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:
Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Cab Driver (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak (voice)
Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Shakespeare Announcer (voice)
Sideshow Bob (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Dolph Starbeam (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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Dr. Hibbert: Homer, you'll make a full recovery. But I'm afraid your MyPad is gone.
Homer Simpson: But it only had eighty percent of its charge left.
Dr. Hibbert: This is the part of my job I hate most: talking to crazy people.
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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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