S9 E2
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Continuing
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Sundays 8:00 PM on Disney+

Season 9  "The Principal and the Pauper"  9x2

Aired 24 years ago - Sep 28, 1997

Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a shiftless good-for-nothing. The people of Springfield gain a newfound appreciation for him and form a plan to bring him back.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 1
Happy anniversary, Son.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 2
- Ralph. - Principal Skinner is an old man who lives at the school.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 3
When I grow up, I wanna be a principal or a caterpillar.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 4
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- Mm-hmm! - [Murmuring]
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to share with the people and the town that I love.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 7
[Murmuring]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 8
- That man is the real Seymour Skinner. - [Gasping, Murmuring]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 9
Sergeant Seymour Skinner, U.S. Army.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 10
in a sweatshop in Huhan.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 11
Well, obviously it isn't. My real name is Armin Tamzarian.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 12
- Yeah. The way I was headed, it was just a matter of time... - [Siren Wailing]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 13
Of course, if I'd known there was a war going on, I probably would've apologized.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 14
You've got your whole life ahead of you. Don't you have any dreams?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 15
Well, there's nothing corny about fresh-faced youngsters skipping to school...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 16
I came to think ofhim as the big brother I never had.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 17
My life lost all meaning.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 18
And l-I felt it was my duty to deliver the grim news to his mother.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 19
I guess I couldn't bear to tell her about her son.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 20
deep down, I think she knew I wasrt her son...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 21
Don't judge her too harshly, Sergeant. She was a lonely old woman.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 22
I didn't dream anything about an aqua suit...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 23
No! I have one stranger and one fraud.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 24
♪♪ [Whistling] Hey, Armin.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 25
Why don't you just write a 30-word essay on what you've done?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 26
My name may have changed, but I'm still the same man I was last week.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 27
- pretending to be something he's not. - Mmm.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 28
This sentence I'm speaking... right now.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 29
Skinner, do you know anything about being a principal?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 30
Now let us welcome our new Principal Skinner, Principal Seymour Skinner.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 31
You belong to the Radio Shack Battery Club.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 32
Mother's picture is still inside. Take good care of her.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 33
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- Principal Skinner? - Up yours, children.
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[Cheering]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 38
- He lied about his name. - His name doesn't matter.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 39
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- [Flatulent Sound] - [Laughter]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 41
You haven't dealt with women for a long time, have you, Sergeant?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 42
They're not even wearing a smile.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 43
- A bar, Mom. - I don't know what that is...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 44
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- And have 10 items or less. - Twelve, 11, 10. The mars a weenie.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 46
- Did you ever tell him that? - Hmm.
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are no place for three unescorted ladies.
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[Snoring]
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 50
- You didn't bring me up at all. - The hell I didn't!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 51
[All] Yes, Mrs. Skinner.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 2
- Ralph. - Principal Skinner is an old man who lives at the school.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 3
When I grow up, I wanna be a principal or a caterpillar.
#3
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- Mm-hmm! - [Murmuring]
#5
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to share with the people and the town that I love.
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 7
[Murmuring]
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 8
- That man is the real Seymour Skinner. - [Gasping, Murmuring]
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 9
Sergeant Seymour Skinner, U.S. Army.
#9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 10
in a sweatshop in Huhan.
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 11
Well, obviously it isn't. My real name is Armin Tamzarian.
#11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 12
- Yeah. The way I was headed, it was just a matter of time... - [Siren Wailing]
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 13
Of course, if I'd known there was a war going on, I probably would've apologized.
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 14
You've got your whole life ahead of you. Don't you have any dreams?
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 15
Well, there's nothing corny about fresh-faced youngsters skipping to school...
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 16
I came to think ofhim as the big brother I never had.
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 17
My life lost all meaning.
#17
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 18
And l-I felt it was my duty to deliver the grim news to his mother.
#18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 19
I guess I couldn't bear to tell her about her son.
#19
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 20
deep down, I think she knew I wasrt her son...
#20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 21
Don't judge her too harshly, Sergeant. She was a lonely old woman.
#21
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 22
I didn't dream anything about an aqua suit...
#22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 23
No! I have one stranger and one fraud.
#23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 24
♪♪ [Whistling] Hey, Armin.
#24
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 25
Why don't you just write a 30-word essay on what you've done?
#25
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 26
My name may have changed, but I'm still the same man I was last week.
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 27
- pretending to be something he's not. - Mmm.
#27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 28
This sentence I'm speaking... right now.
#28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 29
Skinner, do you know anything about being a principal?
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 30
Now let us welcome our new Principal Skinner, Principal Seymour Skinner.
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 31
You belong to the Radio Shack Battery Club.
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 32
Mother's picture is still inside. Take good care of her.
#32
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- Principal Skinner? - Up yours, children.
#36
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[Cheering]
#37
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- He lied about his name. - His name doesn't matter.
#38
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- [Flatulent Sound] - [Laughter]
#40
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You haven't dealt with women for a long time, have you, Sergeant?
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 42
They're not even wearing a smile.
#42
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- A bar, Mom. - I don't know what that is...
#43
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- And have 10 items or less. - Twelve, 11, 10. The mars a weenie.
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 46
- Did you ever tell him that? - Hmm.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 47
are no place for three unescorted ladies.
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 48
[Snoring]
#48
Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 49 #49 Recap of The Simpsons Season 9 Episode 2 (S09E02) - 50
- You didn't bring me up at all. - The hell I didn't!
#50
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[All] Yes, Mrs. Skinner.
#51