Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer. [3], While "The Frying Game" was originally thought to be the last episode of the season,[6] "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" was later revealed to be the real season finale. But when the Simpsons introduce him to seasoned agent Annie, they are surprised to learn that Annie was Krusty's very first agent. The Simpsons Season show reviews & Metacritic score: When the power plant can't keep up with the electricity demand due to a heat wave, a hot and bothered Springfield resorts to … On the sillier side of things, the episode "Tales From the Public Domain" takes the stories of Odysseus, Joan of Arc and Hamlet and plugs members of the Simpsons family into them. Confused, the monster turns to Homer and asks, "friend?" Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but... more. Although current showrunner Al Jean found it "very funny," the episode's first draft was heavily altered after the first table-read, a process in which the script is read out loud to the other writers. Encouraged by comic-book guru Stan Lee (in a cameo), Bart creates a strip about Homer that gets onto the Internet. Homer starts a security company with Lenny and Carl after the police are ineffective during a blackout, and eventually Mayor Quimby decides to have them replace the police. "[2] When meeting the other writers, Gould pitched an episode in which Homer becomes the owner of a security company, which then became "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge." Originally, the scene would show Homer suspecting Lisa, but because it bothered the character's voice actor, Yeardley Smith, the scene was changed. [3] During the blackout, Lenny and Carl accidentally crash their cars into a store, causing a riot to erupt. Homer's community service for threatening an endangered species involves helping a kindly senior, who meets an untimely death. In the episode, a massive heatwave causes the residents of Springfield to install large air conditioning devices in their homes. Commentary for "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge", in, Michels, Pete. Episode 13. Overview: Lonely Professor Frink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. In its original broadcast, the episode was seen by approximately 5.3 million viewers, finishing in 53rd place in the ratings the week it aired. Homer decides to take action by looking for it. to which Homer replies "the only friend you need is SpringShield," and holds a business card in front of the camera. Then,overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Carmen Electra and Frances Sternhagen are guest voices. The Simpsons ' eighteenth season aired from September 10, 2006 to May 20, 2007. The thirty-first season of the animated television series The Simpsons premiered on Fox in the United States on September 29, 2019, and ended on May 17, 2020. When the woman screams, the screen freezes and Homer is composited to the screen, instructing the audience about SpringShield's telephone number. [13], Writing for Screen Jabber, Stuart O'Connor was favorable as well, describing it as a "first-rate ep[isode]". "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. Season 13 "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge" 13x22 Aired 18 years ago - May 22, 2002 Springfield is in the midst of a heat wave. Springfield is in the midst of a massive heat wave. Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright. (2010). [3] In another scene, Homer, in the Springfield church, attempts to recruit companions for his security company. According to Jean, the scene was added during a rewrite of the episode's script. "[11], Nate Boss of Project-Blu described it as "A random episode, without many laughs," however, he added that it "could have been worse. "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" was directed by Pete Michels and written by Dana Gould, who also pitched the idea for the episode. After Lenny and Carl accidentally crash their cars into a store with no active alarm and decide to loot it, widespread rioting and looting occur. The cast is currently signed through the 30th season (though the show almost got canceled in its 23rd season due to budget constraints). Al Jean continues as showrunner, a position he has held since the thirteenth season. The Blue and the Gray The Simpsons Season 22. The line parodies a similar conversation between Michael and Fredo Corleone in the American gangster film The Godfather Part II. Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Ron Taylor. Reese Witherspoon plays film star Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter, whose crush on Bart is unrequited. When Quimby sees Chief Wiggum trying to shoot a Piñata with a shotgun while blindfolded, he dismisses Wiggum and (in a fit of rage) makes Homer the chief of police. The episode was dedicated to the memory of Stephen Jay Gould who died two days before it aired. Although it only has Homer, Lenny, and Carl, it is more efficient and more successful than the Springfield Police Department. 3 Oct 2010. © 2021 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Marge gets depressed when the rest of the family does not get into the holiday spirit, and she writes a letter, hoping to get some help; Mr. Burns and Moe's new friend delay the Simpsons as they attempt to travel to Hawaii for the holiday. "[12], Giving the episode a positive review, Jennifer Malkowski of DVD Verdict gave it a B+, billing "Homer's 'You know I've had a lot of jobs' list" as the episode's "highlight". Safe again, Homer resigns as police chief and offers the job to the first person who comes along, which is Wiggum (who notes that an identical situation is how he became chief in the first place). Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Mayor Quimby decides to take action by forming a Blue Ribbon Committee. He had voiced himself in the ninth-season episode "Lisa the Skeptic". Too many people wanna kill you. … Download to watch offline and even view it on a big screen using Chromecast. [15], Gould, Dana. Tomatometer What is he planning?" Homer decides to give them a taste of winter by plugging in his dancing Santa Claus. "[10], DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson wrote "Like many S13 episodes, “Badge” feels more than a little derivative," describing the episode as a combination of the season 4 episode "Mr. [7] Although new episodes of The Simpsons usually air on Sundays, "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" aired on Wednesday, May 22, 2002. The Simpsons Season 13 first aired on November 6, 2001 with its first episode, “Treehouse of Horror XII” and ended on May 22, 2002 with its final episode “Poppa’s Got a … In order to composite Homer into the screen, director Michels made use of a greenscreen. The episode title is a reference to the James Brown song "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Writing for 411Mania, Ron Martin gave the episode a mixed review, calling it "passable." Grampa Simpson regains his driver's license to woo a new woman (Olympia Dukakis) but is goaded into a race by senior punks. Former U.S. The origin story of Comic Book Guy is revealed as he and Kumiko debate having a baby. The monster then puts the card in his wallet and says "monster put in wallet." 