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The Principal and the Pauper 

At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore (as Steve Moore)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Abe Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendant Chalmers (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Armin Tamzarian / Kent Brockman / Judge Snyder (voice)
Martin Sheen ... Sgt. Seymour Skinner (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
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At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The fake Skinner's Vietnam flashbacks have often been based on scenes from Apocalypse Now (1979). The real Skinner is played by Martin Sheen, the star of that film. See more »

Goofs

Judge Snyder has been depicted with a dark complexion since Season 1, but in this episode he has fair skin. See more »

Quotes

Superintendant Chalmers: Your new principal would like to say a few words. Remember, you have to respect him. He's a war hero.
Nelson Muntz: Ha Ha!
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Connections

Featured in The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Just plain silly
8 November 2018 | by jamnetworkSee all my reviews

Besides respecting the history of the Skinner family, the concept is hated by the majority of the audience. The changing of fan favorite Principal Skinner to Sgt Skinner makes this one of the most unpopular Simpsons episodes, thus making Sgt Skinner one of the most unpopular Simpsons characters, making it one of the few Simpsons episodes to be explicitly dismissed from canon. Watch at your risk, but I wouldn't if I were you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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