The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 10

The Springfield Files (12 Jan. 1997)

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In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent of his days with "In Search Of." Realizing that even he's too drunk to drive after a ... See full summary »

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Homer Simpson / Hans Moleman / Barney / Grampa / Groundskeeper Willie / Pyromaniac / Alf / Chewbaka (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Sarcastic worker / Moe / Red Tick Beer Man / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Alligator / Teenager / Coma patient / Dr. Nick Riviera (voice)
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Lenny / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Alien / Marvin the Martian / Frogs / Kent Brockman / Ned / Reverend Lovejoy / T-Shirts Clerk (voice)
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Mrs. Glick (voice)
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Dana Scully (voice)
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Fox Mulder (voice)
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Leonard Nimoy (voice)
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In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent of his days with "In Search Of." Realizing that even he's too drunk to drive after a night at Moe's Tavern, Homer stumbles through the woods and encounters a green glowing alien. Needless to say, nobody takes him seriously, except for "X-Files" FBI Agent Fox Mulder, who once again drags along his partner Dana Scully on another quest to prove the government is hiding the presence of UFO's from the public. However, even this mission may make a skeptic out of Mulder. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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The aliens seen in the FBI lineup are Marvin the Martian, Gort (from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)), Chewbacca, ALF and either Kang or Kodos. Producer Mike Reiss jokingly referred to the scene as the "most illegal shot" in the history of the show. See more »

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Homer: [Using a trick he learned watching "Speed"] I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."
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References ALF (1986) See more »

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Good Morning Starshine
by Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Performed by Harry Shearer, Leonard Nimoy, and cast
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My favourite episode
10 June 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Springfields Files is my favourite Simpsons episode,its a laugh from start to finish and its a parody of The X Files.

It starts off with everyone in Springfield happy that its Friday and Homer goes to Moes and wants to try a different beer,but after all the alcohol Homer has to walk home and then gets lost in the forest and believes he saw an alien.

Then he tells Alien Believers and they help Homer to find the alien,but when they cant find any evidence they stop to believe him and neither does anyone around Springfield except Bart.

They then camp out in the same Forrest where Homer saw the alien and they discover the surprising truth.

10/10 *****


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