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Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder 

Homer becomes a minor celebrity around Springfield after bowling a perfect game.


(as Mikel B. Anderson)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Grampa Simpson / Itchy / Happy Little Elf #1 / Hans Moleman (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Pushy New Yorker / Chief Wiggum / Carl / Man Hit by Bowling Ball / Springfield Squares Announcer / Disco Stu / Happy Little Elf #3 / Moe Szyslak / Suicidal Man (voice)
Traffic Reporter / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Otto (voice)
Ron Howard (voice)
Penn Jilette (voice)
Pat O'Brien (voice)
Nancy O'Dell (voice)
Teller (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Dolph / Swimming Instructor (voice)
Sherri / Ron Howard's Son (voice)


Homer briefly becomes famous after bowling a perfect 300 at the local ten-pin alley. However,his celebrity quickly wanes so he decides to bond with Maggie instead. He tries to teach her to swim but she ends up rescuing him after he gets into difficulties. As a reward he takes her bowling where she also gets the perfect score. Written by don @ minifie-1

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14 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title is derived from the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" by Allan Sherman based on his son's reports from summer camp. The song won a Grammy and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks beginning August 24, 1963. See more »


During Homer's first bowling game (where he bowls a perfect game), Homer is upset that Lenny and Carl are using the names "ASS" and "POO." Resulting in Homer instead using "HJS" (his initials). This seems to indicate that when choosing a name on the scoreboard at the bowling alley, only three letters are allowed. However, at the end of the episode, when he bowls with Maggie, their names on the scoreboard read "DADDY" and "MAGGIE." Now indicating that up to six letters can be used. See more »


Milhouse: Ugh, you're polishing bone!
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »


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A Surprisingly Emotional Journey for Homer,
10 November 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder is a great Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes. It's a very fun episode as we see Homer become a celebrity for a short amount of time after bowling a perfect game, we see him rise to the top, and eventually fall, it becomes an emotional episode as we see him struggling with losing fame, and it seems to be an accurate portrayal of how one hit wonders play out in real life. The only problem I really had was that the plot is quite messy, it jumps around a lot and at times it feels like it has no idea where it's really going, it seemed to be written on the spot and there wasn't enough work put in to constructing it properly. I liked the scenes towards the end between Maggie and Homer, it was nice to see their relationship develop and I feel they should have more episodes like these, I believe this is the first one since Homer Alone in season 3 to do so, it's always nice to see Homer give his youngest, and admittedly most forgettable, child some attention. Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder wouldn't be a highlight for the eleventh season, but it's a fun episode nonetheless.

Homer becomes a big name for a short period of time after bowling a perfect 300 game.

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