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Encyclopedia > Midnight Rx
The Simpsons episode
"Midnight Rx"
Episode no. 341
Prod. code FABF16
Orig. airdate January 16, 2005
Written by Marc Wilmore
Directed by Nancy Kruse
Chalkboard None
Couch gag The family rushes in and sits on the couch, and Lisa says "What? Can't we sit on the couch without anything happening?" Homer is then impaled with a large spear, and says "D'oh!"
Guest star(s) None
Season 16
November 7, 2004May 15, 2005
  1. Treehouse of Horror XV
  2. All's Fair in Oven War
  3. Sleeping with the Enemy
  4. She Used to Be My Girl
  5. Fat Man and Little Boy
  6. Midnight Rx
  7. Mommie Beerest
  8. Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
  9. Pranksta Rap
  10. There's Something About Marrying
  11. On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
  12. Goo Goo Gai Pan
  13. Mobile Homer
  14. The Seven-Beer Snitch
  15. Future-Drama
  16. Don't Fear the Roofer
  17. The Heartbroke Kid
  18. A Star Is Torn
  19. Thank God It's Doomsday
  20. Home Away from Homer
  21. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"Midnight Rx" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons from its sixteenth season. It was the first new episode of 2005. 8.2 million people originally watched this episode Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links FABF16. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Simpsons writing staff in season 13, including current show runner Al Jean (fourth from left in middle row) and previous show runners Mike Scully (first from left in back row), David Mirkin (sixth from left in back row), and Mike Reiss (fourth from left in back row). ... Marc Wilmore is a television writer, producer, and actor. ... 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. ... Nancy Kruse is an animation director on The Simpsons. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... (left to right) Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer guest starred in the heavily promoted season 14 episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation. This is a list of guest stars who appeared on The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons 16th season (November 2004 - May 2005) began on Sunday, November 7, 2004 with Treehouse of Horror XV. The season contains six hold-over episodes from the season 15 (FABF) production line. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Treehouse of Horror XV is the fifteenth Halloween episode of The Simpsons, airing November 7, 2004, one week after Halloween in the US, the latest any Halloween episode has ever aired Spoiler warning: // In a parody of Perfect Strangers, Kang and Kodos are preparing the Simpsons for dinner for their... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sleeping With the Enemy is the third episode from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... She Used to Be My Girl is the fourth episode from the sixteenth season of the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... Fat Man and Little Boy is the fifth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season and the last new episode of 2004. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Homer and Neds Hail Mary Pass is a Super Bowl themed episode of The Simpsons that aired after Super Bowl XXXIX. 23. ... Pranksta Rap is the ninth episode of the The Simpsons sixteenth season, which originally aired February 13, 2005. ... Theres Something About Marrying is one of the most controversial episodes from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... On a Clear Day I Cant See My Sister is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... Goo Goo Gai Pan is the twelfth episode from the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Mobile Homer is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season; it first aired in the US on March 20, 2005. ... The Seven-Beer Snitch is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season, first aired on April 3, 2005 in the US. Spoiler warning: While the family visits Shelbyville, the citizens of Shelbyville call Springfields residents hicks. ... Future-Drama is the fifteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Dont Fear the Roofer is the sixteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Star is Torn is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... Thank God Its Doomsday is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... Home Away From Homer is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star is the last episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ...


Plot

Mr. Burns reserves the Springfield Air and Space Museum for a plant company party. Cletus Spuckler and his family arrive at the closed museum, but still become satisfied after rubbing the line rope. Cletus says "On the plus side, this rope is mighty soft. Touch it kids." While there, Burns acts strangely kind to all of his employees. At the end of the party, Burns announces that he will terminate the prescription drug plan. The workers chase after him, but Burns is able to escape in a wacky flying machine, based on Leonardo Da Vinci's flying machine plans. At home, the Simpsons try to figure out how they can afford new prescription drugs. Homer decides to get another job, but he can't have his choice of starring on Friends as Rachel’s Irish cousin, and is unable to get a new job. Other companies follow Burns' lead and all prescription drug plans are cancelled. Mr. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... 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. ... The Mona Lisa Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Information Gender Female Age 24 (start of series) 34 (by end of series) Occupation Former Waitress at Central Perk, Former Buyer and Personal Shopper at Bloomingdales, Executive at Ralph Lauren Family Leonard Greene(father) Sandra Greene {mother) Amy Greene (sister) Jill Greene (sister) Ida Spuds Greene (Paternal Grandmother) Relationships...


