The Simpsons: Season 18, Episode 13

Springfield Up (18 Feb. 2007)

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A parody of the "Up Series" of British documentaries, in which a filmmaker follows Homer and his friends from grade school into their 40s.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Declan Desmond (voice)
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Eleanor Abernathy / Woman at Funeral (voice)
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Documentary filmer Declan Desmond returns to Springfield to finish his movie (shot in 8 year intervals) about the past of people growing up in Springfield. Homer tries to hide his apparent lack of achievements but is eventually corrected by some faith inspiring anecdotes from the other Springfieldians. Written by Anonymous

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Declan Desmond's documentary project parallels Michael Apted's Up series. See more »

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In one scene, we see Lisa as a baby, but in the background, there is a photo of Lisa when she is older. See more »

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Homer Simpson: [to Mr. Burns] Please pretend you work for me. You can have the boy. Just don't beat him.
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Homer Simpson: You can beat him. Just don't leave marks.
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We've got our next Emmy nominee.
18 February 2007 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Stars: Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Krusty, Barney, Quimby, Grampa, Squeaky Voiced Teen.

Julie Kavner as Marge.

Nancy Cartwright as Bart, Ralph and Nelson.

Hank Azaria as Moe, Wiggum, Carl, Frink, Disco Stu.

Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Hibbert, Flanders, Lenny.

Eric Idle as Declan Desmond.

Also with: Tress MacNeille, Karl Wiedergott.

This was a really great episode. It deals with documentary director Declan Desmond making a movie about some elementary school kids every 8 years, now on year 32. We get to see in to Chief Wiggum, Professor Frink, Homer, Lenny (sort of) and Marge's life. Not only is the concept good, but it is executed so perfectly. I laughed out loud several times, probably the most in the last 5 years, and even though it was a pretty silly episode, it still managed to have a really sweet ending. I think that this will be up for the next Emmy's and it probably will win. Best episode since season 9.

My rating: **** out of ****. TV PG D


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