The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 24

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? (27 Aug. 1992)

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After Homer "wins" a $2000 settlement with the plant for radiation affecting his sperm count, his brother Herb comes to Springfield with an idea that could help him get his fortune back.

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Homer Simpson / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Homeless Man #2 / Newsreader / Gomer Pyle / Barney Gumble / Homeless Man #3 / Baby Representative (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Baby at Park / Todd Flanders / Maggie Simpson / Baby #1 / Baby #2 (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Body Fat Tester / Sergeant Carter / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Spine-Melter 2000 Salesman / Professor Frink / Father (voice)
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Lenny / Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Homeless Man #1 / Announcer / Ned Flanders / Tom Brokaw (voice)
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Kristin Shepard / Maude Flanders / Woman at Park / Mother (voice)
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Herb Powell (voice)
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During a routine plant physical, it is discovered that exposure to radiation has sterilized Homer. Mr. Burns pays him off with an elaborate employee appreciation ceremony, and a monetary award. Homer's half-brother Herb Powell, now a hobo, reads about it in the paper, and decide's that Homer's wealth can fund his idea for an invention that would transform baby gibberish into intelligible English. Written by Tfilm78

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The title is based upon the Depression Era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," with lyrics by Yip Harburg and music by Jay Gorney (1931). See more »

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Mr. Burns: Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it.
[building]
Mr. Burns: But to me you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...!
[calms down]
Mr. Burns: But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?
Blue Haired Lawyer: I'll have some coffee.
Mr. Burns: Want it black, don't you? Black like your heart! It's so hard for me to listen to you...
[shouts]
Mr. Burns: I hate you all so much!
[calms down]
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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Performed by 'Nancy Cartwright (I)', Pamela Hayden, Maggie Roswell, and Harry Shearer
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A Triumphant Return For Herb!
22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the twenty-fourth and final episode of the third season of the Simpsons. It's funny, heart-warming, and a fitting conclusion for a great season. Plus we get to see Herb again after his disastrous happenings last season thanks to Homer. Danny DeVito returns and once again, did a good job in voicing Herb.

In this episode, "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" Mr. Burns discovers that Homer is sterile thanks to the radiation at the plant, so Homer is celebrated with an awards ceremony and a hefty sum of money. Herb, now homeless, reads about Homer in the paper and he grudgingly returns into Homer's life as he asks to borrow the money so he can patent a device that interprets the babbling of babies into speech.

Overall, this is a good episode that unlike the last episode featuring Herb, it has a happy ending. Herb is one of my favorite characters so I was happy to see him return. I rate this episode 9/10.


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