The Simpsons: Season 13, Episode 13

The Old Man and the Key (10 Mar. 2002)

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Abe gets his driver's license back to impress a new woman at the retirement home.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Movie Frat Guy #2 / Itchy & Scratchy Hour Announcer / Itchy / Charlie Callas / Chorus Man (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Zack / Chief Wiggum / Old Jewish Guy / Lou / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Old Hispanic Guy #1 / Snake / Bronson Man / Bronson Kid / Yakov Smirnoff / Tennessee Ernie Ford (voice)
Jasper / Movie Frat Guy #1 / Old Hispanic Guy #2 / WOMB DJ / Scratchy / Ned Flanders / Mr. T (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zelda (voice)
Rod Flanders (voice)
Voice on Phone / Leo's Wife / Nurse / Bronson Lady / Charo (voice)
Bill Saluga ...
Karl Wiedergott ...
Ray Jay Johnson (voice)


The Retirement Castle has a new resident,the glamorous Zelda,and the menfolk are fighting over her,Grampa seeking to impress her by taking her out for a drive. However,when he crashes the car and she leaves for a concert with a younger admirer, Grampa 'kidnaps' Bart and sets off in pursuit, arriving at the show,where Grampa takes the stage and publicly denounces Zelda as a gold-digger. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The episode's title spoofs the title of Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea" See more »


During the race, when one of Abe's friends reaches into the opposing car with a shoe on a stick, one of the men in that car cries out in Spanish, "Ay! Zapata del diablo!" This is translated as "Oh no! A shoe on a stick!" The correct translation is, "Oh no! Shoe of the Devil!" (This could be an intentional goof for humorous purposes.) See more »


Grampa: We're the baddest punks in our age bracket!
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References The Old Man and the Sea (1958) See more »


Popeye the Sailor Man Theme
Music by Samuel Lerner
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