie's" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. He vows to start helping the little guy. ", Jean said. She also praised the episode's setpiece, which she described as "particularly good", even though she found it to be "super-random". New Kid on the Block He continued, "Like many other S13 shows, this one feels recycled, as it lacks much to make it stand out as creative or memorable." So there are some people who are still bothered by it. Directed by Jim Reardon. This episode also receives the benefit of two prank calls to Moe, which are always the best.In this episode, "New Kid on the Block," The Homers receive new neighbors in the form of a divorced Ruth and her teenage daughter, Laura. Add the first question. don @ minifie-1. The episode was also rated M in Australia, making it the second time after "Natural Born Kissers". "Weekend at Burnsie's" was written by Jon Vitti and directed by Michael Marcantel. Directed by Mark Kirkland, Mike B. Anderson. The idea for the episode was pitched by former staff writer George Meyer, who wanted to make an episode in which Homer becomes addicted to medicinal marijuana. It was also the first episode (in production order) where Mike Scully was showrunner, taking over from Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, the showrunners for seasons seven and eight. "Phish plays at the rally. (2010). In the episode, Homer despises the nuclear plant's new exercise program and decides to gain 61 pounds to claim a disability and work at home. Pokémon Journeys: Ash and Goh Get RIPPED in One of the Funniest Episodes Ever Featuring muscular trainers and favorite songs, "Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!" Whoever could it be? When Lisa gets ripped off, Homer sticks up for her and is successful. "These are real effects reported by many marijuana users, and we would be hard pressed to call them anything other than benefits", Stephens and Roffman wrote. After the scene was written, Reiss asked all the writers if they were against genetic modifications of food, and none of them were. "[4] The episode also criticizes the use of genetically modified foods. (2010). He criticized the Simpsons staff for making an episode about marijuana, as he believed that children might imitate Homer. It was written by Ron Hauge, directed by Bob Anderson, and guest starred Alex Trebek as himself. Homer's mom dies, and as part of her will, she asks him to spread her ashes. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. The two argued that drugs are almost always shown as having only negative effects, even though 10 million people in the United States use marijuana for recreational purposes. Homer gives Chef Pee pee a birthday card and calls the police when the Woodies' card gets ripped. Homer the movie star! Stephens and Roffman wrote that the side effects shown in the episode are "Perhaps a bit exaggerated, but clearly there are costs of marijuana use similar to these that are experienced by real-life users. "Congrats, Simpsons, you just pissed off those who choose to live sober, by pandering to stupid college kids and idiot high schoolers who may be your only remaining fans", Boss wrote. Here are 15 times The Simpsons ripped our hearts out. By Constance Sarantos Dec 20, 2020 The episode received an audience of 7.76 million, a rise of 0.31 million viewers from the previous week's episode, "Super Franchise Me". [10] For example, when under the influence of marijuana, Homer is relieved from the pain in his eye, and he also finds himself having a variety of sensory experiences and an enhanced appreciation of music and food. If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. He is prescribed medicinal marijuana. [3] "Everyone but me had stories to tell [about various things]. "Brush with Greatness" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. 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It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 18, 1990. "One thing I learned a long time ago is, you gotta be careful how you change [the characters'] basic model pack[s]", Jean said in the episode's DVD commentary. [4] He first became aware of the band after reading an article about them in Entertainment Weekly. "You definitely lose touch with what the movies you're supposed to see, what's good on TV..."[2] "Weekend at Burnsie's" is the second episode Vitti wrote in which a character forgets to vote at an election, and the second episode he wrote in which Homer takes a chemical that causes him to be promoted by Burns and run into conflict with Smithers. "Very often we take these stands on the show that we do not believe in at all", Reiss explained in the DVD commentary for the episode. It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on April 7, 2002. When speaking at the Phish concert, Homer stands in front of a large picture of himself. Vitti has never gotten any questions about the episode, except from his sister-in-law who wanted him to explain the episode for his nephews. Was this review helpful to you? The scene is a reference to the 1941 drama film Citizen Kane, in which the main character Charles Foster Kane makes a political speech in front of a large picture of himself. