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The Springfield Files 

Special Agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield after Homer claims to have seen an alien.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Hans Moleman / Santa's Little Helper / Snowball II / Barney / Grampa / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Hot Dog Vendor / Krusty / Groundskeeper Willie / Pyromaniac / Alf / Chewbacca (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Wiseguy / Moe Szyslak / Red Tick Beer Man / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Alligator / Coma patient / Dr. Nick Riviera (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Alien / Marvin the Martian / Frogs / Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Reverend Lovejoy / T-Shirts Clerk (voice)
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully (voice)
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Glick (voice)
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Storyline

In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent of his days with "In Search Of." Realizing that even he's too drunk to drive after a night at Moe's Tavern, Homer stumbles through the woods and encounters a green glowing alien. Needless to say, nobody takes him seriously, except for "X-Files" FBI Agent Fox Mulder, who once again drags along his partner Dana Scully on another quest to prove the government is hiding the presence of UFO's from the public. However, even this mission may make a skeptic out of Mulder. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Homer encounters the "alien" in the woods, composer Alf Clausen parodies Mark Snow's theme music from "The X-Files". See more »

Goofs

When the town is waiting for the alien to appear, Homer asks a t-shirt salesman for two "Homer is a Dope" shirts, even though he was just told they were sold out. See more »

Quotes

Alien: I bring you love.
Dr. Hibbert: Is that the love between a man and a woman? Or the love of a man for a cuban cigar?
Alien: Uh... I bring you love.
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated version shortens the opening title sequence, also cuts out the scene where Milhouse has to deposit 40 quarters to play an arcade game, and shortens the scene with Homer running through the woods by cutting out Homer going past an owl. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Morning Starshine
by Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Performed by Harry Shearer, Leonard Nimoy, and cast
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User Reviews

 
My Favourite Episode,
10 June 2010 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

The Springfield Files is an outstanding Simpsons episode that is packed with one laugh after another from start to finish.It is without a doubt my favourite episode of the entire series,I love the storyline,the funny parts in literally every scene and the X Files Parody.I've seen this episode so many times and I still laugh at the exact same parts each time.Rhe Springfield Files is a really great Simpsons episode.

Homer decides to try a different drink on a Friday night,but after getting too drunk he is forced to walk home.He gets lost in a forrest and is convinced he saw an alien.He gets the FBI to help investigate what he saw.However,no one in Springfield believes him.


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