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"The Simpsons" Coming to Homerica (2009)

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The Simpsons -- After an economic calamity, residents of nearby Ogdenville begin emigrating to Springfield.  They are hard-working and polite, but Homer and his friends quickly tire of them and form a border brigade to keep them out.


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Original Air Date:
17 May 2009 (Season 20, Episode 21)
Townspeople build a wall around Springfield to keep "immigrants" from Ogdenville from relocating to their town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Still very disappointing. See more (3 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Steven Dean Moore 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

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

Brendan Hay (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Laurie Biernacki .... animation producer
Dominique Braud .... post-production co-producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
J. Stewart Burns .... co-executive producer
Dan Castellaneta .... consulting producer
Daniel Chun .... supervising producer
Richard K. Chung .... animation co-producer
Joel H. Cohen .... co-executive producer
Kevin Curran .... co-executive producer
Alexander Duke .... associate producer
John Frink .... co-executive producer
Jay Fukuto .... executive producer: Film Roman
Tom Gammill .... producer
Dan Greaney .... producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... co-executive producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Brian J. Kaufman .... associate producer
Brian Kelley .... co-executive producer
Tom Klein .... animation executive producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... consulting 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 post producer
Rick Polizzi .... animation producer
Michael Price .... co-executive producer
Max Pross .... producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... producer
Kent Rice .... executive producer: Film Roman
Andrea Romero .... animation producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... producer
Matt Selman .... executive producer
David Silverman .... consulting producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Matt Warburton .... co-executive producer
Jeff Westbrook .... co-executive producer
Marc Wilmore .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike B. Anderson .... supervising director
Gabriel DeFrancesco .... retake director
Art Department
Jim Reardon .... storyboard consultant
Sound Department
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark Linden .... sound re-recording mixer
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Norm MacLeod .... sound editor: dialogue
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Brent M. Bowen .... CG animator
Animation Department
Brad Ableson .... storyboard artist
Mike Battle .... assistant color designer
Desiree E. Craig .... animation production associate
Gabriel DeFrancesco .... retake director
Richard J. Gasparian .... animation timer
Adam Greeley .... background layout artist
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Shane Sowell .... character layout artist
Erika Isabel Vega .... scene planner (as Erika Vega)
Viorel Voronca .... character layout artist (as Vio Voronca)
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... original casting
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant editor
Joe Saunders .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alf Clausen .... conductor
Scott Clausen .... orchestrator
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Dell Hake .... orchestrator
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
Other crew
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Valentina Garza .... story editor (as Valentina L. Garza)
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Charles McCaskill .... executive director of IT
Jesse D. Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Bradley Winters .... assistant to production executive
Richard Hinds Jr. .... publicity assistant (uncredited)

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

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Additional Details

21 min | Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

According to Marge, Maggie says her first words which are in Ogdenese. Maggie says "Ja, Ja" (pronounced Ya, Ya). The actress/actor who voices her words are uncredited.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Krusty goes to take a bite, the close up isn't him at all. The man in the close up's face is yellow, not white, and he has a regular pair of lips, not the monkey style like Krusty and Homer. This is, of course, on purpose, to imply that Krusty didn't really eat the burger, and that the commercial's production values are shoddy.See more »
Homer Simpson:[eating a Mother Nature Burger] I'm saving the planet! Where's my Nobel Prize?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Up (2009)See more »
Sing, Sing, SingSee more »


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3 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Still very disappointing., 30 May 2009
Author: jety2k from United States

I caught this episode again recently and I have to (once again) modify my opinion and lower my vote to a firm 3. I just don't think this episode rises to the standards of previous years.

The first half was good and had some really great gags. However, I think the writer attempted to make a statement that was clumsy and ham-handed. If I want lame and preachy I will watch "The Family Guy". Perhaps the writer of this episode should get a job with that show. In any case I will say it again, I hope they don't ask this guy back unless he is working with their staff writers.

I have not missed a single episode of The Simpsons since 1989 and have very, very rarely been disappointed. I am happy to say that the latest season was every bit as entertaining as ever. I also think that there are enough good ideas that the show could easily go on for several more years or at least as long as the voice talent agrees to come back every year and they continue to hire better writers than this guy.

Tastes vary and I know others would probably disagree but I won't comment on that as that is best left to the message board where it belongs.

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