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Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' 

Another member of Grampa Simpson's WWII platoon dies, leaving only him and Mr. Burns. Years earlier, the men stole a number of priceless masterpieces from Nazi Germany, and now Mr. Burns aims to ensure he is the one to inherit them.

Director:

Jeffrey Lynch

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Grampa Simpson / Homer Simpson / Arnie Gumble / Etch / Agent #1 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Grampa Van Houten / Fernando Vidal / Iggy Wiggum / Ox / Baron von Wortzenberger (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Grampa Muntz / Reverend Lovejoy / Sheldon Skinner / Ned Flanders / Adolf Hitler / Agent #2 (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Nurse (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
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Storyline

Grandpa Simpson reveals to Bart that he and Montgomery Burns were part of a World War 2 unit known as the Flying Hellfish, which stole priceless art from a German castle during the war, of which the last surviving member would inherit the fortune. When another member of his platoon dies, Abe and Burns remain the last two survivors, and Burns vows to make sure Grandpa doesn't become the last Hellfish, until Abe and Bart vow to find the fortune before Burns does. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jonathan Collier originally named the unit the "Fighting Hellfish" but it was later changed to the "Flying Hellfish". The logo for the unit was designed using the original name and was not subsequently changed when the name was switched. See more »

Goofs

Having been established as Springfield's oldest resident, it's unlikely that Burns would be the junior officer in the Hellfish unit. See more »

Quotes

Fernando Vidal: There is one more way to kill a man, but it is as intricate and precise as a well-played game of chess...
[He kicks open the door to the retirement home's rec room and opens fire with an assault rifle]
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Caterpillar - Rabbit in the Moon Remix
(uncredited)
Music by David P. Aude and Keoki
[Heard on Baron von Wortzenberger's car radio.]
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Great Episode
19 May 2006 | by calvindysonSee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite episodes of the Simpsons, and hell there are some good ones!

The episode plays like an old fashioned crime serial, like "Tin Tin" or something like that. The episode also features my favourites, Mr Burns and Grandpa Simpsons as prominent characters and goes into there past and shows them in there army days. There are some great jokes involving Nazi's and World War Two. One of the best parts of the episode is when Abe Simpson attempts to assassinate a certain high profile Nazi only to have the plan thwarted by Burn's.

Overall this is an amazing episode and for me an instant classic, I heartily recommend it.


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