The Simpsons: Season 17, Episode 1

Bonfire of the Manatees (11 Sep. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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When Marge leaves Homer because he allowed an adult movie being shot in their house, she seeks self fulfillment in protecting manatees.

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Episode cast overview:
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Homer's cousin's son (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Bum #2 / Johnny Tightlips / Moe Szyslak / Santa Claus / Director / Carl Carlson / Victor / Homer's cousin / Jetskier #2 (voice)
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Sportscaster / Elf / Lenny Leonard / Jetskier #1 / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers (voice)
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Dr. Caleb Thorn (voice)
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Fat Tony (voice)
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Saultery Stevens (voice)
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Angela Dare / Gwen the waitress / Homer's cousin's wife (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Bum #1 / Jetskier #3 (voice)
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To pay off gambling debts Homer lets the house get used as the location for a blue movie, causing a disgusted Marge to leave him and to assist handsome marine biologist Caleb Thorn save endangered species. In order to impress her Homer tries to rally a shoal of manatee against jet-skiers but only ends up having to be rescued himself. For all that Marge loves her 'endangered species - a devoted husband.' Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode takes place several weeks into the football season. Football season begins in September, but they go to Santa's Village in August. See more »

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When Marge leaves Homer and the kids, the front door behind the characters keeps opening and closing between cuts. See more »

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[Homer is missing work, and puts a manatee in charge]
Smithers: I believe that's a manatee posing as Homer Simpson, sir.
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References Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) See more »

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Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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Decent episode
13 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I originally heard that the manatees storyline was going to be used in 'The Simpsons Movie', i'm so glad that it didn't. The storyline fit into a 20 minute episode well, but it wouldn't have been movie material.

The episode is one of the best from season 17 and contained some hilarious scenes, such as Professor Pigskin, and the 'You're needed at home!' scene. And Alec Baldwin (once again!) appeared in the show, which I was pleased by.

Overall, it was a decent episode, not great, but we don't tend to find many 'classic' episodes in a later season.

9/10


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