Krusty becomes alarmed at the flagging ratings for "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" and demands it be corrected. The producers reason some new gimmicks are needed to inject fresh air and - after a focus group doesn't quite go as well as planned - decide to introduce a new character named Poochie, a rapping cartoon dog that is supposed to become friends with Itchy and Scratchy. Homer auditions to do Poochie's voice and wins the part. Poochie's first cartoon, "The Beagle Has Landed," premieres to great fanfare but is poorly received to say the least. The producers decide that, given his spectacular failure, Poochie will be killed off in the mutt's next cartoon. Homer learns about this and at his next recording session, gives a speech imploring everyone to give Poochie a chance. However, the effort is unsuccessful and Poochie's death - along with the correct lines dubbed in - is revealed in the next animated short. Also: A college-aged boy named Roy temporarily moves in with the Simpsons and ...
Did You Know?
With this 167th episode, this show surpassed the former record holder The Flintstones
(1960) as the longest-running American animated show ever. (the Japanese animated show "Doraemon" (1979- )_ had more than 1400 episodes at the time) See more
[after the Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie cartoon ends
Well, what did everybody think?
[everyone starts leaving in disgust
Homer, I can honestly say that was the best episode of Impy & Chimpy I've ever seen.
Yeah, you should be very proud, Homer. You, uh... got a beautiful home here.
[to the rest of the Simpson family
So it was pretty okay, huh?
Mom, can we go to bed without dinner
Yes, we can.
[Marge, Bart and Lisa run upstairs
References The Eagle Has Landed
'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel
, Sam Simon
, Alf Clausen
and David X. Cohen
(as David Cohen)
Performed by Cast See more