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The Simpsons: Judge Me Tender

When Moe discovers a hidden talent for judging contests, he is approached by a television agent to join the AMERICAN IDOL judges’ panel.
Moe flies to Los Angeles where he tours the Fox lot and receives some sage career advice.

Meanwhile, Homer drives Marge crazy when he begins hanging around the house

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 21x23
Production Number: MABF15
Airdate: Sunday May 23rd, 2010

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Various
Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
voiced Himself
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
voiced Himself
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Various
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
voiced Herself
Kara DioGuardiKara DioGuardi
voiced Herself
Randy Jackson (1)Randy Jackson (1)
voiced Himself
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Dan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard Gag:

End of “LOST”: It was all the dog's Dream. Watch Us.

Couch Gag:

Homer and Bart operate hand puppets of themselves assaulting each other culminating in the real Homer strangling Bart under the stage.

This is one of the first couch gags that does not feature the entire family and they don't actually sit on the couch.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lynyrd SkynyrdSweet Home Alabama 
White StripesWhy Cant You Be Nicer To Me 

Episode Quotes
Lisa: Mr. Flanders, how did you make these amazing fish?
Ned Flanders: Actually, God made some fish that were pretty close to these so naturally we selected those for further breeding.
Lisa: So that natural selection was the origin of this species?
Ned Flanders: Yep, that's exactly--(laughs) You almost got me.
(Fish grows legs, crawls out of water, and starts breathing air)
Ned Flanders: Not on my watch (pushes it back into water)

Homer: You never fail to nauseate me boy.
Bart: Just call me Barf Simpson.
Homer: I wanted to, but your mother said kids might tease you.

Simon Cowell: How do you like LA?
Moe: It's a hell of a city. It's like someone stepped on New York and scraped it off on the beach.

Cultural References
Love Me Tender

The title of the episode is a reference to the famous 1956 Elvis Presley single.

Warning: The Simpsons season 21 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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