Part Two subtitles. That evening, Kent Brockman reports on Burns being shot. An Autoland Muffler Sales advertisement mascot then wondered up and making sure no one is watching, shoved leaflets into Smither's pockets before moving on. Looking round the room, Burns identifies the culprit as Maggie. Fans of The Simpsons have come up with a theory about a scene in the two-part episode 'Who Shot Mr Burns' that has recently become a point of contention among eagle-eyed viewers - … But Chief Wiggum then realizes that if Smithers did in fact shoot Jasper, why did nobody report it. Smithers wakes up in his trashed apartment and coughs up cigarette butts as he has been eating them. Lisa in a dream telling Chief Wiggum to check Burns' suit for more clues. (Part Two)" is the first episode of Season 7. "Who Shot Mr. Burns" is The Simpsons's first multi-part episode, and the only one for the first 27 seasons of the show. He was also one of the last people to leave the Town Hall when he noticed that Agnes Skinner was still there, left behind by her son, Seymour. But David Mirkin pitched Maggie Simpson, and the rest is history. As revealed in the DVD commentaries for the episode, a number of subtle clues were planted in Part One for viewers who wanted to unravel the mystery - but there were also a few red herrings that might put people off the track. I will do the next best thing: block it out.” Mr. Burns "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Burns?". Just as Smithers begins to have doubts, he finds a recently fired gun in his jacket pocket and starts to have a flashback. Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Four) was a limited-time questline released on March 7, 2018. The guide contains staff/voice credits, funny Simpsons quotes, references and other notes. "Who Shot Mr. Burns? He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, until being transferred to a better hospital where doctors "upgraded" his condition to alive. Production Code Who Shot Mr. Burns? Wiggum has to have a backward-talking dream just to remember to order a DNA test? Moe possessed a shotgun and one alternate ending showed Apu with a Uzi, but Burns received a shot from a revolver. Episode Number Kent Brockman reports on Mr. Burns' shooting. Having anyone else kill Burns for one of ten thousand reasons would have been fine, but only Smithers has the truly grand, operatic motive (maybe Homer, whose complaint is so simple and yet so profound, but we can’t have Homer in jail for the rest of the show). After Mr. Burns says "You all talk big, but who here has the guts to stop me? (Part Two) [Smithers sits in a confessional.] Is there any other Wiggum-centric episode in the first nine seasons of the show? When Marge leaves the room, Grampa strokes the gun and says he missed it. ", snatches a gun from Wiggum and shouts at Burns to tell everyone that he never shot him. 2F20 Smithers also heads in the opposite direction to Burns after the town meeting. And Burns did recognize his attacker, right? (Part 1)” would be the first and only cliffhanger the show would produce. The original Who Shot Mr. Burns pitch for The Simpsons' famous two-part episode originally included some different suspects and possible reasons for the shooting of the town's maligned millionaire. The Simpsons had a two-part episode event, Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1 and Part 2, where the viewer was tasked with working out who shot Mr. Burns at the end of Part 1. Superintendent Chalmers can vouch for Skinner's whereabouts as he entered the bathroom at the time of the assault too, just as Skinner realized he had taken his mother's makeup kit instead of his cameo make-up (Skinner is quick to point out anything else Chalmers tells the police "is a filthy lie!"). Krusty, who is watching the TV at the time, claims it was his joke, but Sideshow Mel mentions that Krusty plagiarized it from an episode of "Pardon My Zinger". Show Runner Homer pulls that very same sucker out of his shirt pocket; he had picked it up off the car floor when he was searching for an ice cream cone he had dropped. Lisa tells Chief Wiggum to look on Burns' clothing on the night he got shot for clues. Due to contest regulations, a winner had to be selected out of a random sample of entries. Due to the trucks height, they are unable to enter the drive-thru. “When you were in that coma, did you feel your brain getting damaged?”