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The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 4

Gone Abie Gone

15
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2012 on FOX
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Grampa escapes from his retirement home, and when Homer and Marge frantically try to track him down, they follow clues that reveal secrets in Grampa's past. They find that he worked at a local restaurant with Marvin Hamlish and met and fell in love with the restaurant's singer Rita LaFleur. Meanwhile Lisa tries her hand at online poker, getting tips from the experts, including Jennifer Tilly but is soon gambling with her college fund.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
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

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch

Himself

Special Guest Star

Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose

Rita LaFleur

Special Guest Star

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Herself

Special Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title and Billboard Gags: None.
      Chalkboard Gag: I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission.
      Couch Gag: This sequence parodies the hilarious funny 1968 cartoon series The Wacky Races. Here it's called The Sofa Speedsters, featuring the Simpsons driving in their couch, Brown Lightning, Chief Wiggum and family in the Piggily Wiggum, Bumblebee Man in the Bumble Buggy, Mr. Burns and Smithers in the Greed Hornet (resembling Dick Dastardly's Mean Machine), Dr. Hibbert in Dr. Groom, Groundskeeper Willie in Glasgow-a-Go-Go, Cletus Spuckler and family in Hick Dastardly, and Professor Frink in the Franken-Continental. The racers crash into a huge pile just short of the finish line in the street, which enables Grampa Simpson, the last entry to slowly emerge as the victor in his racing recliner, laughing all the way boasting "Beat ya!" Afterward, Homer yells "D'oh!" in frustration.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Gone Baby Gone


      The title of this episode is a take on the 1998 novel Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane. The novel centers of the search for a kidnapped four year-old girl. The novel was adapted into a film in 2007. The movie was directed by Ben Affleck and starred Affleck's younger brother Casey.

    • Homer: Wait, the frog in the trenchcoat is Kermit, too?!


      When Lenny and Homer discuss about Kermit the Frog appearing on Sesame Street, mentioning Kermit in a trenchcoat is a reference to the classic "Sesame Street News" special report segments appearing frequently on the show from the 1970s to the 1990s, where Kermit donned a reporters' trenchcoat and hat when reporting on the news.

    • Moe's laptop/notebook showing a web site address. Flaminghotpoker.net is owned by FOX, but it is not connectable.

    • Wacky Races

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      The couch gag is an obvious reference to the introduction of the animated series Wacky Races, which was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It ran on CBS from September 14, 1968, to January 4, 1969.

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