The Simpsons

Season 4 Episode 19

The Front

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 1993 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • The Front
      The title of this episode is taken from the 1976 film The Front. The plot of the film is that a cashier (Woody Allen) poses as a writer to submit work for blacklisted talents. The plot of this episode is a lot like the plot of The Front because Lisa and Bart have to use Grandpa's name because the producers won't consider a cartoon from kids. At the end of The Front, the cashier takes a stand against the injustice he sees around him, like Grandpa takes a stand against the violence in cartoons.