The Simpsons: Season 19, Episode 4

I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (14 Oct. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Marge promises to visit a convicted bank robber in prison, but is afraid to follow through. But when the convict escapes from prison, Marge is the first person he pays a visit to.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Homer's Brain #1 / Homer's Brain #2 / Krusty / Dwight's Partner / Gil / Itchy / Mouse Juror / Viking Squeaky Voiced Teen / Bishop / Johnny Stabbo (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Dwight (voice)
Gloria (voice)
Himself (voice)
Jimbo Jones (voice)
Dolph / Agnes Skinner (voice)
Various (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Umpire / Various (voice)


Bank robber Dwight agrees to give himself up if Marge visits him in prison but she chickens out so,when he escapes from jail,he comes after her and gets her to take him to the theme park where his real mother abandoned him. And whilst there he does a very brave deed,so that Marge is only too happy to visit him back inside. But he wants one more thing from her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In this episode Steve Buscemi plays Dwight whose partner bears a striking resemblance to Sal (played by John Cazale in Dog Day Afternoon (1975)). In Airheads (1994) Buscemi's character is a spoof of Sal. See more »


Ted Nugent: This is Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman, urging you to vote no on Proposition 87. If we don't allow crossbows in our public schools, how will we protect our children from charging elk? Thank you for your time, and as always... I say Wango! I say Tango!
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Spoofs Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Best episode in ages
18 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is easily the best episode in a very, very long time. It's not forced, it's not overplayed, it's not unfunny, it's just the opposite of those things. During great scenes, I couldn't help thinking to myself, "Okay, when are they going to ruin this perfectly good scene with loads of potential, with a dumb Homer joke?!" and that joke never came. This is a serious episode, with a really innocent, sweet ending. See, they have the potential to do so much with the show, yet they always waste that potential by trying to appeal to their new target audience: Children.

I'd give this an '8', but considering how much better this episode is to the rest of this season, and season 18 included, I will up it to a '9' because this episode really impressed me.

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