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"The Simpsons" Funeral for a Fiend (2007)

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Original Air Date:
25 November 2007 (Season 19, Episode 8)
Bart is responsible for Sideshow Bob's death after his latest attempt at revenge is foiled, but is his death actually part of the plan? | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
For Season 19, The Chills of Sideshow Bob Still Arise See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Krusty / Talking Frog (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Luigi Risotto / Cletus / Chief Wiggum / Snake Jailbird / Wes Doobner / Car Stereo Salesman / Camcorder Salesman / Cashier / Bailiff (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Judge Snyder / Lenny Leonard / Dr. Hibbert / Commercial Announcer (voice)

Kelsey Grammer ... Sideshow Bob (voice)

John Mahoney ... Dr. Robert Terwilliger, Sr. (voice)

Keith Olbermann ... Himself (voice)

David Hyde Pierce ... Cecil Terwilliger (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Dame Judith Underdunk / Opal / Gino Terwilliger / Female Circuit Circus Employee (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ... Circuit Circus Employee / Ryan Lief / Lawyer (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Oliver 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

Michael Price (written by)

Valentina Garza (staff writer)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Jason Bikowski .... animation associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
J. Stewart Burns .... co-executive producer
Daniel Chun .... producer
Richard K. Chung .... animation co-producer
Joel H. Cohen .... co-executive producer
Kevin Curran .... co-executive producer
Alexander Duke .... associate producer (as Alex Duke)
John Frink .... co-executive producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Dan Greaney .... producer
Scott D. Greenberg .... animation executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... co-executive producer
John W. Hyde .... animation executive producer (as John Hyde)
Al Jean .... executive producer
Brian Kelley .... consulting producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... executive producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... executive producer
David Mirkin .... producer
Felicia Nalivansky .... associate producer (as Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan)
Bill Odenkirk .... co-executive producer
Carolyn Omine .... consulting producer
Don Payne .... consulting producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
Rick Polizzi .... animation producer
Michael Price .... co-executive producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... producer
Matt Selman .... executive producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Matt Warburton .... supervising producer
Jeff Westbrook .... supervising producer
Marc Wilmore .... co-executive producer
Michael Wolf .... animation executive producer (as Mike Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production manager
Trista H. Navarro .... animation production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Carnegie Johnson .... retake director (as Karen Carnegie-Johnson)
Mark Kirkland .... supervising director
Richard Manginsay .... assistant director
Art Department
Eli Balser .... color designer
Mike Battle .... assistant color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor
Chris Bolden .... color designer
Lisa S. Cervantes .... assistant color designer (as Lisa S. Waggoner)
Anne Legge .... color designer
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Sound Department
Ronny Cox .... production mixer (as Ron Cox)
Alan Decker .... re-recording mixer
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Tim Lauber .... sound recordist
Mark Linden .... re-recording mixer
Mark Linden .... sound re-recording mixer
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (as Robert Bubba Nichols)
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Animation Department
Edwin E. Aguilar .... layout artist: couch gag (as Edwin Aquilar)
Scott Alberts .... storyboard artist
Martin Alvarez .... animatic editor
Robyn Anderson .... lip sync
Deanna Asato .... animation production coordinator
William Bemiller .... animation checker
Lynna Blankenship .... background designer
Jeannette Bose .... character layout artist
Amanda Byrnes .... animation post-production assistant
Ryan Cheetham .... background layout artist
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Ashley B. Cooper .... animation post-production coordinator (as Ashley Bamburg)
Desiree E. Craig .... animation production associate
Caroline Cruikshank .... character layout artist
Jarod Daetwiler .... character designer
Jarod Daetwiler .... lead background layout artist
Mark Ervin .... storyboard artist
Cynthia Jill French .... character layout artist (as Cynthia French)
Ed Ghertner .... character layout consultant
Matt Groening .... character designer
Joe Healy .... character layout artist
Jabu Henderson .... background designer
Robert Ingram .... additional timer (as Rob Ingram)
Nikki Isordia .... animation production assistant
Eric S. Keyes .... character designer (as Eric Keyes)
T.J. Kim .... background designer (as TJ Kim)
Ben Lane .... character layout artist
Dan Larsen .... digital retakes (as Dan C. Larsen)
Davy Lauterbach .... character layout artist
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker
Eric Loudon .... animatic editor
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production supervisor (as Michael Mahan)
Richard Manginsay .... character designer (as Ricky Manginsay)
John Mathot .... storyboard artist
Tom Mazzocco .... animation timer (as Tom Mazzoco)
Drew McPhail .... assistant retake director
Drew McPhail .... character layout artist
Ray Miceli .... animation production accountant
Steve Mills .... digital retakes
Stephenie Moffatt .... animation production coordinator
Kevin Moore .... character designer
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer (as Kevin Newman)
Steve Pilapil .... background layout artist
Jim Reardon .... storyboard consultant
Ryan Rivette .... character layout artist
Dane Romley .... character layout artist
Heliodoro Salvatierra .... animatic editor
Ira Sherak .... storyboard artist: couch gag
Nelson Shin .... overseas animation producer: Akom Production Co.
Sam Simon .... character designer
Brooks Stonestreet .... animation production assistant
Josh Taback .... character layout artist
Lance Wilder .... background designer
Angela Wixtrom .... animation production assistant
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... original casting
Editorial Department
Dominique Braud .... post-production co-producer
Larry Field .... telecine: Level 3 Post
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Scott Clausen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dell Hake .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian (uncredited)
Other crew
Drew Arrison .... post production coordinator
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Colin Contreary .... assistant to the producers
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Louis Ferrara .... production coordinator
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Grace Hall .... assistant to the producers (as Grace Lee)
Trisha Hoving .... assistant to the producers
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production supervisor
Mick Kelly .... assistant: Al Jean
Matt Marshall .... assistant to the producers
Charles McCaskill .... executive director of it
Jesse D. Miller .... assistant to the producers
Michael Nobori .... assistant to the producers
Felix Sanchez .... tape room supervisor
Andrea Schell .... assistant to the producers
Karolina Waclawiak .... assistant to the producers
Lisa Walder .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Laurie Wetzler .... track reader

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)

Did You Know?

Krusty's song in the funeral is a parody of Elton John singing "Candle in the wind" at the funeral of Princess Diana.See more »
Continuity: In the court scene when Sideshow Bobs questioning his father, it shoots back at the audience and you can clearly see his father sitting next to his wife.See more »
Marge Simpson:Oh, TiVo remote, you have a season pass to our heart. Today I discovered Lost, watched all of Rome in a day, and watched Two and a Half Men in two-and-a-half minutes. Then the cache was full, so I had to erase something. I had to choose between Sophie's Choice and Schindler's List.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Rome" (2005)See more »
Farewell Sideshow BobSee more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
For Season 19, The Chills of Sideshow Bob Still Arise, 9 August 2010
Author: tequila101 from Australia

For Season 19, Funeral for Fiend with the masterminding, cunning and sadistic Sideshow Bob is another great chilling, comedy which I still love. Man even When he disguised as Wes Doobner with the line "Hello.... Simpsons". That gives me the creeps.

The Next Sideshow Bob Plot sets out as The Simpsons family buy cable T.V and they skip every commercial to watch all their favorites shows in one piece. Though one night, Marge gets a terrible vision of a commercial man telling her to watch the commercials and she does so. After they gets sucked into a Wes Doobner Commercial. (Side Show Bob disguising as Wes) They then go to the restaurant *Trap* and Side Show Bob has them trapped once again. Then throughout the entire episode it lacks though it still manages to have an excellent plot.

This episode is good. I suggest you try it 7/10

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