The Simpsons

Season 16 Episode 14

The Seven-Beer Snitch

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 03, 2005 on FOX
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The family visits Shelbyville and are appalled at the perception those citizens have of the inhabitants of Springfield. Back in town, Marge brings it to the attention of the Springfield Cultural Advisory Board and then asks architect Frank Gehry to design and build a new Springfield cultural center. He sees inspiration in her request and submits a design that is approved by the town. $30 million dollars later, the project is built and it opens and closes quickly as nobody in town really cares for classical music. Mr. Burns agree to take over the space, with his plan to turn it into a state prison. Homer applies for a job as a guard, but fails the drug test after Otto switches their samples. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa follow Snowball II, when they believe the reason she is so fat is that she is getting food from elsewhere; after following her they discover she has another family. Burns needs convicts for his prison and Chief Wiggum blows the dust of some old forgotten laws. Homer is arrested for illegally transporting litter (kicking a can 5 times in a row). In prison Homer inadvertently squeals on Snake's escape attempt and is drafted to becoming a snitch and he begins enjoy the perks that go along with it. Snowball II ("Smoky") enjoys life with her new family and Bart gets into the home to find out; there is plenty of good eating to be found there. Fat Tony and his boys try to find out who the snitch is. They feed Homer information regarding a breakout. While all the guards are outside waiting for the breakout, the prisoners are taking care of their snitch and a riot ensues. The riot is stopped and Homer snitches on the conditions of the prison.moreless

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Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

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

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

Charles Napier

Charles Napier

Officer Krackney

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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Himself

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Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Fat Tony

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Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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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 (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (looking at his drugged urine sample for a drug test)
      Otto: Cool! But I'll never pass with this. I better switch samples!
      (he switches his name label with Homer's)

    • Homer: The guards are sadistic and cruel.
      Guard: I can't help the way I am. When I was ten I saw my father murdered in front of my own eyes . . . by me!

    • Homer: I only did what I had to do to survive . . . in a style befitting a French monarch.

    • Mr. Burns: Simpson! I haven't see so many drugs in a wang, since I ran a Chinese opium den! Crack, smack, uppers, downers, outers, inners, horse tranquilizers, cow paralyzers, blue bombers, green goofers, yellow submarines, LSD, Mach-3, and trace amounts of... dewewehhhh, human urine?

    • Marge: Think Marge think. Culture, vulture, birds of prey, pray in a church, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, ghosts are scary, scary rhymes with Gary... That's it, Architect Frank Ghery!

    • Snake: Ha, ha! No Frank Gehry designed prison can hold me!

    • Mr. Burns: I'll make these rioters regret their folly! This prison will make Abu Gahraib look like the Four Seasons!

    • Gehry: ...And none of this would happen if it weren't for a letter written by a little girl.
      Marge: I wrote that letter.
      Gehry: You wrote "You are the bestest architect in the world"?
      Marge: Well aren't you?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Bart: No dad, you fell asleep in front of the TV, watching The Towering Inferno
      A quick reference to the film The Towering Inferno.

    • Mr. Burns: I'll make Abu Ghraib look like the Four Seasons.
      A quick reference to the prisoner of war camp in Iraq which was highly looked at for prisoner abuse.

    • Wiggum: Yeah, that's it. Lots of flash and no meaning.
      The shots of the can are a quick reference to the show CSI.

    • Marge: Don't leave now! The next piece is an atonal medley by Philip Glass.
      A funny reference to famous composer Philip Glass.

    • Ghery: Snoopy stationary!
      This quote, as well as Santa's Little Helper flying in a red dive bimber are references to the catroon strip Peanuts.

    • Homer: Well I am a sucker for a little hat.
      When Burns gives Homer the tiny hat to wear, this is a reference to HBO's show Oz in which inmate Simon Adebisi wears a similar hat tilted on his head.

    • Episode Title: The Seven-Beer Snitch.
      The title is a parody of the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch.

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