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Million Dollar Maybe 

Homer can't tell Marge he won the lottery because he was supposed to be giving a wedding toast when he bought the ticket. But Bart soon finds out where he's hiding the money and begins to blackmail him.


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


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Man in Line / Krusty the Clown / Barney Gumble / Uncle Sam / Old Man (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Woman in Line #1 / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Old Jewish Man / Carl Carlson / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Bumblebee Man / Dave / Man in Church / Chief Wiggum / Ricardo Bomba / Mirror / Moe Szyslak / Airplane Pilot (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Jasper / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny Leonard / Reverend Lovejoy / Kent Brockman (voice)
Chris Martin ... Himself (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Woman in Line #2 / Nurse #2 / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Valerie / Nurse #1 / Various Old Women / Various People / Various Kids (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Man with Check (voice)


Homer blows off Marge to buy a lottery ticket and winds up winning the million-dollar jackpot. Fearing how Marge will react if she finds out the reason Homer missed their date, Homer keeps his newly inherited fortune a secret and spoils his family with "anonymous" gifts. When Bart finds out, he and Homer spend the money like it's going out of style, including buying front-row to tickets to see Coldplay in concert. Written by FOX Publicity

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

31 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Brilliant Episode with a Terrific Adventure for Homer,
14 May 2010 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Million Dollar Maybe is a terrific Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of very funny moments. It's a really enjoyable twenty minutes as we see Homer struggling to hide the fact that he won the lottery, things get much more interesting after Bart discovers his secret and blackmails Homer in to doing whatever he says, leading to some of the best moments of the season, including Homer pretending to be a neanderthal in front of Bart's class, a gravity free plane ride and even a fantastic cameo from Coldplay. The side story was weak and I found it completely unnecessary, seeing that the main story was strong enough to stand on its own, Lisa looking to lift the spirits of the elderly people at a retirement home seems promising, but in realty it's all just filler. The episode is also very sweet, Homer's motives in the episode are simply done as he dosen't want to hurt Marge's feelings and realises he has let her down, I think any time when Homer admits he was wrong and how good Marge really is to him is a winner, they're a strong couple and it's episodes like these that prove it. Funny and very entertaining, Million Dollar Maybe is a definite highlight of the twenty first season.

Homer struggles to hide the fact that he won the lottery while he was suppose to be delivering a wedding speech with Marge, his dilemma worsens when Bart finds out.

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