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That '90s Show 

Homer and Marge tell the kids about their life in the early 1990s before they were born, when Marge was enrolled in Springfield College and Homer was the lead singer of a grunge rock band

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Kirk Van Houten / Carl / Lou / Comic Book Guy / Prof. Stefan August / Gas Man / Marvin Cobain / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Various Students (voice)
Kurt Loder ... Himself (voice)
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Buxom Coed (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Fan #1 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Various (voice)
Michael Dees Michael Dees ... Additional vocals (voice)
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Storyline

Homer and Marge tell the kids about their life in the early 1990s before they were born, when Marge was enrolled in Springfield College and Homer was the lead singer of a grunge rock band

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2008 (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

Homer's songs in this episode are takeoffs on the band Nirvana. One of his songs is even parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic. In real life, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once said that he didn't feel like he had "made it" as a musician until Yankovic recorded his parody of Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." See more »

Goofs

When Homer throws his cigar into the oxygen bar, it explodes. Oxygen would not cause an explosion, rather only a quicker burning of the lit cigar. See more »

Quotes

Marge Simpson: Professor August says that situational comedy is a dying artform.
Homer Simpson: You know what I say to that? No soup for you! Because I'm master of my domain... Newman!
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Connections

References Sonic CD (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Brain Freeze
(uncredited)
Written by Clay Duncan and Matt Selman
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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You know it's a cartoon, right?
9 April 2008 | by pageivSee all my reviews

I wonder if those that detest this episode were meant to take it seriously. I really didn't take it seriously, we know Bart is 10 in 1989 and is 10 in 2008. The entire city of Springfield has been stuck in a rift in the Matrix, where the space-time continuum is stuck in a loop.

This episode is merely a throwback to the 90s, I can't see how anyone that has watched more than a dozen episodes would assume this is part of the history of Simpsons. Every season has an episode or two that have no relevance on the history, ie, Simpson Bible Stories, and Tales from the Public Domain.

Relax people, the episode was far from great, though it had moments, but it hardly caused the series to "jump the shark."


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