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Last Exit to Springfield 

Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.


Mark Kirkland


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

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Window Cleaner / Worker / Gummy Joe / Droopy-Voiced Man / Ringo / Monkey / Photographer / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Donut Woman / Quigley (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Child at Dentist's (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Movie Villain / Football Player / Dr. Wolff / Carl / Diamond Thief / Donut Man / George / Crusher / Bumblebee Man / Chief Wiggum / Robots (voice)
Harry Shearer ... McBain / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Burns' Grandfather / Lenny / Wrestling Emcee / Paul / Goon / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman (voice)
Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Joyce Brothers (voice) (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)


Mr. Burns revokes the dental plan from the power plant's union contract, and when Homer realizes that he'll now have to pay for Lisa's new braces, he leads the power plant employees on a strike, while Mr. Burns struggles to put an end to the rioting. Written by anonymous

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

11 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chosen for the #1 spot on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 25 greatest Simpsons episodes in 2003. See more »


The nitrous oxide cylinder at the end of the episode is marked N²O. Chemical formulas use subscript for numbers, at least nowadays (the original Berzeluis notation used superscript and was still used during the first half of the 20th century). See more »


Mr. Burns: Now, let's get down to business.
Homer: [thinks] Oh, man. I have to go to the bathroom. Why did I have all that beer and coffee and watermelon?
Mr. Burns: Now Homer, I know what you're thinking. I want to take the pressure off. Now, it doesn't take a 'whiz' to know that you're looking out for 'Number One'. Well, listen to me, and you'll make a big splash very soon.
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Featured in Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005) See more »


Union Strike Folk Song
Written by Jay Kogen, Jeff Martin, and Wallace Wolodarsky
Performed by Yeardley Smith
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Amazing Episode!
8 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. I regard this episode as one of my all-time favorites. This is just a hilarious episode, especially as we see Homer fighting for the working class. There are just too many scenes to highlight from the grotesque braces Lisa is forced to wear to the cultural references of The Beatle's Yellow Submarine film to 1989's Batman to Jimmy Hoffa.

In this episode, "Last Exit to Springfield," Mr. Burns decides to take away the dental plan which causes anger in Homer because that means he has to pay for the braces Lisa needs. Homer is voted as the union leader and now he decides to fight Burns, who promises to give Homer the fight of his life.

Overall, this is an excellent episode and is one of my personal favorites. The jokes are incredibly strong and just watching Homer and Burns is worth your time. I rate this episode 10/10.

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