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The Principal and the Pauper 

At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore (as Steve Moore)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Abe Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendant Chalmers (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Armin Tamzarian / Kent Brockman / Judge Snyder (voice)
Martin Sheen ... Sgt. Seymour Skinner (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover (voice)
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Storyline

At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based upon the Mark Twain story of two look alike boys in Tudor England, 'The Prince and the Pauper'. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Skinner plays a tuning fork, but he should have place the handle onto a resonating surface to hear a sound. See more »

Quotes

Superintendant Chalmers: Good lord! The rod up that man's butt, must have a rod up its butt!
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Connections

Spoofs Toni Basil: Mickey (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Just plain silly
8 November 2018 | by jamnetworkSee all my reviews

Besides respecting the history of the Skinner family, the concept is hated by the majority of the audience. The changing of fan favorite Principal Skinner to Sgt Skinner makes this one of the most unpopular Simpsons episodes, thus making Sgt Skinner one of the most unpopular Simpsons characters, making it one of the few Simpsons episodes to be explicitly dismissed from canon. Watch at your risk, but I wouldn't if I were you.


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