The Simpsons: Season 10, Episode 23

Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (16 May 1999)

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

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Cast

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

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Trivia

The Katakana on the the title card for "Battling Seizure Robots" translates to "seizure". 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

Marge: C'mon, Homer, Japan will be fun. You like Rashoman.
Homer: That's not how I remember it. Besides, if we wanted to see Japanese people we could have gone to the zoo.
Marge: Homer.
Homer: What? The guy who washes the elephants is Japanese. His name is Takashi. He's in my book club.
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References Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) See more »

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America the Beautiful
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Music by Samuel A. Ward
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It might be absurd but I love this episode!
11 October 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

(THERE ARE NO SPOILERS I PROMISE! ONLY PLOT HOLES AND INFORMATIONS!)

I'm surprised that I don't see anybody reviewed this episode, this is at least one of the better episodes on season 10. Season 10 was the season were the Simpsons were originally going downhill and there are some pretty bad episodes, but NOT this one.

Let me tell you that this is an absurd episode upon the way how the Simpsons gets in trouble in Japan. There are a lot of funny jokes and moments in this episode, many jokes made me laugh so badly!

OK it's not a legendary episode like Trash of the Titans or The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson but I think this one has some really funny jokes. At least it's way better than Saddlesore Galactica and The Principal And The Pauper believe me!


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