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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? 

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 / First Homeless Man / 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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27 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Joe Frazier and Barney get into a fight. Originally Barney was going to win the fight but Joe Frazier objected so the script was changed so Barney lost. See more »

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Herb: [referring to himself] How would you like to spend $2,000 to give a broken man a second chance?
Homer: Nah.
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References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

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Written by Alf Clausen, Jeff Martin, Al Jean, Mike Reiss,
Jay Kogen, Wallace Wolodarsky
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Herb makes an eventually triumphant return
2 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Homer's half-brother, Herb, shows up after he learns of Homer 'winning' $2,000. Herb wants to invest that money in his new invention which he needs Maggie to help create. Homer didn't actually win the $2,000. It's a settlement from the power plant because he's sterile from working there. The Simpson family will never know that though, not with Mr. Burns ingenious award!

Danny DeVito reprises his role as Herb. This episode was produced because of fan reaction to the season 2 episode, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, which I've also reviewed on this site. Fans felt like the ending to that episode was too sad. The Simpsons answered with this episode.

I don't think it's anywhere near as good as the 2nd season episode I mentioned above. It still has a lot of charm and some good jokes, particularly with Herb and Maggie and Homer's reaction to Herb's example of an invention. Mr. Burns is great in this episode as well.

You have to see it if you've seen the 2nd season episode, if not, then you should still check it out. The Simpsons was unequivocally must-watch television in the 3rd season and this is the last episode of the season.


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