The Simpsons

Lemon of Troy

Season 6, Ep 24, Aired 5/14/95
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  • Episode Description
  • The children of Springfield wage war on Shelbyville, after their beloved town lemon tree comes up missing. The fathers of Springfield take Ned's RV to search for their boys.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brent Forrester

  • Jim Reardon

  • Dan Castellaneta

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

  • Hank Azaria

    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 19, 2011

  • Alternate Springfield

    By sh811a, Sep 11, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 20, 2010

  • Review

    By meatboys, Aug 30, 2008

  • That yellow shaped rock has classic

    By petesmah, Mar 29, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Grampa #2: And with that, a mighty cheer went up from the heroes of Shelbyville. They had banished the awful lemon tree forever, because it was haunted. Now let's all celebrate with a cool glass of turnip juice. (The Shelbyville kids grimace as they drink their turnip juice)

    • Shelby: You know, I wish there was a Springfield kid here right now. I'd fill his mouth with stink bombs. Bart: No, not in my mouth! (Pause) Is what that kid would say.

    • Homer: This is the darkest day in the history of Springfield. If anyone wants me, I'll be in the shower.

    • Bart: That lemon tree is a part of our town. And as kids, the backbone of our economy. We'll get it back, or choke their rivers with our dead!

    • Marge: It's almost lunch time, do you know where your brother is tutoring? Lisa: Tutoring? The only thing Bart is teaching is guerilla combat in Shelbyville. Marge: You have a number where we can reach him? Lisa: No, Mom, Bart and some kids ran off to wage war on Shelbyville! Marge: (gasps) Homer, come quick! Bart's left his tutoring job and joined a violence gang!

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    Notes (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: The first amendment does not cover burping. Couch Gag: The Simpsons walk in as old-fashioned cartoons.

    Trivia (3)

    • Shelbyville Daily's motto: "Once a week, every week."

    • Shelbyville appears to be Springfield's parallel universe. There is a "Speed-E-Mart" (instead of "Kwik-E-Mart"), a "Joe's" (instead of "Moe's"), and Shelbyville Elementary School has a female Willie.

    • The citizens of Shelbyville drink Fudd beer. This is the same beer sold at the "Beer 'N' Brawl" bar where Homer discovers Lurleen Lumpkin, in the season three episode "Colonel Homer."

    Allusions (8)

    • Cuyahoga River Fire The Springfield Lake catching on fire mirrors what happened to the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio in 1969.

    • Prince When Milhouse bonds with the Milhouse from Shelbyville, he sobs, "This is what it feels like when doves cry", a slightly paraphrased line from the 1984 Prince song "When Doves Cry".

    • Bart: Rocky II plus Rocky V equals Rocky VII: Adrian's Revenge! Rocky II and Rocky V were both sequels to Rocky, a 1976 movie portraying a boxer who goes from rags to riches. However, Adrian's Revenge is not real.

    • Alice in Wonderland In Milhouse's fantasy sequence, he pretends to camouflage himself in the bushes. He then moves around from bush to bush (both high and low), and all you can see is his face. This is similar to how the Cheshire Cat engaged Alice in conversation. In the movie, the cat even disappeared to the point where all you could see was his big grin.

    • Tow Truck Driver: (singing) And I think to myself, what a wonderful world . . . The song "What A Wonderful World" was written by George Weiss and Bob Thiele. It has been recorded by many different artists, but the original version from 1968 is sung by Louis Armstrong. The song is about appreciating the everyday things in life, ie: "I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom, for me and you, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

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