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Monty Can't Buy Me Love 

When a wealthy man moves to Springfield, Mr. Burns begins to feel that he is losing his grasp on the citizens and decides to enlist the help of Homer.


Mark Ervin


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Mayor Quimby / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Kevin Costner / Comic Book Guy / Carl / Professor Frink / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Harry Shearer ... 'Cash In Your Legacy' Host / Otto / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Willie's Dad / Man #2 / Man #4 (voice)
Michael McKean ... Arthur Fortune / Jerry Rude (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Jimbo Jones / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Appraiser / Agnes Skinner / Receptionist / Willie's Mom (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Horrified Woman (voice)


After rival millionaire Arthur Fortune has given away free money Burns realises that he is unpopular and so, to encourage the citizens of Springfield to like him,he goes to Scotland with Homer, Willie and Professor Frink and brings back the Loch Ness Monster, which they put on display. Unfortunately the monster is unsettled by camera flash-lights and goes on the rampage, finally being sold to a show in Las Vegas. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

2 May 1999 (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?


Burns lives at 1000 Mammoth Lane. See more »


Willie previously mentioned in "I Love Lisa" that his father was hanged for stealing a pig. Yet, he appears when the group goes to Scotland. See more »


Burns: Uh, Simpson, I need your help. I want to be loved.
Homer Simpson: I see. Well... I'll need some beer.
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Spoofs Gojira (1954) See more »


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Fun while it lasts, but very Forgetful,
24 November 2015 | by FilmBuff1994See all my reviews

Monty Can't Buy Me Love is a good Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and some very funny scenes. It's an enjoyable episode as we see Mr. Burns take Homer on a journey, going through fierce extremes to become more popular to the public, Mr. Burns is always a great character to lead an episode, he's likable in the worst possible way, and that's exactly why he's such a beloved Simpsons character. The episode takes too long to get to the main storyline, and that is its biggest flaw, it spends too much time making jokes before it gets to the actual plot, and once we do get to Burns trying to find the Loch Ness Monster, it feels very rushed and thrown together. I felt this episode had potential to develop Mr. Burns more as a character and build on his personality, but sadly it never really takes advantage of that opportunity, Burns remains the same throughout, and any sort of development that is done to his character is completely contradicted at the end. While it's certainly one of the weakest episodes of the tenth season, Monty Can't Buy Me Love still has plenty of good moments.

Mr. Burns attempts to track down the Loch Ness Monster after learning he is not as loved by Springfield residents as he once thought.

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