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The Simpsons | Episode Guide | Season Ten
Monty Can't Buy Me

Mr Burns goes on a Scottish monster hunt.

Episode AABF17
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by Mark Ervin
Also starring: Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Maggie Roswell
Special guest voice: Michael McKean (as Jerry Rude)

Premise: When British entrepreneur Arthur Fortune opens yet another megastore in Springfield, everyone adores the ultra-rich businessman, forcing Mr Burns to wonder why no one loves him. After trying to change his public image, he decides to go and capture the Loch Ness Monster to achieve fame and fortune.

Features: Mr Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Moe, Barney, Patty, Selma, Jasper, Kent Brockman, Chief Wiggum, Agnes Skinner, Skinner, Ms Krabappel, Ms Hoover, Groundskeeper Willie, Otto, Nelson, Jimbo, Dolph, Kearney, Ralph, Rev. Lovejoy, Helen Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Ruth Powers, Mr van Houten, Dr Hibbert, Krusty, Quimby, Android's Dungeon Guy, Dr Frink, Apu, Spotty Boy, Herman.

Couch: The Simpsons rush in to form part of a circus extravaganza.

Trivia:

  • On Cash in Your Legacy, Herman has brought a WWI German helmet, Hibbert has a vase, Ms Hoover has books, Android's Dungeon Guy has a polybagged comic called Sad Sack, Krusty brings in a candelabra, Apu has a statue of Vishnu, Skinner a blunderbuss, and Moe a rare beertap.
  • Amongst Jerry Rude and the Bathroom Bunch's guests are some lesbian gladiators and Siamese midgets Nick-Nack and Paddiwack.
  • Comedian Adam Sandler is richer than Mr Burns, as the old man discovers upon reading Billionaire Beat.

Homage: The Postman (Kevin Costner, 1997) is mentioned as something to be avoided.

Notes for Brits: Jerry Rude is clearly based on US shock-jock Howard Stern, while one wonders if Richard Branson was unwilling or unavailable, as Arthur Fortune is him in every way.

Look out for: Mr Burns killing off the crickets, Willie's relatives, the wonderful Nessie monster itself and, best of all, Burns not telling us how he got hold of it!

Notes: Very funny when it's funny, very poor when it isn't, the best part of this episode is the Scottish stuff and the idea that, once again, Burns is actually worried about his public image, as he was in The Joy of Sect.



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