The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 25

Who Shot Mr. Burns?: Part 1 (21 May 1995)

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Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, and one day, he is shot, with no indication on who did it.

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Groundskeeper Willie / Package Forwarder #1 / Homer Simpson / Chemist / Kid From Springfield High School / Oil Worker / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Gate Guard / Mayor Quimby / Santa's Little Helper / Sideshow Mel / Krusty the Clown (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Package Forwarder #3 / Superintendent Chalmers / Guillermo / Veterinarian / Moe Szyslak / Male Scientist / Quimby's Aide / Crazy Old Man / Captain Mcallister / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Snake / Carl / Chief Wiggum (voice)
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Principal Skinner / Montgomery Burns / Package Forwarder #2 / Waylon Smithers / 'Priority?' / Lenny / Otto / Ned Flanders / Fainting Man / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
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Lunchlady Doris (voice)
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Miss Hoover / Female Scientist (voice)
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After he stole the oil underneath Springfield Elementary and blocked out the sun, the people of Springfield become fed up with Mr. Burns. The wily old miser has taken to carrying around a gun with him. The other town residents also have guns and, one fateful night, Marge finds Mr. Burns shot. Who did it? Homer? Grandpa? Barney? Moe? Maggie? Smithers? Dr. Hibbert? Bumblebee Man? Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Mr Burns collapses on a sundial pointing his arms at S and W - which to his eyes look like M and S, identifying the initials of the shooter. This resulted in several characters having their names permanently expanded just for the sake of red herrings: Seymour Skinner's name was revealed as M. Seymour Skinner (it's written on a diploma behind his head in one scene); Moe the Bartender became Moe Szyslak; and Sideshow Mel's name was revealed as Melvin van Horn, presumably to eliminate him (although it could have still been interpreted as not MS but SM - Sideshow Mel). See more »

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The Burns Slant Drilling Corporation sign changes every time the building is shown. See more »

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Abe Simpson: Hey, the lamp's running away!
Bart Simpson: That's my dog, man!
Abe Simpson: So long, lamp.
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Spoofs Dallas: A House Divided (1980) See more »

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Season 6: Solid plots and consistent laughs
21 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Where the fifth season had quite a few exaggerated plots, this sixth season mostly stays close to home with the episodes and generally focuses on the characters rather than extreme adventures. This is not to say that the plots still aren't imaginative and large, just that they mostly stay within the town and family, rather than, for example, blasting characters into space. This is just an observation though because really I don't mind as long as it works, and in this season it all works really well. The season doesn't quite have the "stacked classics" feel that season 4 did (for example) but generally the quality is high here.

The family are the driving force but the supporting cast make each episode stronger and this season continues to get the most out of them. The content of the show remains wonderfully subversive and directed towards adults – and not in a sly way, but in a very direct with. Whether it is some of the softer swear words or the sexual imagery, it clearly isn't really for children, but it is still cleverly done – not just crude for the sake of it but uses that tone in a positive way that fits. The animation is great with a lot of polish and lots of jokes in the detail of scenes as well as in the foreground. The voice work continues to be good but it is the writing that gives them such great dialogue to deliver.

Another very strong season of The Simpsons with consistently good episodes that are clever and funny.


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