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Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus 

Mr. Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Smitty / Sideshow Mel (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu / Lou / Clancy Wiggum / Drederick Tatum / Professor Frink / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Robert Chan / Saint Joseph (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny Leonard / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Principal Skinner (voice)
Amy Schumer ... Mrs. Burns (voice)
Pendleton Ward ... Simpsons Time Theme Song Singer (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Virgin Mary (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


Mr. Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

25 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


After the fire destroys the town, the P, R, F, I and L in the Springfield sign are shown to be burned away so it just reads "SINGED." See more »


Kent Brockman: Springfield has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. That's phoenix the mythical bird, and not Phoenix the cultureless Mars-scape of the southwest.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


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Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster, Ray Slijngaard, and Phil Wilde
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A Fun, albeit Not Spectacular, Beginning to the 28th Season,
16 January 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of very funny moments. It's a really fun twenty minutes as we see Mr. Burns putting on a variety show in Springfield. The entire development of it is well executed by the writers, and the addition of Lisa as the voice of reason was a nice touch.

However, I was hoping for a bit more with the opening episode of its landmark 28th season, it would have worked out better being put in the middle somewhere. As the first one it is a little underwhelming, when we are waiting a couple of months for a new episode we do expect a stronger opening.

The highlight has to be Burns' show itself, filled with a ton of hilarious segments from various different characters, including a bit from Ralph that had me in stitches. The potential of the premise is brought to life here.

It's a wacky episode that leaves you smiling, Mr. Burns' Fleeing Circus is an enjoyable Simpsons.

Mr Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl in exchange for rebuilding the town.

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