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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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Declan Desmond (voice)
Eleanor Abernathy / Woman at Funeral (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...


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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18 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Homer demonstrates the condiment pen, the condiments he dispenses form the numbers 0, 8, 1, and 2; each of the digits from the Van Halen album OU812. See more »


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 »


Lenny: I'm ready for my segment!
Declan Desmond: Lenny, always exciting to hear from you! Did you ever try that new shampoo?
Lenny: Nope never did. Do you want to see me pay my cable bill? I have checks with butterflies on them. I am interesting.
Declan Desmond: No you're not.
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Spoofs 21 Up (1977) 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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