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Encyclopedia > 22 Short Films About Springfield
The Simpsons episode
"22 Short Films About Springfield"
Bart and Milhouse, wondering what happens on an average day in Springfield
Episode no. 149
Prod. code 3F18
Orig. airdate April 21, 1996
Show runner(s) Bill Oakley &
Josh Weinstein
Written by Richard Appel
David S. Cohen
Jonathan Collier
Jennifer Crittenden
Brent Forrester
Rachel Pulido
Steve Tompkins
Josh Weinstein
Bill Oakley
Matt Groening
Writing Supervisor
Greg Daniels
Directed by Jim Reardon
Couch gag Sea monkey creatures swims to a clam shells couch to look at a treasure chest instead of a TV. (originally shown in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming")
DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
Richard Appel
David S. Cohen
Rachel Pulido
Yeardley Smith
Jim Reardon
David Silverman
James Oakley
Season 7
September 17, 1995May 19, 1996
  1. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
  2. Radioactive Man
  3. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
  4. Bart Sells His Soul
  5. Lisa the Vegetarian
  6. Treehouse of Horror VI
  7. King-Size Homer
  8. Mother Simpson
  9. Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
  10. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
  11. Marge Be Not Proud
  12. Team Homer
  13. Two Bad Neighbors
  14. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
  15. Bart the Fink
  16. Lisa the Iconoclast
  17. Homer the Smithers
  18. The Day the Violence Died
  19. A Fish Called Selma
  20. Bart on the Road
  21. 22 Short Films About Springfield
  22. Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
  23. Much Apu About Nothing
  24. Homerpalooza
  25. Summer of 4 Ft. 2
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"22 Short Films About Springfield" is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons' seventh season, airing on April 21, 1996. The title is a spin on the film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. The episode also sparked the idea amongst the staff for a spin-off TV series called Tales from Springfield, focusing on the town rather than the Simpsons family. After six years however, this idea never came to anything. The idea was long rumoured amongst fans, but finally confirmed at the end of the DVD commentary for this episode. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of the Simpsons episode 22 Short Stories about Springfield File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bart and his sister Lisa Simpson as news anchors. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional 10 year old character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... 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Jonathan Collier is an American Television writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons and King of the Hill. ... Jennifer Crittenden is a television sitcom writer. ... Brent Forrester is an American television writer. ... Rachel Pulido is a television writer who has wrote for The Simpsons and Mission Hill. ... Steve Tompkins is an American television writer. ... This article is about The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American televison writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[3] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons,[4] Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... Greg Daniels is a well known television comedy writer. ... The three people are caricatures of (left to right) Rich Moore, Wes Archer and David Silverman[1] The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Jim Reardon is a director and storyboard consultant for episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... External link The Official Sea Monkey Website What are they? Categories: Animal stubs ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Simpsons DVD season boxsets have been released since 2001 in different regions all over the world. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[3] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons,[4] Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American televison writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... This article is about The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein. ... Richard Appel (born 1964) is a writer and producer of TV-shows. ... David X. Cohen, writer for The Simpsons, writer and executive producer for Futurama, and graduate of U.C. Berkeley studying theoretical computer science. ... Rachel Pulido is a television writer who has wrote for The Simpsons and Mission Hill. ... Martha Maria Yeardley Smith (; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress and voice actor who is best known for providing the voice of Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Jim Reardon is a director and storyboard consultant for episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... David Silverman (b. ... The Simpsons Season 7 DVD Digipak. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ... Marge Be Not Proud is the 11th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Team Homer is the 12th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Two Bad Neighbors is the 13th episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, first aired on February 4, 1996. ... Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Lisa the Iconoclast is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is probably the most important episode for Jebediah Springfield since The Telltale Head. // Spoiler warning: As Springfield celebrates its bicentennial, Lisa Simpson makes the shocking discovery that the towns beloved founder, the late Jebediah Springfield, was... Homer the Smithers is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, which originally aired February 25, 1996. ... The Day the Violence Died is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... A Fish Called Selma is an episode of The Simpsons from season seven. ... Bart on the Road is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in The Curse of the Flying Hellfish is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Much Apu About Nothing is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Homerpalooza is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Summer of 4 Ft. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... DVD cover Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, released in 1993, is an award-winning movie about the famous piano prodigy Glenn Gould. ...

Contents

Plot

The episode is a series of short skits, each showing a brief slice of life in Springfield. Though the episode title claims to contain 22 short films, in reality the number is 20 (some beginnings and ends are subjective). It is possible that the opening sequence and end credits of the show could also count as short films, which would make the total 22. It could also possibly be 22 if the two theme songs (for Pricipal Skinner and Cletus) were included. It has been suggested that Springfield Isotopes be merged into this article or section. ...

  1. Bart and Milhouse squirt condiments from a highway overpass.
  2. Apu attends a party at his brother Sanjay's house.
  3. Lisa gets gum in her hair.
  4. Smithers gets stung by a bee.
  5. Dr. Nick treats Grampa Simpson.
  6. Moe gets robbed.
  7. Skinner hosts dinner for Superintendent Chalmers.
  8. Homer traps Maggie in a newspaper vending box.
  9. The cops debate McDonald's Quarter Pounder vs. Krusty Burgers (Pulp Fiction parody).
  10. Bumblebee Man at home.
  11. Snake and Chief Wiggum are captured by Herman (Pulp Fiction parody).
  12. Reverend Lovejoy and his dog bother Ned Flanders.
  13. Lisa and the gum (part 2).
  14. Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel.
  15. Milhouse has to use the bathroom.
  16. Chief Wiggum, the hood and the storekeeper (part 2) (Pulp Fiction parody).
  17. Lisa and the gum (part 3).
  18. Nelson gets his comeuppance.
  19. Bart and Milhouse find the truth.
  20. Lastly, an additional segment, "The Tomfoolery of Professor John Frink" is almost seen.

