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Sunday, Cruddy Sunday 

Homer and his friends head to the Superbowl, but are forced to sneak in when they discover their tickets are counterfeit.



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Episode credited cast:
Postmaster Bill / Mail Carrier #1 / Krusty the Clown / Homer Simpson / Rudy / Old Football Player / Sideshow Mel / Vincent Price / Barney Gumble / Reporter #1 / Reporter #2 / Locker Room Guard / Joey (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
First Security Man / Mail Carrier #3 / Auto Mechanic / Moe Szyslak / Coach / Chief Wiggum / Dan Marino's Manager / Scalper / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Reporter #4 / Carl (voice)
Principal Skinner / Guard #2 / Mail Carrier #2 / Auto Workshop Manager / Announcer / Lenny / Reverend Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Stadium Guard / Catholic Ad Announcer / Dr. Hibbert / Player / Bill Clinton (voice)
Driver / Reporter #3 (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Ticket Taker (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Troy Aikman ...
Troy Aikman (voice)
Roosevelt Grier (voice) (as Rosey Grier)
John Madden (voice)
Dan Marino (voice)
Rupert Murdoch (voice)
Dolly Parton (voice)


Homer and his friends go to the Superbowl but,when their tickets turn out to be fake,they get thrown into jail. Fortunately they are freed by Dolly Parton and make their way to a director's box but this is owned by the 'billionaire tyrant' Rupert Murdoch,who orders the visitors' arrest. After being chased onto the pitch,Homer and his friends cause considerable confusion which ends with Homer in possession of the Vince Lombardi trophy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Super Bowl XXXIII, played January 31, 1999, the day this episode aired, was won by the Denver Broncos (over the Atlanta Falcons) 34-19. See more »


Vincent Price: Good afternoon gentlemen, I've been waiting for you!
[laughs maniacally]
John Madden: [to Summarall, about Price being alive] Now that just doesn't make a lick of sense!
Pat Summerall: I know, I know, just get on the bus.
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References Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) See more »


Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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"Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"... is best described as a really cruddy episode...
8 June 2011 | by (Planet Namek) – See all my reviews

Plot: Homer meets a travel agent who gives him and offer to take all his friends to the Super Bowl for free... but only if he can sign them up for a special travel package. Homer convinces the likes of Barney, Lenny, Carl, Moe, Kirk, and a hooplah of others to join his traveling group. All the guys get on a bus... and go to the Super Bowl. However, when they arrive at their destination... they find that the tickets are counterfeit. They are all thrown in a jail precinct (obviously for the counterfeit tickets)... and are randomly but fortunately for them, freed by Dolly Parton... After the group illegally tries to get into the game... they run up to the announcement area (where the game's status is being updated). And so... they eat food there randomly... until this fellow named Rupert Murdoch flies in via helicopter and forces them out of his room. They try to enter the field, but are quickly pushed into the winning team's locker room... where they get to celebrate with them. Homer manages to steal the Super Bowl trophy before the group gets on the bus to leave. That's pretty much the plot... if any.

Story: Well... Homer and his friends go to the Super Bowl and create mischief... and well... they go back... yes... it's that simple.

Supporting characters: If for some reason you're not a huge fan of Dolly Parton (don't care about her music), Rupert Murdoch, Dan Marino, John Madden, etc... then you probably won't like this episode. I'm obviously not a fan of football or any other team sport... so this was just plain boring to me... and Dolly Parton being tossed in an episode for no reason doesn't make it a good episode. The supporting cast fails to do something... well Dolly bails the guys out... but well... that's about it...

The Sport: You don't get to see much... which is good... because it would have sucked anyway.

Overall: Don't expect to be amazed by awesome things happening... there's hardly anything that happens. The episode just shows a bunch of guys going to a game (which we don't see anyway... which would have sucked even if we did see it since it's just another boring football game)... and having fake tickets... oh wow... that's about it... I don't know how else to praise this episode and anything I say will just show some form of sarcasm... so let me just conclude that this episode really sucked... so unless you're a fan of "going to a football game with the guys" and that's about it... then you won't like this episode much. It was horrible. The plot was horrible... the story sucked... the atmosphere sucked... it just plain sucked.

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