The Simpsons: Season 6, Episode 25

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

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After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

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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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The budget proposals are: a crystal bucket and new blanket (Groundskeeper Willie), new kitchen staff (Lunchlady Doris), Tito Puente jazz class (Lisa Simpson), chocolate microscopes (Ralph Wiggum), double guitars (Otto) and more rubber stamps (Principal Skinner). See more »

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When we first see Marge right around the time Mr burns was shot she didn't have Maggie in her arms however only a real short time later when he falls on the sun dial shot she does have her in her arms. See more »

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Superintendent Chalmers: Why is it when I heard the word "school" and the word "exploded" I immediately thought of the word "SKINNER"?
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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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