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Goo Goo Gai Pan

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"Goo Goo Gai Pan"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 16
Episode 12
Directed byLance Kramer
Written byDana Gould
Production codeGABF06
Original air dateMarch 13, 2005 (2005-03-13)
Episode features
Couch gagMany of the show's characters surprise the Simpson famiy when they go to the couch. Homer has a heart attack.
CommentaryAl Jean
Dana Gould
Ian Maxtone-Graham
Matt Selman
Michael Price
Max Pross
Lance Kramer
Steven Dean Moore
David Silverman
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"Goo Goo Gai Pan" is the 12th episode of The Simpsons' 16th season. It was first broadcast on the Fox network on March 13, 2005. In the episode, the Simpson family goes to China so that Selma can adopt a baby there. Lucy Liu guest stars as Madam Wu, a Chinese person in the episode who helps with Selma's adoption.[1]

The episode was controversial in China because it made references of the Tiananmen Square protests. In the episode, a sign in the Tiananmen Square says "On this site, in 1989, nothing happened". This is a reference to China trying to censor the protests.[2] Another part of the episode shows a parody of the Tank Man photo where Selma is the Tank Man and Wu is inside one of the tanks. In 2021, Hong Kong started their version of Disney+ which has The Simpsons. "Goo Goo Gai Pan" was not put on there because of its references to the Tianamen Square protests.[3][4]


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  1. Canning, Robert (September 22, 2008). "The Simpsons Flashback: "Goo Goo Gai Pan" Review - IGN". Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  2. "China's on-off relationship with the Simpsons". BBC News. January 26, 2016.
  3. Liu, Narayan (November 27, 2021). "Disney+ Removes Simpsons Episode in Hong Kong Due to Tiananmen Square Reference". CBR. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  4. Bentz, Adam (November 27, 2021). "Simpsons Episode Removed on Disney+ Hong Kong for Tiananmen Square Joke". ScreenRant. Retrieved December 8, 2021.

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