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How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? 

Bart adopts a carrier pigeon, but Santa's Little Helper eats it.

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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 / Grampa / Itchy (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz / Database (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Carl / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Principal Seymour Skinner / Mr. Burns / Lenny / Scratchy (voice)
Danica Patrick ... Herself (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Rachel Weisz ... Dr. Thurmond (voice)
Gregg Berger ... (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Muntz / Ostrich Ranch Owner (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
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Storyline

When a pigeon flies through the Simpsons' home and suffers a broken wing, Bart makes it his duty to care for the bird - whom he names Ray - and nurse it back to health. When Ray is ready to fly, Homer decides to enter him in a bird race when Danica Patrick appears to him in a dream. Things don't go according to plan, however, when Santa's Little Helper swallows Ray. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart's blues is to give away the family dog. But when the Simpsons visit the pup's new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Itchy & Scratchy in Dogday Hellody of 1933" is a spoof of The Broadway Melody (1929). The Itchy & Scratchy version features Edward G. Robinson from Little Caesar (1931) (anachronistically firing an M16, which wasn't developed until the 1960s); Will Rogers (with lasso, paraphrasing his famous saying, "I never met a man I didn't like"); 'W.C. Fields' ("A little hair of the dog that bit me", referring to the practice of drinking alcohol as a treatment for hangover); Harpo Marx; and Bing Crosby. See more »

Goofs

In the WWII movie trailer, the Stars and Stripes changes from 48 stars (correct) to 50 stars (post 1959 pattern). See more »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: Why are we taking it with us? And this time I don't mean Lisa.
Lisa Simpson: I'ts amazing how I can pity you and hate you at the same time. I bet there's a German word for it.
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Connections

References A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Suite, Op. 66a (Valse)
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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This episode just was SO wrong
29 November 2010 | by 28286574881See all my reviews

What a terrible episode.

Having been a huge fan of this show since its start in 1989/90 I was actually looking forward to seeing this. Being a bird lover, I felt it would be a good story. Boy was I wrong.

Bad enough they had the dog eat the bird but having Bart strangling the Ostrich was just overkill.

Show just doesn't have it anymore and they have lost a long time fan in me. They could have made the storyline happier, but nope, the script writers are cruel and heartless.

Sorry Simpsons, it was good but it ain't anymore


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