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Fat Tony has to serve jury duty, and his clerk, Dan, must run the mafia while he's gone. Meanwhile, Lisa considers making a disgusting change to her diet.

Director:

Mark Kirkland

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mobster / Louie / Sideshow Mel / Groundskeeper Willie / Snowball II / Santa's Little Helper / Grampa Simpson / Bailiff / Frankie the Squealer (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu / Johnny Tightlips / Joey the Arsonist / Carl / Prof. Frink / Old Jewish Man / Cletus / Luigi / Kenny the Problem / Lou / Chief Wiggum / Snake / David (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Rev. Lovejoy / Otto / Mr. Largo / Dr. Hibbert / Legs / Lenny / AFI Announcer (voice)
Steve Carell ... Dan Gillick (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Fat Tony (voice)
Alex Trebek ... Alex Trebek (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Giant Grasshopper (voice)
Terry Greene Terry Greene ... Giant Ant (voice) (as Terry W. Greene)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Girl at the Mall (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lunchlady Doris / Judy / Fat Tony's Date / Mom at the Mall / TV Screamer (voice)
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Storyline

Homer is shocked to discover that his bowling teammate Dan Gillick, is an accountant for Fat Tony and his mob. When the government finally catches up with Fat Tony and he is forced to serve time...on a jury, he names Dan as his temporary replacement. Meanwhile, Lisa adds insects to her vegetarian diet after passing out during a saxophone solo, but starts questioning her decision when bugs start pleading for mercy in her dreams. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

While getting grasshoppers off of Dan's body, Homer remarks "I never thought Homer Simpsons would be part of the Day of the Locust." The Day of the Locust (1975) is a film whose protagonist was named Homer Simpson. The part was played by Donald Sutherland, who has also guest starred on this series. See more »

Quotes

Dan Gillick: Oh, I can't kill you
Homer Simpson: I knew you were weak
Dan Gillick: If you think I'm so weak, give me back the gun.
Homer Simpson: You are weak, but no
Dan Gillick: Let's see how weak I am with the gun.
Homer Simpson: No, I don't want to...
Dan Gillick: Give me the gun.
Homer Simpson: I don't want to see it.
Dan Gillick: You're making me mad and I want to shoot you now.
Homer Simpson: I don't have to see it. Huh? I can imagine it.
[...]
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Connections

References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Flower Duet from Lakme
(uncredited)
Composed by Léo Delibes
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It's a misguided episode
20 December 2012 | by athomedSee all my reviews

This episode has probably been the low point of the season so far. Steve Carell of The Office guest stars as Dan Gillick, a straight-laced accountant who's tapped to take over the local mob while Fat Tony's away on jury duty.

I may be a little biased, since I've never cared for Carell, but his character doesn't make much sense within the scheme of the Simpsons' universe. His character arc almost reminds me of Frank Grimes from Season eight's Homer's Enemy. The problem is that Gillick doesn't have a genuinely funny line in the entire episode. It's strange how Gillick takes over the episode. Homer actually becomes the ride-along next to him.

I preferred the second plot line, dealing with Lisa's iron deficiency. She counters it by eating bugs. I know, I know. This sounds like the makeup of a Treehouse of Horror episode. I actually like that. They don't take it too far, into Treehouse of Horror territory. But I enjoyed the bug-eaters of Springfield and her dream.


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