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"The Simpsons" The War of the Simpsons (1991)

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The Simpsons: Season 2: Episode 20 -- The Simpsons throw a party, inviting all their friends from the neighborhood.


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Original Air Date:
2 May 1991 (Season 2, Episode 20)
Homer must decide which is more important: completing counseling to save his marriage or skipping out to catch a legendary catfish. Meanwhile, at home, Bart and Lisa take advantage of Grampa's ignorance of the house rules. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Imaginary Party Guest #3 / Grampa Simpson / John (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Gloria (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Reverend Lovejoy / McBain / Otto / Bait Shop Customer (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Marge's Friend / Imaginary Party Guest #1 / Bait Shop Owner / Chief in McBain Movie / Snake (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders / Imaginary Party Guest #2 / Helen Lovejoy (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mark Kirkland 
David Silverman (supervising director)
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

John Swartzwelder (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Gabor Csupo .... animation executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Sherry Gunther .... animation producer
Al Jean .... supervising producer
Jay Kogen .... producer
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer
George Meyer .... co-producer
Mike Reiss .... supervising producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Wallace Wolodarsky .... producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Brian K. Roberts 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Joseph A. Boucher .... post-production supervisor
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... animation production manager
Michael Stanislavsky .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Polcino .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Avanzino .... storyboard
Bev Chapman .... storyboard revisions
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Tricia Garcia .... storyboard revisions
Daniel Harris .... color designer
Samantha Harrison .... color design supervisor
Ken Harsha .... storyboard revisions
Chris Huicochea .... storyboard revisions
Raymie Muzquiz .... storyboard
Kevin O'Brien .... storyboard
Gyorgyi Peluce .... color designer
Catherine Simmonds .... color designer
Cookie Tricarico .... painter
Teale Wang .... color designer
Carol Wyatt .... color design supervisor
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... production sound mixer
Kurt Carpenter .... sound recordist
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Gary Montgomery .... re-recording mixer
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Brian K. Roberts .... sound editor: dialogue (as Brian Roberts)
Adam Sawelson .... sound editor: dialogue
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Ken Wiley .... sound recordist
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Camera and Electrical Department
James Keefer .... animation camera operator (as Jim Keefer)
Karen Shaffer .... animation camera operator
Wesley Smith .... animation camera operator
Animation Department
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Jackie Banks .... animation checking supervisor
Tibor Belay .... animator: main title animation
John Berman .... background layout artist
Sue Bielenberg .... background clean-up artist
Lynna Blankenship .... background clean-up artist (as Lynna Johnson)
Andrew Brandou .... background clean-up artist
Rick Bugental .... animation timer
Michael Camarillo .... background clean-up artist (as Mike Camarillo)
Moon Choi .... character layout artist
Craig Clark .... animator: main title animation
Craig Clark .... character layout artist
Susie Dietter .... character layout artist
Alex Dilts .... background designer
Mark Ervin .... animator: main title animation
Steve Fellner .... animator: main title animation
Tricia Garcia .... character layout artist
Frederick J. Gardner III .... animator: main title animation
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Chris Huicochea .... character layout artist
Kelly James .... character layout artist
Jen Kamerman .... background clean-up artist
Nakjong Kim .... animation director: overseas (as N.J. Kim)
Young Kim .... background layout artist
Zsuzsa Lamy .... animation checker (as Susan Zsuzsa Lamy)
Jeff McGrath .... animation timer
Pete Michels .... character layout artist
Noah Miller .... character layout artist
Mike Moon .... background clean-up artist
Jeff Myers .... animator: main title animation (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Matthew Nastuk .... background layout artist (as Matt Nastuk)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator: main title animation
Howy Parkins .... animation timer
Howy Parkins .... character layout artist
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation
John Rice .... character designer
Jerry Richardson .... background layout artist
Sondra Roy .... animator: main title animation (as Sondra S. Roy)
Joe Russo .... character layout artist
Rick Salonga .... background clean-up artist
Sam Simon .... character designer
Steve Socki .... animation timer
Lewis Tate .... character layout artist
Tuck Tucker .... character layout artist
Gregg Vanzo .... animator: main title animation
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background clean-up artist
Kevin Wurzer .... animator: main title animation
Doug Yurchey .... background clean-up artist
Editorial Department
Richard Cassel .... telecine: Unitel Video
Lee Harting .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alf Clausen .... conductor
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Hummie Mann .... orchestrator (1989-1990)
Bob Beecher .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Rick Bugental .... technical director: main title
Bev Chapman .... production assistant
Ian Deitchman .... assistant to producers
Alison Elliott .... assistant to producers
C.J. Gibson .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... assistant to associate producer (as Jeffrey Goldstein)
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Matt Hamilton .... production assistant
Miles Lewis Horst .... production coordinator
Andy Houts .... production assistant
Julia Kim .... production coordinator
Peter Kwong .... assistant to producers
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... assistant to associate producer
Stephen J. Lineweaver .... visual consultant (as Stephen Lineweaver)
Patty MacDonald .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Tammy Mandel .... assistant to producers
Jeff Martin .... story editor
Eleanor Mills .... production coordinator
Denise M. Mitchell .... production assistant (as Denise Mitchell)
George Niciforos .... assistant to associate producer
Jamie O'Connor .... assistant to producers
Dan O'Day McClellan .... production assistant (as Daniel McClellan)
Daria Paris .... assistant: Sam Simon
Lana Repp-Lewis .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Lana Repp Lewis)
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
David Silverman .... title designer: main title
Sam Simon .... creative supervisor
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groening
David M. Stern .... creative consultant (as David Stern)
John Swartzwelder .... story editor
Kim Taylor .... background cleanup supervisor
Jon Vitti .... executive story editor
Sarah Werner .... production coordinator
Lona Williams .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Recipe for Ned Flanders' planters punch: three shots of rum, a jigger of bourbon, and just a little dab-a-roo of creme de cassis for flavor.See more »
Continuity: Moe enters through the Simpsons' front door just after the Flanders, and stands with Homer while Ned talks about tending bar. The front door is still open. In the next shot, the door is closed and Moe has disappeared while Homer walks towards Ned.See more »
Bart:Lisa, I have this strong unpleasant feeling I've never had before.
Lisa Simpson:It's called remorse, you vile burlesque of irrepresible youth.
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Movie Connections:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Solid Episode!, 2 May 2014
Author: g-bodyl from United States

The twentieth episode in the second season of the Simpsons is a fairly good one that has some amusing moments. It's another one of those episodes where the marriage of Homer and Marge seems to be in disarray and we seem to be getting many of these episodes in the first two seasons. But nonetheless, this was a solid and funny episode.

In this episode, "The War of the Simpsons," Homer embarrasses Marge at a party so they head off to a mountain retreat with Reverend Lovejoy for couples counseling. Much to the anger of Marge, Homer decides to go fishing to capture the legendary General Sherman. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa throws a huge party while under the care of Grampa.

Overall, this is a solid episode. I loved the interaction between Homer and the fish, Sherman. Definitely the best part of this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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