S11 E22
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Continuing
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10 months ago
Airs
Sundays 8:00 PM on Disney+

Season 11  "Behind the Laughter"  11x22

Aired 22 years ago - May 21, 2000

In this satire of VH1's "Behind The Music," we learn the secrets of the Simpsons' rise, fall, and ultimate success.

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just staring at that Hollywood Hogwash.
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Homer kept saying he could do a more realistic family show.
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- [Whirring ] - [ Both Gasp]
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But Homer and I had real chemistry on screen.
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[ Narrator] the Simpsons had their foot in the door.
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- ##[ Continues, Indistinct] - [ Laughing, Gurgling ]
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[ Narrator] The Simpsons was a smash.
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- Why, you little- [ Sputtering ] - [ Choking ]
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and Simpson Gin wetting whistles worldwide, the money was pouring in.
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Mmm. Ah.
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♪♪ [ Vocalizing ]
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Meanwhile, Krustophenia sits on the shelf.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 15
Right. And the award for Best Hard-core Thrash Metal goes to...
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- [ Buzzing ] - When we come back-
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fire hoses of respect- the Simpsons had it all.
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Oh, Homer was spending money like a... teenage Arab. [ Chuckles ]
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Hey, did we ever get that money?.
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- Yep. There I go. - [ Grunting ]
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[ Narrator] Somehow, Homer became addicted to painkillers.
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-[Whistling, Screaming ] -But what was even more like a drug was the drugs.
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And just a few stars down from the Cheerios honeybee.
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Marge lost much of the family fortune investing in birth control products.
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then hundreds.
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that the Simpsons were evading their income taxes.
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- Oh! - [ Snaps Fingers ]
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took its toll on their TV series.
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Who told you about those laws?. Was it Marge?.
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I 'm... an impostor.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 33
[ Narrator] But there were bigger problems off-screen.
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- ## [ Country] - [ Narrator] It was an evening none of them would ever forget.
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Yeah, forget the doughnuts. We're here to go nuts.
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- I'll kill you! - [ Grunts ] You don't have the guts, little man!
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- # Got a brother named Billy and my teeth look silly # - [ Cheering, Laughing]
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- [Narrator] the dream was over. - [ Busy Signal Beeping ]
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♪♪ [ Rock]
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After the state fair fiasco, none of the family were speaking to each other.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 42
As a young female artist...
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♪ I need them all right now ♪♪
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♪♪[Rock]
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- [ Laughing ] - Good night, Laughlin.
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That's ridiculous.
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- You don't have to answer that. - Shut up, all of you, or I'll sue.
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- [ Squawking ] - But then came help from an unexpected source.
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Not again. Time saver, my ass.
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Or would his olive branch be torn apart by woodpeckers of mistrust?

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 2
Homer kept saying he could do a more realistic family show.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 3 #3 Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 4
- [Whirring ] - [ Both Gasp]
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 5
But Homer and I had real chemistry on screen.
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 6 #6 Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 7
[ Narrator] the Simpsons had their foot in the door.
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 8
- ##[ Continues, Indistinct] - [ Laughing, Gurgling ]
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 9
[ Narrator] The Simpsons was a smash.
#9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 10
- Why, you little- [ Sputtering ] - [ Choking ]
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 11
and Simpson Gin wetting whistles worldwide, the money was pouring in.
#11
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Mmm. Ah.
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 13
♪♪ [ Vocalizing ]
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 14
Meanwhile, Krustophenia sits on the shelf.
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 15
Right. And the award for Best Hard-core Thrash Metal goes to...
#15
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- [ Buzzing ] - When we come back-
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 17 #17 Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 18
fire hoses of respect- the Simpsons had it all.
#18
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Oh, Homer was spending money like a... teenage Arab. [ Chuckles ]
#19
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Hey, did we ever get that money?.
#20
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- Yep. There I go. - [ Grunting ]
#22
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[ Narrator] Somehow, Homer became addicted to painkillers.
#23
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-[Whistling, Screaming ] -But what was even more like a drug was the drugs.
#24
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And just a few stars down from the Cheerios honeybee.
#25
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Marge lost much of the family fortune investing in birth control products.
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 27
then hundreds.
#27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 28
that the Simpsons were evading their income taxes.
#28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 29
- Oh! - [ Snaps Fingers ]
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 30
took its toll on their TV series.
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 31
Who told you about those laws?. Was it Marge?.
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 32
I 'm... an impostor.
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 33
[ Narrator] But there were bigger problems off-screen.
#33
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 34 #34 Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 35
- ## [ Country] - [ Narrator] It was an evening none of them would ever forget.
#35
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Yeah, forget the doughnuts. We're here to go nuts.
#36
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- I'll kill you! - [ Grunts ] You don't have the guts, little man!
#37
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- # Got a brother named Billy and my teeth look silly # - [ Cheering, Laughing]
#38
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- [Narrator] the dream was over. - [ Busy Signal Beeping ]
#39
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♪♪ [ Rock]
#40
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After the state fair fiasco, none of the family were speaking to each other.
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 42
As a young female artist...
#42
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♪ I need them all right now ♪♪
#43
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♪♪[Rock]
#44
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- [ Laughing ] - Good night, Laughlin.
#45
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That's ridiculous.
#46
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- You don't have to answer that. - Shut up, all of you, or I'll sue.
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22 (S11E22) - 48
- [ Squawking ] - But then came help from an unexpected source.
#48
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Not again. Time saver, my ass.
#49
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Or would his olive branch be torn apart by woodpeckers of mistrust?
#50