The Simpsons – ‘The Front’

Season 4 | Episode #4ABF16 | 04/23/14 @ 06:00pm
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The Simpsons - 'The Front'

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Using Grandpa as a front, Lisa and Bart write their own “Itchy and Scratchy” cartoons.

After Bart and Lisa watch a particularly bad “Itchy and Scratchy” cartoon, they decide to write one themselves, putting in more than the usual gratuitous violence and gore. They send the script along with a letter to the “Itchy and Scratchy” producer, Mr. Meyers. When Meyers finds out how old they are, he sends back their script. Undaunted, they put Grampa Simpsons’ full name—Abraham Simpson—on the script and resubmit it. Meyers reads it and hires Grampa to be a staff writer. Lisa and Bart continue to write the cartoons and Grampa splits the money with them.

When Marge gets her high school reunion invitation, she finds it odd that Homer’s name is not on it, especially since they were in the same class. Homer admits that he did not pass remedial science and never graduated. Feeling sorry for Homer, Marge tries to cheer him up by inviting him to be her date at the reunion. There, Homer wins awards for gaining the most weight, most improved odor and traveling the least distance to be at the reunion. But Principal Dondelinger notices that Homer never graduated and takes away all of Homer’s awards. Devastated, Homer decides to go back to school and graduate.

Grampa is nominated for an episode of “Itchy and Scratchy.” Grampa’s big night arrives and he wins. The show’s hosts, Brooke Shields and Krusty the Clown, present him with his award. For his acceptance speech he confesses that he never saw the finished product, and after seeing a clip for the first time, thinks the show is too violent. Grampa gives the award to Bart and Lisa. At home, a beaming Homer shows Marge his newly awarded high school diploma.

A short called “The Adventures of Ned Flanders” features Ned and his family.

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