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Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
All Singing, All Dancing
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Ooh, why did they have to screw up a perfectly serviceable wagon story with all that fruity singing?
Homer about the film

"All Singing, All Dancing" is the eleventh episode of Season 9. It was first aired on January 4, 1998. The episode was directed by Mark Ervin and written by Steve O'Donnell. Phil Hartman and George Harrison guest star.

Synopsis

Anticipating a bloody Clint Eastwood-Lee Marvin shoot-'em-up, Bart and Homer are horrified to discover that their video rental, Paint Your Wagon, is actually a musical. Several song and dance moments from seasons past are recalled.

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Act 1

Homer rents the family the movie Paint Your Wagon. He and Bart expect to see a violent Western starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and someone who appears to be Lee Van Cleef; however the truth is, it is a musical. This causes Homer to dispose the tape and condemn singing, but Marge says that Homer often sings. The Simpsons then starting their debate and this leads to clips of Homer singing Baby on Board with Principal Skinner, Barney and Apu in Homer's Barbershop Quartet and Spring in Springfield with Bart and other Springfield citizens in Bart After Dark. Bart then sings an insult about Homer's singing, causing Homer to strangle Bart, when Marge sings that Bart has also sung "and danced like a girl". This leads to when Bart sang Springfield, Springfield with Milhouse in Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood. When the flashback is done, Snake Jailbird jumps in through an open window and warns them not to move or he'll blown their heads.

Act 2

As Snake holds the Simpson family hostage at gun point, Marge and Homer sing begging him to spare the kids. Snake then sings that for hostage purposes they're too weird and leaves. After Snake leaves, Lisa sings about many other spring fielders singing. This leads to clips of Apu singing his Kwik E Mart song in Homer and Apu, Krusty and Sideshow Mel singing their version of Send in the Clowns in Krusty Gets Kancelled and her and Bart watching Mr. Burns sing See My Vest in Two Dozen and One Greyhounds.

In between the songs, the family singing causes to come in; he is bothered by the Simpsons' singing and constantly tries to kill them, ironically doing his own singing. During the credits, Snake's voice can be heard trying to prevent the theme music from playing in the background, having grown annoyed of music over the course of the episode. Later, he came back and pointed his gun at The Simpsons but had no bullets so he left again to get ammo. Near the end, he was finally going to kill them, but they said their singing had ended and he had no reason to kill them so he left again. But when Marge was pulling down the banner, she was humming the main theme, so Snake fired a bullet, breaking the glass to which Marge remarked that she was done singing (or humming).

During the end credits, Snake is heard shooting, which causes the theme song to stop, then play very quietly. Snake still hears it, and shoots again. When the Gracie Films logo is seen, he even shoots the music there. 

Citations

Season 8 Season 9 Episodes Season 10
The City of New York vs. Homer SimpsonThe Principal and the PauperLisa's SaxTreehouse of Horror VIIIThe Cartridge FamilyBart StarThe Two Mrs. NahasapeemapetilonsLisa the SkepticRealty BitesMiracle on Evergreen TerraceAll Singing, All DancingBart CarnyThe Joy of SectDas BusThe Last Temptation of KrustDumbbell IndemnityLisa the SimpsonThis Little WiggySimpson TideThe Trouble with TrillionsGirly EditionTrash of the TitansKing of the HillLost Our LisaNatural Born Kissers
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