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"The Simpsons" The Girl Who Slept Too Little (2005)

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Original Air Date:
18 September 2005 (Season 17, Episode 2)
A new cemetery right outside the window of Lisa's room makes Lisa suffer from many sleepless nights. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rocky at times, but overall a good episode See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Snowball II / Gravedigger Billy / Groundskeeper Willie / Santa's Little Helper / 'Cats' Cast Member (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Carl / Milton Burkhart / Dr. Nick Riviera / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Wild Beast #1 (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Eddie / Scratchy / Wild Beast #2 (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Psychiatrist / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Woman Introducing Milton Burkhart / Little Boy / All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar / Wild Beast #3 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Raymond S. Persi 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

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

John Frink (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Jason Bikowski .... animation associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
J. Stewart Burns .... co-executive producer
Richard K. Chung .... animation co-producer
Joel H. Cohen .... supervising producer
Kevin Curran .... co-executive producer
Alexander Duke .... associate producer
John Frink .... co-executive producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Dana Gould .... co-executive producer
Dan Greaney .... co-executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... producer
John W. Hyde .... animation executive producer (as John Hyde)
Al Jean .... executive producer
Tim Long .... co-executive producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... executive producer
George Meyer .... producer
David Mirkin .... producer
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... associate producer (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Bill Odenkirk .... co-executive producer
Carolyn Omine .... co-executive producer
Don Payne .... co-executive producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
Rick Polizzi .... animation producer
Michael Price .... co-executive producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Matt Selman .... executive producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Matt Warburton .... co-producer
Marc Wilmore .... supervising producer
Michael Wolf .... animation executive producer (as Mike Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production supervisor (as Elizabeth Hernandez)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susie Dietter .... retake director
James O'Brien .... assistant director
Shannon O'Connor .... assistant director
Art Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
Martin Alvarez .... assistant color designer
Eli Balser .... color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor
Chris Bolden .... color designer
Lisa S. Cervantes .... assistant color designer (as Lisa S. Waggoner)
Jeanne Erickson .... assistant color designer
Sam Ho .... prop designer
John Krause .... prop designer
Anne Legge .... color designer
John Mathot .... storyboard artist
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Sound Department
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ronny Cox .... production mixer (as Ron Cox)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Tim Lauber .... sound recordist
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (as Robert Bubba Nichols)
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Brian Reed .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
John Achenbach .... storyboard revisionist
Edwin E. Aguilar .... character layout artist (as Edwin Aguilar)
Juan Ramon Aguilar .... animation production assistant
Robyn Anderson .... lip sync
Deanna Asato .... animation production assistant
Timothy Bailey .... assistant retake director (as Tim Bailey)
William Bemiller .... animation checker
John Berman .... background layout artist
Lynna Blankenship .... background designer
Sarah Carpenter .... animation production coordinator
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Ray Claffey .... animation timer
Liz Climo .... character layout artist (as Elizabeth Climo)
Alfred Cruz .... lead background layout artist (as Tops Cruz)
Eric Dunn .... background artist
Eric Dunn .... background layout artist
Jess Espanola .... character layout artist (as Jesús Española)
Doug Gallery .... additional timer
Neal Goldstein .... character layout artist
Lucas Gray .... storyboard artist
Matt Groening .... character designer
Mary Hanley .... character layout artist
Krystal Hernandez .... character layout artist
Sheruldon P. Herron .... animation production accountant
Sam Im .... additional timer
Eric S. Keyes .... character designer (as Eric Keyes)
T.J. Kim .... background designer (as TJ Kim)
Hugh MacDonald .... background designer
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production coordinator (as Michael Mahan)
John Mathot .... storyboard artist
John Mathot .... storyboard revisionist
Drew McPhail .... character layout artist (as Andrew McPhail)
Stephenie Moffatt .... animation post-production assistant
Kevin N. Moore .... character designer (as Kevin Moore)
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production associate
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
Shannon O'Connor .... character designer
Shannon O'Connor .... character layout artist
Debbie Peterson .... background designer
Michael Polcino .... additional timer
Teresa Potter-Heimark .... character layout artist
Jim Reardon .... storyboard consultant
Heliodoro Salvatierra .... animation production coordinator
Melody Severns .... animation post-production assistant
Nelson Shin .... overseas animation producer: Akom Production Co.
Sam Simon .... character designer
Larry Smith .... animation checker
Brooks Stonestreet .... animation production assistant
Joe Wack .... character design supervisor (as Joseph Wack)
Lance Wilder .... background designer
Kim Blanchette .... stop motion animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... original casting
Editorial Department
Martin Alvarez .... animatic editor
Dominique Braud .... post-production co-producer
Larry Field .... telecine: Level 3 Post
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Eric Loudon .... animatic editor
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Scott Clausen .... orchestrator
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Dell Hake .... orchestrator
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
Other crew
Drew Arrison .... post production coordinator
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Daniel Chun .... story editor
Daniel F. D'Lauro .... assistant to the producers
Classie Davis .... assistant to the producers
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Louis Ferrara .... production coordinator
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production supervisor
Mick Kelly .... assistant: Al Jean
Meghan Kiely .... assistant to the producers
Matt Marshall .... assistant to the producers
Amanda Moshay .... assistant to the producers
Michael Nobori .... assistant to the producers
Kate Riley .... assistant to the producers
Brandon Showers .... assistant to the producers
David Silverman .... supervising director
Lisa Walder .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Laurie Wetzler .... track reader
Matthew Borgatti .... modelmaker (uncredited)
Charles Chiodo .... model painter (uncredited)
Stephen Chiodo .... modelmaker (uncredited)
James O'Brien .... in loving memory of (as James 'Jamie' O'Brien)

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:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-7/5 (original rating) | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)
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Did You Know?

In her dream, Lisa meets the Wild Things from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things are"See more »
Marge:What ever happened to 'please' and 'thank you'?
Homer Simpson:They killed each other. Ya know, one of those murder-suicides.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Rocky at times, but overall a good episode, 15 July 2008
Author: MidnightDreary from Canada

This episode seemed to pitch from good to mediocre, but it's still one of this season's better episodes.

The first act begins with a stamp museum being constructed behind the Simpson home. Their attempts to drive the unwanted construction away are successful - then they discover that the stamp museum will be built on the site of the cemetery and that, consequently, the cemetery will be literally built in the Simpsons' backyard. The entire setup for the main storyline is weak, and the family's visit to the stamp museum later on in the episode is fairly pointless as well.

Lisa's bedroom, somehow, is the only one that faces the cemetery. It could be merely my love of the macabre, but the scenes featuring the graveyard were exceptionally well done, with some good music to create ambiance. Lisa is afraid of the cemetery and begins sleeping in her parents' bed. After trying and failing to spend a night in Lisa's room themselves, Homer and Marge go to a child psychiatrist to try and help her. Meanwhile, Lisa goes to spend a night in the graveyard to face her fear, although she regrets it immediately. When trying to escape, she hits her head on a gravestone and falls unconscious, where she goes into a series of dreams, ending in one very similar to the book "Where The Wild Things Are" - parodied here as "The Land of the Wild Beasts". (Somehow a mention of the book was slipped in earlier in the episode.) Marge and Homer find Lisa the next morning; she has overcome her fear.

Basically, an up-and-down episode. The graveyard scenes, such as the ones with Gravedigger Billy, were well done, and there's a funny bit with Bart's poorly constructed racecar bed, but the psychiatrist visit was flimsy and there were a few awkward jokes. I wish I could vote 7.5/10.

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