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My Fair Laddy 

Bart and Lisa bets whether Lisa can turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman.

Director:

Bob Anderson

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 / Groundskeeper Willie / Squeaky Voiced Teen / Snowball II / Krusty (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum / Charity Titters / Various Students (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Coach Krupt / Eli Stern VI / Willie's Father / Carl Carlson / Moe Szyslak / Superintendent Chalmers / Bumblebee Man (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Commercial Announcer / Lenny Leonard / Mr. Largo (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell / Jimbo Jones / Various Students (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Miss Pommelhorst / Scottish Nurse / Dolph / Woman / Agnes Skinner / Various Students (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Various Students (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Master of Ceremonies (voice)
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Storyline

After Bart accidentally destroys Willie's shack the Scotsman comes to stay with the Simpsons whilst a replacement is built.He is very uncouth but Lisa bets Bart that she can turn him into a gentleman by the time of the school's science project evening,and indeed the ladies of Springfield are ultimately dazzled by the sophisticated stranger.A parody of 'My Fair Lady' features such sing-along numbers as 'Wouldn't It Be Adequate?' and 'The Shack Where I Live'. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2006 (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

Per the title, the original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady" opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York on March 15, 1956, and ran for 2717 performances, which was, at the time, the longest run a Broadway show had ever had. The original production is still the eighteenth-longest-running production in Broadway history. Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway recreated their roles in the movie. Harrison won the 1957 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Holloway was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. The show won the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. See more »

Quotes

Marge Simpson: Oh, sweetie. If someone's bullying you, you should tell your teacher.
Bart Simpson: But it's the teacher who's bullying me.
Marge Simpson: Well, tell your regular bully. He won't like it one bit.
Homer Simpson: [Enters in his underwear, carrying his ripped pants] Marge, I ripped my pants! The only pants that understand my complex heine!
Marge Simpson: That was your last pair. How did it happen?
Homer Simpson: Uh, normal wear-and-tear.
[Flashback to Go-Kart Racing. Homer is laughing. He goes over a speed bump. His rear end crashes through the Go-Kart onto the pavement]
Homer Simpson: ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Elephant Walk
Written by Henry Mancini
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Enjoyable, but Missing Something,
29 March 2016 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

My Fair Laddy is a good Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and some very funny scenes. It's very enjoyable, I liked seeing an episode focus on Groundskeeper Willie, as we see him turn in to a more polite, sophisticated version of himself, I loved the transition in his voice, some very impressive work done by Dan Castellaneta. Admittedly, I did feel it had more potential than it delivered, the plot was lacking really development, seeing Willie go from rough to posh, and back again without really giving us a reason why each time. I also felt it could have had some heart, despite a relationship forming between Lisa and Willie, there's is no indication that the two have became closer, there's never a sense of a friendship between them, it would have been a nice extra layer to the plot. Boasting some great songs and a fun story, it's not a highlight of the seventeenth season, but My Fair Laddy is an enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Lisa challenges herself in to turning Groundskeeper Willie in to a real gentleman.


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