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Trivia / The Simpsons S1 E8 "The Telltale Head"

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  • Deleted Scene: The original TV version of this episode has an extra scene where Bart explains to the townspeople that they've lost their way as Springfieldianites by being so quick to lynch a ten-year-old boy who actually feels sorry for what he's done. Both network repeats and the DVD version lack this scene (and so does the FXX rerun of this episode as seen on the "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon, though the Disney+ version actually reinstates the scene), and also added in the line about "most lynch mobs not being this nice". It is not known why the scene was changed, although the generally accepted theory is that after the first broadcast the producers decided the original ending was too preachy and needed gagging up, leading them to cut a section out and add the "lynch mobs" line.
    Bart: But I'd like to add one thing: It wasn't until I removed the head of Jebediah Springfield that we realized we were taking our heritage for granted. That was a crime, too. One I think we are all guilty of.
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  • First Appearance: For Corky James "Jimbo" Jones, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Dolphin "Dolph" Starbeam, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Herschel "Krusty the Clown" Krustofski (in the main series), Robert Underdunk "Sideshow Bob" Terwilliger (albeit very Off-Model in one of his scenes), and Jebediah Springfield.
  • The Other Darrin: For this episode, Jimbo Jones is voiced by Tress MacNeille while Dolph is voiced by Pamela Hayden. Later episodes would have Hayden as Jimbo and MacNeille as Dolph.

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