The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 11

Changing of the Guardian

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2013 on FOX
6.5
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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.

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  • I was Disappointed with this episode

    5.5
    When I heard Herb (Homer's Half-Brother) was going to be in a episode in Season 24, i was looking forward to seeing what the plot involved. However, it only turned out to be a 5 second phone message. I also felt like the episode was rushed. There's a problem this episode and Season 24 has had so far, introducing characters each episode, only to be never heard of again.
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

Terry W. Greene

Terry W. Greene

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Herb Powell

Special Guest Star

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Portia

Special Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • 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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