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Moe Goes from Rags to Riches 

While Bart tries to regain Milhouse's friendship, Moe's bar cleaning rag tells his unlikely story of how he got to where he is today.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Bar Patron / Rich Texan / Underwear / Santa's Little Helper (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Duffman / Mexican Duffman / Moe Szyslak / Sponge / Chief Wiggum / Monk #1 / Kirk Van Houten / Persian Trader / Julio / Comic Book Guy (voice)
Bar Rag (voice)


When Moe is heckled for not having any real friends, his best friend (his bar rag that he likes so much) narrates the story of how he got to Springfield, from The Middle Ages to where he is today. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse have a fallout at Moe's Tavern after Bart takes something too far, so he sets out to whatever he can to get Milhouse's forgiveness. Then, Moe realizes he doesn't need to have just a bar rag as a friend.

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Animation | Comedy


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29 January 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When The Mayor turns on the jukebox, everyone starts partying. Lou comes in and dances with them and you can see Lionel Richie in the background. He was from the episode where Homer flew on a private plane. See more »


Bar Rag: [Being cradled by Moe while he sleeps] And so, my thousand year fall from grace is complete. But I guess it's not so bad. Here I have a certain comfort, if predictable...
[a hand grabs the rag]
Bar Rag: Moe! Moe, wake up! I don't want to meet someone worse than you!
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Spoofs The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »


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Great episode With A Different Storyline,
15 August 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Moe Goes From Rags To Riches is a great Simpsons episode with a great storyline,humor and also a good sub-plot which I thought was going to happen eventually during the series,because Bart is not a great friend to Milhouse.Jeremy Irons did a great job as a lovable bar rag who Moe claims to be his best friend.Im guessing the story to this was meant to be a bit of a parody of a film,I don't no what film,but Id love to see it because I found they where doing with the rag in this episode interesting.

Everyone mocks Moe,saying that his best friend is his bar rag~(voiced by Jeremy Irons.The bar rag can come to life and tells use all the story of how he became a bar rag,it takes use through ancient history.Meanwhile,Milhouse ignores Bart because he is sick of him making fun of him.Bart feels bad and trys to win him back.

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