The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 1

Moonshine River

41
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2012 on FOX
7.1
out of 10
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82 votes
3

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Thefamily travels to New York City in search of Bart's long-lost love Mary Spucklerwho he wants to reconnect with since she has left Springfield and her hillbilly family there to reinvent herself in the big apple. Lisa and Marge look forward to experiencing all the city has to offer but when they realize their budget won't allow a Broadway play they settle for the free "Shakespeare In the Park" which doesn't go as planned.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Homer plays another instrument

    10
    We've seen Homer playing the guitar, piano & marimba. Now we saw him play the coolest jazz instrument of them all, the vibes!
  • The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

    1.0
    Google The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson 1997!!



    Why can't you write shows like those days? 1-10 season good then Simpsons lost there touch!!















  • The twenty-fourth season begins with the family traveling to New York City so Bart can reconnect with a former girlfriend.

    7.0
    After twenty-three seasons and more than five hundred episodes "The Simpsons" still manages to deliver entertaining episodes. As is usually the case there are laughs through out the episode. From the dance where Bart needs a dance partner to the family's adventures in New York City, the laughs are consistent. One highlight that stands out in my mind is the scene of the family standing in the middle of Times Square. The many billboards seen are very clever. I also liked the nod to the first episode of season nine. The Kul Kulash guy has really moved up in the world. In the end, "Moonshine River" is a good start to yet another season of the long running series.moreless
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

Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Himself, Narrator

Special Guest Star

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Mary Spuckler

Special Guest Star

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Gina

Special Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The announcer canceled the show because he said that the people wanted Romeo and Juliet, not feuding families, except Romeo and Juliet is about feuding families.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bart: Come on, Dad. You love New York. Now that your two least favorite buildings have been obliterated; Old Penn Station and Shea Stadium.
      Homer: Lousy outdated relics!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Show Title: The Channel 6 News helicopter flying as its reporter falls out.
      Billboard Gag: McBain Capital: Consider this a hostile takeover. (with McBain pictured holding a gun)
      Chalkboard Gag: Bart in a white suit writing "I will not wear white after Labor Day", then takes it off as he leaves, seen in his regular clothes.
      Couch Gag: Four of the Simpsons emerge from cocoons as butterflies, then fly out of a dollhouse as they're pursued by the monobrowed baby looking to swat when with a mallet. The chase continues throughout the day care center before the butterfly family sees their opportunity to escape when a worker is leaving. The door nearly closes, but Maggie appears and keeps it open long enough with her pacifier, enabling them to escape as the monobrowed brat runs into the door, stopping his pursuit. Maggie waves goodbye as the butterflies fly to their freedom.

    • Before the end credit sequence begins in full, the family runs on to the couch and Homer announces a couch gag contest, where the winning entry will be featured in the final episode of this season. More details found at: www.thesimpsons.com

    • The episode featured a dedication to the memory of Andy Williams in the end credit sequence.

    • "The Ballad of Cylinder Head" Music by Zooey Deschanel, Lyrics by Tim Long

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title Moonshine River is an allusion to the 1961 hit song "Moon River" written by Johnny Mercer and most notably performed by Andy Williams, who's mentioned in the end credits.

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