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The Simpsons Episode: "30 Minutes over Tokyo"

Season 10, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: After getting tips on thrifty living, the family takes a vacation to Japan, where they appear on a game show to win plane tickets back home. Voices: George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.
Original Air Date: May 16, 1999
Guest Cast Maggie Roswell: Canadian Wife/Maude Flanders George Takei: Game Show Host Gedde Watanabe: Japanese Father Karen Maruyama: Japanese Stewardess Karl Wiedergott: Mr. Monopoly/Woody Allen Keone Young: Fish Denice Kumagai: Japanese Mother

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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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