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The Great Phatsby: Part One

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Season 28 Episode
607 "Pork and Burns"
"The Great Phatsby: Part One"
"The Great Phatsby: Part Two" 609
"The Great Phatsby: Part One"
The Great Phatsby Part One promo 1.png
Episode Information
Episode number: 608
Season number: S28 E12
Production code: WABF04
Original airdate: January 15, 2017
Guest star(s): Keegan-Michael Key as Jazzy James
Charles Barkley as himself
Showrunner: Matt Selman
Written by: Dan Greaney
Directed by: Chris Clements

"The Great Phatsby: Part One" is the twelfth episode of season 28 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighth episode overall. It originally aired on January 15, 2017. The episode was written by Dan Greaney and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars Keegan-Michael Key as Jazzy James and Charles Barkley as himself.

"The Great Phatsby: Part One" is part one of an hour-long episode of The Simpsons and was followed by part two immediately after.


"Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. Burns is then conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town and Smithers begins a perilous journey."


Mr. Burns is reminiscing about his youth, while receiving a double shot of fresh blood. To relive part of it, Smithers suggests a party at his Summer Mansion in Middle Hampton. Instead of store-bought ice, Burns cheaps out and sends Smithers to Canada to bring some lake ice.

Smithers brings Homer some invitations so he can invite some people to the party but he just attaches them to car windshields at the parking lot of the Try-N-Save. A bus takes the guests to the mansion, including Homer, Marge, Maggie, Bart, Lisa, Moe, Sideshow Mel, Patty, Selma, Dr. Hibbert, Bernice Hibbert, Luann, Kirk, Chief Wiggum, Sarah Wiggum, Agnes and Skinner.

Arriving at the mansion, however, they find out that Burns has cheaped out again, and the party is so boring they leave. While Smithers is having some trouble on a raft in Canada, Homer consoles Burns at the pier. They spot a party across the lake at a Mansion so they cross over in a rowboat, Burns inciting Homer with a whip.

The two arrive at the party, trying to crash it, and discover that the host, Jay G, likes Mr. Burns as he is his role model. Jay G thanks Burns for making him become who he is.

Meanwhile, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie visit the city and go to an ice cream shop where Lisa meets Blake, a spoiled rich kid who wants to hang out with her. She eventually agrees to meet him while Bart meets a mysterious candle vendor (Jazzy James), who narrator-Homer thinks "comes back later" but forgets why.

Jay G brings Homer and Burns on his private plane and gives Burns a special credit card (the "Obsidian Card") for extravagant spending. Meanwhile, Blake and Lisa go whale watching but Blake's brutal means to bring the whales near the boat makes Lisa positively furious.

Jay G invites Burns, with Homer tagging along, to buy a lot of stuff for really high prices, and slowly empties out his bank account. The rest of the family meets Blake again at a horse show and Lisa is delighted to find he's turned over a new leaf and become a protestor for horse justice. But when another boy offers her grooming time with the horses, she can't resist and accepts, dumping Blake.

In Canada, Smithers' misadventures continue. When trying to answer Burns' call, he breaks his phone and loses his glove. Burns soon finds out his troubles are worse when his Obsidian card is declined, as he is broke. Repossessors come to his mansion to retrieve all his expensive belongings and Homer shows him that Jay G purposely conned him into bankruptcy (detailed in the lyrics of Jay's new rap video). Burns is reduced to tears after finding out, hitting rock bottom.


The Empire music producer Jim Beanz created the songs for the episode.[1]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America April 30, 2017 Fox Latin America
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine March 26, 2017 NLO TV Initially the episode aired as separate episode in the same day, before its 2nd part.[2] However during later reruns, the parts are divided by airing of "Moho House" episode between them


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