The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 15

The Scorpion's Tale

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 06, 2011 on FOX
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After a field trip to the desert, Lisa discovers that a desert flower makes aggressive scorpions get along. Grandpa Abe is kicked out of the retirement center and moves in with the Simpsons, where Homer uses a derivative of the flower Lisa made on him, making him much more docile. The chemical is turned into a drug by the head of a pharmaceutical company, but after Bart sells it in his own black market, there's an unexpected side effect.moreless

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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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

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Guest Star

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

Walter Hotenhoffer

Guest Star

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Santa's Little Helper flying on his doghouse like Snoopy as the WWI Flying Ace in his Sopwith Camel who gets shot at by the Red Baron.
      Billboard Gag: Springfield Mall for Rent. Free retail space with every purchase.
      Blackboard Gag: I'm not here on a spitball scholarship.
      Couch Gag: The scene switches to a computer with The Simpsons: Couch Gag Game on screen. The cursor moves over to select the various characters to participate, picking each member of the family. When the "Play Game" prompt is clicked, the usual scene of the family running to the couch is played before it changes from color to black and white with the words "Game Over", colored in red dropping to the middle of the screen.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner

      The opening scene of this episode parodies the numerous Looney Tunes shorts starring the duo created by legendary animation director Chuck Jones, making their debut in 1949. The majority of these shorts are set in the desert, where despite his genius and various gadgets and traps, the Wile E. Coyote's efforts to make a meal out of the Road Runner are always thwarted.

    • The Scorpion's Tail

      The title is an allusion to the water slide ride at Noah's Ark Family Park called The Scorpion's Tail. This is North America's first looping waterslide.

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