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The Simpsons: The Old Man and Lisa

While Lisa tries to get the family involved in recycling, Mr. Burns loses his fortune and is forced to live like a working-class person. The two characters' paths cross when Mr. Burns shows an interest in recycling to gain his fortune back.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x21
Production Number: 4F17
Airdate: Sunday April 20th, 1997

  • Currently 5/10
5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Tress MacNeille
voiced Various
Bret Hart
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: None

Couch: Repeat of the couch gag from "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" where the couch is a Whack-A-Mole game and the Simpsons are the moles (only in this version, the music is faster and more aggressive).

Episode Quotes
Marge: Homer, you didn't tell me Mr. Burns went broke and lost the nuclear power plant!
Homer: Now I can't remember every little thing that happens in my day.
Marge: You told me about that candy bar you found three times.
Bart: You found a candy bar?
Homer: Oh yes. Gather around, my son, and I shall tell you a tale.

Burns: You mean there are actually people who will pay good money for garbage?
Lisa: Not good money, really. Each can'll get you a nickel.
Burns: Ooh don't poo-poo a nickel, Lisa. A nickel will buy you a steak and kidney pie, a cup of coffee, a slice of cheesecake and a newsreel. With enough change left over to ride the trolley from Battery Park to the polo grounds.
Lisa: (unimpressed) There's a can!

Mr. Burns: Where did I go wrong? I made all the right moves, didn't I?
Burns' Underlings: Yes, sir. Absolutely.
Mr. Burns: Oh, I see it now; you're nothing but a bunch of yes-men. I was making all the wrong moves, and you were to gutless to tell me!
Burns' Underlings: Yes, sir. Absolutely. Every move the wrong one.

Warning: The Simpsons season 8 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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