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The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 

Troy McClure presents three spinoffs: "Chief Wiggins, P.I.," "The Love-Matic Grandpa," and "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour."

Director:

Neil Affleck

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Abraham 'Grampa' Simpson / Hans Moleman / Ozmodiar (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Ralph Wiggum / Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Waiter / Moe Szyslak / Sea Captain (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Judge Snyder / Jasper / Waylon Smithers (voice)
Tim Conway ... Self (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Troy McClure (voice)
Gailard Sartain ... Big Daddy (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... "Lisa" (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Betty (voice)

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Troy McClure presents three spinoffs: "Chief Wiggins, P.I.," "The Love-Matic Grandpa," and "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour."

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview for Star-News, series writer Don Payne revealed that the episode was in his personal top six of the best episodes. See more »

Goofs

The dam door is closed when Bart asks Homer and Marge to close it. See more »

Quotes

[Ralph is lying in bed]
Ralph: Daddy, these rubber pants are hot.
Chief Wiggum: You'll wear 'em till you learn, son.
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Connections

References JFK (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Peppermint Twist
Written by Joey Dee and Henry Glover
Performed by Joey Dee and the Starlighters
(from "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour" segment)
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The Simposns In Other Shows

I loved this episode, the send up of the Simpsons in different spin-offs was really well done. Chief Wiggum in a Magnum PI style episode was very funny, the Simpsons doing the Variety Show (a bit like the Brady Bunch) and Grampa in a Love Machine helping Moe, almost a remake of My Mother The Car.

This is one story that had the potential to be re-hashed in later Seasons in different situations. Great episode, really enjoyed it, in my top 20 list.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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