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Springfield Up 

A parody of the "Up Series" of British documentaries, in which a filmmaker follows Homer and his friends from grade school into their 40s.

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Mayor Quimby / Santa's Little Helper / Grampa Simpson / Blind Man / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Professor Frink / Officer Lou / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Nautical Stu / Various (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Lenny / Smithers / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders (voice)
Eric Idle ... Declan Desmond (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Eleanor Abernathy / Woman at Funeral (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... (voice)
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Storyline

Documentary filmer Declan Desmond returns to Springfield to finish his movie (shot in 8 year intervals) about the past of people growing up in Springfield. Homer tries to hide his apparent lack of achievements but is eventually corrected by some faith inspiring anecdotes from the other Springfieldians. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Homer demonstrates the condiment pen, the condiments he dispenses form the numbers 0, 8, 1, and 2; each of the digits from the Van Halen album OU812. See more »

Goofs

When Homer shows his chest tattoo to Marge, the background changes between cuts even though the camera angle hasn't changed. See more »

Quotes

Krusty the Clown: Homer gave me a kidney. It wasn't his, I didn't need it, and it came postage due - but still, a lovely gesture.
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Connections

Spoofs Seven Up! (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Satan, You're My Lady
Music by Dan Castellaneta
Lyrics by Matt Warburton
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Eric Idle (uncredited)
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We've got our next Emmy nominee.
18 February 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

Stars: Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Krusty, Barney, Quimby, Grampa, Squeaky Voiced Teen.

Julie Kavner as Marge.

Nancy Cartwright as Bart, Ralph and Nelson.

Hank Azaria as Moe, Wiggum, Carl, Frink, Disco Stu.

Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Hibbert, Flanders, Lenny.

Eric Idle as Declan Desmond.

Also with: Tress MacNeille, Karl Wiedergott.

This was a really great episode. It deals with documentary director Declan Desmond making a movie about some elementary school kids every 8 years, now on year 32. We get to see in to Chief Wiggum, Professor Frink, Homer, Lenny (sort of) and Marge's life. Not only is the concept good, but it is executed so perfectly. I laughed out loud several times, probably the most in the last 5 years, and even though it was a pretty silly episode, it still managed to have a really sweet ending. I think that this will be up for the next Emmy's and it probably will win. Best episode since season 9.

My rating: **** out of ****. TV PG D


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