The Simpsons: Season 24, Episode 5

Penny-Wiseguys (18 Nov. 2012)

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Fat Tony has to serve jury duty, and his clerk, Dan, must run the mafia while he's gone. Meanwhile, Lisa considers making a disgusting change to her diet.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Dan Gillick (voice)
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Homer is shocked to discover that his bowling teammate Dan Gillick, is an accountant for Fat Tony and his mob. When the government finally catches up with Fat Tony and he is forced to serve time...on a jury, he names Dan as his temporary replacement. Meanwhile, Lisa adds insects to her vegetarian diet after passing out during a saxophone solo, but starts questioning her decision when bugs start pleading for mercy in her dreams. Written by Fox Publicity

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While getting grasshoppers off of Dan's body, Homer remarks "I never thought Homer Simpsons would be part of the Day of the Locust." The Day of the Locust (1975) is a film whose protagonist was named Homer Simpson. The part was played by Donald Sutherland, who has also guest starred on this series. See more »

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Dan Gillick: Oh, I can't kill you
Homer Simpson: I knew you were weak
Dan Gillick: If you think I'm so weak, give me back the gun.
Homer Simpson: You are weak, but no
Dan Gillick: Let's see how weak I am with the gun.
Homer Simpson: No, I don't want to...
Dan Gillick: Give me the gun.
Homer Simpson: I don't want to see it.
Dan Gillick: You're making me mad and I want to shoot you now.
Homer Simpson: I don't have to see it. Huh? I can imagine it.
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Follows The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) See more »

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Music by Leonard Bernstein
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It's a misguided episode
20 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode has probably been the low point of the season so far. Steve Carell of The Office guest stars as Dan Gillick, a straight-laced accountant who's tapped to take over the local mob while Fat Tony's away on jury duty.

I may be a little biased, since I've never cared for Carell, but his character doesn't make much sense within the scheme of the Simpsons' universe. His character arc almost reminds me of Frank Grimes from Season eight's Homer's Enemy. The problem is that Gillick doesn't have a genuinely funny line in the entire episode. It's strange how Gillick takes over the episode. Homer actually becomes the ride-along next to him.

I preferred the second plot line, dealing with Lisa's iron deficiency. She counters it by eating bugs. I know, I know. This sounds like the makeup of a Treehouse of Horror episode. I actually like that. They don't take it too far, into Treehouse of Horror territory. But I enjoyed the bug-eaters of Springfield and her dream.


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