The Simpsons

Episode 12.17 : Simpson Safari

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

April 01, 2001




Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1989 - now

Production Company

FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions

Cast and Crew


Mark Kirkland


Matt Groening, James L. Brooks

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Frank Welker
  • Tress MacNeille
  • Karl Wiedergott


Tired of constant mistreatment, the bag boys of Springfield go on strike, creating a grocery shortage. In Homer's frantic search for food, he unearths a thirty-year-old box of animal crackers in the attic. He bites into a giraffe but is surprised to find that it's made of solid gold - which means he's just won an African safari for the entire family. Once in Africa, the family is awed by the majestic scenery, wildlife and colorful local customs. However, during a dance ceremony, the family is chased by an enraged hippo and must flee via a raging river. Lost and weary, the Simpsons are saved by friendly chimps. They return the favor by fighting off poachers and freeing the chimps from the control of an evil scientist.

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