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Details Start Date: Dec 17, 1989; Genres: Cartoons/Animation, Comedy; With: Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner and Yeardley Smith; Network: Fox; More

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Only The Simpsons could offer a Dog the Bounty Hunter satire (Homer and Ned set up shop), a Two for the Road homage (with Marge as Audrey Hepburn and Homer as Albert Finney), and a New York Times crossword puzzle tie-in (Lisa becomes a fanatic; a secret message will appear in that Sunday's Times crossword). Guest stars include Jodie Foster, Anne Hathaway, and Seth Rogen. As for season 20's ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode? Let exec producer Al Jean offer one Halloween tale: ''Homer finds out if you kill a celebrity, you can use their likeness for commercials without paying them. So he just starts killing all of these celebrities. We depict him killing people like Neil Armstrong and Prince.''

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