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How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? 

Bart adopts a carrier pigeon, but Santa's Little Helper eats it.

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Homer Simpson / Grampa / Itchy (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Herself (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Mrs. Muntz / Ostrich Ranch Owner (voice)
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Martin Prince (voice)
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Nina (voice)
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When a pigeon flies through the Simpsons' home and suffers a broken wing, Bart makes it his duty to care for the bird - whom he names Ray - and nurse it back to health. When Ray is ready to fly, Homer decides to enter him in a bird race when Danica Patrick appears to him in a dream. Things don't go according to plan, however, when Santa's Little Helper swallows Ray. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart's blues is to give away the family dog. But when the Simpsons visit the pup's new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy

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28 November 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode title is a reference to the song, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?", written by Bob Merrill in 1952. See more »

Goofs

In the WWII movie trailer, the Stars and Stripes changes from 48 stars (correct) to 50 stars (post 1959 pattern). See more »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: I don't know. This coop looks a little flimsy.
Homer Simpson: Flimsy, eh? This gentle pat says different.
[Homer pats coop; the staples pop off and the frame collapses; the chicken wire rolls up back into the box and the staples fall in place to close it]
Homer Simpson: D'oh!
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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Suite, Op. 66a (Valse)
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Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Best this season
29 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't been watching the simpsons for that long, but like any self respecting simpsons fan, I say the old episodes (season 1-10) are the best. But the simpsons seems to have started going up after the movie. Nothing will ever top the old ones, but this is the best episode since season 11's alone again naturadiddly. Although this episode won't top season 4s last exit to Springfield or season 5s cape fear, in a list from 1-50, thiswould be number 31. All the others are from seasons 1-11. So although other people may not love this episode, it had a lot great parts, like the ostrich scene. Goodnight. This review has been beastlybombst.


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