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Back to Ullman Index Episode: The Funeral

General Information

  • Season: 0
  • Production Code: MG14
  • Broadcast Index: U02E02
  • Episode Number: 9
  • Airdate: 04 October 1987
  • Writer: Matt Groening
  • Director: Matt Groening
  • Editor: Gary M. Gadsdon


The Family attends Uncle Hubert's funeral. Bart is excited to see a dead body for first time, but passes out when he looks into the casket.

Intro Gags

Maggie's Appearences

  • Maggie is sitting on the couch when Homer and Marge tell the kids about Uncle Hubert.
  • Maggie is wearing a black baggie at the Funeral and in the car.

Lisa's Appearences

  • Lisa is sitting on the couch when Homer and Marge tell the kids about Uncle Hubert.

Maggie Framegrabs - 12

Lisa Framegrabs - 14

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Memorable Quotage

  • Lisa: What does "Passed Away" mean?
    Bart: You know, kicked the bucket. Pulled the croak chain. Had a meeting with Old Mr. Grim.
    Homer: BART!
    Bart: The dude died.
  • Bart: Oh boy, I've never seen a dead body before, I bet his body will be all green and clammy and stuff, it'll be just like a zombie movie, only real!
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  • This is the first short to feature a character who isnt part of the family
  • Bart is the only one of the kids to wear an outfit different from his regular clothes
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Latest Reviews

xx Posted on 09 March 2010 by Gars
It's a nice short, that's for sure, it deals with death tastefully, but in a Simpsony way. Though her character hadn't been established until the series, Lisa was a bit stupid in asking what "Passed Away" meant.