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Trust But Clarify 

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Bart and Lisa investigate Krusty's new candy; Marge helps Homer dress for a promotion; Kent Brockman struggles with the changing media world.

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Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Barney Gumble / Tibor Jankovsky / Uber Kid Cyclist (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl Carlson / Professor Frink / Iraq war veteran / Kent Brockman's Agent (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy / Lenny Leonard / Mr. Burns / Kent Brockman / Otto Mann / Waylon Smithers (voice)
Dan Rather ... Himself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Jimmy Jimmy (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... (voice)
Russi Taylor ... (voice)
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Bart and Lisa investigate Krusty's new candy; Marge helps Homer dress for a promotion; Kent Brockman struggles with the changing media world.

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Late night host Jimmy Jimmy tussles Kent Brockman's hair the same way Jimmy Fallon did when Donald Trump appeared on the Tonight Show. See more »

Goofs

The window that Homer, Lenny and Carl look into (Tibor's office) has blinds on it. After Homer talks to "Ambition", the blinds on the window disappear for the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[Watching Kent Brockman break down on television]
Marge Simpson: You're not eating.
Homer Simpson: How can you eat during the sight of imploding celebrity?
Bart Simpson: We have lip quiver, people.
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Spoofs The Fly (1986) See more »

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This Town
(uncredited)
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Three Stories in One,
10 March 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Trust but Clarify is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of very funny scenes. It manages quite nicely to fit three separate stories in to one episode, rather than two, which it normally has. Instead it has three main stories, none of them really being the main plot.

The Bart and Lisa plot was poor, it featured the least interesting gags and the entire set up was mediocre to begin with. The whole investigation of Krusty's new candy was tedious to me and I was always the least interested when that part of the episode continued.

However, the other two plots were great fun. Homer and Marge's story was simple, straight forward fun. It did not try to be any more than it was, merely an enjoyable situation to put the two characters in to. I really enjoyed Kent Brockman's plot, it added a lot of depth to the character, it was interesting to see one of the secondary characters get their own bit in which none of the family members are involved, I think the writers should try out more of this as the potential is huge.

It tries out a interesting dynamic that, for the most part, works out and could be continued in the future. Trust but Clarify is an immensely enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty's suspicious new candy, while Marge gives Homer a makeover to get ahead at work.


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