The Simpsons: Season 22, Episode 15

The Scorpion's Tale (6 Mar. 2011)

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Lisa's school project leads to the discovery of a new drug that makes the elderly less cranky and more tolerable.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Carl (voice)
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Martin Prince (voice)
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Walter Hottenhoffer (voice)
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After a field trip to the desert, Lisa discovers that the desert water mysteriously makes typically combative creatures get along, so she brings some of the water home as a souvenir. When Grampa moves in with the family after getting kicked out of the retirement home, Homer secretly tests the desert water on Grampa, who is instantly cured of his crankiness. A pharmaceutical representative gets word of Homer's discovery and quickly tries to replicate the water into a drug, using Grampa as the primary guinea pig. But when the pills get in the wrong hands and are sold on the black market, unexpected side effects of the new drug take an eye-popping toll on the elderly citizens of Springfield, and the Simpsons learn that their new medical cure comes with major consequences. Written by Fox Publicity

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When invited to be a voice for this episode, Werner Herzog was unaware that 'The Simpsons' is a television show. "I was very surprised when they approached me because I thought The Simpsons was a newspaper cartoon. So when they called, I said, 'Do a voice? I don't understand, it's a TV program?' They thought I was joking," he continues, chuckling, "but I was not." See more »

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Bart Simpson: This is great. It's like we have our own monster.
Homer Simpson: Grampa is not a monster. Now let's take him down to the basement and chain him.
Grampa Simpson: Sounds fine to me.
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Werner Herzog!
18 July 2012 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a typically good Simpsons episode--I don't know how they've kept it going so well for so long--but I was especially amused by hearing the highly identifiable voice of Werner Herzog as Dr. Hottenhoffer not long after seeing (and hearing him narrate) his documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams. A treat for those familiar with the man. (you know he once ate a shoe, right?)

Lisa accidentally discovers that a Springfield native flower has mood- altering properties, but the applications soon wander beyond the scope of her school science project. The episode touches slyly on the pharmaceutical industry, antidepressants, and ethics while remaining funny. Enjoyable as always.


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