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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This episode parodies Tuesdays with Morrie (1999), including a cameo by author Mitch Albom. Hank Azaria, who played Albom in the film, is also a series regular. That film's other lead, 'Jack Lemmon', has also made a guest appearance, and was the inspiration for the character Gil. See more »


Grampa Simpson: Look at that, they re-created the thirties. Tent cities, failing banks.
Marshall Goldman: Nope, those are real.
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References Godzilla (1954) See more »


I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written and Performed by James Brown
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