The Simpsons (1989– )

Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington 

The family makes Krusty run for Congress because of air traffic being redirected to fly dangerously close to their house.


Lance Kramer


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Louie / Mayor Quimby / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Rich Texan / Sideshow Mel / Larry Fine / John Armstrong / Elderly Congressman / Currency Committee Member 1 / Janitor (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink / Legs / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Bumblebee Man / Cletus Spuckler / Moe Szyslak / Moe Howard / Airport Official / Jet Pilot / Fox News Anchor / Krusty Campaign Commercial Singer / Beauregard / Currency Committee Member 2 / Congressman / Sgt. at Arms (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Charles Montgomery Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Bob Dole / Rainier Wolfcastle / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / 'Three Stooges' Announcer / Curly IV / Horace Wilcox / Channel 6 Announcer / Currency Committee Chairman / Committee Chariman Hayes / Speaker of the House (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Fat Tony (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Cookie Kwan / Brandine Del Roy (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Various (voice)


Plagued by low-flying aircraft shattering their peace because their house is in a flight path,the Simpsons persuade Krusty to become a congress -man and pass a bill to get the flight path moved. Krusty is willing but lacks confidence and,even after Lisa's campaign has had him successfully elected he is used as a skivvy by other congress-men so that the Simpsons resort to blackmail to achieve their aim. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

9 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is a reference to the film "Mr Smith Goes To Washington". See more »


After Kent Brockman announces that Krusty has won the election, Krusty states that he is a senator. Lisa corrects him by stating that he is actually a "congressman". However Lisa's statement is misleading. Congress is both houses of the US federal legislature. Members of the Senate are called "senators" and members of the House of Representatives, to which Krusty has just been elected, are called "representatives". Both senators and representatives are members of congress and therefore congressmen/women. However, US representatives are often referred to as "Congress(wo)man." i.e. Congressman Andre Carson, Congresswoman Susan Brooks. See more »


Cletus: He really speaks to me, the average Joe six-tooth.
Brandine: When did you get another tooth?
Cletus: The sidewalk.
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References Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) See more »


The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
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