The Simpsons

Season 21 Episode 9

Thursdays with Abie

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 2010 on FOX
7.9
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Grampa bumps into a human interest columnist who becomes fascinated with Grampa's life and writes a series of columns about Grampa's adventures.

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  • Boring ep

    5.0
    Grampa bumps into a human interest columnist who becomes fascinated with Grampa's life and writes a series of columns about Grampa's adventures. I thought this was a mediocre episode. I still remembered the parts and I was really bored of watching it. There isn't that much funny parts. But I laughed at a few parts such as Homer having a Computer Brain, the conversation with Chief Wiggum and Lisa, etc (since I forgot). The main plot wasn't really my favorite here and I wish it was done better. Overall, a mediocre Simpsons episode. 5/10moreless
  • Abe gets interest in his stories of a reporter.

    2.0
    One word to describe this episode would be boring.



    Some moments were just dumb. Why did the reporter get hit in the head with a glass bottle of homer to not even react but passes out to falling boxes? That is cringeworthy.



    The other plot was unwelcome. Once again they used agnes skinner for a part. She is in every episode these days. Shes not funny anymore. either was her line.



    the plots were both a snooze fest. The sub plot was unbearable for most part. There was hardly even a joke worth remembering. the only slightly amusing parts were with nelson. Overall a very weak and bad addition to a mixed seasonmoreless
  • ABE IS SPRINGFIELD'S SENSATION

    8.0
    the Simpsons go to as water park and Abe is left alone in a bench. He is approchead by stranger Marshall Goldberg, who has a mystrious interest in Abe's stories. But then it is revealed that Goldberg is a journalist, and wants to make abe's sotries a weekly column. The column is a success and Homer is heartbroken becuase Abe never told him those stories, and tries to win back his attention. On the process, he discovers that Goldberg plans to kill Abe in a train and win a Pulitzer price making a biography about Abraham, so he goes to that train and together with his father, beat Marshall and is re-united with his father, back at home, Grandpa lets Homer tell his first story. It was about Godzilla. And the Rolling Stones. And him being born 4 times. And him being a professional disgressor. They A story was pretty good, and had a little heart. now to the B-one. Bart is left in charge of Larry the lamb (the classes plushie) for the WKND. Nothing to special, but it had this great lines between Wiggum and Lisa: Lisa: Chief, my brother fell in the storm drain!

    Chief Wiggum: I'm strictly an above the ground policeman, what you need is the sewer cops.

    Lisa: Fine, what's the number?

    Chief Wiggum: Lisa, you're old enough now that I can tell you the truth. There's no such thing as sewer cops. It's just something we tell the kids to feel safe.

    Lisa: What about Bart?

    Chief Wiggum: Well if you miss him, you can yell into a toilet.



    Overall, a solid 8 IMO.moreless
  • Great episode for the most part!

    8.0
    In this episode, Grandpa Abe gets his own newspaper article by finding a reporter at a splash park. On the other be-half of the story, Bart takes home the class stuffed animal lamb. This episode I must say was full of a lot of really good jokes. Such jokes included the splash zone part and how it showed Bart in the kitchen frying the lamb on the oven. Seeing Homer's dad have another episode was pretty enjoyable, and it's not something that you see everyday. The end was quite entertaining when Homer saved his dad when Homer found out the new's colonist was trying to kill Abe the whole time for fame and fortune. And the end turned out to be hysterical. Homer told his first story tell about Godzilla. This episode started off a little slow in the beginning, but for the most part, it was a very enjoyable episode for me. Go Simpson's!moreless
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

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom

Himself

Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Grampa: Why don't we let Homer tell the story.
      Homer: Really? Me? You mean it?
      Grampa: I think you're ready for your first ramble.
      Homer: Oh, I've been waiting for this day for so long! The year is 1946, and in a war torn world, a single flower blooms and that flower is an angry Japanese monster named Godzilla. How am I doing dad?
      Grampa: I'm hanging on every word.
      Homer: Fortunately, there was one man that could help, Colonel Tom Parker. The colonel took this monster, cleaned him up and put him on stage under the name the Rolling Stones. The first concert was a sell out with many, many, many people eaten. But those that survived raved about the undeniable harmonies and brutally honest lyrics of what they had just seen. And out of the wreckage of that concert crawled the woman that would later give birth to me, not once but four times, cause in those days if they didn't like the way you looked they would send you back in to bake a little longer. After four times they just decided to cut off my tail, but you can still see it in the British museum, which interestingly enough, is in France. Not the France you're thinking of, but a much better one, built with palm trees and leprechauns, but I digress. In fact, I used to be a professional digressor, but I don't wanna get off the track, so I'll tell you about the time I was a professional digressor. The year was 2021, and I had just returned from a brief vacation where I had eaten more than my fill of tacos. Not the tacos you're thinking of. Did I ever tell you about the time I started Gracie Films?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Agnes Skinner is riding a bicycle in the sky.
      Billboard Gag: None.
      Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: This sequence begins with Homer running onto a round platform which turns out to be under a spring that launches him up into a giant pinball machine. He gets bounced around all over the mock setups of various Springfield locales, including Moe's Tavern. The rest of the family gets bounced around as well, eventually dropping into the bottom hole, including Maggie, who's able to briefly slide upward onto the pictured couch before exiting down the hole.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The song Nelson sings about Larry is an allusion to the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.

    • Clyde Gable is an allusion to actor Clark Gable.

    • One of the newspapers in Grandpa's flashbacks says "Curly to Shemp: You're Out!" This is an allusion to The Three Stooges.

    • When Ms. K picks a name out of a can to see who takes Larry the Lamb home, the can she uses is called Slim-Kwik. This is an allusion to the diet drinks Slim-Fast.

    • Tuesdays With Morrie
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the Mitch Albom book Tuesdays With Morrie, and the subsequent TV movie based on the book starring Jack Lemmon and The Simpsons alum Hank Azaria.

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