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$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) 

Mr. Burns builds a casino when Springfield decides to legalize gambling, with Marge becoming addicted to the slot machines.


Wesley Archer (as Wes Archer)


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


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Man Crashing Car / Scott Christian / Barney Gumble / Mayor Quimby / Irish Worker / Hippie Designer / Rich Texan / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Raymond Babbitt / Man Rolling Dice / Hillbilly / Krusty the Clown / Casino Employee #3 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / British Woman / Germs / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Amos / Man on Toilet / Captain McCallister / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Casino Employee #1 / Gunter / Man in Audience (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Newsreel Narrator / Jasper / Homeless Man / Henry Kissinger / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Reverand Lovejoy / Mr. Burns / Smithers / British Designer / Otto / Ernst / Tentacle / Casino Employee #2 / Man with Quarters / Casino Employee #4 (voice)
Gerry Cooney Gerry Cooney ... Himself (voice)
Robert Goulet ... Himself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Woman in Casino (voice)


Mr. Burns builds a casino when Springfield decides to legalize gambling, with Marge becoming addicted to the slot machines.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 December 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story of the episode originated from a newspaper article that Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein found about a town in Mississippi that was introducing riverboat gambling. Oakley said another inspiration for it was that there had not been many episodes about Springfield as a whole and how "crummy" the town was, so they filled the whole first act with scenes showing how "crummy" and "dismal" Springfield was. See more »


Abe says once of the dice fell into his shoe, but when he walks away from the table, he is wearing slippers and there is no place for a dice to slip into and get stuck. See more »


[Lisa has had a nightmare]
Lisa: Well, I know it's absurd, but I dreamed the boogeyman was after me, and he was hiding under...
Homer: Ahhhhhhhhhh! Boogeyman! You nail the windows shut, I'll get the gun!
[Homer bursts into Bart's room]
Homer: Bart, I don't want to alarm you, but there may be a boogeyman or boogeymen in the house!
Bart: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Oh! Susanna
Music by Stephen Foster
[Played by Homer and Barney on the harmonica.]
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Excellent episode.
12 April 2019 | by mf2812See all my reviews

This is the Simpsons at their greatest. There must be at least 20 laugh out loud moments throughout and of course, the famous "boogeyman" scene is hilarious! 10/10

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