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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Homer Simpson / Various (voice)
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Marge Simpson / Various (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Various (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (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, played by Eric Idle, asks Homer if he can use the "condiment pen" on fish and chips, to which Homer replies, "You can use it to put horseradish on your dead mother for all I care." This is a reference to a Monty Python sketch, in which John Cleese takes his mother to undertakers, played by Graham Chapman and Eric Idle, who suggest various means of disposing of the body, finally suggesting cannibalism - horseradish is suggested as a seasoning. See more »

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In one take of the documentary filmed on Homer's life, Bart is a toddler and Lisa's just a baby. In the back, there is part of a picture in which Bart, Lisa, and Maggie pose, even though Lisa is just a baby and Maggie hasn't been born yet. See more »

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Declan Desmond: Are you and Marge planning on having children?
Homer Simpson: No way! You won't find a couple of rugrats tying me down.
[Cut to Homer and Marge with young Bart and Lisa]
Homer Simpson: I hope you don't use this shot after the one where I say I won't have kids, because that would be a devastating edit.
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Spoofs 35 Up (1991) See more »

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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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