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Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus 

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Mr. Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.


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





Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Smitty / Sideshow Mel (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu / Lou / Clancy Wiggum / Drederick Tatum / Professor Frink / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Robert Chan / Saint Joseph (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny Leonard / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Principal Skinner (voice)
Amy Schumer ... Mrs. Burns (voice)
Pendleton Ward ... Simpsons Time Theme Song Singer (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Virgin Mary (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


Mr. Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

25 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Rod and Todd Flanders imitate the Smothers Brothers and parody their famous "Mom always liked you best" routine. The real Smothers Brothers actually appeared as themselves in an earlier episode. See more »


Kent Brockman: Springfield has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. That's phoenix the mythical bird, and not Phoenix the cultureless Mars-scape of the southwest.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


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Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster, Ray Slijngaard, and Phil Wilde
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A Fun, albeit Not Spectacular, Beginning to the 28th Season,
16 January 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of very funny moments. It's a really fun twenty minutes as we see Mr. Burns putting on a variety show in Springfield. The entire development of it is well executed by the writers, and the addition of Lisa as the voice of reason was a nice touch.

However, I was hoping for a bit more with the opening episode of its landmark 28th season, it would have worked out better being put in the middle somewhere. As the first one it is a little underwhelming, when we are waiting a couple of months for a new episode we do expect a stronger opening.

The highlight has to be Burns' show itself, filled with a ton of hilarious segments from various different characters, including a bit from Ralph that had me in stitches. The potential of the premise is brought to life here.

It's a wacky episode that leaves you smiling, Mr. Burns' Fleeing Circus is an enjoyable Simpsons.

Mr Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl in exchange for rebuilding the town.

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