Bart and his sister Lisa Simpson as news anchors. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional 10 year old character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Jr. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Waylon Smithers, Jr. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... Abraham Abe Grampa J. Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Morris Moe Lester Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Principal Seymour Skinner (born in Capitol City, 1953, as Armin Tamzarian) is a fictional character on the animated sitcom The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Superintendent Gary Chalmers, voiced by Hank Azaria, is the superintendent of Springfields school district in The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Krusty Burger establishment Krusty Burger is a fictional chain of fast-food restaurants as seen on The Simpsons. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ... This page provides information on characters on The Simpsons who do not have their own articles. ... Snake Jailbird, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a fictional character from The Simpsons. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... This page provides information on characters on The Simpsons who do not have their own articles. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cletus Del Roy Spuckler, (voiced by Hank Azaria), also known as Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel is a fictional character on the long-running animated television show The Simpsons. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ... Nelson Muntz (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) is a fictional character from The Simpsons. ... Professor John Nerdelbaum Frink, Jr. ...

Production

The very tall man was a caricature of writer Ian Maxtone-Graham. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein can be seen in animated form among the crowd who is on the street laughing at Nelson. According to Oakley, he and Weinstein are in the scene because they told the animators to fill the streets with idiots. Most of the Spanish used in Bumblebee Man's segment is not actual Spanish. In the Season 7 DVD commentary for this episode, the writers say that this was deliberate because they wanted even non-Spanish speakers to understand the dialogue. Ian Maxtone-Graham caricatured on The Simpsons, where he has worked since 1994 Ian Maxtone-Graham, born July 3, 1959, is a television writer and producer. ... Bill Oakley (born in 1966) is an American televison writer, best known for his work on The Simpsons. ... This article is about The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein. ...


Cultural references

  • Apu's line, "For the next five minutes, I'm going to party like it's on sale for $19.99!", references Prince's hit song, 1999.
  • Dr. Nick's story is very similar to many scenes from E.R.
  • Superintendent Chalmers says "Aurora borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?" which is a reference to the 1995 movie The Langoliers, where Captain Brian Engle says: "You're kidding. The Aurora borealis over California? And at this time of year?"

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1999 is one of Princes most well-known songs and a defining point in his rise to superstar status. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... Superintendent Gary Chalmers, voiced by Hank Azaria, is the superintendent of Springfields school district in The Simpsons. ... Aurora borealis Polar aurorae are optical phenomena characterized by colorful displays of light in the night sky. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Langoliers is one of four novellas published in the Stephen King book Four Past Midnight in 1990. ... Aurora borealis Polar aurorae are optical phenomena characterized by colorful displays of light in the night sky. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

The Tarantino connection

The Simpson's parody of the "dungeon scene" from Pulp Fiction.

The episode contains numerous references to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Like the film, the episode's plot is episodic though interconnected. Apu's brother Sanjay makes a square with his fingers, like Uma Thurman. The policemen's conversation about McDonald's parallels the famous "Royale With Cheese" discussion; the Krustyburger restaurant it takes place in also bears a striking resemblance to the diner Pumpkin and Honey Bunny attempt to rob in the film. In addition, the Simpsons theme (in the style of Misirlou) is playing in the background on the Krusty Burger's jukebox. Image File history File links Simpsons_on_pulp. ... Image File history File links Simpsons_on_pulp. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ... Misirlou (Greek: Μισιρλού, Egyptian Girl; from Turkish Mısırlı Egyptian, from Arabic مصر, Miṣr, Egypt), is a popular Greek song with a cult-like popularity in four very diverse styles of music: Greek rebetiko, Middle-Eastern belly dancing, Jewish wedding music (Klezmer), and American surf rock. ...


The subplot involving Chief Wiggum and Snake is a direct parody of the "Gold Watch" segment of the film. Snake runs over the donut-carrying Wiggum at a red light, like Bruce Willis did to Ving Rhames, and Wiggum chases after Snake (although his motive is exchanging insurance information rather than revenge). The two run into Herman's Pawn Shop, where Herman beats up and binds and gags the two, then waits for "Zed" to arrive. The Van Houtens come in instead, and a visibly annoyed Herman lets Milhouse use the restroom. Herman then threatens Kirk with his shotgun, but Milhouse unintentionally knocks out the shopkeeper with a flail he found in the back room. Wiggum then hops out the open door, still tied to his chair. Convenience store window poster featuring Willis, Prague, Czech Republic (2002) Bruce Willis (born Walter Bruce Willis on March 19, 1955) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe-winning American actor and singer. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... This page provides information on characters on The Simpsons who do not have their own articles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Deleted stories

Many characters had stories but they were cut due to the length of the episode. This meant some prominent characters didn't get a story revolving around them, for example: Marge, Krusty, Patty and Selma, Ralph Wiggum and Lionel Hutz. The deletion of the Krusty story meant that he wasn't seen in this episode at all.


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