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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.

Director:

Chuck Sheetz

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 / 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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Homer seems confused by the concept of Declan's documentaries and mocks his English accent, eventually concluding that the different filmings are connected by time travel and that Declan is actually Doctor Who. Eric Idle was among a number of actors considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who (1996). See more »

Goofs

In one take of the documentary filmed on Homer's life, Bart is a toddler and Lisa's just a baby. In the back, there is part of a picture in which Bart, Lisa, and Maggie pose, even though Lisa is just a baby and Maggie hasn't been born yet. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: I will! I will be rich! I'll own a football team and a basketball team and I'll make them play baseball!
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Connections

References Point of No Return (1993) See more »

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La Bamba
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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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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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