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 / 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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When Marge says to Homer on the plane that she liked Rashomon (1950) by Akira Kurosawa, Homer claims he doesn't remember it that way. The underlying joke is that this famous film is about people remembering different things about the same event. See more »

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The camera zooms in to see Marge's shoe fall off into the "lava", yet when she falls down the tube and gets back up, both shoes are on her feet. See more »

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Homer: Oh well. At least we'll die doing what we love: inhaling molten rock.
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References Rashomon (1950) 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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