The Simpsons (1989– )
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Old Money 

After Grampa's new girlfriend dies and leaves him $106,000 in her will, he tries to decide what to do with it.


David Silverman


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Jasper / Herman / Gamekeeper / Retirement Castle Director / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Kent Brockman / Otto / Montgomery Burns / Man on Bus #1 (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Grandma's World Clerk / Discount Lion Safari Worker / Cab Driver / Moe Szyslak / Professor Frink / Man on Bus #2 / Croupier (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Nurse / Receptionist (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz / Plato (voice)
Audrey Meadows ... Bea Simmons (voice)


Grampa begins dating Bea Simmons, another resident of the Springfield Retirement Castle, but she dies. She was a very rich woman, and leaves all her money to Grampa. He is at first unsure how to spend it, and invites suggestions from all-comers who, apart from Lisa, are greedy and want it for themselves. He ultimately donates it to make much needed improvements to the retirement home, telling everybody: "Dignity's on me, friends." Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

28 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene with Grampa and Bea eating their pills seductively is a reference to Tom Jones (1963). See more »


Grampa's girlfriend, Bea, dies, and at the end when he's opening the dining hall named after her, Bea walks into it with the rest of the old folks. See more »


Grampa: I have an announcement to make. I've decided to give Bea's money away. There are people who really need it. I'm gonna let them come to me and plead their case and then I'll decide who needs it most.
Lisa: Grampa, that's the noblest thought that's ever been expressed at this table.
Bart Simpson: Give it to us, Grampa.
Homer Simpson: Bart! Forgive him, Dad. He's just a stupid little kid who says the first thing that pops into his head, but, you know, there's wisdom in his innocence.
Grampa: You don't want it.
Homer Simpson: Yes, I do.
Grampa: Too bad, you ain't...
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits of The Simpsons: Old Money (1991), the closing credits states which characters the actors voices. The only time in the show's history which the cast are credited as the characters they provide the voices of. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Killer B's
Music by John Cameron
[Heard in Club Mud.]
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Classic episode!
26 January 2006 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

starring: (The regulars: Dan, Julie, Nancy, Yeardley and Harry) also starring Hank Azaria and Phil Hartman.

One of my favorite episodes. It is about Grampa getting a girlfriend after so many years of being single. Homer makes him go with him to Discount Lion Safari on his girl Bea's birthday and Bea dies while hes out. He inherits money and tries to find someone to give it to. Its touching and lovely and one of the best episodes of the series to date. Phil Hartman plays Lionel Hutz and Plato in this one.

My rating- A(95%).


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