The Simpsons: Season 17, Episode 12

My Fair Laddy (26 Feb. 2006)

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Bart and Lisa bets whether Lisa can turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum / Charity Titters / Various Students (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Coach Krupt / Eli Stern VI / Willie's Father / Carl Carlson / Moe Szyslak / Superintendent Chalmers / Bumblebee Man (voice)
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Principal Skinner / Commercial Announcer / Lenny Leonard / Mr. Largo (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell / Jimbo Jones / Various Students (voice)
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Miss Pommelhorst / Scottish Nurse / Dolph / Woman / Agnes Skinner / Various Students (voice)
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Martin Prince / Various Students (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Master of Ceremonies (voice)
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After Bart accidentally destroys Willie's shack the Scotsman comes to stay with the Simpsons whilst a replacement is built.He is very uncouth but Lisa bets Bart that she can turn him into a gentleman by the time of the school's science project evening,and indeed the ladies of Springfield are ultimately dazzled by the sophisticated stranger.A parody of 'My Fair Lady' features such sing-along numbers as 'Wouldn't It Be Adequate?' and 'The Shack Where I Live'. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Per the title, the original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady" opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York on March 15, 1956, and ran for 2717 performances, which was, at the time, the longest run a Broadway show had ever had. The original production is still the eighteenth-longest-running production in Broadway history. Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway recreated their roles in the movie. Harrison won the 1957 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Holloway was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. The show won the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. See more »

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Spoofs Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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14 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode wasn't one of my favourites of the Simpsons, it just wasn't consistent.

The episode got off to a funny start, with Bart's troubles with th Gym teacher, but then it just stopped being funny. Groundskeeper Willie is one of my favourite characters in the show, and lets face it, it was never going to work turning him into a real gentleman.

IGN named this episode as the best of the 17th season, i'd have to disagree, as their was plenty of better episodes than this.

It's not an awful episode, but if you are not a fan of new Simpsons, then you will probably not enjoy it. It has some funny parts in, but nothing great.

6/10.


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