The Simpsons

Changing of the Guardian

Season 24, Ep 11, Aired 1/27/13
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  • Episode Description
  • After surviving a tornado, Marge and Homer seek out guardians for the kids, in case the worst should happen. They first turn to friends and family, including Homer's half-brother, Herb Powell with whom to entrust their kids, but when Bart and Lisa fall in love with a super-cool couple, Mavand Portia, Marge starts to question their potential guardians' true motivations.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Danny DeVito

    Herb Powell

  • Pamela Hayden

    Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Rashida Jones

    Portia

  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I was Disappointed with this episode

    By TheCjm1999, Feb 09, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • Show Title: Ned Flanders as an angel praying as he flies via his wings.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags: None.
      Couch Gag: After the family sits on the couch, the shot zooms out to show them sitting over a dunking tank where Nelson hits the bullseye, causing them to drop into the water. Marge and the kids rise up soaking wet, but Homer floats up face down and unconscious.

    Allusions (2)

    • The Wizard Of Oz

      Homer:"Please let them take me to Oz, but don't make Flanders The Scarecrow".  Homer was talking about The Wizard Of Oz, a 1939 dream sequence movie that starred Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, & Margaret Hamilton.  Dorothy lands in Oz after her house was carried by a tornado and Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, & The Cowardly Lion goes to Emerald City to see The Wizard Of Oz to get requests made by them and to destroy The Wicked Witch Of The West.

    • Twister:

      When Homer and Marge went on a storm chase with Lenny and Carl and their van was sucked up and left nothing but the chassis, and the bank building fell around Homer and Marge. This is a parody of the 1996 movie Twister where several people (played by Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton) was chasing tornadoes in several towns and the countryside and conducting experiments to see what the inside of a tornado looks like.

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