The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 22

'Round Springfield (30 Apr. 1995)

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When Bart is hospitalized, Lisa runs into her hero, Bleeding Gums Murphy, who is also a patient. However, when he dies soon after, she is devastated.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Ron Taylor ...
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Himself (voice)
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Lionel Hutz (voice)
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Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Bill Cosby's Daughter / Reporter / Nurse / Police Dispatcher (voice)
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When Bart swallows a hazardous prize from a cereal box and winds up in the hospital, Lisa finds out her jazz idol Bleeding Gums Murphy has a room of his own there. Sadly, this turns out to be his deathbed, and not only is she upset about him dying, but she realizes that nobody will ever remember him for his music, unless she does something about it. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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This episode marked the first time in which a recurring character was killed off in the show. See more »

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Bart's appendectomy scar is on the wrong side - it's on the left, but the appendix is located on the right side of the body. See more »

Quotes

Homer: If you want something to remember him by, I say get a tattoo. It'll be a constant reminder of the one you love.
[Homer pulls up sleeve to reveal tattoo saying "Starland Vocal Band"]
Homer: [incredulous] Starland Vocal Band? THEY SUCK!
[Grampa appears outside and they watch as he points at a fountain]
Grampa: DEATH!
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References ER (1994) See more »

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Mary Had a Little Lamb
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Hummed by Dan Castellaneta
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The Simpsons at their finest
1 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have to say, The Simpsons don't get much better than this. Season 6 is a stunning season, but this episode is definitely a stand-out.

This is one if not my favourite Simpsons episode; it's paced, witty, sad and sweet.

Bart eats some Krusty-O cereal, accidentally eating a "metal Krusty-O" in the process, which gives him appendicitis. When he has his appendix removed, Bart's family visit him in hospital.

Lisa wanders around and fortunately meets her hero for the second time, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy, who is residing at the hospital because of an illness.

The two become stronger friends and Bleeding Gums gives Lisa his special saxophone as a token of friendship for Lisa's school band recital.

Bleeding Gums passes away and Lisa is overcome with grief at the loss of her friend and hero. Meanwhile, Lionel Hutz (as Bart's lawyer) sues the Krusty-O Cereal Corporation and Bart receives $500, thinking he is getting a good deal.

Lisa wants to pay a tribute to Bleeding Gums Murphy through the local jazz station, but doesn't have his record to play.

Androids Dungeon has it on sale for $500 and Bart decides to buy it with his money for Lisa.

The jazz station plays it and Bleeding Gums takes on cloud-form and the two of them jam together (playing a rendition of Carole King's 'Jazzman') for the last time.

This episode is classic. There are plenty of funny moments, and touching and sad moments. The ending (a rendition of 'Jazzman') is sung by the talented Yeardly Smith (Lisa Simpson) and is just beautiful, leaving the audience on a high.

I'm surprised this episode didn't win an Emmy, it's well liked by many fans. But The Simpsons is just such a good show, they have won many Emmys so it doesn't really matter.

Everyone: SEE THIS EPISODE!


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