. Burns?' Thinking that he is talking to Reverend Lovejoy, Smithers confesses that he shot Mr. Burns. “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Burns was shot at 3:00 pm at Friday. (Part Two) Chief Wiggum bursts into the confession box and takes Smithers to the police station for questioning, whilst being held at gunpoint. Could Burns not at least do Homer the courtesy of mocking him by name? Is death not a worthy sentence for such behavior? Mr. Burns' collapse on the sundial hinted a clue as his arms were pointing roughly to W or M and S. Initials for the suspect. It's never explained who did so, as the solution explains this was not the gun used, although it's implied from his declaration of how he missed the gun while stroking it that it had been Abraham Simpson who dug it up. With the help of Snake, Otto, Groundskeeper Willie and Bumblebee Man, they snap the machine in half. There’s a beautiful simplicity to Mr. Burns’ transgression with Homer, which sums up everything about the oligarchical evil Burns represents—he’s had countless dealings with the Simpson family, watches Homer through his surveillance camera every day, and still can’t remember his name. ... Fictional character in the American animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. Whilst driving round the race course, Mr. Burns pulls out a shotgun and shoots three times. A DNA test is ordered were the eyelash belongs to a member of the Simpson family. Simpson and his acquittal after the jury ignored the DNA evidence. Charles Montgomery BurnsWaylon Smithers, Jr.Maggie SimpsonHomer SimpsonClancy Wiggum He never did get his Double Guitar. As Wiggum pulls at Burns' face, Barney Gumble is not present in the crowd. Whether she knows it or not, she’s exacting sweet revenge for her father, just the latest in a heap of wonders she’s performed on the show. Otto MaNN agreed with Sideshow Mel about killing Mr Burns. Chief Wiggum prepares to have some coffee but realizes there is none left, so he drinks warm cream and falls asleep. There's Groundskeeper William MacDougal who is Scottish, who lost his job and his dream of a crystal slop bucket. She appeared to be smiling, so he asked what she was so happy about, and she held up a lollipop. She tried to kill Burns—and she woulda got away with it, too, if that damned hospital hadn’t upgraded his condition to alive. “But stay away from Death Mountain!” “But all my stuff is there!”, Jasper can’t stand the drunken stagger. Directed By He certainly did get drunk and buy a gun, but all he shot was Jasper’s foot, just because he wanted to get back home to see Pardon My Zinger (lord, I wish that was a real show). Mel heads for the station with Krusty to point this out and Smithers realizes that he had seen the entire episode and recalls that he left the town meeting early to get home in time, and that the old man he ran into on the way was Jasper. The sun blocker crashes into Shelbyville, much to everyone's delight. In a cliff-hanger ending for part one, Mr. Burns gets shot by an unidentified assailant. Many were shocked that The Simpsons made Maggie the one who pulled the trigger, but if you go back through the first part of "Who Shot Mr. Burns", she's really the only viable suspect. Additionally Barney's well-known status as a binge drinker and alcoholic, having now been kept from drinking for several hours would mean that in theory he should be too hung-over at this point to confront Burns. We’ll never know. After listening to the song, Tito is cleared of shooting Mr. Burns. Part One" [End of Act Two. However, Wiggum doesn't understand her, causing her to bluntly (and in a normal tone rather than talking backwards) yell at him to look for DNA evidence in Burns' suit. Lisa depicting possible suspects of who shot Mr. Burns and their reason to. Looking back, it’s kind of funny to imagine people poring over little clues to try and figure out whodunit, since the answer is a circular bit of irony that maintains the status quo. "Who Shot Mr. The revelation is very cleverly done, in that a main character did it and there’s even a weird motivation to it. She is taking backwards and is holding a card on fire. However Burns has never met him, whereas he clearly recognized his attacker. 129 Bill OakleyJosh Weinstein This makes him the last person to get there, begging the question of where he was. Only Marge Simpson should have known where it was buried and we see that it has been dug up. The police raid the Simpson home for clues. ... [Chester and the Simpsons are eating dinner and Chester is staring angrily at Grampa Abe.] AKA: Al shamshoon, The Simpsons, Familja Simpson, Les Simpson, Сiмпсони Special Guest Voices Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Three) was a limited-time questline released on March 7, 2018. They were forbidden from contacting the person while the contest was underway, but after it ended they wanted to contact the individual. As any Simpsons-phile already knows, an alternate ending where Smithers was the shooter was written to throw people off the scent, but it doesn’t make any sense. Tito's plan for revenge is a jazz song. Guide to the Simpsons episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns? "I will not complain about the solution when I hear it". Mr Burns