Episode Reviews (24)
- SORT BY:
"Who Shot Mr. Burns" was a big deal for SIMPSONS viewers. Not only was it a cliffhanger (the only one in the show's history) it was genuinely funny with an epic plot involving Burns and his plan to blot out the sun.
You knew I was going to include this, didn't you?
As a entertainment-obsessed youth, there were few things more important than THE SIMPSONS. When we kids heard that Mr. Burns was going to be shot we all became detectives. Who could do it? Homer, finally seeking revenge for a crappy job? Smithers, sick of being pushed around by an ungrateful boss? Maybe it's Bart or Lisa, striking down Burns to save their beloved Springfield.
I guess none of us realized that this was THE SIMPSONS and that it was going to be a funny, inconsequential pay-off. Regardless, "Who Shot Mr. Burns" was a big deal for SIMPSONS viewers. Not only was it a cliffhanger (the only one in the show's history) it was genuinely funny with an epic plot involving Burns and his plan to blot out the sun. I remember watching a VHS with the episode taped on it during the summer hiatus. Over and over and over again I watched, hoping to discover new clues. Yeah, I was kind of an idiot.
Admit it, you had your own theories too.moreless
The school becomes rich when oil is found underneath it, until Mr. Burns taps the oil deposit, then blocking out all sun to Springfield, in the process earning him the hatred of the town. At least until he gets shot in the end, creating a cliffhanger.
Great episode, does a great job showcasing Burns' character traits. Very funny, like in the scenes where he tries to pass himself as Jimbo or when he steps on a replica of the power plant while destroying a model of the town in his office. Though to ruin the episode, it was Maggie who shot Burns, but this is still a great episode.
Loved this episode!!!
I loved this episode! The first (and so far) only time that I have seen it was in History class. This episode was pretty funny and it made you think, especially at the end because pretty much everyone was capable of doing it. They all had a reason to do it so it was hard to decide who really shot Mr. Burns. I liked this episode because instead of the town being divided between each other, it was the town against Burns. I also liked that they made it almost impossible to figure out exactly who did it and they left you hanging till the next season.
Overall, this episode is definately a classic. 10/10!moreless
Really good episode with a nice drama effect
I don't usually watch the Simpsons often, but I watched this one for the fact that it's one of the show's highest rated episodes, and I can see why. In this episode, Mr.Burns steals oil from the town school, and then plans to block out the sun, and after doing so, he is shot by unknown assialant. I liked how pretty much everyone was a suspect like Homer (For not knowing his name) Smithers (Not agreeing with his actions, and firing him) or Principal Skinner (Stealing the school's oil). I liked the cliffhanger at the end and the joke about breaking the fourth wall at the end. Overall, this is an episode that shows exactly why the Simpsons is such a classic show. 9.5/10 A+moreless
Who Shot Mr. Burns? Read my review for part two to find out!
Ah one of the classics of the series, really funny, dramatic plot, great character devolpment and in my top ten. Allright I'll get right down to it, this episode was different to all other Simpsons episodes, it was drama, it was suspense and at the same time it was funny. The Smithers-Burns characters really get explored into. And setting up all the different suspects, like Grandpa, Bart, Homer, etc., was great because they all had their different reasons to do it. I don't think that later staffs could've pulled this episode off as good as it was and no other show, then, now, or before could have done a better episode than this.
To be continued...moreless
I couldn't solve this mystery...
Wow, an epic episode! I love cliffhangers, and mysteries, and that's what this is: a mystery cliffhanger! So I was stoked! This episode had some of the funniest gags ever. It starts with Willie burying the 4th grade class hamster, Super Dude. Turns out he strikes gold. Burns hears of this and wants gold. He gets it, making people mad.
Throughout the episode he makes a lot of people mad, and so now, he plans a big thing: block out the sun. He does this successfully. Then at the end someone shoots him. But who is the culprit?
A very funny episode and a great mystery!moreless
this was a good ep
this was a good way to end the simpsons season 6 with a huge cliff hanger. and this ep was about mr burns and how he was controlling the oil that the school found and he takes the oil off of the school and bart is mad beasuse his dog got a broken leg. and moe is mad becuase his bar is closed and people are mad in town beacuse they cant drink. and people are mad becuase things are getting cut like lisa favorite jazz musian telpenta. and burns is tring to take over and so the town has a huge town meeting and people are out raged even smithers . and so at night mr burns goes and walks but is suddenly shot and collpaes on the sun dial. this was a good epmoreless
Who shot Mr. Burns.. Only time will tell
In the first part of this groundbreaking suspense story, Mr. Burns develops a sun-blocking machine that prevents any sunlight from reaching Springfield. With the town immersed in darkness, Mr. Burns' Power Plant can make even more money. In addition to blocking the sun, Burns has also deprived the school of its funds, broken Santa's Little Helper's leg, and alienated nearly all of his fellow townspeople. When he winds up shot, everyone, including the members of the Simpson family, is a suspect. All will be revealed in the second part, but only after a cliff hanger so steep, an entire nation will be hanging on the edge of its seats. Guest Star: Tito Puente as himself.moreless
A must watch episode filled With mystery and adventure!!!
Holy Two Parter Batman! This is one of my favorite episodes ever! I loved looking for the clues and trying to solve the mystery! The best part about this episode is that it doesnt just start as a mystery episode, it starts of as just another day in springfield and slowly enters a murder mystery with a cliff hanging, not quite concluding conclusion! Now i will not say who really did shoot mister burns bcause i am sure someone out there hasnt seen it but here is a clue= "Mr. Burns was becoming so evil he would even steal candy from a baby!" - said waylon smithersmoreless
Mr. Burns going too far.
Mr. Burns was always one of my favorate villian ever, he's just that villian you love to hate. And now in this episode we see his villian at his best when he want to make everyone's lifes a living hell for no reason. It was just both funny, sad, but also easy to emphisize with everyone's hatred for Mr. Burns and all was building up to that famous cliffhanger, which litterally kept me and everyone guessing (as much as those cliffhangers at the end of Lost) and was litterally made into a beting poll in Vegas, while everyone awaits part two. This was the biggest thing on TV history every because it was an event, which has not been done again since. I still find this two parter enjoyable and funny as hell all the the same, though it probably doesn't have the same impact it did years ago, it's just one of those things you just had to be there to experence the joy of that event.
From seeing him steel the newly discovered oil from the school which would of brought much needed changes to the school. It was just priceless seeing Tito Punte punch his bongo right though when he heard that the music program was canceled. Or even how everyone at Moe's bar were all completely unaware of the poisonous vapor that was being procduced from the counter oil rig, and yet all of them act casual about it before they feel a little sick and the biohazard crew are supprised their even remotely alive. Homer finally loses his patience over Mr. Burns never remembering his name, statictically Burns should of remembered Homer's name by now but doesn't. Perhaps the reason for Burn's absent mindedness of Homer's identity could be a subconcous mental block he produced due to Burn's endless contempt as well as disrespect for Homer that forgeting Homer's name is sort of a form of detachment, so Homer is never a part of his life.
I can go on and on with this. And that small joke where everyone was at town all and all the characters were carring different types of conceled weapons like the Sea Captain with a harpoon, Moe with a 12 gadge, Skinner a silencer, Barney a six shooter. Bart a one shot mini gun (where he got it is anyones guess). But I thought that was hilarous. As well as just seeing that really daft sceme where Burns wants to block out the sun, it was just great because the moment it happened I knew that was the last straw and Burns was about to get what he deserves. Who did it well that will have to wait till part 2.moreless