2.25 5 2. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Brush with Greatness, Lisa helps Marge rekindle her passion for painting, after the family discovers some of her old artwork up in the attic. After having found out that he weighs 260 pounds, Homer vows he will diet and get more exercise. ride reproduces the staircases in the lithograph Ascending and Descending by M. C. Every day since February 10, 2011, a dorkus malorkus from Toronto creates and posts something Simpsons related to this blog. Marvelous! Ringo Starr provides his own voice for this episode; eventually, the other two surviving Beatles would follow suit and provide vocal cameos for episodes of The Simpsons. The Simpsons (TV Series) Brush with Greatness (1991) Plot. Take me, take me, take me, take me now! BCDB Rating: "Brush With Greatness" has not yet received enough votes to be rated. After becoming trapped in a water slide, Homer decides to go on a diet, while Marge enrolls in an art class and is soon commissioned to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns. Now! It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 11, 1991. Now! Disc 4. In “Brush With Greatness,” Marge has the full support of her family, but she’s beseiged by self-doubt. The staff was thrilled, and they immediately decided to expand his role. While Marge and Maggie visit a wading pool for infants, Bart, Lisa and Homer line jump and ride an intense water slide called H2WHOA!. And the dig at Water Parks is spot on. Starr agreed to do the guest appearance after reading only two lines, and he told Roberts he would be able to do it when he visited Los Angeles a few weeks later. Homer: [admiring] Oh, the Glutemus Maximizer... -- Up in the attic, ``Brush with Greatness'' Bart stumbles across a large cache of paintings of Ringo Starr, signed by `Marge B. [15][16], The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, "The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season", "Ringo Starr Doesn't Want to Answer Mail, Sign Photos for Fans", "Ringo Starr: I've got to get fans out of my life", Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Volume 2: Live from Montreux, Ringo Starr and His Third All-Starr Band-Volume 1, King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Live 2006, Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr, Vol. McCartney was actually the last living member of the Beatles to appear on “The Simpsons,” as Ringo Starr was the central figure of 1991's "Brush With Greatness" and George Harrison (who passed away in 2001) made a hilarious cameo in 1993's "Homer's Barbershop Quartet." It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 11, 1991. Brush with Greatness. Marge is also inspired by a letter from Starr, who is determined to answer decades' worth of old fan mail. Go to "English 5.1 Surround", then move to the right to select the painting. After Burns disparages Homer's weight and his daughters, Lisa and Maggie, Marge throws him out of the house. After becoming trapped in a water slide, Homer decides to go on a diet, while Marge enrolls in an art class and is soon commissioned to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns. [11] Paul A. Cantor, author of the book Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization, said that "once again Brian K. Roberts proves his genius with 'Brush with Greatness' in a superb work where Marge cultivates her wonderful artistic side". The Simpsons Season 2 Episode 18 Quotes. The Simpsons. "The Simpsons" Brush with Greatness subtitles. Homer confronts Marge. Meanwhile, Marge realizes her lost dream of painting after Homer finds her old Ringo Starr portraits. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 11, 1991. Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. "[7] Roberts explained that he had not received the memo with the rules so he showed up with a copy of the script cover and asked Starr to sign it. After becoming trapped in a water slide, Homer decides to go on a diet, while Marge enrolls in an art class and is soon commissioned to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns. In the episode A Brush With Greatness, one of these strange audio flaws can be clearly heard. Sir Ringo Starr became The Beatles drummer in 1962, replacing Pete Best. Brush with Greatness Add a photo to this gallery. John Lennon died before the show was created, but Ringo Starr and George Harrison had guest starred in 1991 (" Brush with Greatness ") and 1993 (" Homer's Barbershop Quartet "), respectively. Featured in episode 7F18 "Brush With Greatness" Song: It Don't Come Easy Featured in episode 7F18 "Brush With Greatness" 18: 18. It also expanded Marge's character in a pleasing way, as it avoided any semblance of sappiness; we needed a break from sentiment after 'Old Money'. The museum visitors are shocked until Marge explains that the portrait shows what Burns really is: a vulnerable human being who will die one day. At the time the episode was being written, Paul McCartney was the only living member of The Beatles who had never appeared on The Simpsons. I hung it on me wall! Go to the Language Selection menu of "Three Men and a Comic Book". Directed by Jim Reardon, David Silverman. "[13], The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, wrote: "A superb episode, with Marge rightfully centre stage. Mr. Burns asks Marge to paint his portrait for a new wing of the Springfield Art Museum. 1991, Season 2, Episode 18: “Brush With Greatness” Decades after sending Ringo Starr a painting, Marge gets a response — as did two Essex women, who … The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. One of the all-time great Simpsons guest appearances are from the Red … The Simpsons. I know that they're very close friends, but surely swapping voices is a step too far for anyone? Dear Marge, thanks for the fab painting of yours truly! [2] When Homer announces he is going on a diet, he says: "As God is my witness, I'll always be hungry again! Brush with Greatness - The Simpsons [S02E18] Brush with Greatness - The Simpsons [S02E18] TV-14 Animation Comedy . The Simpsons Season 2 Episode 18 Quotes. Lombardo's physical appearance was based on an art teacher Reardon had in art school. Meanwhile, after being stuck in a water slide at an amusement park, Homer decides to go on a diet. While Burns is taking a shower at the Simpsons' house, Marge inadvertently sees him naked. In the subplot, Homer is determined to lose weight after getting stuck in a water slide at an amusement park. It acquired a Nielsen rating of 12.0 and was the second highest-rated show on Fox the week it aired. Watchlist. Guide to the Simpsons episode "Brush with Greatness". The Simpsons S2 E18 "Brush with Greatness". Many lauded the use of Starr; for instance, IGN ranked his performance in the episode, along with Paul McCartney's performance in "Lisa the Vegetarian" and George Harrison's performance in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", as the tenth best guest appearance in The Simpsons' history. The Simpsons - Season 2: Brush with Greatness - Marge gets to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Smithers, find me an artist ! 2, Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brush_with_Greatness&oldid=1000220208, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The couch tips over with the family sitting on it and, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 04:38. "The Simpsons" has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump's presidency to U.S. beating Sweden for an Olympic gold medal in curling. When she wins first prize in a local art competition for a portrait of Homer on the couch in his underwear, Mr. Burns commissions her to paint his portrait. [8], The line for the H2WHOA! Brush with Greatness S2 E18 10 Apr 1991. Air Date: 4/11/91 ← Prev; ... Watch The Simpsons Season 2 Episode 18 online via TV Fanatic with over 7 options to watch the The Simpsons S2E18 full episode. Meanwhile, Homer is determined to lose weight after becoming stuck in a water slide at an amusement park. Now! Marge: Oh Homer, don't be jealous. He was the first Beatle to appear on the show; both George Harrison and Paul McCartney would later guest star in the season five episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" and the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" respectively. You're quite an artist. [7] In addition to Starr, the episode features a guest appearance by Jon Lovitz as Lombardo and the doughnut delivery man who delivers doughnuts to the nuclear power plant. At first Burns is outraged, but then he praises Marge's painting and thanks her for not making fun of his genitalia — to which she replies, "I thought I did. [4] The script was written by Brian K. Roberts and directed by Jim Reardon. Bart: Hey, Homer, I found your weights. Matt Groening, creator of ‘The Simpsons’ and “Futurama,” joined social media this week to premiere his new anti-Donald Trump tune. 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