Anyway, what happened was this: Mr. Burns brought tons of misery to the town and trying to block the sun out was the last straw, before he tried to take Maggie’s candy and sh- someone shot him, bringing the end to season six.
There’s a new cop in town – who quit after only a few days on the force. That’s right, Marge Simpson forged the plot for “The Springfield Connection”, which aired today in 1995, when she joined the police force to fight crime on the streets but ended up arresting Homer for parking over disabled bays.
How, you ask? Well, first, the Simpsons get castigated for not killing an alligator, then Springfield Elementary School thinks that girls can’t math, I mean, can’t do math. Talk about girls not being able to do math…. I’ll get on to why Arizona stinks in a minute.
Throwback Thursday is here again and today it’s 9 years since we saw Abe Simpson become a bullfighter in a contentious bull-fighting ring after Springfield is awarded an NFL franchise – which Grampa ends up blowing their chances of actually getting it – which leads to Abe going to an assisted-suicide center. The scheme never goes through, and when Abe finally realizes that he isn’t dead, gets a new lease of life and decides to live it up, ergo bull-fighting.
It may be a time for celebration for quite a few of the show’s guest stars, but today is also about remembering those who have starred and worked on the show.
It’s been nearly a month since Leonard Nimoy died, on February 27, aged 83, and today, it would’ve been his 84th birthday, as he was born on this date in 1931. And it’s been two years since the acclaimed show-writer and producer Don Payne died, aged 48, whose final two episodes, “Labor Pains” and “White Christmas Blues“, aired posthumously in 2013.
So, The Simpsons lose at a toy duck race and Ned Flanders gives them the prize of the FeMac, the female-orientated computer, in turn for Marge babysitting Rod and Todd, where it begins. We find Ned having the realization he smothers his kids, and that Marge is too busy caring for someone else’s she doesn’t realize that Bart has started to live at the zoo after Mr. Teeny’s imprisoned mother kidnaps Bart (with no ransom – if there was one, it’ll have been a banana). That was 2006’s “Bart Has Two Mommies”, which also saw a brief cameo from the late Maude Flanders.
Oh, welcome to Throwback Thursday!
Prior to that though, 6 years, in fact, another Bart-centred episode aired, in which Lisa also takes centre stage as the brother-hindered controversy-struck President of the USA, thanks to a strange Indian telling the story of Bart’s bleak, debtful (debtful, is that even a word?) future, in what is called one of the worst ever episodes of the show. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge try to find treasure from a former President.
Another 5 years prior, we endeavored into another Lisa story, and more future-telling as we saw Lisa’s Wedding And we go even further back in time (unlike the episodes featured in this post) to the Tracey Ullman era of most of 1989 as Bart’s Bathtime turned into a house insurance disaster.
And that’s it for a Throwback Thursday, which I’m pretty sure beats last week in length, but, looking at next week, won’t beat that. See you next time for a birthday and sadness-fuelled Throwback Thursday.