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
In episode 2F09 when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes the same rib twice in succession, yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we to believe, that this is some sort of a magic xylophone or something? Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder. See more
[after Poochie the dog debuts on the Itchy and Scratchy show to a lukewarm response
I liked it... right?
You don't wanna know what I think... Now look sad and say "D'oh!...?
'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