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The Book Job 

Homer and Bart put together a team to author the next successful tween novel franchise and make a million dollars, but discover that they need Lisa's help to pull it off.

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... Homer Simpson (voice)
... Marge Simpson (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Additional Voices (voice)
... Nobel Prize Announcer / Wiseguy / Van Krusten / European Judge #1 / Roofi / Easy Reader / Sprooklyn Bum / Guy Talking To Krusty / Moe Szyslak (voice)
... Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders (voice)
... Neil Gaiman (voice)
... Slick Publisher (voice)
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... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
... T.R. Francis / Agnes Skinner / Various (voice)
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Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined. Written by Fox Publicity

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20 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At the Springfield Book Show, Homer and his crew pass a poster for The Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band led by Stephen King, Dave Barry and other writers moonlighting as musicians. See more »

Goofs

The publisher at Tween Lit reads the manuscript from back to front, not from front to back. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: You're group writing a fantasy novel? But the only reason to do that is for...
[gasp]
Lisa Simpson: Profit!
Homer Simpson: So what if people write for money? I don't see your boyfriend William Shakespeare missing many meals.
Lisa Simpson: I'll show you! I'll write my own novel all by myself.
Homer Simpson: You're gonna be all the guys? How does that work out?
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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One of Season 23's best,
9 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Book Job is a brilliant Simpsons episode with at storyline thats funny and smart,with a great guest appearance from Neil Gaiman.I enjoyed the shows reference to books like Harry Potter and Twilight and the references to heist movies.

When Lisa discovers the truth about book publishing,she struggles to write her own book and prove the publishers wrong.Meanwhile,Homer and Bart are doing a much better job than Lisa ad decide to pull a heist on the publishers by making a very successful book,with the help of Principal Skinner,Patty,Professor Frink,Moe and guest star Neil Gaiman.

5/5 Stars


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