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Yesterday I finished watching Season 1 of "The Wire" and in one of the
episodes Homicide Detective Jimmy McNulty makes fun of the fact that
his friend Detective Bunk is wearing at work a pink shirt. In this
Simpsons episode there's this joke of Homer going to work to the
Nuclear Plant wearing a pink shirt not because he wanted to wear a pink
shirt like Detective Bunk but because he didn't have an option since
and thanks to Bart all of his white shirts became pink shirts. And is a
very funny start of Season 3 (this episode, STARK RAVING DAD,
originally aired on 19 September 1991) and this joke will take Homer to
a mental institution where he will meet not only Chief (from One Flew
Over the Cuckoo's Nest) but also Michael Jackson. Is hilarious since
Homer doesn't know who is Michael Jackson! And because of that Homer is
not surprised or anything of the fact that the man who claims to be
Michael Jackson is a fat, bald and white man (and no I'm not describing
Homer). This one is a very funny episode if not the best of Season 3;
it has the really nice moment with Michael and Bart singing for Lisa,
parts of Ben and Billie Jean and Homer doing the moonwalk (hilarious
part). 8.5 out of 10
"I'm not a dentist"
This is the first episode of the third season of the Simpsons and after
a lackluster finale to the second season, the third season is starting
off very strong. This episode is funny and actually musical-based. We
get a guest talent from the late Michael Jackson who actually sings an
original song here. Plus we get good cultural references and I was
reminded of one of the great films of 1975, One Who Flew Over the
In this episode, "Stark-Raving Dad," Bart mixes his red hat in the laundry thus making Homer's shirt white. When he goes into work with the pink shirt, Mr. Burns declares him a "free-thinking anarchist," and sends him to a mental institution. There he meets this guy who claims to be Michael Jackson and together they forge a friendship.
Overall, this is an excellent episode and actually is really touching. Michael's song is a really good song and it's a shame the Simpsons tried to keep his guest appearance quiet. I rate this episode 9/10.
This Episode of the Simpsons is by far the sweetest and most touching
of all the series. The Simpsons have brought a mysterious character
into this particular episode who appears to be a Fat guy in prison. But
he seemed too warm and kindhearted to be in Jail. I wont go any further
so as not to spoil the show when you watch it. The Simpsons have tried
to keep this character a secret, but it was no secret when i checked
out IMDb for this particular episode.
The very first time i heard the voice of the fat guy in this episode, i knew that voice was familiar and that it was Michael's. It was difficult to prove it was his voice after the credits ran and didn't show his name. But, looking through Michael's profile on IMDb, I solved a great Mystery that has had me wondering, Who has such a voice and yet is not Popular in the music business ...
I find it astounding that people play a "Was it really HIM?" game with this episode. I seem to recall that when this episode was made that there was actual press about the real Michael was to appear in an episode. And that even though his real name wasn't listed, that it had to be so for "contractual" reasons. But even with all of the cloak and dagger, this episode is still a delight. Thank to comical circumstances, (washing his lucky red hat in the wash and filling out his father's work related psychological profile/questionnaire from the Nuclear Power Plant Bart sends Homer to the crazy house (as Marge predicted). There, Homer meets a 300+ lbs. white man who thinks he's The King of Pop. Upon their release, further Bart related hi-jinks ensue once the townsfolk are greeted with a very DIFFERENT Michael Jackson. The house guest then helps Bart write a song for Lisa, because the family (especially Bart) overlooked her birthday because of all the 3 days' prior business, and it took a virtual stranger (albeit, a rather famous one) to remind them of this fact. Overall, the episode is humorous, touching and yet another way of remembering the late King of pop... even if he never sang a note. But,hey... I'm biased. I loved Michael ever since he wore a purple, a fringed tan vest and big ole bell bottoms on the Ed Sullivan Show. And I love him still. Thank you Matt for a wonderful episode. And thank you, Michael... for just being you. 💝💝💝💝💝💝💝
As a huge Michael Jackson fan since I was a little girl, It's hard for
me not to be biased. This episode with Nichael Jackson is one of the
best episodes of this series, and the best episode for me. It's very
refreshing, original,funny and glorious episode. I love every single
reference that was made in the episode about Michael. The episode is
the maximum expression of ingenuity. Beautifully written, the jokes are
funny and smart. You fell in love with Michael's role, and it's such a
honor to me as MJ fan and TS fan, to see that Brat was too a fan of MJ
Of course I knew it was Michael all along. Michael has unique voice. To add, that the first season always will be the best.Miss those times.
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When I first saw that memorable episode of the Simpsons many years ago. I just knew that it was Michael. The accent and the kind and gentle voice COULDN'T be that of an impersonator. When the episode ended, I was shocked and sadden to see that his name wasn't their. BUT I still had the feeling that it WAS him that did the voice. Every time that episode came up time and time again; I still felt sadden that it wasn't he same one. I still love the episode and I know that other MJ fans did too. Still, seeing that APPARENTLY it wasn't him that did the voice of the fat guy was disappointing to me. But thanks to IMDb.com, I found out the true!
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