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Gorgeous Grampa 

Homer's obsession with the TV show "Storage Battles" leads the family to discover Grampa's past identity as "Gorgeous Godfrey," the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Rich Texan / Sideshow Mel (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu / Duffman / Sea Captain / Prof. Frink / Superintendent Chalmers / Wiseguy / Kirk Van Houten / Carl (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Crazy Cat Lady / Old Woman From Retirement Home / Fan Boy Of Bart / Various (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy (voice)


Discovering a collection of muscle man magazines in Grandpa's belongings the Simpsons assume he is gay but it transpires that, decades ago, he was Glamorous Godfrey, a successful wrestler who eventually quit the ring because his 'bad boy' tactics made him unpopular. However Mr Burns was a huge fan and relaunches his career, inspiring Bart to also fight dirty in school sports. Ad a result Bart and his grandpa take to the ring as a villainous tag team but, fearing for Bart's future, Grandpa shows that the audience really likes to root for the good guys and undergoes a sudden change of image. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


It is revealed Grampa used to be a wrestler under the ring name "Gorgeous Godfrey". See more »


Homer Simpson: My father was not gay! He was just a man whose wife left him because he didn't show her love or attention.
Homer Simpson: Oh, my gay dad is gay for gays!
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »


High to Be Loathed
Music by Allen Simpson
Lyrics by Matt Selman & Allen Simpson
Performed by Harry Shearer (uncredited)
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Interesting Addition to the Simpsons Family History,
30 November 2013 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Gorgeous Grampa is a good Simpsons episode with a fun and enjoyable storyline with plenty of very funny scenes.I thought the idea of Grampa being a very unliked wrestler in the past was a funny and interesting addition the history of the Simpsons family and when he got Bart involved I thought it got even more enjoyable.My favourite part of the episode was definitely Mr Burns music number about being evil,I found it to be catchy and also hilarious, they don't do songs in the Simpsons very often but when they do there always great.Gorgeous Grampa is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

The family see a different side to Grampa when he revisits his days as fearsome wrestler 'Gorgeous Godfrey'.

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