The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 6

The Fool Monty

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Mr. Burns learns he only has a few weeks to live, he's upset by the town's apathy towards his situation

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  • This was bad.

    This was bad. It was funny but the plot line seemed to drift. Smithers has to work for Dick Cheney and E.T parodies were funny. The part were Mr.Burns randomly walked in naked was also humorous. Mad cat flu comes to Springfield causing panic. A vaccine is produced but Mr.Burns steals most of the shots for him and his dogs. When getting his shot his doctor tells him he has 6 weeks to live. Mr.Burns tells the town who is rudely happy. Mr.Burns jumps off a bridge but instead of dying loses his memory. The whole town takes turns abusing Mr.Burns. Its Lisa's turn and she takes him to his mansion. Mr.Burns gets his memory back then fails to do something evil. Not as bad as How Munched Is That Birdie In The Window but still needs work.moreless
  • I thought it was great

    Mr. Burns discovers he's about to die, so when he tells the town, everyone is happy and excited. He decides to jump off a cliff, but he is hit by an airpalne and left unconcious. Later, Bart finds him, and Mayor Quimby lets everyone in town to have a turn with him to get back at him for all the years of torture. During Lisa's turn, Mr. Burns turns back into his evil self.

    I thought this episode was great, and one of the best of the season, behind Loan a Lisa, but before Lisa Simpson This isn't your life.

    Overall Grade: 100%/A++++moreless
  • Mr. Burns finds out that his days are numbered. When the citizens of Springfield learn the news, they are genuinely pleased, much to Mr. Burns' dismay.

    There isn't all the much to say about this episode. It's storyline is one we have seen many times before, and frankly it got old a long time ago. At the end, Mr. Burns' survived. He then disregarded Carlos Santana's advice and did not change his his evil ways. Who among us ever doubted that? What does give this episode a strong boost is its excellent opening sequence. The inscription on the Fox News helicopter certainly got Bill O'Reilly's blood boiling. The meeting of the media moguls to decide what the next scare tactic will be is damn near perfect.moreless
  • Best Episode in a long time

    This episode is for me one of the best episodes of the season so far. It is equaled only by 'Loan-a Lisa'. I loved the Avatar themed couch gag, and Mr. Burns thinking his name is Oatmeal. When Mr. Burns learns he is dying, he stages a party to tell the employees the news. They are rudely unsympathetic and Mr. Burns tries to take his own life by jumping off a cliff. However, he only succeeds in losing his memory, and the town decides to take revenge on him for all the horrible things he's done in the past. However, Lisa helps him get his memory back and he decides to cover the town with a dome.

    Lenny: It's been done!

    Mr. Burns: Really? You don't say. (turns to Smithers) Did you know about this?

    Smithers: Yes.

    Mr. Burns: Oh. Well, what if I cover you all with a cube of bulletproof plexiglass?

    Chief Wiggum: Uh, it's pretty much the same thing.

    Lou: Plus we could always dig ourselves out, although that never seems to occur to anyone.

    This is just a great, original and hilarious episode, one of my favorites in the 22nd season.

    The only thing I didn't like was the part with Smithers working for Dick Cheney, that was just stupid.

  • Burns: ...cover this town in a DOME! Lenny: It's been done. Burns: Really? Smithers, you knew about it?

    Yeah, so the TV execs gather for vthe new TV crisis, and decide to realize a virus. They name it the cat flu, and the day when the medicine is given, Burns comes along and steals all of them. Then, his doctor tells him he has 6 weeks tops of life left. Then, he decided to suicide quietly, and after some hilarious slapstick, the fals on the gorund and found by Bart the day after.

    He has lost his mind and is all ET-y. Bart tries to hide him, but is quickly found out by the rest of the family. On a town meeting, they deicde to take revenge on Burns by giving Burns to each citizen for 30mins. Homer's first revenge was really cool, mostly becuase I loved the tune they used on the scene. Then Homer is bored of him so Lisa takes him to his manjsion, where he recovers his memory. Then he attempts to cover all Springfield with a dome, but the town tells Burns how it has been done in the movie. So Marge tells him how he survived the 6week alert because he was nice (technically, he was NoT evil). Burns tries being nice, but starts to die, so he is evil aghain and heals. Then Nelson forces him to ocntinue to pretend to be his dad.

    Overall: Great episode, lots of fisical & verbal comedy. (That's my boy!). The jokes I did not like were Burns bleeding in the end & Otto using Burns' head as a bong. But nontheless, solid 9/10.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

Terry W. Greene

Terry W. Greene

Burns' Doctor

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Jimbo Jones

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Dolph, Female Network Executive

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Show Title: The three-eyed crow carrying Blinky, the three-eyed goldfish on its talons. Billboard Gag: None.
      Chalkboard Gag: None.
      Couch Gag: In the living room, the Simpsons lay down in virtual tanks, leading to a parody of the hit 2009 movie Avatar. After seeing themselves as Na'vi on planet Pandora, they frolic in the jungle before coming to a canyon where they try to tame wild flying couches with wings. Homer drops down the canyon, but fails to land on one, returning battered and bruised to the family. However, Bart succeeds, takes control and gives the rest a ride to another area of the jungle that has a 3-D HDTV. At first, it's powerless, but Bart plugs Homer's ponytail into a nearby socket, enabling it to work as the family put on their 3-D glasses.


    • Powerhouse

      When Mr. Burns is led through a construction site by Homer and Bart in classic cartoon fashion, the music Powerhouse by Raymond Scott is heard, which played in many classic Looney Tunes cartoons, often during construction/assembly line sequences. Powerhouse is also heard during the closing credits, and was also previously heard in the episodes And Maggie Makes Three, Bart Has Two Mommies, and Little Big Girl.

    • The Dave Matthews Band

      The name of the band that plays at Mr. Burns' party is called The Grave Matthews Band. This is an allusion to the band The Dave Matthews Band.

    • Men in Black
      In one scene, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney uses a neuralizer on Smithers to erase his memory. This is a device that was utilized in the hit 1997 movie starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as law enforcement agents of extra-terrestrial beings.

    • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
      In the scene Bart tries to hide Mr. Burns from Marge, the various antics in doing so are a parody of the hit 1982 Steven Spielberg movie.

    • The Full Monty
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1997 British comedy, The Full Monty.