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The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans

After a spat with some garbage men, Homer decides to run for the position of Sanitation Commissioner. He takes on the current commissioner, Ray Patterson, who is endorsed by the members of U2, and wins the election by making wild campaign promises.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x22
Production Number: 5F09
Airdate: Sunday April 26th, 1998

Guest Stars
Maggie RoswellMaggie Roswell
voiced Costingtons Woman
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Rod Flanders
voiced Themselves
Steve MartinSteve Martin
voiced Ray Patterson
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: I will not mess with the opening credits

Couch: To coincide with the chalkboard gag, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie find themselves in Mrs. Krabappel's classroom and see Bart writing "I will not mess with the opening credits".

Episode Quotes
The Garbageman" Lyrics (Sung to the tune of "The Candyman")

Marge: I'm really proud of your, Homey; but can the garbageman really do all the things you said?
Homer: Oh, the garbageman can, Marge. The garbageman can...

Who can take your trash out?
Stomp it down for you?
Shake the plastic bag and do the twisty thingie too?
The garbageman!
Garbagemen: Oh, the garbageman can!

The garbage man can
And he does it with a smile
And never judges you.

Marge: Who can take this diaper?
Garbageman: I don't mind at all.
Wiggum: Who can clean me up before the big policeman's ball?
The garbageman!
Garbagemen: Yes, the garbageman can!

U2: The sanitation folks
Are jolly, friendly blokes,
Courteous and easygoing!
The Edge: They mop up when you're overflowing...
Bono: And tell you when your arse is showing!

Apu: Who can?
Mel: Who can?
Ned: Who can?
Oscar the Grouch: Who can?

Homer: The garbageman can!
Bart+Lisa: 'Cause he's Homer Simpson, man!
All: He cleans the world for... YOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!

(During the end credits, U2 is on a plane)
Adam: Look guys, I got Springfield spoon for my spoon collection.
The Edge: Oh, here we go.
Bono: How many spoons have you got now, Adam?
Adam: Nine. If I didn't have my spoons, I'd go insane.
Bono: Can I see it? (Throws spoon)
Adam: My spoon!
(It hits Mr. Burns in the head)
Mr. Burns: Oww! Wankers.

Moe: Woah, woah, hey, you didn't pay for the beer
Homer: Can't someone else do it?!
Moe/Homer: hahahahahahahahaa (Homer exits, you hear a gun)
Moe: Seriously, gimme the money!

Homer: Okay, before I show you, who wants to guess how I got the money?
Bart: Dealing drugs?
Lisa: Drugs?
Marge: I'll have to say drugs too
Homer: Close, but you're way off.

Cultural References
Homer gets several people from town to sing a song entitled, “The Garbage Man Can”. This is a spoof off the song “The Candy Man Can”, by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Read more about the song in the wikipedia article.

While singing “The Garbage Man Can”, Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street pops out of a trashcan and yells “Who can?”. Read more about the Muppet character in the wikipedia article.

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