Million Dollar Abie is the 16th episode of season 17 and the 372nd overall, first broadcasted on April 2, 2006 with a script by Tim Long and directed by Steven Dean Moore.
After costing Springfield their chance at getting a major football team, Grampa contemplates suicide and goes to a doctor specializing in euthanasia. However, when the police arrests the doctor and Grampa realizes he’s not dead, he starts a new life as a bullfighter for the newly converted stadium.
You know it says something about how bad an episode is when the most memorable thing that happened during the episode was the revelation that there was going to be a Simpsons movie released to theaters the next summer. That’s right, folks, this was the weekend when they showed that first teaser trailer for The Simpsons Movie in front of the just released Ice Age: The Meltdown:
That night, that seemed to be more of a big deal for Fox than the actual episode, I remember the promos for this calling this literally ‘the biggest announcement in Simpsons history’ and…at the time, yeah, it was.
And like I said, that’s really the only thing about this episode that was actually worth watching was that teaser debuting. Other than that, this was a really dull episode.
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