Chief Wiggum and his son Ralph move to New Orleans with Seymour Skinner as Wiggum's sidekick. It features Homer, Marge, Bart, and Maggie. Moe ends up getting a date he meets at the bar. [20], The Love-matic Grampa is a parody of fantasy sitcoms such as Mister Ed, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched[2] as well as having similarities to My Mother the Car. [15] The idea never came to anything, as Groening realized that the staff did not have the manpower to produce another show as well as The Simpsons. [21] Moe's date, Betty, looks somewhat like Tress MacNeille, the actress who voiced her. The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase: 8x24 Airdate: May 11, 1997 Production Number: 4F20 Written by: David X. Cohen Dan Greaney Steve Tompkins: Directed by: Neil Affleck ← 8x23 Homer's Enemy: 8x25 → The Secret War of Lisa Simpson: The Simpsons — Season Eight: This article about an episode needs to be expanded with more information. [9], The episode demanded a different approach to directing than a usual The Simpsons episode. It is announced she is … Also This. Approval of God: Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Geri Reischl are all on- … [11] When Hans Moleman reads a poem, it is based on Henry Gibson reading a poem on Laugh-In. [3], Three guest stars appear in the episode; Phil Hartman as Troy McClure, Tim Conway as himself and Gailard Sartain as Big Daddy. "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" is a perfect example. Maggie Simpson. The songs parodied during the third segment are: In the planned future for the show, Homer meets a green space alien named Ozmodiar that only he can see. I know it says no referencing forums, but I think this is different, because the statement is that some fans dislike it and it adds a source to a list compiled by fans. ", Chief Wiggum becomes a detective and moves to New Orleans with Principal Skinner as his assistant. Chief Wiggum, P.I. Plus: Allie had a crush on Ted Knight! "[2] It has also appeared as one of the favorite episodes on a number of "best of" lists. JFK (1991) Skinner is on the corner of Lafayette and Camp Streets, an address used by L. H. Oswald, as pointed out by Jim Garrison, while at that location, in JFK. Talk:The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase/Archive 1 Jump to navigation Jump to search. Simpsons Comics » Simpsons Comics #112 - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase Quickly Cancelled Comic Cavalcade released by Bongo on November 2005. In einer dieser Nachfolge-Serien geht Polizeichef Wiggum als Privatdetektiv nach New Orleans - zusammen mit Rektor Skinner. [5] The Love-matic Grampa machine singing "Daisy Bell" in a distorted manner when its electrical circuits are failing is a reference to HAL from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Directed by Neil Affleck. [2] Cohen wrote Chief Wiggum P.I.,[8] Greaney wrote Love-matic Grampa and Tompkins wrote The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour. Moe returns with a bowl of snails dumped on his head and his dependence on the machine is revealed, so he confesses to receiving advice. The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase " is the twenty-fourth episode of the eighth season of The Simpsons. [ 1 ] The episode centers on fictional pilot episodes of non-existent television series derived from The Simpsons , and is a parody of the tendency of networks to spin off characters from a hit series. Director Neil Affleck had to animate each segment so that it fit the style of the show it parodied. One upon a time, back in the before time, in the long long ago, there was an episode called “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase”. Please help out by editing it. The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase Troy McClure: "Spinoff!" Eventually, the contract negotiations fell apart and Groening decided to stop work on the project. When Troy McClure mentions that Fox can only fill up three slots for the next season, the three series are Melrose Place, The X-Files and The Simpsons itself. Mainly it is a parody of The Brady Bunch Hour, a short-lived spin-off of the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch. Tim Conway as himselfGailard Sartain as Charles "Big" DaddyPhil Hartman as Troy McClure. Lisa Simpson. McClure is an actor who is usually shown doing low-level work, such as hosting infomercials and educational films. [17] Before his murder, Phil Hartman had said he had wished to make a live-action film based around his character of Troy McClure, and several of the show's staff had expressed a desire to help create it. Lisa appears with one line in "Chief Wiggum P.I". The final segment is The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour, a variety show featuring the Simpson family except for Lisa, who has been replaced. Every week would be a different scenario: three short stories, an adventure with young Homer or a story about a background character that was not tied into the Simpson family at all. He and Michael Weithorn[13] wrote a pilot script where Krusty moved to Los Angeles and got his own talk show. As such it includes references to many different TV series. Bart Simpson. Betty is a caricature of her voice actress. The episode was written by David S. Cohen, Dan Greaney and Steve Tompkins, with Ken Keeler coming up with the story and the general idea of intentionally bad writing. Even though Troy mentions that The Simpsons, Melrose Place, and The X-Files are the only shows worth a slot in the next season's lineup, three other Fox shows actually did better than The Simpsons that week. Troy walks by a poster of The Jeffersons (a spin-off of All in the Family) twice, because the writers could not think of any more spin-offs. