The Simpsons: Season 21, Episode 19

The Squirt and the Whale (25 Apr. 2010)

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After a violent storm, Lisa tries to rally the townspeople and come to the rescue of a beached whale.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Bluella / Snowball II / Hans Moleman / Joe Quimby / Whales (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Snake Jailbird / Carl Carlson / Apu / Chief Wiggum / Kirk Van Houten / Comic Book Guy / Moe Szyslak / Sun / Military Men / Sea Hugger #1 (voice)
Mr. Burns / Lenny Leonard / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Tic-Tac-Toe Narrator / Master / Wind Power Man / Military Men (voice)
Manjula / Dolph / Rome-O / Anthem Singer / Linda / Julie-X / Sea Hugger #2 (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Grass Power Man / Wind Chimes Man / Military Men (voice)


The Simpsons decide to embrace a cheaper, alternate source of energy by erecting a wind turbine in their backyard. But when Homer realizes some of the power is being directed to the local electric company, he decides to remove his home from the grid and becomes completely dependent upon an unreliable source of power. Meanwhile, a storm erupts, trapping a magnificent 150-foot-long blue whale ashore, and Lisa and Homer attempt to help the poor creature. Written by Fox Publicity

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25 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Lisa Simpson: Do you think they'll be all okay?
Homer Simpson: Absolutely. He's young, he's got a couple of cute kids, soon he'll hook up with a beautiful octopus. They'll have to sell the old place, too many memories, but if I'm not mistaken, there might be a little whalepus on the way.
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Very Heartwarming Twenty Minutes,
6 September 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Squirt And The Whale is a terrific Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes. It's a very sweet, and surprisingly deep, episode that is both heartwarming and somewhat traumatic from the moment the main story starts, a plot between Lisa and a whale is clever and I'm surprised the show hasn't dealt with this subject previously, but I really didn't expect it to be as realistic and blunt as it is, the episode is pro-animal and certainly conveys a really important message about the rights they deserve. The only flaw with the episode that i didn't appreciate was that some of the jokes were too dark, there's only a handful of them but for the subject matter these jokes were too much, such as Homer and several other Springfield residents trying to pull the whale with their heads, and the products montage, it was a bit too sinister for my liking. The scenes before the main story starts off are also very funny and provide some great laughs before the serious plot kicks off, seeing Homer trying to hack wind powered electricity was a lot of fun and the montage of the family getting use to their new electricity had me in stitches. Heartwarming and unexpected from the show, but still dosen't forget to be funny, the Squirt and the Whale is s killer episode and a highlight for the twenty first season.

Lisa tries to save a whale she finds stranded at the beach, with some help from the townspeople.

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