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The Day the Violence Died 

Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, the cat from their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy."


Wesley Archer


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Itchy / Grampa Simpson / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Krusty the Clown (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Lester (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Seat Thief / Comic Book Guy / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / David Brinkley / Scratchy / Judge Snyder / Fat Man (voice)
Kirk Douglas ... Chester J. Lampwick (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice)
Alex Rocco ... Roger Meyers Jr. (voice)
Jack Sheldon ... The Amendment (voice)
Suzanne Somers ... Suzanne Somers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Boy in 'Amendment to Be' (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Kid Greeting Bart (voice)


Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, the cat from their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

17 March 1996 (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?


After completing the episode, Bill Oakley commented, "This episode is one of the craziest episodes ever, I would dare say. It is so packed with references and inside jokes and the ending is so bizarre that a lot of people didn't understand it." See more »


The lawyer at the trial says "Steamboat Itchy", dated 1928, is "the very first Itchy and Scratchy cartoon", however in a previous episode titled "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", it was stated the first Itchy and Scratchy cartoon -- "The Happy Cat" -- was from 1938. See more »


Bart: Look at that fat oaf.
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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »


The Amendment Song
Written by Alf Clausen and John Swartzwelder
Performed by Jack Sheldon
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Excellent episode of The Simpsons
19 May 2008 | by kbgnphillipsSee all my reviews

'The Day the Violence Died' is, in my opinion, an excellent episode of The Simpsons, and contains loads and loads of Itchy and Scratchy. Bart and Lisa find a bum on the street who claims to be the true creator of Itchy and Scratchy, and they help him gain ownership of the Itchy and Scratchy corporation. To see how it goes, you'll have to watch it yourself. This is a great episode of The Simpsons, and has laughs galore. 'The Day the Violence Died' is probably in my top 15 favorite episodes of The Simpsons, and if you like humor and a satirical take on how America is entertained by violence, then I'd recommend this episode to you.

Rating: TV-PG

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