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 11, 1997. Hi, I'm Troy McClure. The episode, however, now appears on several lists of the most popular Simpsons episodes. He receives advice from the ghost of Abraham Simpson, who was crushed by a store shelf containing cans of figs that toppled on him and subsequently "while travelling up toward Heaven...got lost along the way" and now possesses Moe's love tester machine. [2] In the museum of television, Troy walks by posters of spin-offs, such as The Ropers (spun off from Three's Company), Laverne & Shirley (spun off from Happy Days), Rhoda, a show that Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge, once starred in, (spun off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show)[2] and Fish (spun off from Barney Miller),[19] to demonstrate the power of spin-offs. Also This. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 11, 1997. [24], In an interview for Star-News, The Simpsons writer Don Payne revealed that the episode was in his personal top six of the best The Simpsons episodes. The Simpsons. A recurring joke throughout the script was that Krusty lived in a house on wooden stilts which were continuously being gnawed by beavers. Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! Seymour … The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase Quickly-Cancelled Comics Cavalcade! References; Gags; Appearances; Gallery; Quotes; Credits Homer's Enemy: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson This article or section is incomplete. Wikisimpsons - The Simpsons Wiki < The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase. Characters. The show ends with a medley of songs about candy sung by the family, Jasper Beardley and Waylon Smithers. Each of the spin-offs is very clever in its own way. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. It was the seventh-highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. Unable to handle such a workload, the producers create only three new shows. The episode centers on fictional pilot episodes of non-existent television series derived from The Simpsons, and is a parody of the tendency of networks to spin off characters from a hit series. and Starsky and Hutch. Okay. Views: 970. Now, before my boss comes, there's something important you should know. Clancy Wiggum. Oh, was it something I said? The Simpsons® is a registered trademark of 20th Century Fox. When this episode came along the character seemed to fit with the story and was included. Wiggum manages to track Big Daddy's ransom call to the Mardi Gras, where he briefly runs into the Simpson family, and the two chase each other to Big Daddy's mansion in the New Orleans bayou (in reality the Louisiana governor's mansion which Big Daddy has managed to steal). "[13], Groening also expressed a wish to make Simpstasia, a parody of Fantasia, but it was never produced, partly because it would have been too difficult to write a feature-length script, although a similar idea did appear in the episode Itchy & Scratchy Land. Naturally, he appears during a segment that jokingly suggests the show's next season would [[JumpTheShark jump every single shark in the Seven Seas]]. Quotes. There is also a Laugh-In-like montage wherein other characters comment on the skit itself. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 11, 1997. Season 8 Episode References ← 176 "Homer's Enemy" 177 "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" 178 → Trivia . It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. A page for describing Trivia: Simpsons S8 E24 "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase". This week the hilarious Chris Stephens (Funny or Die, @chrisstephensmd) joins us to discuss “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase!” We discuss hat-based comedy, snackable content, Nancy Drew CD-Roms and wedding after wedding after wedding! [10] Conway appears as himself. [25], Additionally, Gary Mullinax, a staff writer for The News Journal, picked the episode as part of his top-ten list.[26]. [5], The writers of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood called it, "A very clever spin on the alternates offered by the Treehouse of Horrors run. [14], "22 Short Films About Springfield" sparked the idea amongst the staff for a spin-off series entitled Tales from Springfield. The Love-matic Grampa is a sitcom about Moe's love life, a parody of My Mother the Car. A page for describing Recap: Simpsons S8 E24 "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase". Ted Knight! The episode centers on fictional pilot episodes of non-existent television series derived from The Simpsons, and is a parody of the tendency of networks to spin off characters from a hit series. Click here for your invite! The Fox network has only three programmes — The Simpsons, The X Files and Melrose Place — prepared for the next broadcasting season, and so commissions the producers of The Simpsons to create thirty-five new shows to fill the remainder of the lineup. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=The_Simpsons_Spin-Off_Showcase/References&oldid=983616. General. [8] The chef in the restaurant resembles Paul Prudhomme. - In a minute, Homie. There was a raunchy sitcom, a cheesy cop show, and a ye olde tyme variety show. Marge Simpson. [22], In its original American broadcast, "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" finished 61st place in the weekly ratings for the week of May 5–May 11, 1997 with a Nielsen rating of 7.3. 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