The Simpsons Season 11 Episode 22: Behind the Laughter

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First aired on May 21, 2000

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


But behind the streamers and confetti, storm clouds were gathering... Figurative storm clouds.

I'd never acted before in my life, but, uh, if the sea captain could be in the show, why not me? I've even got a catch phrase. N'yah! Wah! Wah-wah-wah! No, I lost it.

We were using fifty dollar bills as toilet paper, and toilet paper as dog toilet paper.

Fortunately, I had a network connection. The man who cut my hair was also the president of Fox.

Then we figured out we could park them in front of the TV. That's how I was raised, and I turned out TV.

They told us what to wear, how to dress, which clothes we should put on.

Marge: Okay, the material was a little corny, but Homer and I showed great chemistry on set.
Homer: Every day, I thought about firing Marge. You know, to shake things up.

The Simpsons started on a wing and a prayer, but now, the wing was on fire, and the prayer had been answered... by Satan.

The dream was over. Coming up: Was the dream really over? Yes, it was. Or was it?

Why did I take such punishment? Let's just say that fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug was the drugs.

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