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The Saga of Carl 

Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl win the lottery, but Carl steals the ticket and leaves with the money for Iceland.


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


Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl Carlson / Moe Szyslak / Lou / Ki-Ya Announcer (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Tennis Commentator / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Man on Street / Man in Crowd (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Woman in Crowd (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Woman in Crowd (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)




A syndicate comprising Homer, Moe, Carl and Lenny wins the lottery but Carl steals the money and the others track him down - to Iceland, from where his family originates. He has spent the winnings buying a page of history which he hopes will exonerate his ancestors from accusations of treachery though it only proves their duplicity. However Homer and his friends recall the good things Carl has done for them and persuade the Icelanders that, if the Springfieldians can forgive him, so should they. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Carl previously referenced his 'Icelandic childhood' in Season 14, Episode 16: " 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky. See more »


Carl's family are referred to several time as the "the Carlsons". Icelandic last names are patronymics, not family names. See more »


Moe Szyslak: Take a break from your dreary lives and listen to Americans lecture you.
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References The Golem (1920) See more »


Four Best Friends
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Eric Kaplan
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Solid modern Simpsons episode!
16 February 2020 | by Reckno64See all my reviews

I have been very critical of modern Simpsons, so I went into this episode with relatively low expectations, but came out rather impressed! This episode features character development between Homer, Car, Lenny, and Moe and honestly I wasn't expecting to see an episode like that, let alone in recent seasons but it is a pleasant surprise here.

The synopsis is that the 4 of them pitch in for a lottery ticket, and completely wipe the board clean and win big! Carl then proceeds to obtain the lottery money only to never return. Realizing something suspicious has happened, they proceed to follow Carl to Iceland where they learn of his family history.

This is a great episode as it features a lot of character development between the 4 of them. There aren't as many jokes padded throughout this episode, but it's totally justified. I like an episode that slows down once in awhile and explores a certain characters history! There are also some really neat picturesque eye-candy scenes as they travel through Iceland, and that isn't something Simpsons is known for much either, but it is very much a pleasure to see! It has a very satisfying ending that I won't spoil here as I recommend you see this episode for yourself.

Solid 9/10 from me. More character development episodes please!

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19 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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