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'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter (2005)

This episode is a parody of Behind the Music, the VH1 biography show, even sharing the same narrator, Jim Forbes. It begins with the Simpson family history and how they got into show ... See full synopsis »

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Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Dennehy ... Himself
Bo Derek ... Herself
Michael Ewing Michael Ewing ... Himself
Chris Farley ... Himself (archive footage)
William Kerr William Kerr ... Himself
Rob Lowe ... Himself
Lorne Michaels ... Himself
Peter Segal ... Himself
David Spade ... Himself
Julie Warner ... Herself
Robert K. Weiss ... Himself
Fred Wolf ... Himself
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This episode is a parody of Behind the Music, the VH1 biography show, even sharing the same narrator, Jim Forbes. It begins with the Simpson family history and how they got into show business. The first part of the fake documentary follows the family from their weak beginnings to their exceptional prosperity. A television show, a recording contract, a lot of awards, and countless wealth follow Homer's inadequate video "pilot".

However, problems begin to arise as the Simpsons' fame continues. After a funny stunt causes him injury (the cliff plummet from "Bart the Daredevil", after a montage of Homer injury clips), Homer becomes addicted to prescription painkillers, Marge makes some senseless business investments, and Bart goes to rehab after attacking flight attendants, being replaced on the show by Richie Rich. The IRS examines soon after and takes away their house (called "Homertime" as a parody of MC Hammer's house, "Hammertime"). Then, the family gets into a big dispute and splits ...

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This featurette is included on the 2-disc "Holy Shnike Edition" DVD for Tommy Boy (1995), released in 2005. See more »

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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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