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Helter Shelter 

After Lisa brings home the stick of a pro hockey player for yelling at him to shoot between the goalie's legs, the Simpsons' house is eaten by termites. To get a home, the family joins a ... See full summary »

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Lenny / Otto / Ned Flanders / Bran Producer #1 / Paralegal / Cameraman / 'Law & Order' Announcer / Cop #2 (voice)
Larry Holmes ...
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Gummy Sue (voice)
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After Lisa brings home the stick of a pro hockey player for yelling at him to shoot between the goalie's legs, the Simpsons' house is eaten by termites. To get a home, the family joins a reality show, where they must live like a family from 1895. Written by Emil Petersen

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The final episode of The Simpsons (1989) to use cel animation. Starting with The Simpsons: The Great Louse Detective (2002), all episodes were digitally colored. See more »

Quotes

Moe: Telegram for Heywood U. Cuddleme. Heywood U. Cuddleme? Big guy in the back - hey, would you cuddle me?
[the bar patrons laugh]
Moe: Dude, that little!
[turns to his own telegraph machine]
Moe: I'm going to drive a golden spike where your Union meets your Central Pacific. Stop.
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References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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A Very Sarcastic Episode,
6 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Helter Shelter is a great Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes.A lot of people don't like this episode,and while I will admit it's a weaker one in the fourteenth season,I still found it very fun,it was written purposely to be ridiculous, which I don't think a lot of people realised,as if a house getting eaten by termites and a family have to live in a reality television series is a concept many shows have done before,I don't see how people couldn't see that it was suppose to be goofy humour,I liked it and it was fun to see the writers try something different.Its certainly not a highlight of the fourteenth season,but Helter Shelter is still a very fun Simpsons episode that I certainly enjoyed.

After the Simpsons home gets eaten by termites,they are forced to join a reality show where they must live like a family from the 1800's.


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