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Encyclopedia > The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The Simpsons episode
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular"
Troy McClure falls asleep while watching an outtake reel
Episode no. 138
Prod. code 3F31
Orig. airdate December 3, 1995
Show runner(s) Bill Oakley

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Written by Penny Wise
Directed by Pound Foolish
Chalkboard " I will only do this once a year "
Couch gag Twelve different previously aired couch gags.
Guest star(s) Buzz Aldrin as himself

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DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
Jon Vitti
George Meyer
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
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"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. The episode aired on December 3, 1995. The Simpsons DVD season boxsets have been released since 2001 in different regions all over the world. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... 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. ... Vitti as portrayed in the episode of The Simpsons The Front. Jon Vitti is a writer who is most noted for his well-received scripts for the television series The Simpsons. ... George Meyer is a producer and writer for The Simpsons, and arguably the writer who has contributed the most to the show over its long run. ... 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King-Size Homer is the seventh episode of The Simpsons seventh season, which originally aired on November 5, 1995. ... Mother Simpson is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Sideshow Bobs Last Gleaming Sideshow Bobs Last Gleaming is the ninth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... 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. The episodes plot bears a striking resemblance to the short story The Washingtonians by Bentley Little. ... 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. ... 22 Short Films About Springfield is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons seventh season, airing on April 21, 1996. ... 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 and originally aired on May 19, 1996 as part of the season finale. ... Summer of 4 Ft. ... 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Contents

Introduction

Announcer: Live, from the Springfield Civic Auditorium—it's The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!
(trumpet fanfare; Troy McClure enters)
Troy McClure: Hello, I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such Fox network specials as Alien Nose Job and Five Fabulous Weeks of The Chevy Chase Show. Tonight, we're here to honor America's favorite non-prehistoric cartoon family. You'll see long-lost footage, never-before-seen material from your favorite episodes, old favorites you can't see in syndication. (showing clips from previous episodes) So join me, won't you, for The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular. Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Troy McClure is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Phil Hartman, and first appeared in the episode Homer vs. ... Chevy interviewing actress, Goldie Hawn. ... The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ...


Opening credits

The normal medium-length credits appear (features only the chalkboard and couch), except it says "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular! - 23% New Footage".


Blackboard

Bart writes "I will only do this once a year." For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ...


Couch gag montage

Instead of one couch gag, the episode has a montage of couch gags:

  • The family sits on the couch, which turns into a giant brown alien and swallows them whole.
  • The family, except for Maggie, race so far off the screen, they go off the film frame.
  • The family sits down, followed by the show's secondary and tertiary characters
  • A shrunken version of the family sit on the couch
  • Santa's Little Helper growls on the couch and scares the family.
  • The family sits on the couch and are crushed by the big paper foot from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • Maggie is the largest, and Homer is the smallest.
  • The family runs to the couch in a parody of M. C. Escher's Relativity.
  • The family goes to sit down, but the couch suddenly pulls away into the distance, away from the viewer as the family chase after it.
  • The family swims to the couch.
  • The couch gag is black and white, and the family enters smiling and moving like 1930s cartoon characters.
  • The family forms a chorus line, which turns into a large production number.

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Santas Little Helper or once known as Santos L. Halper (voiced by Frank Welker or Dan Castellaneta) is the Simpson familys pet dog. ... This article is about the television series. ... For the singer-songwriter, see Maggie Simpson (musician). ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Maurits Cornelis Escher (June 17, 1898 – March 27, 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. ... Relativity is a famous lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher which was first printed in December, 1953. ...

Plot

Simpsons "Good Night" Short
Simpsons "Good Night" Short

Troy McClure hosts this episode, which looks back at the show and also offers never-before-seen outtakes. Also in the episode, many questions fans often ask finally have their answer revealed. It also takes a look at who Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon are. Groening is portrayed as a Southern patriot who wields a gun, is bald, and has an eye patch (he ends up shooting the camera placed in his office for the audience to see him), Brooks is seen as Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly, and Simon's appearance resembles Howard Hughes. It is also revealed that, according to McClure, Homer's original name in The Simpsons was "Captain Wacky". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Sam Simon is an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. ... Rich Uncle Pennybags as depicted on the cover of the first edition of the Parker Brothers game that gave the character a name. ... Monopoly is a board game published by Parker Brothers, an imprint of Hasbro. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


In the episode, Troy McClure shows clips from The Tracey Ullman Show, including "Good Night", the first short. The episode also offers alternative endings to Part Two of "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", most of which consisted of random characters shooting Mr. Burns, followed by a more elaborate ending where Smithers is revealed to be the assailant. The alternate endings were created to prevent any staff, be it writers, editors, hangers on or even overseas animators, on the Simpsons from spoiling the mystery. The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... Homer tucks in Bart in the very first scene. ... Who Shot Mr. ... Waylon Smithers, Jr. ...


The episode also shows the highly popular deleted scene from "Burns' Heir", where instead of merely shutting the door in Homer's face, Mr. Burns releases the "robotic Richard Simmons", which immediately starts dancing to KC and the Sunshine Band's Shake Your Booty. After a few seconds, Homer runs away screaming. The robot then turns on Mr. Burns. Smithers tries to kill it with a shotgun, but it heals itself as seen in Terminator 2. Shortly after, its "ass" goes into overdrive and starts shaking uncontrollably. Smithers exclaims, "Its ass is gonna blow!" and ushers Mr. Burns and Bart inside. The robot then explodes in a small mushroom cloud and its head lands on the driveway. At the end of the episode, Troy McClure leaves the viewers with what the theatre's audience came to see: hardcore nudity, with a montage of scenes of only bare butts on The Simpsons playing over the end credits, while KC and the Sunshine Band's Shake Your Booty was playing in the background. The Simmons outtake was a real scene that got cut as there are distinctive outlines of the door where the robot comes out on the finished episode. The scene was cut because the writers didn't think it was funny, nor did it do well with a test audience. However, it always gets laughs when shown at college screenings and animation conventions [1]. Because Richard Simmons isn't widely known outside the United States, the Latin American translation changes the name of Simmons to Lorenzo Lamas, son of Fernando Lamas and star of the TV Show Renegade. For other persons named Richard Simmons, see Richard Simmons (disambiguation). ... KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. ... KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Lorenzo Lamas (born Lorenzo Lamas y de Santos Lamas on January 20, 1958 in Santa Monica, California) is an American television and film actor, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... Fernando Álvaro Lamas (born January 9, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – died October 8, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was an Argentine actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas. ... Renegade was a U.S. television series that ran for 5 seasons and 110 episodes between September 17th, 1992 and April 4th, 1997. ...


Trivia

  • Due to the "picture" of Matt Groening and the subsequent cash register joke, Matt Groening frequently receives mail from several right-wing groups applauding him.
  • "Matt Groening" is also shown wearing the same clothes as Grandpa Simpson.
  • When the list of people who work on The Simpsons goes by, some people are down more than once (requires freeze frame).
  • During the ending credits showing the montage of "hardcore nudity," one of the scenes shown was from the season six episode, "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" where Homer and Marge are naked and kissing in bed before Bart bursts in. According to DVD commentary, the shot of Homer and Marge yelling "Don't turn on the light!" and covering themselves used in the montage was actually a scene that was redone on the episode it appeared in because the animators forgot to cover Marge's lower nudity with the bedspread.
  • The idea for the episode was based on the campus presentations that director David Silverman had been doing at the time. Al Jean referred to many of his tapes used in the lectures. (It was at these presentations that Silverman witnessed the deleted "robotic Richard Simmons" gag get huge laughs.)

Grampa vs. ...

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