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"The Simpsons" Monty Can't Buy Me Love (1999)

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Original Air Date:
2 May 1999 (Season 10, Episode 21)
Mr. Burns attempts to be popular by capturing the Loch Ness Monster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun while it lasts, but very Forgetful, See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Mayor Quimby / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Kevin Costner / Comic Book Guy / Carl / Professor Frink / Chief Wiggum (voice)

Harry Shearer ... 'Cash In Your Legacy' Host / Otto / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Willie's Dad / Man #2 / Man #4 (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Appraiser / Agnes Skinner / Receptionist / Willie's Mom (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Jimbo Jones / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... Horrified Woman (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael McKean ... Arthur Fortune / Jerry Rude (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mark Ervin 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

John Swartzwelder (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... producer
Lolee Aries .... animation executive producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation associate producer
Dominique Braud .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Donick Cary .... supervising producer
Larry Doyle .... co-producer
Tom Gammill .... consulting producer
Dan Greaney .... supervising producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... supervising producer
Al Jean .... co-executive producer
Tom Martin .... co-producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... co-executive producer
George Meyer .... co-executive producer
David Mirkin .... consulting producer
Frank Mula .... consulting producer
Carolyn Omine .... co-producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
David Pritchard .... animation executive producer
Max Pross .... consulting producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Jace Richdale .... consulting producer
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Brian Scully .... producer
Mike Scully .... executive producer
Matt Selman .... co-producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
David M. Stern .... consulting producer
Julie Thacker .... producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production supervisor (as Elizabeth Hernandez)
Martin Alvarez .... animation production manager
Rick Polizzi .... animation post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shaun Cashman .... assistant director
Michael Polcino .... assistant director
Michael Polcino .... retake director
Jim Reardon .... supervising director
Art Department
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor (as Karen Bauer-Riggs)
Chris Hacker .... color designer
Kevin N. Moore .... prop designer
Belle Norman .... painter
Michael Polcino .... storyboard artist
Amy Rychlick .... color designer (as Amy Klees-Rychlich)
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Sound Department
Tracy Bolt .... sound recordist
Terry Brown .... sound recordist
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ronny Cox .... production mixer (as Ron Cox)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
David Long .... sound recordist
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Ingram .... animation camera
Steve Ingram .... animation camera operator
Reid Kramer .... animation camera
Eric Loudon .... animation camera
Animation Department
Edwin E. Aguilar .... character layout artist (as Edwin Aguilar)
Mike B. Anderson .... storyboard consultant
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Dean Bauer .... animation post-production coordinator
William Bemiller .... animation checker
John Berman .... background layout artist
Andrew Burrell .... background layout artist
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Richard K. Chung .... animation production coordinator: Gracie Films
Sandra Contreras .... animation production accountant
Tria Ellison .... animation production associate
Mark Ervin .... storyboard artist
Sarah Frost .... animation timer
Roger Gonzales .... character layout artist
Matt Groening .... character designer
Sam Ho .... background layout supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Sam Im .... animation checker
Syd Kato .... color design lead
Darrell Kennedy .... animation production associate
Ben Lane .... character layout artist
Grant Lee .... assistant retake director
Herman Lopez .... animation production assistant (as Herman G. Lopez)
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production assistant (as Michael Mahan)
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Steve Mealue .... character layout artist
Juli Murphy .... timing director
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
J.C. Park .... overseas animation producer: Anivision (as JC Park)
Charles Ragins .... background designer (as Charles A. Ragins)
Libby Reed .... ink and paint supervisor
Christian Roman .... storyboard artist
Christian Roman .... storyboard supervisor
Sam Simon .... character designer
Ethan Spaulding .... character layout artist
Jennifer Stillwell .... character layout artist
Joe Wack .... character design supervisor (as Joseph Wack)
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine: 4MC
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D & A Film Cutting
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Other crew
Andrew Albenze .... assistant to the producers (as Drew Albenze)
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to the producers
Ellen Barnett-Bendavid .... assistant to the producers
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Claudia De La Roca .... assistant: Matt Groening
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Alexander Duke .... post production supervisor
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production coordinator
Tim Long .... executive story editor
Brendan Murphy .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jamie Nachenberg .... post production assistant
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... production coordinator (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Michael Nobori .... assistant to the producers
Jeffrey Poliquin .... assistant to the producers
Julie Restivo .... assistant to the producers
Debra Stolpp .... assistant: Mike Scully
John Swartzwelder .... consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The radio host Jerry Rude is based on Howard Stern. Meanwhile, the real Howard Stern was offered a guest role as himself in this episode, but declined.See more »
Continuity: The size of Nessie differs greatly from when they first find him in Scotland, to the end of the episode when he is working at Mr. Burns' casino. He gets much smaller by then.See more »
Burns:And a stunt like that impresses people?
Homer Simpson:Oh yeah, and I'm not easily impressed. Woah, a blue car!
Burns:If a couple of Chinese bamboo gobblers can win people's hearts, I'm going to bring them something that man has searched for since the dawn of time.
Homer Simpson:A sober Irishman?
Burns:Even rarer.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Postman (1997)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fun while it lasts, but very Forgetful,, 24 November 2015
Author: Dillon Harris from Ireland

Monty Can't Buy Me Love is a good Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and some very funny scenes. It's an enjoyable episode as we see Mr. Burns take Homer on a journey, going through fierce extremes to become more popular to the public, Mr. Burns is always a great character to lead an episode, he's likable in the worst possible way, and that's exactly why he's such a beloved Simpsons character. The episode takes too long to get to the main storyline, and that is its biggest flaw, it spends too much time making jokes before it gets to the actual plot, and once we do get to Burns trying to find the Loch Ness Monster, it feels very rushed and thrown together. I felt this episode had potential to develop Mr. Burns more as a character and build on his personality, but sadly it never really takes advantage of that opportunity, Burns remains the same throughout, and any sort of development that is done to his character is completely contradicted at the end. While it's certainly one of the weakest episodes of the tenth season, Monty Can't Buy Me Love still has plenty of good moments.

Mr. Burns attempts to track down the Loch Ness Monster after learning he is not as loved by Springfield residents as he once thought.

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