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The Burns and the Bees 

Mr. Burns wins a professional basketball team in a poker game, and the new arena he plans to have Springfield build for the team threatens to interfere with Lisa's new bee sanctuary.

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Abraham Simpson / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney Zzyzwicz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Professor Fink (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Smithers (voice)
Marv Albert ... Himself (voice)
Jeff Bezos ... Himself (voice)
Mark Cuban ... Himself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Woman On Big TV Screen / Various (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Various (voice)
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Storyline

Alarmed that the bee population is dying Lisa creates a breeding ground in an old greenhouse but Burns demolishes it to make way for a new stadium to house his recently acquired basketball team. Thanks to Moe's cross-breeding Lisa's swarm with a group of killer African bees the little winged creatures come back to take their revenge on Burns and lead to the destruction of his stadium. Written by don @ minifie-1

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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:

7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Willie says that bees are dying "all over the world, from Glasgow to Edinburgh." Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland; Edinburgh is the capital. The two are 46 miles (74 km) apart. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa is against Mr Burns she claims that Mr Burns is crashing the greenhouse where the bees are, she turns to Mr Burns, before Mr Burns trys to look innocent he has a purple tie, after he looks innocent he has a black tie. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Flowers: the painted whores of the plant world.
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Connections

Spoofs Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A letter from camp)
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Awesome episode - one of the best ever Simpsons episodes
7 December 2008 | by penguinbloozSee all my reviews

I was impressed with this episode. Extremeley witty and one of the best Simpsons episodes ever written. Seriously. The puns were fast and furious but even more than usual.

Kudos to the writer on this episode.

The story managed to be both topical - the dying off of Bees and provide a great story for Mr. Burns trying to impress as a billionaire. Both stories converged neatly in the end and Homer was there to muck up it up - albeit slightly.

What makes this episode so top-notch was the quality of the writing. I have never written a Simpsons commentary but had to stop what I was doing to check out the writer. I am not familiar with her: Stephanie Gillis, I think.


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