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Once Upon a Time in Springfield 

The antagonism between Krusty and the new female co-star forced upon him soon turns to romance, while a headhunter encourages Homer, Lenny and Carl to take a job at another nuclear power plant.

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Mr. Teeny (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Gate Guard #2 / Carl Carlson / Moe Szyslak / Gator McCall / Studio Store Clerk (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Network Exec #1 / Lenny Leonard / Waylon Smithers / Kent Brockman (voice)
Anne Hathaway ... Princess Penelope (voice)
Eartha Kitt ... Eartha Kitt (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Gate Guard #1 (voice)
Gary Larson Gary Larson ... Gary Larson (voice)
Jackie Mason ... Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Krusty's Agent / Holly Hippie / Various (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Garbage Man (voice)
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Storyline

In order to appeal to a fan-base of young girls,Krusty's show is forced to take on board the saccharin Princess Penelope but,after initially hating her,Krusty falls in love with her and they plan to get married. Seeing an end to Krusty's shows as he knows and loves them,Bart conspires with Milhouse to ruin the couple's marriage but, when this fails,Krusty comes out with a surprising admission. Homer,Carl and Lenny are lured away to work at the Capital City power station with its superior fringe benefits but Mr. Burnms knows how to get them back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in Springfield See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Anne Hathaway. See more »

Goofs

When Krusty and Penelope are singing a number for the show, a flaming heart with 'toujour l'amour' lights up behind them. The correct spelling is 'toujours'. See more »

Quotes

Milhouse van Houten: First girls ruin Sex and the City, now this.
Lisa Simpson: I know she's a bit cliché, but she has a certain... Unicorn!
[Runs closer to TV]
Bart Simpson: Oh, please. That is so fake. You can see the strap.
Lisa Simpson: Shush! Just give me this!
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Connections

References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Watered With Love
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Stephanie Gillis
Performed by Anne Hathaway and Dan Castellaneta
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Touching stuff!
28 March 2010 | by fantasticfiveSee all my reviews

The Simpsons have gone back to their roots for the 21st season. It's great to see characters being developed again as more than just comedy roles, and people can now connect and feel for the characters (not just the primary cast).

"Once Upon a Time in Springfield" brings depth to Krusty the Clown, as he becomes more than just a self loathing, depressed children's entertainer, and the character opposite him in this episode "Princess Penelope" is a likable addition to the secondary characters.

While this particular episode didn't have much in terms of comedy, it was still one of the most memorable episodes of the season.

7/10


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