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A Tree Grows in Springfield 

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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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Sideshow Bob (voice)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Drunk (voice)
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Malibu Stacy (voice)
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Brandine Spuckler / Woman Screaming On Road (voice)
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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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Animation | Comedy

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25 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Goofs

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. Later in the same episode, an exterior shot of Moe's reveals King Toot's next door again, as usual. See more »

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Homer Simpson: I'm in an abusive relationship with life. It keeps beating the hell out of me, and I'm too much of a coward to leave.
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Spoofs Gojira (1954) See more »

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That's Amore
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Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
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A Good Message,
27 April 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A Tree Grows In Springfield is a great Simpsons episode with a lot of very funny scenes.Its not the best episode of the twenty fourth season so far,but its still a very enjoyable episode and I thought that the message it gave us about hope was very sweet and really made me good about how touching the Simpsons can be.I also really enjoyed the animated short at the end,I know it was only added in to fill more time but I thought it was really good and it took me back to really early Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons that I watched when I was A child.

Homer becomes depressed when his new obsession,his myPad,is destroyed,but finds hope when a 'miracle tree' grows in their backyard.


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