The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 14

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (7 Feb. 1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
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Homer Simpson / Krusty / Sideshow Mel / Pasty-faced Lawyer / Weinstein / Itchy / Poochie / Barney / Benjamin (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Oakley / Meyer / Roy / Doug / Comic Book Guy / "Uh, in episode..." / Moe / Carl (voice)
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Focus Group Guy / Animator / Otto / Cohen / Recording Engineer / Scratchy / Jasper / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Gary (voice)
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Troy McClure (voice)
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Network Lady / June Bellamy (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Krusty's Secretary (voice)
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Roger Myers Jr. (voice)
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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 ...

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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 »

Quotes

Animator: Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important?
[backpedaling]
Animator: Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that.
[pause]
Animator: I'm fired, aren't I?
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References The Bullwinkle Show (1961) See more »

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'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel, Sam Simon, Alf Clausen and David X. Cohen (as David Cohen)
Performed by Cast
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