The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 25

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 21, 1995 on FOX

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  • A cartoon that made history for me, and probably many other viewers.

    When I was growing up, "The Simpsons" was like no other show on TV. It was funny and relevent with famous guest stars. It was a show that for the most part, was grounded in a reality that could've occured anywhere on Earth. But when this episode came along, I was hit by a proverbial sledgehammer that changed my view of this TV series forever: Mr. Burns had been shot! It was my version of the shot heard around the world! I had never seen anybody (let alone a cartoon character) get shot at with a gun and have the gun shot hole and blood be shown on TV! I knew Mr. Burns was the biggest jerk in "The Simpsons," but I never thought cartoon characters could get shot at or possibly be killed! For many reasons, this episode changed my preconceived notions that all cartoons were created equally, this cartoon proved they weren't! For this Matt Groening, I salute you for showing me that for animated cartoons, truly anything is possible! :D
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