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The Day the Violence Died 

Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, the cat from their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy."


Wesley Archer


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Grampa Simpson / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Lester (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Seat Thief / Comic Book Guy / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / David Brinkley / Scratchy / Judge Snyder / Fat Man (voice)
Kirk Douglas ... Chester J. Lampwick (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
Alex Rocco ... Roger Meyers Jr. (voice)
Jack Sheldon ... The Amendment (voice)
Suzanne Somers ... Suzanne Somers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Boy in 'Amendment to Be' (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Kid Greeting Bart (voice)


Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, the cat from their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

17 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In his script, John Swartzwelder randomly paired David Brinkley and Suzanne Somers together as the parade commentators. The producers were unable to get Brinkley to play his part, so he was instead voiced by Harry Shearer. However, they were successful in getting Somers to voice herself. See more »


The lawyer at the trial says "Steamboat Itchy", dated 1928, is "the very first Itchy and Scratchy cartoon", however in a previous episode titled "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", it was stated the first Itchy and Scratchy cartoon -- "The Happy Cat" -- was from 1938. See more »


Bart: We killed itchy and scratchy?
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References The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »


Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
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Wonderful Episode
11 September 2010 | by KevinB12See all my reviews

It was such a terrific Simpsons episode because it is a great one. That old man Chester got his 800 million dollars after Bart Simpson showed proof that Chester invented Itchy and Scratchy for his first film in 1919. Even if I had 800 million dollars,I would get myself cash-able anytime savings bonds and live on the interest from the Toronto Dominion Bank. Three percent or higher from 800 million is over 24 million dollars interest. Why would Chester have someone build a solid gold house and buy a rocket car? Chester would put a million dollars in a Springfield bank and put the rest in savings bonds so he can live on the interest. He should be in a luxury air-conditioned apartment as a suggestion. He should hire a limo chauffeur, a maid, a chef and nurse. That is what I would do with 800 million dollars.

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