The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 24

The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (11 May 1997)

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Troy McClure introduces three "potential spin-offs" of The Simpsons. The fictional pilots include: "Chief Wiggum, P.I. (Wiggum and Principal Skinner are detectives in New Orleans, and must contend with the evil Big Daddy, who kidnaps Ralph); "The Love-Matic Grandpa" (a spoof of the failed 1960s-era sitcom "My Mother the Car," where Grampa's ghost inhabits a Love Tester machine at Moe's Tavern); ... See full summary »

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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Chief Wiggum / Waiter / Moe Szyslak / Sea Captain (voice)
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Troy McClure introduces three "potential spin-offs" of The Simpsons. The fictional pilots include: "Chief Wiggum, P.I. (Wiggum and Principal Skinner are detectives in New Orleans, and must contend with the evil Big Daddy, who kidnaps Ralph); "The Love-Matic Grandpa" (a spoof of the failed 1960s-era sitcom "My Mother the Car," where Grampa's ghost inhabits a Love Tester machine at Moe's Tavern); and "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour" (the Simpsons - along with a teen-aged "Lisa" - star in a comedy-variety show, much like the Bradys did in 1977).

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Kent Brockman introduces The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour as live. The clock behind him reads 8:20, the approximate time its watched in Pacific and Eastern time zones. See more »

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Big Daddy: It's the Chief! I s'pose I'd best to run. Lord have mercy, how I wish I weren't so fat!
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Peppermint Twist
Written by Joey Dee and Henry Glover
Performed by Joey Dee and the Starlighters
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One of the Most Unique Episodes,
9 September 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase is a great Simpsons episodes with three hilarious segments and may not seem well written,but that is the whole point,which means it is actually very well written.I loved seeing their take on giving supporting characters their own spin off series,which is something I would actually like to see,particularity the Simpsons because there are so many great characters,my favourite segment was Chief Wiggum PI,followed by the Simpsons Smile Time Variety Hour,and the Love-Matic Grampa,all the storyline's are actually terrible,purposely as many spin off series were written like this,it was a very clever but risky episode,because a lot of people probably didn't understand the joke.Troy McClure's scenes presenting this episode are some of the highlights,I loved this character and seeing him deliver his lines like he really is an actor being forced to say this was always hilarious.Funny and ridiculous,the Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode,and another classic from the eight season.

Troy McClure takes us through three spin off pilots of the Simpsons that never got the greenlight.We see Chief Wiggum and Principal Skinner become buddy cops,Moe get love advice from a deceased Grampa,and the Simpsons presenting a live TV show,with the exception of Lisa.

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