Grift of the Magi


Episode Info

Springfield Elementary School needs some renovations, but Principal Skinner (voice of Harry Shearer) makes the mistake of hiring a construction company owned by organized crime kingpin Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna), and soon the school is bankrupted by Fat Tony's demands. In an effort to put the school back into the black, Kid First Industries buys the school and privatizes its operations. Kid First prexy Jim Hope (voice of Tim Robbins) tries to convince parents his first priority is education, but before long Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) notices the school's new staff spends a lot of time asking the students about toys. A little digging uncovers the truth -- Kids First is owned by a toy company, and they're using their research in Springfield to design the "must-have" plaything of the upcoming holiday season, a friendly robot named Funzo. However, Funzo is programmed to destroy any other toys it comes in contact with, and Lisa has to convince her family to go on a Christmas Eve mission destroying the dangerous gadgets before it's too late. Featuring voice cameos from Gary Coleman and Clarence Clemons, "Grift of the Magi" first aired on December 19, 1999.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Tim Robbins
as Jim Hope
Gary Coleman
as Himself
Hank Azaria
as Moe/Court Show Announcer/Defendant/Bumblebee Man/Carl
Russi Taylor
as Sherri/Terri/Martin Prince
Tress MacNeille
as Plaintiff/Teacher/Lindsey
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