The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 21

Monty Can't Buy Me Love

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 02, 1999 on FOX
8.1
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Monty Can't Buy Me Love
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Mr. Burns realizes that he is not as beloved as a Richard Branson-type billionaire. To get the public back on his side, Mr. Burns, with Homer's help, finds and captures the Loch Ness monster.

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  • Nessie

    4.5
    This is an episode to me, that seems like people like it solely for humor, and not for plot {if it was the other way around it would probably be hated by more people}. Burns realizes that he is not a popular billionaire. So, with Homer's help, he tries to make people love him. But when all their plan fail, Burns comes up with a new plan: capture the Lochness Monster.



    So he takes Homer, Professor Frink, and Willie to Scotland to capture the monster.



    In the end the monster gets a job at Las Vegas {it seems}.



    Random plot that a lot of people like, probably for humor. It has some funny scenes but overall, mediocre plotmoreless
  • Burns tries to find Nessie in a hilarious episode in season 10

    9.2
    The family is sitting around watching television one afternoon when Marge makes them go for a walk. They end up at a new mega-store, owned by Arthur Fortune, who wins everyone's love by giving them $1 bills. Burns is there, and he envies the relationship the younger billionaire with the public. He goes to Homer, asking him to help make him a beloved billionaire. Homer's attempts fail after Burns goes on a shock radio show hosted by Jerry Rude. They form a plan in which they will go to Scotland with Willie and Prof. John Frink in an attempt to catch the Loch Ness monster. They bring it back to Springfield and unveil it to the public, but things go haywire, and this plan fails, too. In the end the monster gets a job working at Springfield's casino.moreless
  • Homer helps Burns be popular.

    10
    This episode is so underrated.

    Really can't see why?

    The family is sitting around watching television one afternoon when Marge makes them go for a walk. They end up at a new mega-store, owned by Arthur Fortune, who wins everyone's love by giving them $1 bills. Burns is there, and he envies the relationship the younger billionaire with the public. He goes to Homer, asking him to help make him a beloved billionaire. Homer's attempts fail after Burns goes on a shock radio show hosted by Jerry Rude. They form a plan in which they will go to Scotland with Willie and Prof. John Frink in an attempt to catch the Loch Ness monster. They bring it back to Springfield and unveil it to the public, but things go haywire, and this plan fails, too. In the end the monster gets a job working at Springfield's casino. Seriousley great!moreless
  • burns finally realises that springfield doesn't like him (like it takes a rocket scientist!)

    9.1
    this episode has great jokes such as homer's line "and i'm not easily impressed - wow, a blue car!" and throwing pennies off the building. the radio station scene was great and homer's idea of a joke being "see, white people have names like lenny and black people have names like carl" and what he considers rare "a sober irishman" and when in search for the loch ness monster, abandoning the plan to play pinball. "nessie" was hilarious especially burns capturing him a la King Kong which the simpsons also parody in a "treehouse of horror" segment. this is a very entertaining episode especially the explanation of why all the characters were in scotland:

    burns: what am i paying you for?

    homer: uh, to work at the nuclear plant

    willie: you're not paying me at all

    frink: well you kidnapped memoreless
  • I considered this episode not so interesting.

    7.0
    Not really a good Mr. Burns episode.'A Star is Burns' is probably the best. This one isn't too good and I got kinda bored. It wasn't very funy or entertaining either. But it had a good storyline, and on some bits I laughed, but for not the whole episode like many. This seriosuly wasn't as interesting as other Season 10-ers. But I still watched it anyway because the more eps I see, the more know about the Simpsons. What I liked about this episode was the Loch-ness monster. He was funny and cute. He also looked funny at the casino. And something that made me actually laugh out loud was when Homer wnet into the water and just got out on the other side just to play on a pinball machine. And all those Scots were halirious. So, it wasn't the best and not as funny as I thought it would be but still an OK episode I was quite interested in but not as much as other funny episodes.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Michael McKean

Michael McKean

Jerry Rude

Guest Star

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In both 'I Love Lisa' and 'Who Shot Mr Burns Part 1', Willie has claimed that his father is dead. Apparently, he was hung for stealing a pig, and his body was thrown in 'the bog'. However, in this episode he is seen, alive and well!

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Jerry Rude: Ever murder anybody?
      Mr. Burns: Murder!? Well, mistakes have been made.