22 episodes; 31 songs; Season 14 Nov 2002 - May 2003. [2] Near the end of the episode, Fat Tony drives to the Simpsons house in what seems to be a white Dodge Caravan, while shots of Springfield are shown on the way. Homer forms his own security company called "SpringShield". [8] On August 24, 2010, "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" was released as part of The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season DVD and Blu-ray set. The band Phish has a cameo in an episode in which Dr. Hibbert prescribes medicinal marijuana for Homer's eye injury, and the resulting joviality nets Homer a promotion from Mr. Burns. The Simpsons was renewed for at least two additional seasons during the twentieth season leading up to this season. 22 episodes; 44 songs; ... 22 episodes; 96 songs; Season 29 Oct 2017 - May 2018. When he must get a driver’s license, he finds common ground with Patty and Selma. The monster's last line was written during one of the episode's rewrites, but none of the writers on The Simpsons' writing staff has taken credit for it. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. This leads the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to overload, causing two town-wide blackouts to occur. Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta. The episode finished in 53rd place in the ratings for the week of May 20–26, 2002. The nuclear plant is at capacity and when one of its crack employees, Homer Simpson, plugs in just one appliance too many, the city has a blackout. The scene is a reference to the 1952 American western film High Noon, although the line "You all know me" was taken from the American horror/thriller film Jaws. Paul Newman and singer Judith Owen have voice cameos. Commentary for "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge", in, Mantegna, Joe. After stopping one of Fat Tony's operations, Homer practically rids Springfield of crime. Joe Mantegna, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky has a cameo. Season 22 "The Blue and the Gray" 22x13 Aired 9 years ago - Feb 13, 2011 Moe gets Homer to be his wingman, but becomes distraught when the women are drawn to Homer as well. The line has since become very popular with the series' writing staff; Jean said that it was "very funny and unusual for a television show,"[3] and Gould considers it to be his favourite joke in any episode he has ever written. Krusty the Clown is stuck in a rut when the television network pulls his show from the air and his talent agency drops him as a client. By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement. Season 13 finds the creative staff trying to keep up with a changing culture: Homer becomes addicted to medical marijuana, Moe renovates his bar to appeal to hipsters and Bart starts an online comic based on his father. 22 Episodes 2001 - 2002. A social worker is assigned to try to bring the family together after police respond to a fight between Bart and Homer during a game of Monopoly. Naysayers insist that The Simpsons had passed its peak by season 13, but hit play on these 22 episodes and you'll see it's still one of the wittiest shows on US TV. In this Christmas episode, Richard Gere offers Buddhist teachings to Lisa after she leaves her church because of Mr. Burns' tacky fund-raising efforts, which include commercials (during sermons) and podium-placed ads. Following its home video release, "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" received mixed reviews from critics. Nancy Cartwright, Pamela Hayden, Harry Shearer. [1] Together with the first half-hour of Celebrity Boxing, the shows averaged a 3.9 rating among adults between ages 18 and 49, pushing Fox to number two for the night, just behind NBC. [9] Some listings do not name this show as the Season 13 finale because it aired outside of the series' regular Sunday 8PM EST timeslot; those listings name this episode as a "special airing" and list The Frying Game as the S13 finale instead. The season contained seven hold-over episodes from the season 17 (HABF) production line. The sequence was conceived by Gould who, after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was "somewhat obsessed" with civil unrest issues. (2010). Wolfgang Puck has a cameo. [4], In another scene in the episode, Homer shows his family an advertisement for his security company. The police try to intervene, but are powerless to stop the massive crime wave. Despite the safety measures Mr. Burns has taken (cutting power to the orphanage), the plant is at full power. "[2] While trying to determine who stole Lisa's Malibu Stacy car, Homer holds Bart as his prime suspect. Every building in the town has installed a large air conditioning device. [1] Following its home video release on August 24, 2010, the episode received mixed reviews from critics. [3][4] The 16th episode of this season will be the show's 700th episode. At the Simpsons' house, someone steals Lisa's Malibu Stacy collection. This leads the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to overload, causing two town-wide blackouts to occur. James Lipton has a cameo. Dennis Weaver plays an old cowboy star whose newest pal, Bart, tries to land him a guest shot on Krusty's show. You're nothing to me." Season 32 will be the next season of The Simpsons. After moving in, the two decided to install an alarm system because, Gould quipped, "the police aren't enough. It will start on September 27, 2020. Watch The Simpsons season 13 episode 22 Online Springfield is in the midst of a heat wave. Loan-a-Lisa. Homer becomes chief of police after a scandal forces Wiggum out. When Marge thanks him for saving Homer, Wiggum says that he did not shoot anyone, having lost his gun, badge and nearly his squad car. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. Watch The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 22: The Otto Show - アニメーション, コメディ, ドラマ, ファミリー Episode: Otto loses his job driving the school bus and the Simpsons take him in. All 31 songs featured in The Simpsons Season 13 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. Michels stated that the parody was "very fun" to animate; "Being from New Jersey, it was a labor of love," he said in the episode's DVD commentary.[5]. The Springfield Friars Club roasts Homer, with emcee Krusty the Clown introducing friends, family and their memories from past episodes. However, Fat Tony escapes and vows to kill Homer unless he leaves town. Unbeknownst to them, the person who saved Homer was Maggie, who fires at the mobsters from her window with a scoped sporting rifle. "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of The Simpsons' thirteenth season. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. [5] The advertisement resumes and the monster is subdued by Homer, Lenny and Carl. 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