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Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One 

After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director:

Jeffrey Lynch

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Package Forwarder #1 / Chemist / Kid From Springfield High School / Oil Worker / Barney Gumble / Grampa Simpson / Gate Guard / Mayor Quimby / Santa's Little Helper / Sideshow Mel / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Package Forwarder #3 / Package Processor / Superintendent Chalmers / Guillermo / 'Oil ho!' / Veterinarian / Moe Szyslak / Male Scientist / Quimby's Aide / Crazy Old Man / Captain McAllister / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Snake / Carl / Chief Wiggum (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Montgomery Burns / Package Forwarder #2 / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Otto / Ned Flanders / Fainting Man / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Tito Puente ... Himself (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Lunchlady Doris (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover / Female Scientist (voice)
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Storyline

After he stole the oil underneath Springfield Elementary and blocked out the sun, the people of Springfield become fed up with Mr. Burns. The wily old miser has taken to carrying around a gun with him. The other town residents also have guns and, one fateful night, Marge finds Mr. Burns shot. Who did it? Homer? Grandpa? Barney? Moe? Maggie? Smithers? Dr. Hibbert? Bumblebee Man? Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (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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Trivia

Almost every clock is set at three or nine o'clock. The point of the clocks was to teach the viewer to view the sundial at the end upside down. See more »

Goofs

The Burns Slant Drilling Corporation sign changes every time the building is shown. See more »

Quotes

Apu: Where's a gun-toting lowlife when you need one?
Snake: Sorry, I was in the can.
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Alternate Versions

Lisa mentions The Three Stooges, in the Spanish Castilian version she mentions Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) See more »

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Springfield does event television
14 August 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Between siphoning off the oil beneath Springfield Elementary and threatening to blot out the sun, Monty Burns has cheesed off the entire town. So that big question mark that comes at episode's end, well that could be anyone. That does of unpredictability is exactly what makes this work.

I'd had the surprise spoiled for me a good 20 years ago, but I can tell you what kind of impact this had. I wasn't even watching the show in '95 and even I was aware of the cliffhanger. Everyone was talking about this; it was landmark TV.

Despite the ruined surprise, this still holds up beautifully because it's a well-crafted episode. Burns going supervillain feels appropriate; that, and the town in a lather brings everything to a fever pitch. It's funny, dramatic, and even after 20-odd years, it's a keeper.

8/10


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