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The Simpsons | Episode Guide | Season Two
Old Money

Greedy Grandpa gripped by gambling fever.

Episode 7F17
Written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky
Directed by David Silverman
Also starring: Maggie Roswell
Special guest voices: Phil Hartman (as Lionel Hutz), Audrey Meadows (as Beatrice), Marcia Wallace (as Ms Krabappel)

Premise: Grampa's dating glamorous Beatrice Simmons. When she passes away, Grampa is left $106,000 to spend as he wishes and so he heads for the casino - pursued by Homer.

Features: Grampa, Jasper, Herman, Dr Hibbert, Rev. Lovejoy, Lionel Hutz, Moe, Barney, Otto, Mr Burns, Smithers, Dr John Frink, Dr Marvin Monroe, Kent Brockman, Apu, Ms Krabappel, Mr Largo, Krusty, Nelson Muntz, Sideshow Mel, Helen Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Maude Flanders, Principal Skinner.

Couch: The Simpsons rush in and surprise slumbering Grampa.

Trivia:

  • Homer's list of places to take Grampa include Pony Rides, The Glassblower in Old Springfield Town, the Museum of Barnyard Oddities and the Springfield Mystery Spot.
  • Grampa considers visiting Club Mod, going paragliding and heading to Diz-Nee-Land ('not affiliated with Disneyland, DisneyWorld or anything else from the Walt Disney Company').

Homage: Grampa's passionate pill-popping with Beatrice is a rather cruel adaptation of the erotic food scene from Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963).

Notes: A wonderful episode, very sad but ultimately uplifting, with great one-liners (particularly from Grampa). The closing credits (for no readily apparent reason) list the roles played by the six members of the regular cast.



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