The Simpsons

Series 23 - 14. At Long Last Leave - 500th Episode

Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

The series celebrates its 500th episode with a storyline similar to The Simpsons Movie. The residents of Springfield reach the end of their tethers over the family’s antics and run them out of town.

The plot may be as flabby as Homer, but there are enough moments of brilliance to remind you why The Simpsons has prospered for so long: an opening montage of all the series’ couch gags, which morph into a mosaic spelling out 500; a real coup in getting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to parody himself; a great visual gag about watching Fox; and Smithers finally learning how to get what he wants from Mr Burns.

About this programme

14/22. The long-running animation reaches its 500th episode. Homer and his family are forced to leave town and live as outcasts after angering the people of Springfield one too many times. Helping them adjust to their new life is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, while the cartoon's theme is given a makeover by singer Alison Krauss.

Cast and crew

Cast

Homer Simpson/Abraham `Grampa' Simpson
Dan Castellaneta
Marge Simpson
Julie Kavner
Bart Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Lisa Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Moe Szyslak
Hank Azaria
Kent Brockman/Ned Flanders
Harry Shearer
Sideshow Bob
Kelsey Grammer
Milhouse Van Houten
Pamela Hayden
Dolph
Tress MacNeille
Herself
Alison Krauss
Themselves
Union Station
Himself
Julian Assange

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