claiming that it was Maggie who shot him. Smithers is convinced that he was the one who pulled the trigger while drunk, so he confesses to a priest who turns out to be Chief Wiggum, and he is arrested, but later released when he recalls more. Lisa gets there first, protesting to everybody that her father wouldn't hurt a fly. The creators and writers added on the commentary that they were aware of one person who posted the correct answer to the Simpsons newsgroup online after the night of the broadcast. Simpsons episodes similar to or like Who Shot Mr. Burns? Burns was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Part Two). With the success of his sun-blocker, he had felt like celebrating. Both of the episodes were written by Bill Oakley and John Weinstein; Part one was directed by Jeffrey Lynch and Part Two by Wes Archer. The answer came from a person using a college internet account, and after the summer the person's address was no longer valid and they were unable to track the person down. When Mr. Burns was talking with Skinner in his office there was a diploma in the background that said "W. Seymour Skinner." David Mirkin With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. “Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part Two” (season 7, episode 1, originally aired 9/17/1995). After being shot, Burns stumbles to the town sundial (already called out by Smithers earlier … Grampa quickly hides the gun up his shirt when Marge reenters the room. The imbalance of the police officer's weight causes the truck to tip, busting the back doors open in the process. Burns clearly receives a single gunshot wound and even the title states "Who SHOT Mr Burns?" One of the rare things that sets “Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part Two” apart in The Simpsons’ golden years is that it’s a Wiggum-centric episode. The mystery as to who in fact shot Mr. Burns served as the finale to Season 6 and wasn’t solved until the first episode of Season 7, a time when The Simpsons could do little wrong. I know there's a ton of hints and red herrings in the episodes. Mugshot couch gag At the Simpson residence, Lisa says that everyone in Springfield had a reason for shooting Mr. Burns, even themselves. Smithers states that he never misses a program on Comedy Central that airs at 3:00pm on weekdays called Pardon My Zinger. Grandpa's gun was a Smith & Wesson. (Part 1),” as an episode, is flawless. I guess he’s pretty prominent in “Marge On The Lam” and “Mother Simpson,” but “Who Shot Mr. Burns” sees him at his most straightforward. The Sundial Clue Further Implicates Maggie. So logically whoever shot Mr Burns was somebody who didn't already have a weapon of their own... somebody he'd met before... somebody he knew the name of... and from the sounds of their encounter, somebody he didn't feel threatened by... Viewers were invited to participate in a contest to guess who shot Mr. Burns. Marge discovers Grampa's gun box has been dug up in the back yard but the gun has gone missing and immediately questions Grampa with whom is denying any acknowledge of the gun since she took it of him. Moe, Barney, Lenny and Carl arrive at Homer's house and ask if he wants to come and help pull down Burns’ sun blocker. The Simpsons Season 7 Episode 1: Who Shot Mr. Burns? No one, however, was ever animated on the show. It’s not quite the deus ex machina Dale Cooper’s dreams could be, and Wiggum’s ultimate conclusion that Homer Simpson is the culprit is a pretty logical one, since Mr. Burns finally wakes up repeating the name over and over again. This makes it impossible to pull a trigger on a gun. September 17, 1995 This is because the writers couldn't think of anything else to do with him at the time. Two-part episode of the American animated television series The Simpsons. Directed by Wesley Archer. In the summer of 1995, one question consumed an entire nation of TV viewers: Who shot Mr. Burns?The two-part cliffhanger finale of The Simpsons’ sixth season was originally conceived as a … (Part One). At the station, Smithers makes a live TV appeal. Part 1 Episode - 2F16 First Aired - 5/21/1995 While burying a dead … As Troy McClure states in "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" the alternate ending wouldn't have made sense because for Smithers to have done it, all of the Simpson's DNA evidence would have to be ignored, which would be "downright nutty", a reference to O.J. A gun is found under the seat of Homer's car, which Homer claims does not belong to him, although his fingerprints are detected all over it. The Simpsons could have kicked off its seventh season pretty much any way it wanted. Burns had tried to wrestle the candy away from Maggie (literally trying to take candy from a baby), which was proving difficult. “Slow down. 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