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September 17, 1999
UK gangsters go for Hollywood gold

January 20, 2000
Bouncing toward Bethlehem

August 18, 1999
Getting high with The Simpsons

December 20, 1999
Rebels with a Claus

September 13, 1999
Ruthless guerillas commit suicide for independence

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Getting high with The Simpsons
Most television shows avoid the issue of drug use like Jerry Falwell avoids a gay pride parade. One major exception, however, is The Simpsons. Matt Groening's wildly popular study of dysfunctional family bonding relies as heavily on drug humor as Diff'rent Strokes did on "whatchootalkinboutwillis." All the members of the Simpson clan -- and a great many other residents of Springfield -- have enjoyed a wide variety of drug-induced exploits, ranging from binge drinking to unapologetic marijuana use to LSD-like hallucinations.
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