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The Simpsons Episode: "The Old Man and the Lisa"

Season 8, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: Penniless from bad investments, Burns asks for help from Lisa, who turns him into a profitable recycler. But then Burns takes things a nasty step further to increase his dividends. Pro wrestler Bret "The Hit Man" Hart has a voice cameo.
Original Air Date: Apr 20, 1997

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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