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How I Spent My Strummer Vacation 

When Homer is secretly videotaped complaining about his family in a taxi, they send him off to a rock and roll fantasy camp so he can try to live his dream.

Director:

Mike B. Anderson (as Mikel B. Anderson)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Lou / Male Cab Driver / Disco Stu / Chief Wiggum / Professor Frink / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / El Salvadorean (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / 'Monkey Trauma Center' Announcer / Otto / Principal Skinner (voice)
Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello (voice)
Mick Jagger ... Self / Mick Jagger (voice)
Lenny Kravitz ... Lenny Kravitz (voice)
Tom Petty ... Tom Petty (voice)
Keith Richards ... Keith Richards (voice)
Brian Setzer ... Brian Setzer (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Taxicab Conversations Announcer (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Nurse / Female Cab Driver (voice)
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Storyline

Homer spends a week at a Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp run by big name recording artists and where he feels at home. When the week is over the stars invite him to perform at a benefit gig but,annoyed to find that he is only expected to act as a roadie,he hogs the microphone and performs his own song,causing havoc in the process and being chased off-stage. Back home,however,he finds his own,appreciative audience. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Clips from this episode are used in commercials for the real life Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the episode, when Homer is leaning on the back of the station wagon, the tail lights keep disappearing and reappearing in each shot. See more »

Quotes

Mick Jagger: [Homer is reluctant to leave the fantasy camp] Aw, cheer up, Homer! It's only rock 'n' roll camp.
Homer: But I like it!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits we see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards doing yard work. After that we see live footage of the voice actors doing their lines. See more »


Soundtracks

Are You Gonna Go My Way
Written by Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross
Performed by Lenny Kravitz
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Hilarious Episode that uses Great Guest Stars to Full Effect,
26 May 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

How I Spent my Strummer Vacation is a fantastic Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes. It's a really interesting and fun episode as we get to see Homer, as well as other hilarious residents of Springfield, spending a week in a rock and roll fantasy camp, it was very funny seeing them try out the many aspects required to become a musician and even making up their own music. I think it could have focused on Homer's problems with the family more, it plays a strong role in the beginning and towards the end, but it should have been a main part of the entire episode, it was a very dramatic thing to see from the Simpsons but I found it necessary and it was written very well. The guest stars in this episode is outstanding and this is the only animated series that could manage to get stars like this in one thirty minute show, with stars such as Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello and Lenny Kravitz, it is very impressive. How I Spent My Strummer Vacation is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

The family enroll Homer in to a rock and roll fantasy camp to give him a break from all the hard work he's been doing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)| Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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