The Simpsons: Season 23, Episode 7

The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (27 Nov. 2011)

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Homer gets promoted to accounts manager at the nuclear power plant, but soon learns the job robs you of your soul. Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to "Little Women."



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Party Guest (voice)
Robert Marlowe (voice)
Businessman (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Kitten in Wheelchair (voice)
Dolph / Zombie Bride / Krusty's Agent / Jewish Kitten / Drunk Girl / Dottie / Woman On Desk (voice)


The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Absolut Krusty, Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr. Burns takes notice of the party's success and decides to promote Homer to "Account Man" for the Springfield Nuclear Plant. Robert Marlow, a seasoned account veteran, takes Homer under his wing and shows Homer what the high life is like in the corner office. Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to a new literary world which sparks his interest in reading classic novels, and when Homer's long hours at the office become the norm, a family vacation with Marge and the kids helps him realize that family always comes before work. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy



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Robert Marlowe: There isn't enough bourbon in Kentucky for you, big fella.
Homer Simpson: The Governor wrote me a letter to that effect.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Al Bryan
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer
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The Simpsons take a stab at Mad Men
25 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Couch gag rating: N/A There wasn't one.

The episode: I was worried this would be another episode focused on Krusty the Clown. Not that I don't like Krusty, but I get tired of his many relationships and career upheavals. The episode is about Homer being promoted to account man by Mr. Burns and the effect it has on him.

Favorite moment(s): Mr. Burns at the party. Bart's unique way of disarming his bullies at school.

This was a decent episode. I don't watch Mad Men but enough of it has seeped into popular culture that I understood the origin of most of the jokes. This episode is very focused on Homer and not on a side character living in Springfield.

The episode expressed a good deal of heart. I think the ending wrapped up a little too quick, but I do like the Simpsons episodes which deal with Homer's relationship with his family.

Overall rating: 6/10 I wasn't impressed with the jokes nor extremely impressed with the plot. I'd suggest not introducing someone who's never seen the show to Simpsons with this episode. Go with a classic episode.

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