The Simpsons Season 13 Episode 14 : Tales from the Public Domain

Homer gets a letter from the library telling him about an overdue book. He checked it out when Bart was born to have something to read his child. Lisa suggests that he read them some stories from it now. Homer starts by telling the tale of theā€¦ a). "Odyssey" Homer is Odysseus, who delivers a Trojan horse to the King. After his troops are victorious, Odysseus ticks off the gods by refusing to make a sacrifice. They take their revenge upon him when they blow him and his crew off course, where they almost meet the Sirens and finally Circe, who turns his men into pigs. After Odysseus eats his men, he has to cross the river Styx to return home. When he arrives he takes out the trash. b). "Joan of Arc" Lisa is Joan in this retelling of the story of Joan of Arc. Joan sets out to help lead the French army to victory against the English, which she does, until she is captured. Joan is found guilty and is about to be burned at the stake, when Marge, not much for tragic endings, changes the ending so that Joan lives. c). "Hamlet" Bart is Hamlet and Homer asks him to avenge his death. Moe (as Uncle Claudius) had Homer killed so that he could marry the queen (Marge) and take over the kingdom. Hamlet discovers the king's treachery and goes to avenge his father's death. When he kills the wrong man, he must duel with Laertes (Ralph). When Laertes dispatches himself, Hamlet kills Uncle Claudius, then himself. Rather than clean up the mess, the queen also dispatches herself. Everyone is dead. Bart can't believe how boring the last story was, but Homer reminds him that is also became a great movie called "Ghostbusters." The family dances as the theme to that classic film plays in the background.

NameThe Simpsons Season 13 Episode 14: Tales from the Public Domain
Air DateMarch 17th, 2002
GenresAnimation, Comedy
NetworkFOX
Production CompaniesThe Curiosity Company, Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
WritersAndrew Kreisberg, Josh Lieb, Matt Warburton
DirectorMike B. Anderson
Guest StarTress MacNeille
Plot Keywordsmother, baby, alcohol, cat, brother, clown, house, housewife, beer, satire, father, parody, middle class, sister, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant, teacher, social satire, neighbor, school, dummy, dog, donuts, grandparent
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Kearney / Various (voice)
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various (voice)
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various (voice)
Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson / Various (voice)
Pamela Hayden
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Ned Flanders / Seymour Skinner / Otto / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Rev. Lovejoy / Various
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Apu / Moe / Chief Wiggum / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Prof. Frink / Cletus / Sea Captain / Kirk Van Houten / Various
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Martin Prince
Maggie Roswell
Maggie Roswell
Luann Van Houten
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille
Agnes Skinner
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Troy McClure
Chris Edgerly
Chris Edgerly
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Patty and Selma

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