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. At the time of the episode's recording, Phish was in the middle of a two-year hiatus from touring and recording, but the members agreed to record dialogue together for the show. I like the fact Bart is madly in love and I also like how Homer is made out to be some sort of circus attraction because of his appetite. The meeting is a success, and another financial crisis at the power plant is avoided. Homer begins to enjoy smoking marijuana. There would be about four hours of recollection before any rewriting happened. [8] During their scene, Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of The Simpsons theme song on his guitar, which he often did during the band's concerts in the mid 1990s as part of a series of "secret language" signals they had taught their fans. In the episode, Homer Simpson is prescribed medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by a murder of crows. Homer buys a snowplow, comes up with a catchy jingle, and quickly becomes one of Springfield's most beloved residents in the season 4 episode “Mr. Written by With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Edit. Bart gets Expelled is the second episode in my Fanon. Episodes in which Homer almost loses Marge. [1], Jean, Al. He said, 'Pretty close to what we expected.' "They don't mind if [Homer] falls down a cliff but [...] he should recover. [4] "Jon Fishman said to me that the band had talked from time to time about if they were to ever be on The Simpsons, what it would be like. Homer bought a smoker shaped from a meteor (that looked a lot like a kamado cooker), and he was careful to differentiate it from a grill. The scene was originally three times longer, and was conceived during a rewrite session with the staff writers. Directed by Michael Marcantel. The staff discussed the scene for a long time with the network until they came up with a compromise. Later on, in “Lisa’s First Word”, a young Homer and Marge, along with baby Bart, were living in an apartment on the Lower East Side of the city in 1983, and it’s after learning that Marge was pregnant again that they bought a house – however, in another episode, they were shown already living in the house when Marge told Homer she was pregnant with Bart, after which Homer ripped out his hair. Use the HTML below. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 11, 1991. When he finds out that she is dating Jimbo Jones he makes a prank call to Moe's Tavern,pretending to be Jimbo who is frightened off by Moe and rejected by Laura,who says she would date Bart were he older. S12E15 Hungry, Hungry Homer Summary The Simpson family goes to "Blockoland". Instead, "Blame It on Lisa", an episode which aired the previous week, caused an uproar in Brazil because of its depiction of the country. [17], Casey Broadwater of Blu-ray.com considers it to be one of the season's best episodes,[18] and so did High-Def Digest's Aaron Peck, who described it as one of his personal favorites. Homer destroys the scarecrow, and the crows see Homer as their leader, following him everywhere and doing his bidding. In the episode, Homer’s hickory-smoked pork ribs … But when the crows try to carry Maggie, Homer turns on them and they attack his eyes. Episode 17. [2] Producer and former showrunner Mike Reiss has stated that he thoroughly enjoyed working on "Weekend at Burnsie's". "[1] While working on the episode, the series' staff debated what size to make Homer's pupils when he is under the influence of marijuana. In the episode, Homer uses the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant 's medical insurance plan to buy Dimoxinil (a … Just before the joint touches Homer's lips, the scene cuts to a psychedelic sequence that transpires from the joint's tip. It also features the American rock band Phish as themselves. Flashback of Homer as a child, he is at a zoo watching monkeys, The "Simpsons" Kissing Edition (Part I: The Family). Commentary for "Weekend at Burnsie's", in, Reiss, Mike. Title: He summarized the episode as being "decidedly mediocre". "[...] it's a funny bunch of people", he said in the episode's DVD commentary. I also like the fact that we get to meet the other neighbors of the Simpsons, not just the Flanders. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? " Weekend at Burnsie's " is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons ' thirteenth season. In its original broadcast, the episode was seen by approximately 7.2 million viewers, finishing in 46th place in the ratings the week it aired. [4] "[...] like we usually do, we look at everything from two sides and it's supposed to be a thoughtful look at a serious thing". However, a ban on medical marijuana is implemented (thanks to a petition circulated by Ned Flanders which Homer actually signs while in an altered state), but by this point, Homer is cured of his medical condition and promises he will not smoke marijuana again. Commentary for "Weekend at Burnsie's", in, Pross, Max. The Cartridge Family is the fifth episode of the ninth season of The Simpsons, airing for the first time on Fox in the United States on November 2, 1997. (2010). Before there was the invention of video, I don't know how Pink Floyd would have done a whole album to a movie. I said, 'Well, how close was it?' Jennifer Malkowski of DVD Verdict praised the episode's premise, writing that it "brim[s] with potential" even though it is "fairly simple". Despite the network's initial concerns, "Weekend at Burnsie's" did not attract any controversy. Joan Kenley makes her second of three … Homer and Chef Pee pee look for Easter eggs and find a pink egg. Following the thirteenth season's release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24, 2010, the episode received mostly positive reviews from critics. Commentary for "Weekend at Burnsie's", in, Silverman, David. Homer succumbs to job stress while subbing for Smithers as Burns' assistant. "[4], On May 17, 2002, Robert S. Stephens and Roger A. Roffman of The Seattle Times wrote an analysis of "Weekend at Burnsie's" in a guest column for the newspaper. "You can't do anything for the first time at this point", Vitti quipped. