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Dog of Death 

The Simpsons wind up regretting paying for an expensive surgery for Santa's Little Helper. He then runs away from home, winds up in the animal shelter, and is adopted by Mr. Burns to become an attack dog.

Director:

Jim Reardon

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Employee in Commercial / Barney Gumble / Krusty the Clown / Lottery Announcer / Grampa Simpson / Trainee Barber / Butler (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Teacher (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Lou / Chief Wiggum / Veterinarian / Mr. Danielson / Barfly #2 / Dog Pound Supervisor (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Boss in Commercial / Commercial Announcer / Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Lenny / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Voice of Doggie Heaven / Barfly #1 / Ned Flanders (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Nurse / Miss Hoover (voice)
Frank Welker ... Santa's Little Helper / Mr. Teeny / Hounds (voice)
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Storyline

Lottery fever hits Springfield, but the Simpsons are forced to forgo a lottery ticket, and many other luxuries, to pay for a life-saving operation for their dog, Santa's Little Helper. All their personal lives are affected negatively by the sacrifice, and they come to resent Santa's Little Helper. He runs away and is captured by Mr. Burns, who trains him to be a guard dog. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the places to where Santa's Little Helper voyages, Swartzwelder County, where he rescues a baby from a burning house, is a reference to the writer of this episode, John Swartzwelder. See more »

Quotes

Grampa: [Santa's Little Helper is lying on the floor in the kitchen] The dog's dead.
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Crazy Credits

A disclaimer appears on-screen just before the end credits roll. It says "No dogs were harmed in the filming of this episode. A cat got sick, and somebody shot a duck, but that's it." See more »

Connections

References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Ode to Joy
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven and Friedrich Schiller
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1992 (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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