The Simpsons Episode 11.22 Behind the Laughter
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The Simpsons Episode 11.22 Behind the Laughter

Episode Premiere
May 21, 2000
Genre
Animation, Comedy
Production Company
FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions
Official Site
http://www.thesimpsons.com/
Episode Premiere
May 21, 2000
Genre
Animation, Comedy
Period
1989 - now
Production Co
FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions
Distributor
FOX
Official Site
http://www.thesimpsons.com/
Director
Mark Kirkland
Screenwriter
Matt Groening, James L. Brooks
Main Cast
  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (voice)
  • Julie Kavner
  • Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson (voice)
  • Yeardley Smith
  • Harry Shearer
  • Hank Azaria as Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak (voice)
  • Pamela Hayden
  • Tress MacNeille
  • Karl Wiedergott
Additional Cast

A special behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs of "the first family of American laughter." As the story unfolds, we learn of Homer Simpsons' humble beginnings and the demo tape that made him famous. Unable to get his videotape seen by any big time network execs, the family turns to FOX. The Simpsons quickly became an enormous hit, the future looking bright. But success comes at a great price and all the baggy pants in MC Hammer's old house can't save the family from themselves. Homer's addiction to painkillers, the tax problems, Bart's reckless behavior - it all spelled trouble for the show and the family. How did they ever pull through? With style and class. And a little help from their friends.