The Funeral
Season
0
Production Code
MG14
Broadcast Index
U02E02
Episode Number
9
Airdate
04 October 1987
Writer
Matt Groening
Director
Matt Groening
Editor
Gary M. Gadsdon
  • Character Debuts:
  • • Uncle Hubert
Plot The Family attends Uncle Hubert's funeral. Bart is excited to see a dead body for first time, but passes out when he looks into the casket.
Post New Memorable Quotage
  • Lisa: What does "Passed Away" mean?
    Bart: You know, kicked the bucket. Pulled the croak chain. Had a meeting with Old Mr. Grim.
    Homer: BART!
    Bart: The dude died.
  • Bart: Oh boy, I've never seen a dead body before, I bet his body will be all green and clammy and stuff, it'll be just like a zombie movie, only real!
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Post New Trivia
  • This is the first short to feature a character who isnt part of the family
  • Bart is the only one of the kids to wear an outfit different from his regular clothes
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Post New Reviews
Posted on 09 March 2010 by Gars
It's a nice short, that's for sure, it deals with death tastefully, but in a Simpsony way. Though her character hadn't been established until the series, Lisa was a bit stupid in asking what "Passed Away" meant.
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