The Simpsons: Season 19, Episode 11

That 90's Show (27 Jan. 2008)

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Homer and Marge tell the kids about their life in the early 1990s before they were born, when Marge was enrolled in Springfield College and Homer was the lead singer of a grunge rock band

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe (voice)
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Skinner (voice)
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Homer and Marge tell the kids about their life in the early 1990s before they were born, when Marge was enrolled in Springfield College and Homer was the lead singer of a grunge rock band

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Homer's first song in the episode is set to the tune of Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle." See more »

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When Bart and Lisa are in the living room talking to Homer and Marge, there is a drawer above a shelf with a book in it. The shot then cuts to Homer and Marge. When it cuts back to Bart and Lisa, the book is gone. See more »

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Bart Simpson: The Nineties? Never heard of it.
Homer Simpson: It was a wild decade. The Gulf War was over once and for all, a struggling artist named Matt Groening hit it big with Futurama, and young people had faith in their dreams thanks to a little show called Melrose Place.
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Music by Clay Duncan
Lyrics by Matt Selman
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Shocking departure from the historical timeline of the show
11 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This truly is the "Worst Episode Ever". If, in the end, we had found that Homer had been hit in the head with a brick, or had drunk some bad eggnog, and hallucinated this whole thing, all would be forgiven. Previous episodes have gone far off the reservation, and all have been redeemed by over-the-top, far fetched explanations (the "real" Principal Skinner being run out of town on a rail comes to mind). However, this apparent attempt to "update" the history of the family without, ultimately, returning us to the traditional timeline is unprecedented. Anyone who DOESN'T understand what a big deal this departure is cannot claim to be a true Simpsons fan. I believe The Simpsons was a on a rather short list of shows that had never Jumped the Shark. I fear that the streak has ended. Hopefully this does not signal a desire to "modernize" the show in a broader sense.


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