When Grampa escapes from his retirement home, Homer and Marge frantically try to track him down by following clues that reveal secrets in Grampa’s past, including that he worked at a local restaurant with composer Marvin Hamlisch (guest-voicing as himself) and met and fell in love with the restaurant’s singer Rita LaFleur (guest voice Anika Noni Rose). Meanwhile Lisa tries her hand at online poker, getting tips from the experts, including Jennifer Tilly (guest-voicing as herself), but is soon gambling with her college fund.
After Bart performed at the Karaoke Before We Croak event at the Springfield Retirement Castle as Kenny Rogers, Milhouse came up on the stage and the old folks thought he was Marvin Hamlisch and started to admire him. Milhouse asked Bart to help him as the old people smelt like Ginger Ale, but he was too busy picking up the money that the old folks had thrown onto the stage.
When Abe escaped from the Springfield Retirement Castle, Homer and Marge search his past and discover that he worked with Marvin Hamlisch in a local restaurant and that he fell in love with the restaurant’s singer, Rita LaFleur.
“Gone Abie Gone”
Original Airdate: November 11, 2012
Special: Jennifer Tilly as herself
Guest: Marvin Hamlisch as himself
Voices: Anika Noni Rose as Rita LaFleur
Written by: Joel H. Cohen