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1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Chuckles Bites the Dust (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Mary thinks that the death of Chuckles the Clown is nothing to laugh about--until she attends the funeral.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 279

2. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: The Last Show (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.4
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In the upside world of WJM, there's a shake up in the newsroom and everybody but Ted gets fired including Mary who is left to turn out the lights.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 166

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Enemy (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.3
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Industrious Frank Grimes starts working at the plant and becomes irritated by Homer's laziness; Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,572

4. The Process (II) (2017)

47 min | Documentary

9.2
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The Process, a documentary film that takes the audience for an inside, behind the scenes look of world renowned acting and directing coach, Larry Moss. The film follows Moss working with a ... See full summary »

Director: Mitzi Kapture | Stars: Larry Moss, James L. Brooks, Sirena Irwin, Alex Quijano

Votes: 8

5. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

9.2
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The guys run into Reverend Jim and try to get him a job, but first they have to convince Louie to hire him and help him pass the exam.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 190

6. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: You Don't Know Me, He Said (1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

9.2
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Student Carey Whittaker begins skipping class and behaving uncharacteristically irresponsibly. Mr. Dixon ultimately finds out why - Carey has leukemia.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 14

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

9.2
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After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,593

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Cape Feare (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,143

9. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: Just Between Friends (1970)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

9.1
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Over Principal Seymour Kaufman's objections, the school district forces Walt Whitman to accept hundreds of new students on short notice, causing significant unhappiness among the teachers. ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 12

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,762

11. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Put on a Happy Face (1973)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

9.1
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A stained dress, a sprained foot, a bad cold, and a hair bump -- what else is going to wrong for Mary before the annual Teddy Awards banquet?

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 139

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,810

13. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: The Dinner Party (1973)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

9.1
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It's time for another one of Mary's dinner parties. She has six chairs at her dining-room table and exactly six portions of veal Prince Orloff.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 127

14. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: The Lars Affair (1973)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

9.1
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Phyllis struggles to accept the idea that her husband, Lars, might be having an affair with the saccharine Sue Ann Nivens, WJM's Happy Homemaker.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 144

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Springfield Files (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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Special Agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield after Homer claims to have seen an alien.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,693

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,699

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,557

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Badman (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,486

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Great (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as "the chosen one".

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,287

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Heretic (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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After skipping church one week, Homer decides that he is never going back. However, when a calamity occurs, it takes the combined efforts of a number of people from different faiths to save him.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,626

21. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: I Gave My Love (1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

9.0
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Veteran teacher Vivian Higgins answers student Joe Bob honestly when he has questions regarding sexually transmitted diseases. That angers his father and is against school policy which could cost Miss Higgins her job.

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 10

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: King Size Homer (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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Homer intentionally gains more weight in order to qualify for disability and work from home, but soon realizes that being morbidly obese comes with its own problems.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,418

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,007

24. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Mary Midwife (1976)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

9.0
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Georgette gives birth at Mary's apartment with Lou and Mary attending. Ted and Georgette have a little girl named Mary Lou, the most exciting thing to ever happen in Mary's bedroom according to Sue Ann.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 89

25. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (1975)

TV-PG | 27 min | Comedy

9.0
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After a conman promises to start a broadcasting school for Ted and swindles him out of his money, the newsroom staff help Ted out.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 91

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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As Chief Wiggums conducts a manhunt to find Mr. Burns' assailant, Homer becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,311

27. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? (1974)

TV-PG | 27 min | Comedy

9.0
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Mary refuses to name a source for her news story and ends up in jail.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 99

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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A series of vignettes highlights a day in the life of various Springfield residents.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,209

29. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: A New Sue Ann (1974)

TV-PG | 27 min | Comedy

8.9
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A fan of Sue Ann's joins the show and then starts to push her out ala All About Eve.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 98

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Smithers (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,251

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Rosebud (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,244

32. 1989: The Year That Made Us (2019)

History

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Add a Plot

Stars: Bill Adler, James L. Brooks, Chuck D, Connie Chung

Votes: 8

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Sells His Soul (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Bart casually sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars but later regrets it. Moe converts his dank bar into a fun family restaurant.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,100

34. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Better Late... That's a Pun... Than Never (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Working into the early morning, and delirious, Mary and Rhoda take some artistic liberties updating WJM's obituaries, and, when one of them is read on the air, there are serious consequences for Mary.

Director: John C. Chulay | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 95

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Deep Space Homer (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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In an effort to increase the dismal television ratings for their space launches, NASA decides to send an ordinary man into space, and Homer is chosen for the task.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,295

36. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Elegant Iggy (1982)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.8
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Elaine is invited to a high society dinner, with Jim as her date.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza

Votes: 88

37. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: Fifteen Years and What Do You Get? (1973)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.8
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Alice and the rest of faculty plan a special party to celebrate Mr. Kaufman's fifteen years as principal at Whitman High. Wayne with a grudge against the administrator decides to ruin the surprise for him.

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 9

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Flaming Moe's (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Moe claims a drink that Homer invented is his own, with the drink making the bar a local hot spot, but threatens his friendship with Homer.

Directors: Rich Moore, Alan Smart | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,438

39. Rhoda (1974–1978)
Episode: Friends and Mothers (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.8
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An older woman moves into Rhoda's apartment building and they become good friends. Ida thinks Rhoda is acting like she has a new mother and gets jealous.

Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Valerie Harper, Nancy Walker, David Groh, Julie Kavner

Votes: 19

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer vs. the 18th Amendment (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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After Bart inadvertently becomes drunk at a St. Patrick's Day celebration, an old prohibition law banning drinking in Springfield is rediscovered and enforced. Desperate to keep alcohol in the city, Homer takes matters into his own hands.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,019

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Phobia (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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After Marge befriends John, a gay store owner, Homer worries that his presence will have a negative effect on Bart's sexuality.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,387

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Hurricane Neddy (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,962

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Mr. Plow (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Homer opens a snow plow business only to have his best friend Barney open a rival outfit, with commercials by Linda Ronstadt. Homer sends Barney into an avalanche, then feels guilty and saves his life.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,443

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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After apparently consuming poison blowfish, Homer is told that he only has 24 hours to live.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,564

45. Rhoda (1974–1978)
Episode: Rhoda's Wedding: Part 1 (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.8
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It's two days before Rhoda and Joe's wedding. One item still of contention between Rhoda and Ida is the wedding itself. Ida wants a larger wedding than Rhoda has planned, and takes steps to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Valerie Harper, David Groh, Julie Kavner, Edward Asner

Votes: 55

46. Rhoda (1974–1978)
Episode: Rhoda's Wedding: Part 2 (1974)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.8
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On the night before Rhoda and Joe's wedding, Rhoda and Mary are reminiscing about all their past bad dates, while Phyllis laments not feeling like she has any real purpose for the wedding. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Valerie Harper, David Groh, Julie Kavner, Edward Asner

Votes: 52

47. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around (2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Actress Shirley MacLaine takes Hollywood by storm.

Director: Jeanne Begley | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Mary Day, Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon

Votes: 64

48. The Critic (1994–2001)
Episode: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert break up their partnership as movie critics, and each of them considers Jay as a potential replacement for the other.

Directors: Lauren MacMullan, Gregg Vanzo | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 99

49. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977)
Episode: Sue Ann Gets the Ax (1977)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

8.8
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After Sue Ann Niven's Happy Homemaker show is canceled she gets a job in the newsroom.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 76

50. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,215



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