    • Homer: Well, if you wanted people to love you, you sure blew it with that insane rampage. But, you know what? To be loved, you have to be nice to people, every day, but to be hated; you don't have to do squat!
      Burns: You know, perhaps you're right! I got so swept over the notion of being liked; I completely forgot who I am … I'm a selfish old crank

    • Kent: Monster fever has gripped Springfield by the throat, and it's all thanks to one man. Montgomery Burns has captured not only a legendary monster, but also our hearts. And by the way, girls, he's single!
      Selma: Single? Well, he passes the Selma test.

    • Burns: Where's my monster, tubby? What do you people think I'm paying you for?
      Homer: Um, to work in your power plant?
      Willie: You're not paying me anything.
      Frink: You kidnapped me. I remember it distinctly with the grabbing, duct taping, tennis ball in the mouth. It hurt me!

    • Homer: Hey, Willie, that old couple looks just like you.
      Willie: Aye, tis my ma and pa. They own a tavern hereabouts. They still have the same pool table on which I was conceived, born, and educated.

    • Marge: Oh, come on! Let's go for a walk. This family is getting so lazy.
      Bart: I'm not lazy, I'm just … um … uh … Lisa, finish my sentence for me.
      Lisa: Why don't you finish your own darn … (falls asleep and off the couch)

    • Marge: I don't know how you can all just lay around the house on a nice day like this. When was the last time we went for a good, old-fashioned family walk?
      Homer: We stopped those when the kids said I was too fat to carry.

    • Appraiser: This gentleman's beer tap dates back to the turn of the century, and remarkably, seems to have never been washed.
      Moe: Yeah, yeah, I've been meaning to wash that, but, heh, it's been such a century.
      Appraiser: At auction, I'd expect this to bring twenty to thirty thousand dollars, except that on the handle, somebody's carved "Homer rocks".
      Homer: And I do. Woo hoo!
      Appraiser: Appraised value, $15.
      Moe: I'm gonna kill him! I'm gonna kill him!

    • Mr. Burns: And now, presenting the ninth wonder of the world—the eighth being Gomer Pyle's heavenly singing voice—I give you the Loch Ness monster!

    • Mr. Burns: Simpson, I need your help. I want to be loved.
      Homer: I see. Well, I'll need some beer.

    • Professor Frink: This isn't the Monster-o-meter, it's the frog exaggerator!

    • Homer: (about Arthur Fortune) Do you know what that fabulous man just did? He gave the Springfield Zoo two male pandas, and got them to mate successfully!
      Mr. Burns: And a stunt like that impresses people?
      Homer: Oh yeah, and I'm not easily impressed. Wow! A blue car!

    • Homer: Hey, it's not just a store, it's a megastore. "Mega" means "good," and "store" means "thing."

    • Mr. Burns: (After attempting to boost his fame) I can't believe it. I'm still not among the hundred most popular billionaires. I'm behind Adam Sandler, for God's sake!

    • Homer: Aw, my feet hurt! All this fresh air is making my hair move! And I don't know how much longer I can complain!

    • Comic Book Guy: Once again, my underwear has become tangled in a cow-catcher.

    • Mr. Burns: Anyone can lead a conga line. Come on, Smithers. (singing) Conga conga conga! We love Monty Burns more! Conga like you mean it! Please don't make me shock you!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Blackboard Joke: I have neither been there nor done that.
      Couch Gag: The family joins a kickline of chorus girls and the TV room turns into a circus with balancing elephants, magicians, fire-eaters, dogs jumping through hoops, and fireworks.

    • This episode was rated TV-14 DL, which is the most "adult" rating the series had received at that point in time.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Antiques Roadshow
      Cash In Your Legacy, the traveling antique TV show that makes a stop in Springfield is a parody of the Antiques Roadshow TV series that airs on PBS.

    • Can't Buy Me Love
      The title of this episode is a play on a line from The Beatles' song "Can't Buy Me Love," whose refrain is "Money can't buy me love."

    • King Kong
      The scene with the press photographers and their flashbulbs that send Nessie into a rampage is taken straight from the 1933 version of King Kong.

    • Jerry Rude: We're on the air now, Skeletor.
      On the Rude Show, Jerry likens Burns to Skeletor, a character on the show He-Man and The Masters of the Universe who had a bare skull for a head.
      Jerry's show, Jerry Rude & The Bathroom Bunch and Jerry himself are modeled after Howard Stern.

    • Richard Branson
      Arthur Fortune personality and knack for making grand entrances is modeled after real life billionaire Richard Branson.

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