The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 6

The Book Job

4
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 20, 2011 on FOX
8.7
out of 10
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122 votes
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Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined.

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  • Homer forms a team to write a tween lit hit

    10
    Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined. This was one of the best episode for this season. I thought the storyline was really great somewhat better than the Food Wife. It may not the funniest since at some point there's lack of humor, but the episode was good enough to give it a 10. I'll say that it in mym top 5 episodes for this season. I just kind of enjoyed the storyline to it. So there's pretty much nothing else to say about this episode. In conclusion, The Book Job had an excellent storyline with some humor in it. 10/10moreless
  • the simpsons the book job

    10
    another good episode here the whole lisa trying to write her own story was funny because she kept getting distracted such as going on the internet or going to get coffee and ralph saying i wanna go back in mommy and trys to go up her dress that was so silly but funny as well this was just as funny as the last one.
  • Simpsons Still Fresh!

    10
    The Simpsons did it again with a funny way of looking at todays popular books and authors!
  • very good

    9.0
    gave me many laughs! had great beginning it sorta lagged in the middle of the episode but the ending made up for that. very funny!!! so far i really like season 23!!! long live live the simpsons. "these aren't real dinosaurs!!! real dinosaurs sing!!!" best milhouse quote ever.
  • Oh my god this was such an outstanding episode I can't believe it.

    10
    This episode reminded me of the Family Guy episode "Brian Writes a Bestseller" but this one was 10 times better! I'm surprised, I am honestly really surprised that it was that good and I have been a Simpson fan ever since I can remember! I know all of them in this season were great but this episode by far takes the cake!! I can't believe how genius this plot was about. See, "They'll never stop The Simpsons! Have no fear we got stories for years!"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

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Himself

Guest Star

Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia

Slick Publisher

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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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Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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