The Simpsons ------ Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) Season 1 Episode 1

It's Christmas time and the Simpsons celebrate it in their own ways. But things take a turn for the worse when Homer's stingy boss, Mr. Burns, announces there would be no Christmas bonuses that year. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart and Lisa go to the mall. Bart get's a tattoo and when Marge tries to get it removed, it cost all their present money. Homer doesn't know how to tell the family they're completely broke. He tries earning money by playing Santa Claus at the mall, then tries betting on dog races and loses, but the loser dog proves loving so Homer brings it home and it turns out to be a merry Christmas after all.



After watching this episode of the simpsons I was having trouble at first. The first thing I noticed and remembered was Homers voice. It sounded sooo different, then his new voice. After I got used to that I started noticing the very clever humor that is in it. The satire is amazing and when I watch the simpsons...the oldies deffiently makes family guy run for its money.



In this movie it makes several references to other movies such as


Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

- The scene with Bart's visit to Santa at the mall is homaged from the film (a disrespectful boy questions the identity of Santa)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (TV)

Smurfs (1981)

Goldfinger (1964)

***have to give some credit to imdb***

and its 30 minutes.

I have to admit this was a very good simpsons episode....and starts them off very well.


*the first episode is the christmas special*