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The Lastest Gun in the West 

Bart meets a retired cowboy movie star and convinces him to make a comeback on The Krusty the Clown Show.


Bob Anderson


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Ice Cream Man / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Sideshow Mel / Robber (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Krusty's Assistant / Snake / Chief Wiggum / Lou (voice)
Harry Shearer ... McTrigger Announcer / Kent Brockman / Krusty Show Announcer / Therapist (voice)
Dennis Weaver ... Buck McCoy (voice)
Frank Welker ... Tough Street Dog / Mean Zoo Animals / Frank the Wonder Horse (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Janey Powell / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Recovering Cowboy (voice)


Bart meets former cowboy star Buck McCoy and gets him a spot on Krusty's TV show but Buck is a washed up drunk who makes a fool of himself and disappoints Bart. After sending him to an alcoholics' anonymous group Homer has a plan for Buck to redeem himself in Bart's eyes involving a fake bank robbery in which Buck will prove himself to be a hero. In the event the bank robbery turns out to be real but it does the trick anyway. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

24 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frank Welker left the show after recording animal vocal effects for this episode, since the increasingly "wacky" characterizations requested by the producers were hurting his throat and the network was unwilling to give him a raise as compensation for his efforts. The role of Santa's Little Helper was subsequently given to Dan Castellaneta, while Welker did return for a guest appearance in 2014 during a crossover with Futurama (1999), where he voices Nibbler. See more »


Apu: [singing] Oh give me land, lots of land, and the starry skies above
BartLisaRalph: [singing] Don't fence me in.
Apu: [singing] Sir you cannot pee unless you are an employee.
Homer Simpson: [singing] Can't keep it in.
[Homer kicks in the bathroom door and uses the facilities]
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


"The Magnificent Seven theme'
by Elmer Bernstein
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Why Is This Episode So Hated?
29 May 2018 | by lanehergest-30698See all my reviews

By no means is this a great episode, in fact it's fairly average. But I really don't get the hate. I reckon it's just because Western Movies aren't popular these days. Everyone'll just dismiss anything to do with the West, or the south. And that's not counting the unbelievable hatred for country music. Even the old legends!!!

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