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Pork and Burns 

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A Japanese book on minimalism inspires Marge to adapt to a new way of living, so the Simpsons have to part with items that no longer bring them joy.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Snake Jailbird / Luigi Risotto / Dr. Nick Riviera / Carl Carlson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Lenny Leonard / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers (voice)
Joyce Carol Oates ... Joyce Carol Oates (voice)
Michael York ... Dr. Lionel Budgie (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Plopper / Mama Risotto / Female Doctor (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)


A Japanese book on minimalism inspires Marge to adapt to a new way of living, so the Simpsons have to part with items that no longer bring them joy.

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Animation | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »





English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

8 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Great to See the Beloved Simpsons Movie Character Once More,
13 June 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Pork and Burns is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and plenty of very funny scenes. It is a very enjoyable episode as we get to see Spider-Pig, the beloved family pig from the Simpsons Movie, make a return in a lead part. The character had been teased in the series on several occasions since the films release, but here we see his relationship with Homer really shine, his love for this creature is without a doubt my favourite part of the episode.

I did find the Lisa story to be a little weak. A plot about her losing all passion for her saxophone is one that could have been an emotional main part of an episode, instead it is merely thrown in as a lazy side story here that is never stretched out, merely used to fill time.

The main story gets even more interesting when Mr. Burns is added to the mix later. He serves as the episodes antagonist, as he does on many occasions, and genuinely put me in fear for Plopper.

It is forgettable, but certainly not regrettable. Pork and Burns is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Lisa's sax and the family pig must go when Marge becomes obsessed with a book on minimalism.

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