The Simpsons Season 21 Episode 9 : Thursdays with Abie

Grampa is sitting on a bench waiting for his family when a thoughtful-looking man named Marshall Goldman approaches him and asks to hear about his life. Grampa tells Goldman about the time he was on a World War II battleship, which was hit by an enemy torpedo, and Goldman, a human-interest columnist, publishes it in The Springfield Shopper. Later, Grampa meets Mitch Albom and shares another story with Goldman for a follow-up article. Homer becomes jealous of Grampa's newfound fame and seeks a surrogate father. But when Homer discovers a draft of Goldman's third story, he must race to find Grampa before it is published and his life is changed forever.

NameThe Simpsons Season 21 Episode 9: Thursdays with Abie
Air DateJanuary 3rd, 2010
GenresAnimation, Comedy
NetworkFOX
Production CompaniesThe Curiosity Company, Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
WriterDon Payne
DirectorMichael Polcino
Guest StarsTress MacNeille, Marcia Wallace, Russi Taylor
Plot Keywordsmother, baby, alcohol, cat, brother, clown, house, housewife, beer, satire, father, parody, middle class, sister, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant, teacher, social satire, neighbor, school, dummy, dog, donuts, grandparent
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Kearney / Various (voice)
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various (voice)
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various (voice)
Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson / Various (voice)
Pamela Hayden
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Ned Flanders / Seymour Skinner / Otto / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Rev. Lovejoy / Various
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Apu / Moe / Chief Wiggum / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Prof. Frink / Cletus / Sea Captain / Kirk Van Houten / Various
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Martin Prince
Maggie Roswell
Maggie Roswell
Luann Van Houten
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille
Agnes Skinner
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Troy McClure
Chris Edgerly
Chris Edgerly
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Patty and Selma

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