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"The Simpsons" The Front (1993)

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Original Air Date:
15 April 1993 (Season 4, Episode 19)
Homer goes back to school after it is revealed that he never graduated. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa ghostwrite for Itchy & Scratchy using Abe's name. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Itchy / Elvis / Writer #1 / Grampa / Artie Ziff / Barney Gumble / Audience Member #1 (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Child in Action-Figure Man / Todd Flanders (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Roger Meyers Jr. / Bobby Mindich / Documentary Narrator / Cowboy (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Krusty's Chef / Scratchy / Retirement Home Employee / Principal Dondelinger / Writer #2 / Animation Awards Announcer / Audience Member #2 / Ned Flanders (voice)

Brooke Shields ... Brooke Shields (voice)
Doris Grau ... Roxie (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... Itchy & Scratchy End Credits / Anti-Fur Protesters (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rich Moore 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

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

Adam I. Lapidus (written by)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Jeff Martin .... producer
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer
George Meyer .... supervising producer
Frank Mula .... producer
Conan O'Brien .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... executive producer
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Bill Schultz .... animation producer
David Silverman .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
John Swartzwelder .... producer
Jon Vitti .... producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Mark McJimsey 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Barbara Cordova .... production manager (as Barbara J. Cordova)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... post-production supervisor (as Jeffrey Goldstein)
Miles Lewis Horst .... production manager
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... post-production supervisor
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Smart .... assistant director
Art Department
Martin Archer .... storyboard
Karen Bauer .... color designer
Andrew Brandou .... color designer
Casey Clayton .... painter
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Adriana M. Galvez .... background painter (as Adriana Galvez)
Adriana M. Galvez .... color designer (as Adriana Galvez)
Brian Mark .... color designer
Jeff Myers .... storyboard (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Belle Norman .... painter
Kevin O'Brien .... storyboard supervisor
Dominic Polcino .... storyboard artist
John Rice .... storyboard assistant
Kim Taylor .... color design supervisor
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... production sound mixer
Ronny Cox .... sound recordist
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... sound editor: dialogue
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... animation camera (as Ted Bemiller)
Robert Ingram .... animation camera
Animation Department
Neil Affleck .... animation timer
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Mike B. Anderson .... character layout artist (as Mike Anderson)
Sean Applegate .... character designer
Jackie Banks .... animation checker
Tibor Belay .... animator: main title animation
Tibor Belay .... character layout artist
John Berman .... background layout artist (as John M. Berman)
George S. Chialtas .... animation timer (as George Chialtas)
Craig Clark .... animator: main title animation
Mark Ervin .... animator: main title animation
Mark Ervin .... character layout artist
Steve Fellner .... animator: main title animation
Sarah Frost .... background layout artist
Frederick J. Gardner III .... animator: main title animation
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Eric S. Keyes .... character layout artist (as Eric Keyes)
Nakjong Kim .... animation director: overseas (as N.J. Kim)
John Krause .... background designer
Adam Kuhlman .... animation timer
Jeff LaFlamme .... character layout artist
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Maria Mariotti .... background designer
John Mathot .... character layout artist
Jeff Myers .... animator: main title animation (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator: main title animation
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation
Dan Povenmire .... character layout artist
Sondra Roy .... animator: main title animation (as Sondra S. Roy)
Sondra Roy .... character layout artist (as Sondra S. Roy)
Chuck Sheetz .... animation timer
Sam Simon .... character designer
Tuck Tucker .... character layout artist (as William Tucker)
Gregg Vanzo .... animator: main title animation
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background clean-up artist
Merle Welton .... animation checker
Kevin Wurzer .... animator: main title animation
Editorial Department
Richard Cassel .... telecine: Unitel
Lee Harting .... assistant film editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D&A Neg Cutting
Angela Ousey .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Pete Elia .... scoring second engineer
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to producers
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
Helen Brennick .... production associate
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Rick Bugental .... technical director: main title
Dee Cappelli .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Alison Elliott .... assistant to associate producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
C.J. Gibson .... assistant to producers
Don Gilbert .... assistant to producers
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Richmond Horine .... production assistant (as Richmond M. Horine)
Raymond Iacovacci .... production associate (as Raymond M. Iacovacci)
Steve Ingram .... production assistant
Maria Kavanaugh .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jane Mackie .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Jane M. Mackie)
Geoffrey Mark .... production assistant (as Geoffrey W. Mark)
Dan McGrath .... story editor
Bill Oakley .... story editor
Daria Paris .... assistant: Sam Simon
Anthony R. Reyes .... production accountant
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
Jacqueline Sillo .... production coordinator
David Silverman .... title designer: main title
Sam Simon .... creative supervisor
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groening
Richard Kevin Stith .... assistant to producers (as Richard-Kevin Stith)
Laurie Templeton .... production associate (as Laurie D. Templeton)
Bonnie Vitti .... assistant to producers
Josh Weinstein .... story editor
Wendy Wells .... production assistant
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor

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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7/5 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections:
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Homer in school and Bart and Lisa writing Itchy and Scratchy? Yes!, 8 January 2012
Author: athomed from United States

In this episode we learn that Homer never completed high school. He has one more course left to take. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa, discouraged by bad episodes of Itchy and Scratchy, begin writing the episodes themselves under Grandpa Simpson's name.

A good deal of the show's writer were Harvard graduates. There are multiple Harvard jokes in this episode. You can just imagine how these writers were jabbing themselves back and forth while writing this episode.

Grandpa Simpson and Krusty are great in this episode, while Homer's plunger may top them all. Then there's the fact that this is a nice Bart and Lisa adventure story.

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