The Simpsons: Season 13, Episode 5

The Blunder Years (9 Dec. 2001)

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A hypnotist uncovers a traumatic experience from Homer's childhood.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Burly / Mesmerino / Professor Frink / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Waylon Smithers Sr. (voice)
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Ned Flanders / Pimento Grove Emcee / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Montgomery Burns (voice)
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Waitress (voice)
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Sexy Frink (voice)
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The Simpsons go to see stage hypnotist Mesmerino,who regresses Homer to his early teens when he and his friends discovered a rotting corpse in an old quarry. The police investigate and find the corpse's skeleton is still there. Mr. Burns explains that it is the corpse of the father of his adoring assistant Smithers,who died saving the town from a nuclear meltdown. Whilst Smithers is pleased to learn that his father died heroically Homer takes the skull home as a souvenir. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In the last scene, Homer and Marge are sitting on the couch, with a box on the table in front of them. Moe enters and sits down, the box is gone, and in the next shot, the table is gone. See more »

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[as he hypnotizes Homer]
Mesmerino: When I snap my fingers, you will transform into a... famous historian.
[snaps his fingers]
Homer Simpson: Look at me, I'm a famous historian! Out of my way!
[the audience claps]
Mesmerino: [to the audience] Thank you.
[to Homer]
Mesmerino: Now, you are... Emily Dickinson.
[snaps his fingers]
Homer Simpson: [waves his arms in the air and runs around] Look at me, I'm Angie Dickinson! Out of my way!
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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
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Written by Pat Ballard
Performed by Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, and Harry Shearer
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Similar to New Tricks and Cold Case
30 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode had everything; Humour, a hypnotist, an unsolved murder, laughs, a crank call and a dead body. Honestly, this episode is similar to New Tricks and Cold Case with the unsolved case and if Homer needed help from an unsolved case cop, he should have called either Detective Lilly Rush or Detective Superintandant Sandra Pullman instead of Police Chief Wiggum. The body was Smithers's dad who vanished 25 years previously and it was still a good episode all the way.

All in all, this episode is so New Tricks, Cold Case Squad, Cold Squad and Waking the Dead meets the Simpsons and this is a really good episode so if you you don't like it, that's your problem, not mine so there.


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