At the retirement home, all prescription drugs are unaffordable and the staff decided to let the old folks go cold turkey. Grampa Simpson comes up with a plan to get more drugs for Springfield. He and Homer go to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and, with help from Grampa's friend, they are able to get unlimited access to the drugs they need and get massive amounts of the drugs. They take them back into the United States and are praised in Springfield. Later, Apu and Ned ask Homer if they can tag along on one of his smuggling trips. He accepts, even though Ned tries to convert Apu on the way. Ned even meets his Canadian counterpart, but takes an instant dislike to him when he offers Ned reeferino. On the way back, Ned offers his home-brewed coffee to the others and gives a cup to Apu. However, the incredibly hot coffee causes Apu to ululate uncontrollably and Ned gives him a wet towel to calm him down; this makes Apu look like an Arab. When the border guard sees them, he thinks Apu is a terrorist and when Homer tries to calm the guards down, the drugs are revealed and they are thrown in jail. They are later allowed to leave Canada, on the condition that they never return. Abraham Abe Grampa J. Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Springfield is the fictional American city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Nickname: Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Government  - City Mayor Sam Katz  - Governing Body Winnipeg City Council  - MPs List of MPs  - MLAs List... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cannabis sativa extract. ... An ululation is a long, wavering, high-pitched sound resembling the howl of a dog or wolf. ... Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predomiantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Maronite, Alawite Islam, Druze, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism Footnotes a Mainly in Antakya. ...


Meanwhile, Smithers' thyroid swells up dangerously as he could no longer afford the medicine he needs that was provided under the drug plan. With his assistant dying, Burns vows to move Heaven and Earth to save him (since it is easier than teaching someone his filing system). He takes Homer and Grampa along in his plane, the Plywood Pelican (a parody of the Spruce Goose) which he built for Nazi Germany. After getting the drugs, while flying back to Springfield, the plane loses altitude and Burns jumps off with Homer and Grampa's parachutes (two are gifts for his nephews). They crash-land in Springfield Town Square, almost crushing Chief Wiggum's squad car. Wiggum arrests Grampa (on charges of smuggling and scaring a police chief), but the people of Springfield protest, as his smuggling has gotten them the medicine they need. Wiggum lets Grampa leave. Meanwhile, Burns arrives at his mansion with Smithers' medicine and, giving CPR, makes Smithers conscious again. Burns then decides to bring back the drug plan to all his full time employees. Homer gets a job with Burns again, but only as a free lance consultant, then wonders what a lump on his neck is. Waylon Smithers, Jr. ... The Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose) is an aircraft which was designed and built by Howard Hughes Hughes Aircraft company. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Police Chief Clancy Wiggum (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... For other meanings of CPR, see CPR (disambiguation). ...


Trivia

  • Ironically, with part of the episode taking place in Winnipeg, CKND, the Winnipeg station that airs first-run episodes of The Simpsons, aired an NFL playoff game on January 16, 2005 in place of this episode.
  • Krusty the Clown mentions that he needs lithium dibromide (an imaginary medication and chemical compound) to treat his bipolar disorder. Lithium dibromide appears to be a reference to either lithium bromide, which is used in air-conditioning systems, or lithium carbonate which is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium dibromide is also incorrectly named using the system of IUPAC nomenclature of inorganic chemistry. This line was cut from the episode when it aired on the UK channel Sky One. What is heard on the UK airing instead is the end of his speech which is "Nobody likes a bipolar clown." [1] Krusty does his trademark laugh, then begins to cry. He repeats this laugh-cry pattern a few times.
  • Huey Lewis' single "I Want A New Drug" was used in the Pharmaceutical Ad.
  • When the Canadian Ned offers Flanders a "reeferino" and says that "it's legal here", this is somewhat incorrect as non-medicinal marijuana is still technically illegal in Canada, but punishment for possession of the drug in small amounts is relatively minor, and jail time is very unlikely. This scene makes reference to the ongoing debate about the de-criminalization of marijuana in Canada.
  • During their last drug run, when Homer asks Johnny Canuck how he can repay him, Johnny Canuck responded by saying that he would like to see someone "with an IQ of a child get executed by the state" because they "don't get that up here." Canada officially abolished the death penalty in 1976.
  • Because of lactose intolerance medicine, Sideshow Mel can finally have a Krusty brand Shake, yet in 22 Short Films About Springfield Chief Wiggum says that Krusty brand Shakes are non-dairy.
  • This episode reveals that Lisa takes Zoloft for stress problems.

Nickname: Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Government  - City Mayor Sam Katz  - Governing Body Winnipeg City Council  - MPs List of MPs  - MLAs List... CKND-TV is a television station which broadcasts out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski (Hebrew: הרשל פינקוס ירוחם קרוסטופסקי, born c. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Lithium bromide, or LiBr, is chemical compound of lithium and bromide that is extremely hygroscopic and often used as a dessicant. ... Lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) is a chemical compound of lithium and carbonate that is used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric treatment of manic states and bipolar disorder. ... The IUPAC nomenclature of inorganic chemistry is a systematic method of naming inorganic chemical compounds as recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Huey Lewis (born Hugh Anthony Cregg, III on July 5, 1950) is an American musician and occasional actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... The only method used in Canada and by its ancestor English and French governments for capital punishment was hanging. ... Sideshow Mel, full name Melvin van Horne (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a minor character on the animated TV show The Simpsons. ... 22 Short Films About Springfield is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons seventh season, airing on April 21, 1996. ... Sertraline hydrochloride (Zoloft®, Lustral®, Apo-Sertral®, Asentra®, Gladem®, Serlift®, Stimuloton®) is an orally administered antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. ...

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