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Yellow Subterfuge 

Principal Skinner promises the students that the best-behaved can take a ride in a submarine. Bart believes his past indiscretions will be forgotten. Lisa tries to help Krusty by suggesting him to sell the foreign rights to his shows.


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

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Groundskeeper Willie / Itchem / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Chief Clancy Wiggum (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Otto Mann (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Jamaican Krusty (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Agnes Skinner / Astronaut / Fish / Irish Pregnant Woman / Jamaican Woman Singing Itchy and Scratchy Theme Song / Various Kids / Various (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


A school trip on a submarine is coming but places are limited and only the best behaved students can go. Bart tries hard to be good but when he feels that Seymour has deliberately cheated him out of his place he and Homer conspire with Seymour's mother to make him think he killed her so he has to leave town. Meanwhile Lisa persuades a broke Krusty to allow foreign actors to impersonate him in their own countries but they prove to be more popular than the original. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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8 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The 30,000th music cue since the start of the show was recorded for the score of this episode (for the Simpsons Theme Reggae End Credit version). See more »


Homer Simpson: I love Bart as much as you do, Marge, except I don't.
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References Django (1966) See more »


Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Joel H. Cohen
Performed by Kevin Michael Richardson (uncredited), Sally Stevens, Susie Stevens, Edie Lehman Boddiker (uncredited)
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Weird but Hilarious Episode,
16 May 2014 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Yellow Subterfuge is a great Simpsons episode with a good storyline and a ton of really funny scenes.The episode is filled with humour that you would rarely see the show do,for example,an old west song about Principal Skinner,but I like when the show takes turns that you don't expect.That being said,the second half of this episode is very dark,sort of Treehouse of Horror level darkness that was very weird,but I still really enjoyed this although it was certainly unusual.Yellow Subterfuge is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Bart's prank playing days could be over when Principal Skinner introduces a unique incentive to make Springfield Elementary's worst students behave.

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