The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 6

A Tree Grows in Springfield

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 25, 2012 on FOX
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Lisa tries to cheer up a down-in-the-dumps Homer by winning him a "MyPad" at the school auction. But he falls back into a funk when he breaks the magical tablet device – until Ned Flanders discovers a miracle tree in the Simpsons' backyard with bark that spells the word "HOPE."

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Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Sideshow Bob Terwilliger

Cameo

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

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Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

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Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Homer: I'm in an abusive relashionship with life.
      It keeps beating the hell out of me and I'm too cowardly to leave it.

    • (Moe enters to find a bonfire in his bar made from burning 'Hope Tree' hats)
      Moe: Thank god there's no alcohol in this pub, or then it would really go up.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Sideshow Bob flying in the old-fashioned biplane (as seen in Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming)before it gets struck by lightning and burns to a crisp as he gets torched as well, laughing all the way.
      Billboard Gag: This is not Santa: Do not let him in. (With Snake pictured wearing a Santa hat and bearing a candy cane tattoo)
      Chalkboard Gag: 20 more shoplifting days till Christmas.
      Couch Gag: Four of the Simpsons sit on the couch, then become frightened when Homer arrives wielding an ax and wearing a hockey goalie mask like Jason Voorhies of the Friday the 13th movie series. The picture freezes to show the scenario as a Tales from the Couch comic book (which parodies Tales from the Crypt), featuring other characters in small insets, including Moe as the Saloon Keeper, Agnes as Skinner's Mother, and Groundskeeper Willie as the Gravedigger.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Vengeful Pigs is a big time spoof to Angry Birds, where the birds are launched and bring down the pigs.

    • Marge is scene reading a book called "The Girl Who Regretted Her Tattoo." This is an allusion to the series of books called The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

    • Apple iPad:


      The tablet that Homer won was a MyPad and Steve Jobs appears when he first turns it on. This is a parody name of the Apple iPad, a product of the company that also makes iPods and such. Steve Jobs was the CEO.

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