The Simpsons: Season 21, Episode 9

Thursdays with Abie (3 Jan. 2010)

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Homer becomes jealous when a syndicated newspaper columnist begins publishing Grandpa's stories, while Bart is assigned to take care of the class's stuffed sheep for the weekend.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / W.C. Fields / Additional Voices (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Marshall Goldman / Old Jewish Man / Clark Gable / Chief Wiggum / Carl Carlson / Coach Krupt / Additional Voices (voice)
Park Announcer / Ned Flanders / Jasper Beardly / Montgomery Burns / Train Conductor / Lenny Leonard / Additional Voices (voice)
Himself (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Slimu Host / Agnes Skinner / Springfield Shopper Receptionist (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Various Roles (voice)


Grampa is sitting on a bench waiting for his family when a thoughtful-looking man named Marshall Goldman approaches him and asks to hear about his life. Grampa tells Goldman about the time he was on a World War II battleship, which was hit by an enemy torpedo, and Goldman, a human-interest columnist, publishes it in The Springfield Shopper. Later, Grampa meets Mitch Albom and shares another story with Goldman for a follow-up article. Homer becomes jealous of Grampa's newfound fame and seeks a surrogate father. But when Homer discovers a draft of Goldman's third story, he must race to find Grampa before it is published and his life is changed forever. Written by FOX Publicity

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The poster for the film Marshall is going to make about his book, reveals that he is to be played by Hank Azaria. Azaria not only played Marshall Goldman in this episode but also played Mitch Albom in Tuesdays with Morrie (1999), the film that inspired this episode. See more »


Mr. Burns: ...And that's how you win an opium war.
Homer Simpson: Oh, great stuff. And the life lesson is?
Mr. Burns: The Yangtze River swallows all secrets.
Homer Simpson: Hmm. I'm just gonna put ''Haste makes waste''.
Mr. Burns: Yes, although, these days, I can make neither haste nor waste.
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References Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930) See more »


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