The Simpsons: Season 24, Episode 6

A Tree Grows in Springfield (25 Nov. 2012)

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Homer becomes addicted to his new tablet computer. But when it is destroyed Homer becomes despondent, until he finds and provides hope for Springfield in the most unlikely place.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
World Series Announcer / Rev. Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / TV Announcer / God (voice)
Sideshow Bob (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Drunk (voice)
Malibu Stacy (voice)
Brandine Spuckler / Woman Screaming On Road (voice)


Lisa tries to cheer up a down-in-the-dumps Homer by winning him a "MyPad" at the school auction. But he falls back into a funk when he breaks the magical tablet device - until Ned Flanders discovers a miracle tree in the Simpsons' backyard with bark that spells the word "HOPE". Written by Fox Publicity

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Did You Know?


When Homer drives off to be alone and think, he drives past the church and stops next door at Moe's. In most episodes, Moe's is next to the music store called King Toot's. See more »


Marge Simpson: Homer, don't you think you're putting all your eggs on one basket?
Homer Simpson: What do you want me to do, put each egg on one basket?
Marge Simpson: Hmm, I guess you're right. I better scratch that off my list of things to say.
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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26 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed "A Tree Grows in Springfield" episode. Can't wait to see it again. So many references I lost count. Forgot to record. The messages it revealed were so relevant to todays distractions. Made me think of the time I spend online. The whole concept of Hope in a time when this world is in chaos can definitely be a motivator to do something about our difficulties. I can identify with so much in this episode. I am grateful that I do not have a smart phone, ipad, or any of the newest gizmos that cause people to retreat into a cyber world and become trapped. The extent of my technological education is intermediate at best. I have a 7 year old tracfone and a laptop and that's all I want.

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