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. The plot idea for the episode was pitched by George Meyer, who wanted to make an episode about Homer getting addicted to medicinal marijuana. The last part of the episode, in which Homer and Smithers believe that they have killed Burns, is based on the film's plot. It Will Never Catch On : Mr. Burns laughs off Smithers' play about Malibu Stacey, sarcastically saying he should write a musical about the common cat or the King of Siam . 4 of 5 people found this review helpful. The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. "I gotta say, this was the most fun I ever had working on an episode", he said in the episode's DVD commentary. [1], After being attacked by the crows, Homer is seen being treated by Dr. Hibbert at the Springfield General Hospital. Breaking up with her, or losing her if something terrible occured to her or if she fell for a new man, would be a dark end to an otherwise triumphant effort. [1] Vitti wrote the script at his home and did not participate in any rewriting sessions with the other staff writers. During a color screening of the scene, Homer's body looked "a little too bloody" and damaged, prompting the staff to change it. The Simpsons 2020. [6][9], According to Peter Shapiro of Relix, some fans of Phish debated whether or not there had been any references to the band before this episode. Homer isn't the best neighbor and everyone knows that. The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. He wrote, "Apart from being very funny, the episode also manages to make statements about Marijuana, but never becomes preachy." Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Homer gets promoted to accounts manager at the nuclear power plant, but soon learns the job robs you of your soul. This FAQ is empty. Category page. He continued, "It's just weird to take away a right or to grant people a liberty and then abandon it. Mr. Burns asks Homer to help him with a speech for a crisis shareholders meeting. View production, box office, & company info. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Fox was initially very uneasy to pass the episode for broadcast, since they were concerned that it might encourage younger viewers to smoke marijuana. " Simpson and Delilah " is the second episode of The Simpsons ' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 17, 1992. For the meeting, Smithers and Homer make Mr. Burns into a marionette, and the movement of the marionette inadvertently gets Mr. Burns' heart working again. [15], On August 24, 2010, "Weekend at Burnsie's" was released as part of The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season DVD and Blu-ray set. [14], In its original American broadcast on April 7, 2002, "Weekend at Burnsie's" received a 6.8 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, translating to approximately 7.2 million viewers. Insistent Terminology : Lindsey Neagle is a financial planner , not a financial consultant. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, Homer decides to sue the buffet.Overall, this a very solid episode and it's a better episode than the previous one, as it has a better story to tell. I haven't done it and I'm sure it works, but I just keep thinking that it must be a coincidence. In the episode, Marge enrolls in an art class after Lisa encourages her to revive her former interest in painting. Sun, Feb 25, 1996 30 mins. is one of Pokémon Journeys' funniest episodes. [22], Since its broadcast, "Weekend at Burnsie's" garnered little to no scrutiny from viewers. Homer the Smithers. "King-Size Homer" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to "Little Women." With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. "[...] obviously, the network didn't want us glorifying casual marijuana use", he said in an interview with the music magazine Relix. This is maybe the dumbest rivalry in Simpson/Flanders history and it starts for … It's incredibly funny as the jokes are on top of their game. "[13] She then notices that her potato starts eating her carrot. As they worked on the episode however, Jean became more acquainted with the band members. Matt Groening, Al Jean, Matt Selman, Don Payne, Jon Vitti, Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Mike Reiss and David Silverman participated in the audio commentary of the episode.[1]. Homer has regained his hair a couple of times through the series, such as in season 2’s episode “Simpson and Delilah”. [6][7] The idea to include the band in the episode was pitched during the episode's production. Directed by Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson. The scene is a reference to "The Big High", an episode of the television crime drama Dragnet in which a married couple accidentally drown their baby while they are smoking marijuana. The Most Interesting Galaxy in the Universe - A Journey Into the Milky Way Galaxy Documentary Touch Your Heart 1,499 watching Live now Guess who gets the part? While the band was mentioned by name in the season 12 episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger", there had not been any conscious attempts to reference the band before "Weekend at Burnsie's." Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Ralph Sosa. To Homer, the blood looks like psychedelic rainbows, and the song that plays during the scene is "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. [10] However, Homer is also depicted spending more time with other drug users than with his family, and his friends find that his personality has changed. It first aired in the United States on the Fox network on April 7, 2002. Crows arrive on the new garden, so Marge makes a scarecrow, which scares Homer. (2010). He continued that it can be compared to the series' best episodes, writing that it "resemble[s] The Simpsons in its glory years". [1] He also said that he was happy that many viewers identify with the characters and don't want to see them get hurt or injured in any way. 8 Lisa gets a note from smart Homer “HOMR” is a classic episode of The Simpsons , because it reveals something about the mythology of the show – why Homer is so stupid – in a satisfying way. "HOMR" (styled as "HOMЯ") is the ninth episode of the twelfth season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. Horrified, Smithers thinks that the unconscious Mr. Burns has drowned. In this episode, Homer gets a heart attack due to his very poor health and diet. Because a common effect of smoking marijuana is dilated pupils, the animators initially suggested widening Homer's, but settled for just dilating them slightly. Many of his stories seem to be wildly inaccurate, often physically or historically impossible, and occasionally inconsistent, even with each other, suggesting that Abe is senile (though it's often implied that he is aware of the inconsistency). It became one of the biggest controversies the series has ever faced. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 5, 1995. Because the legislation of medicinal marijuana is a controversial issue, The Simpsons' staff has stated that they wanted to explore both sides of the argument, showing both the negative and positive effects of marijuana use. "We believe there are good reasons for a more honest dialogue about the positive and negative effects of marijuana use. Homer asks if Marge is ready for a "real workout" which turns out to be a request to wax the car, after which he gets beaten by Marge into meekly saying that he was just kidding. He added that the episode is rather a critique of legislations that are immediately criminalized after they are legitimized. The Simpsons is the longest running animated TV series since The Flinstones, and you could understand why after watching just one of the Simpsons episodes. [19], James Plath, a reviewer for DVD Town, wrote that the episode is a "classic". After a traumatizing eye injury, Homer becomes a habitual user of medical marijuana. After a bad experience with genetically modified food, Marge decides to plant her own garden. While under the influence of marijuana, Homer shaves his beard, causing blood to pour out from his face. They especially disapproved of a scene in which Homer smokes marijuana for the first time, since they did not want to instruct children how to smoke. Throughout the years, we've seen the countless times that Homer has abused the friendly approaches of Ned Flanders. I would say that's the strongest statement [the episode] makes. Despite their concerns, Jean opined that the network gave the staff a "pretty good amount" of creative freedom with the episode. Production [ edit ] In her original pitch for the episode, Carolyn Omine had Homer being the one to get mugged, becoming agoraphobic as a result. 15 When Homer Was Nice To Flanders. Homer gets put through this over the entire course of this episode. Homer intentionally gains more weight in order to qualify for disability and work from home, but soon realizes that being morbidly obese comes with its own problems. The episode's original subplot was intended to include Don Rickles as a guest star presenting a comedy show and Homer laughing excessively at his jokes, until Rickles ridicules him. El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) Category:Episodes in which Homer almost loses Marge Category:Episodes where Marge has no lines Turns out, he has a crayon lodged in his brain . "Homer's Triple Bypass" is the eleventh episode in the fourth season of The Simpsons. Homer gives Smithers his last joint, and while Smithers is smoking it, Burns apparently drowns in his bathtub. [4] Despite the modification of the scene, the network and the series' staff members were still worried about how the episode would be received. The episode is one of two from the series that has been restricted to post-watershed airing in the UK - a restriction that is still in place as of 2019 (the other episode being "The Cartridge Family", although the restrictions on this episode have since been lifted). This includes a scene in the season 11 episode "Saddlesore Galactica", which shows Duncan the diving horse hanging from a hoist; some Phish fans argued that the scene was a "blatant" reference to the cover of the band's seventh studio album, Hoist. The couch is replaced by a hedge. And she referred them all to me. 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