After blowing Springfield's chances for an NFL franchise, Grandpa goes to an assisted-suicide center, then becomes a bullfighter.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
'Jock Center' Sportscaster #1 / Point 'n' Laugh / Bud Armstrong / Carl / Snake / Chief Wiggum / Old Jewish Man / Dr. Egoyan / Bullfighting Entrepreneur / Luigi (voice)
TV Announcer / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Jasper / Bullfighting Announcer (voice)
Himself (voice)
'Jock Center' Sportscaster #2 (voice)
Jimbo Jones (voice)
Woman at Pro Football Headquarters (voice)
Various (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Additional Voices (voice)


When the commissioner for football asks to use the Simpson's phone Grandpa mistakes him for a burglar and ties him up,costing the town the chance of having a major league team in its newly built stadium,which is turned into a bull-ring. Universally hated, Grandpa survives euthanasia and feels invincible,becoming a matador and going from zero to hero until Lisa convinces him of the cruelty of blood sports. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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2 April 2006 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode was rated M (Mature) in Australia, and 15 in UK because of suicide. See more »


While Abe Simpson is waiting 24 hours to see if he really wants to go ahead with assisted suicide, the sun and the moon move through the sky in an anticlockwise direction. Assuming that Springfield is in the northern hemisphere and above the Tropic of Cancer, the sun and moon should always go around in a clockwise direction. See more »


[Springfield wants to use the football stadium for bull fighting.]
Lisa Simpson: No! Bull-fighting is a cruel pseudo-sport!
Homer: Lisa's right! It *is* a cool super-sport!
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References The Howdy Doody Show (1947) See more »


Springfield Blows
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Tim Long
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