Trama, Sinossi Episodio
Per alzare l'audience di Grattachecca e Fichetto viene inserito un nuovo personaggio, Pucci. Homer lo doppia, ma Pucci non piace.
Sinossi originale: Krusty becomes alarmed at the flagging ratings for "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" and demands it be corrected. The producers reason some new gimmicks are needed to inject fresh air and - after a focus group doesn't quite go as well as planned - decide to introduce a new character named Poochie, a rapping cartoon dog that is supposed to become friends with Itchy and Scratchy. Homer auditions to do Poochie's voice and wins the part. Poochie's first cartoon, "The Beagle Has Landed," premieres to great fanfare but is poorly received to say the least. The producers decide that, given his spectacular failure, Poochie will be killed off in the mutt's next cartoon. Homer learns about this and at his next recording session, gives a speech imploring everyone to give Poochie a chance. However, the effort is unsuccessful and Poochie's death - along with the correct lines dubbed in - is revealed in the next animated short. Also: A college-aged boy named Roy temporarily moves in with the Simpsons and - in a nod to clichéd characters being used as a gimmick to entice viewership of waning TV shows - does everything to get in the way. Eventually, Roy announces he's moving out and moving in with a pair of sexy ladies.
Titolo Originale: The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show
Prima trasmissione Originale: Domenica 9 Febbraio 1997 su Fox
Premiere USA: Domenica 9 Febbraio 1997 su Fox
Prima trasmissione in Italia: Mercoledì 11 Marzo 1998 su Italia 1
Serie Televisiva: I Simpson
Stagione: 8 - Episodio: 14
Durata: 22 minuti
Genere: Commedia, Animazione
Cast tecnico, Attori e PersonaggiRegia: Steven Dean Moore
Sceneggiatura: David X. Cohen
Ideatori: Matt Groening