The Simpsons (1989– )
6.7/10
659
2 user 1 critic

The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants 

Homer gets promoted to accounts manager at the nuclear power plant, but soon learns the job robs you of your soul. Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to "Little Women."

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Kirk Van Houten / Carl / Wiseguy / Cletus (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Smithers / Ned Flanders (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Party Guest (voice)
John Slattery ... Robert Marlowe (voice)
Matthew Weiner ... Businessman (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Kitten in Wheelchair (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Zombie Bride / Krusty's Agent / Jewish Kitten / Drunk Girl / Dottie / Woman On Desk (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Absolut Krusty, Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr. Burns takes notice of the party's success and decides to promote Homer to "Account Man" for the Springfield Nuclear Plant. Robert Marlow, a seasoned account veteran, takes Homer under his wing and shows Homer what the high life is like in the corner office. Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to a new literary world which sparks his interest in reading classic novels, and when Homer's long hours at the office become the norm, a family vacation with Marge and the kids helps him realize that family always comes before work. Written by Fox Publicity

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode is inspired by the AMC's series Mad Men (2007). See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: I can't believe I'm having lunch with the Mayor. Next time I vote for you, It'll be on purpose.
See more »

Connections

References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Josephine in My Flying Machine
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Al Bryan
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Harry Shearer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Simpsons take a stab at Mad Men
25 December 2011 | by athomedSee all my reviews

Couch gag rating: N/A There wasn't one.

The episode: I was worried this would be another episode focused on Krusty the Clown. Not that I don't like Krusty, but I get tired of his many relationships and career upheavals. The episode is about Homer being promoted to account man by Mr. Burns and the effect it has on him.

Favorite moment(s): Mr. Burns at the party. Bart's unique way of disarming his bullies at school.

This was a decent episode. I don't watch Mad Men but enough of it has seeped into popular culture that I understood the origin of most of the jokes. This episode is very focused on Homer and not on a side character living in Springfield.

The episode expressed a good deal of heart. I think the ending wrapped up a little too quick, but I do like the Simpsons episodes which deal with Homer's relationship with his family.

Overall rating: 6/10 I wasn't impressed with the jokes nor extremely impressed with the plot. I'd suggest not introducing someone who's never seen the show to Simpsons with this episode. Go with a classic episode.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed