A damning report on childhood obesity in Springfield leads to the formation of a pee-wee football team. After belittling Ned Flanders, Homer ends up coaching the team, but his favoring of Bart makes him unpopular.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Roy Firestone ...
Himself (voice)
Hank Hill (voice)
Himself (voice)
Various (voice)
Maude Flanders / Luann Van Houten (voice)
Uter / Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice)
Riley Brock ...
Bubble Gump (voice)


A pee-wee football team forms as a solution to Springfield's growing childhood obesity crisis. When Homer takes over as coach after causing Flanders to quit, he tries to make Bart the star of the team despite his poor performance on the field. Written by Attmay

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

9 November 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hat Homer is wearing is one of the many Easter eggs in the series. He purchased it in Season 8, and it makes three more appearances in the series to date. Only one of those it is in Tom Landry's possession. See more »


Numerous child characters are seen spiking the ball and doing touchdown dances, all of which are forbidden in all youth football leagues. See more »


Lisa Simpson: What position have you got for me?
[the kids gasps]
Lisa Simpson: That's right. A girl who wants to play football. How about that?
Ned Flanders: Well, thats super-duper, Lisa. We've already got four girls on the team.
Lisa Simpson: You do?
Ned Flanders: Uh huh. But we'd love to have you on board!
Lisa Simpson: Well... football's not really my thing. After all... what kind of civilized person would play a game with the skin of an innocent pig?
Ned Flanders: Well, actually, Lisa, these balls are synthetic!
Janey Powell: And for every ball you buy, a dollar goes to Amnesty International!
Lisa Simpson: [...]
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Homer goes down the credits list and "cuts" or expels random members of the Production team. At the Gracie Logo, Homer says,"You're cut too, Shushy!" See more »


References Happy Days (1974) See more »


Music Box Dancer
Written by Frank Mills
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