The Simpsons (1989– )
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Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 

The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart's new tattooo removed, and with no money Christmas, Homer is forced to become a store Santa.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Elf Moldy / Grampa Simpson (voice)
... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / SNPP employee / Radio singing voice / Boy / Lewis / Cashier / Elf Bubbles (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Principal Seymour Skinner / Mr. Largo / Ned Flanders / Tattoo Guy / Waylon Smithers / Dr. Zitofsky / Loudspeaker Announcer in Shop / Santa Claus Manager / Santa Claus Teacher / Announcer / Clerk (voice)
... Moe Szyslak (voice)
... Girl (voice)
... Santa Claus Girl / Rod Flanders / Santa Claus Woman / Milhouse Van Houten / Son (voice)
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During Christmas at the Simpsons, Bart asks for a tattoo. Marge takes them to the mall to buy presents. Bart sees a tattoo parlor and lies about his age to get a "Mother" tattoo. Marge catches Bart while the tattoo parlor is working on it. Marge runs in and drags Bart out. She spends all the Christmas money on removing Bart's tattoo, and Mr. Burns doesn't give out bonuses. Homer then gets a job at the mall as Santa Claus. Bart goes to the mall and pulls off Homer's beard. Homer is then left without a job, and only gets paid $13.00. Will Christmas get any better for the Simpsons? Written by TnMovieFan2@aol.com

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Twas the Week Before Christmas and Fate Played a Joke. No Tree and No Presents, Homer was Broke!

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At Moe's Tavern, the push door does not exist, it is a pair of saloon doors instead. See more »

Goofs

In Sherri and Terri's first appearance, their outfits are blue instead of purple. See more »

Quotes

Homer: What are the odds on Santa's Little Helper?
Clerk: 99 to 1.
Homer: Wow! You hear that, Boy? 99 times 13 equals Merry Christmas!
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Crazy Credits

Copyright date given as 1990, despite a 1989 air date. See more »


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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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Music traditional
Arranged by Alan Moorhouse
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Merry Simpsonmas
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The simpsons had the first episode as a christmas special. I loved what i saw on the episode, this is the first episode out of the whole series of the simpsons, the date that started with this episode was 17th december 1989.


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