Burns laughs at the idea and confirms Homer did not shoot him. pic.twitter.com/8O3mOdY7vr, — Josh Weinstein (@Joshstrangehill) March 11, 2018. Burns?" QUIZ: Can you guess the Leonardo DiCaprio movie from a single image? [7][18], The contest is referenced at the end of Part 1 when Dr. Hibbert, ostensibly breaking the fourth wall says, "Well I couldn't possibly solve this mystery... Can you?"[7]. Groundskeeper Willie discovers oil under Springfield Elementary School. Both episodes were written by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein; Part One was directed by Jeffrey Lynch and Part Two by Wes Archer. [7] It was important for them to design a mystery that had clues, took advantage of freeze frame technology, and was structured around one character who seemed to be the obvious culprit. Who Shot Mr. Burns? [32], Promotional artwork showing Mr. Burns and potential suspects, Learn how and when to remove this template message, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), 1988 Republican Party presidential nomination, "The 10 greatest 'The Simpsons' episodes of all time", The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Just before entering Mr. Burns's office to spray paint his name, Homer passes in front of the words "ONLY IN" on the pavement (upside down from the viewer's perspective), and very briefly blocks all of the letters except "NO" and a small arrow pointing at him. How It Ends: Maggie Simpson is found to be the one who shot Mr Burns after he tried stealing her lollipop and his gun fell into her hands. [11] When it was time to animate the ending of the show, Silverman and Archer waited until the end of the summer of 1995 to work on it. [7] His original intention was to fool the production staff and also leak the endings to various media outlets, but much to his surprise he was unsuccessful. in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane. These endings were eventually shown in "The Simpsons' 138th Episode Spectacular". I've seen them on the VHS (which included deleted scenes from the movie after the movie ended), and the two unused scenes were probably written and planned as alternate endings (they have the same setting), but I wouldn't be surprised if the ending that ended up in the movie was written/shot later (I don't have the DVD so I don't know if it's mentioned in the commentary). Burns?" R.?" In a rage, Homer attacks him and is hauled away by security. They realized they needed help with the layouts and started giving various animators small parts to work on without telling them who the culprit was. When Mr. Burns refers to his package at the beginning of the episode, he states that it "absolutely, positively" has to arrive in Pasadena, California, the following day, a reference to an early FedEx slogan. In Part Two, Springfield's police try to find the culprit, with their main suspects being Waylon Smithers and Homer Simpson. The Simpsons: Barney Was Originally Planned To Shoot Mr Burns. German TV destroys Boris Johnson in The Crown parody sketch 'The Clown', Nowhere near as much beer is being drunk at the darts this year compared to last, Tim Sherwood made to look a fool after saying he 'wasn't worried' by Liverpool corner, Dejan Lovren tries to chest ball back to goalkeeper, scores comedy own goal. Hoping to clear Homer's name, Lisa returns to the scene of the crime to investigate and discovers the identity of Burns's true assailant. [9] Several of the alternate endings aired during the clip show "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular". Seymour Skinner's gun had a silencer and the gunshot is heard clearly. Burns catches him in the act, but still fails to remember him. Moe possessed a shotgun and one alternate ending showed Apu with a Uzi, but Burns received a shot from a revolver. Definitely worth a watch. (Part Two) episode capsule", Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Who_Shot_Mr._Burns%3F&oldid=993661219, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from December 2019, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Ah, remember The Simpsons when it was truly brilliant? [1] The nightclub is called 'Chez Guevara', a reference to Communist revolutionary Che Guevara. 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