The Simpsons: Season 10, Episode 23

Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (16 May 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 875 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The Simpsons must perform on a Japanese game show after Homer loses their money on a vacation.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
 
a list of 500 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 233 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1716 titles
created 27 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 50 titles
created 11 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (16 May 1999)

Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (16 May 1999) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 226 of 590 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Emperor / Barney (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
...
Lisa Simpson (voice)
...
Snake / Chuck Garabedian / Man / Squid / Moe Szyslak / Comic Book Guy (voice)
...
Lenny / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Uncle Pennybags / Jim Belushi / Pilot / Guard / Ambassador / Smithers (voice)
...
Canadian Wife / Maude Flanders (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denice Kumagai ...
Japanese Mother (voice)
...
(voice)
...
Japanese Stewardess (voice)
...
Wink, the Game Show Host (voice)
...
Japanese Father (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
...
Fish (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Simpsons go to Tokyo where Bart and Homer get thrown into jail after mistaking the emperor for a Sumo wrestler and Marge has to use up most of their holiday money as bail. When Homer makes an origami crane out of their last million yen note and it blows away,they are forced to take part in a dangerous game-show in order to win the money for their return flight. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 May 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Simpsons go to the 33¢ store, one of the products on the shelves is Skittlebrau, a drink made of Skittles and Beer that Homer supposedly dreamed and asked Apu for in "Bart Star." See more »

Goofs

When the Simpsons beat the Flanders to the check-in desk, they do not stop to take the tickets from them or to pay for the tickets at all. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: [about his time in a Japanese prison] I had to do a stupid Kabuki play about the 47 Ronin, I wanted to be Yoshi but they made me Ori.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
(uncredited)
Music by Samuel A. Ward
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

S10: A bit more far-fetched and reliant on cameos than I would like, but still fun and inventive
25 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rightly or wrongly, I felt the ninth season had a good balance of character driven plots which managed to stay grounded therein, despite some of them being more extreme in their narrative. The tenth season continues the latter but is less successful at the former, as more of this season seems to be extreme and event driven. The plots generally are more about what the story is than how the characters fit within them, whether it be the hunt for Nessie, the family in Japan, the Baldwin's, or being a bodyguard to the Mayor, the characters are within these stories more than being where I was watching. It is hard to describe what I mean, but by chance I had recently watched a season of Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also season 10 as it happens) and in that show the plots always act as only a frame for the characters, here it is similar, but perhaps not as strong.

That said, it is still funny and engaging, even if the plots occasionally do seem throwaway or exaggerated. The delivery of sight gaps, clever dialogue, character-driven humor, or just broad humor does work consistently, and the talented voice cast all continue to do very good work with good timing – as they should for the money they are earning by this point. The standard of animation remains high, and it all looks good and is edited together with discipline and a tight control. It is not quite as good as the classic seasons, but it is not a million miles away, even if personally I think the direction it is moving is not the best.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hey Simpsons Xaccah
Dr. Zaius ICantSing
How old were you when you started watching the Simpsons? and what year? foxytree2
Homer... StudMuffin91
What episode is this? EmilyTheDramaQueen
The leader is good the leader is great Xaccah
Discuss Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?