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"The Simpsons" Homer at the Bat (1992)

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Original Air Date:
20 February 1992 (Season 3, Episode 17)
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Plot:
Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team's league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Charlie / Police Radio / Aristotle Amandopoulis / Graceland Tour Guide / Barney Gumble (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Carl / Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Lou / Moe Szyslak / Springfield Mystery Spot Owner (voice)

Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Umpire / Eddie / Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Hypnotist / Dr. Hibbert / Announcer (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... Nurse / Distressed Woman (voice)

Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Wade Boggs ... Wade Boggs (voice)

Jose Canseco ... Jose Canseco (voice)
Roger Clemens ... Roger Clemens (voice)
Ken Griffey Jr. ... Ken Griffey Jr. (voice)
Don Mattingly ... Don Mattingly (voice)
Steve Sax ... Steve Sax (voice)
Mike Scioscia ... Mike Scioscia (voice)

Ozzie Smith ... Ozzie Smith (voice)

Darryl Strawberry ... Darryl Strawberry (voice)
Terry Cashman ... Terry Cashman (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jim Reardon 
 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

John Swartzwelder (written by)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Gabor Csupo .... animation executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Sherry Gunther .... animation producer
Al Jean .... co-executive producer
Jay Kogen .... supervising producer
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer
George Meyer .... producer
Conan O'Brien .... producer
Mike Reiss .... co-executive producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
David Silverman .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
John Swartzwelder .... co-producer
Jon Vitti .... co-producer
Wallace Wolodarsky .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Mark McJimsey 
 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
 
Production Management
Richard Raynis .... executive in charge of animation production
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... animation production manager
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Anderson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrew Brandou .... color design supervisor
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Daniel Harris .... color designer
Samantha Harrison .... color design supervisor
Steven Dean Moore .... storyboard supervisor
Raymie Muzquiz .... storyboard
Jeff Myers .... storyboard revisions
Gyorgyi Peluce .... color designer
Jerry Richardson .... storyboard revisions
Cookie Tricarico .... color designer
Janet Watson .... color designer
Carol Wyatt .... color designer
 
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... production sound mixer
Peter Cole .... re-recording mixer
Ronny Cox .... sound recordist (as Ronald Cox)
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Beaty .... animation camera
Lisa Cohen .... animation camera
James Keefer .... animation camera
Laszlo Lakits .... animation camera
Brad Long .... animation camera
 
Animation Department
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Tibor Belay .... animator: main title animation
John Berman .... background layout artist (as John M. Berman)
Lynna Blankenship .... background clean-up artist (as Lynna Johnson)
Bev Chapman .... background clean-up artist
Craig Clark .... animator: main title animation
Alex Dilts .... background designer (as Alex C. Dilts)
Edgar Duncan .... background clean-up artist
Mark Ervin .... animator: main title animation
David Felix .... background clean-up artist
Steve Fellner .... animator: main title animation
Adriana M. Galvez .... character layout artist (as Adriana Galvez)
Frederick J. Gardner III .... animator: main title animation
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas
Lucas Gray .... background clean-up artist
Dexter Griffin .... background clean-up artist
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Trevor C. Johnson .... background clean-up artist (as Trevor Johnson)
Zsuzsa Lamy .... animation checker (as Susan Zsuzsa Lamy)
Chris Loudon .... character layout artist (as Chris Louden)
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
John Mathot .... background clean-up artist
Jeff McGrath .... animation timer
Pete Michels .... animation timer
Sarge Morton .... character layout artist
Jeff Myers .... animator: main title animation (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Matthew Nastuk .... character layout artist (as Matt Nastuk)
Mark Oftedal .... background clean-up artist
Eduardo Olivares .... animator: main title animation
Eduardo Olivares .... character layout artist
J.C. Park .... animation director: overseas
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation
Becca Ramos .... background layout artist
John Rice .... character designer
Sondra Roy .... animator: main title animation (as Sondra S. Roy)
Rick Salonga .... background clean-up supervisor
Chuck Sheetz .... animation timer
Sam Simon .... character designer
Wesley Smith .... animation checking supervisor
Julie Spencer .... character layout artist
Eric Stefani .... character layout artist
Kim Taylor .... background clean-up artist
Tommy Tejeda .... character layout artist (as Andres 'Tommy' Tejeda)
Gregg Vanzo .... animator: main title animation
Paul Wee .... character layout artist
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background layout artist
Lance Wilder .... background designer
Kevin Wurzer .... animator: main title animation
 
Editorial Department
Richard Cassel .... telecine: Unitel Video
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... post-production coordinator (as Jeffrey Goldstein)
Lee Harting .... assistant editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D&A Neg Cutting
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... post-production coordinator
Tami Sloan Tsark .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
 
Other crew
Sharon Altman .... production assistant
Doria Biddle .... production assistant
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Linda Brown .... publicist
Rick Bugental .... technical director: main title
Dee Cappelli .... assistant to producers
Barbara Duncan .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Alison Elliott .... assistant to associate producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
C.J. Gibson .... assistant to producers
Don Gilbert .... assistant to producers
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Matt Hamilton .... production assistant (as Matt 'Splatt' Hamilton)
Miles Lewis Horst .... production coordinator
Julia Kim .... production coordinator
Tammy Mandel .... assistant to producers
Jeff Martin .... executive story editor
Carole Ann McCoy .... production accountant
Denise M. Mitchell .... production coordinator (as Denise Mitchell)
Laura Norton .... assistant to producers
Jamie O'Connor .... assistant to producers
Dan O'Day McClellan .... production assistant (as Daniel O'Day McClellan)
Daria Paris .... assistant: Sam Simon
Lana Repp-Lewis .... assistant to producers (as Lana Repp Lewis)
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
Bradford Schultze .... assistant to producers (as Brad Schultze)
Jacqueline Sillo .... assistant to producers
David Silverman .... title designer: main title
Sam Simon .... creative supervisor
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groening
David M. Stern .... creative consultant
Sarah Werner .... production coordinator
Lona Williams .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Lisa Womble .... production assistant
 

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James L. Brooks  developed by
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Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Runtime:
Argentina:30 min
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Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ken Griffey Jr. didn't understand his line "there's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited" and got quite frustrated when he was recording it. He was directed by Mike Reiss, and his father Ken Griffey Sr. was also present, trying to coach his son.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: How could Smithers have found out what happened to Steve Sax and Ozzie Smith? The police made it clear they were not letting Sax call anybody. Plus the only witness to what happened to Ozzie would not have known to tell Smithers about it.See more »
Quotes:
[Marge is filming Homer sitting in the dugout at a softball game. Homer starts to scratch his crotch]
Marge Simpson:Oh, dear.
[points the camera at her feet]
Marge Simpson:Children, tell me when your father stops scratching himself.
[long pause]
Marge Simpson:Kids...?
Bart Simpson:We'll tell you, Mom.
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Soundtrack:
Talkin' BaseballSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Pride of the Simpsons, 13 December 2014
Author: mmallon4 from United Kingdom

After recently re-watching the first nine seasons or what fans now refer to as the golden age I have come to the decision that Homer at the Bat is my favourite episode of The Simpsons.

I should point out that I'm not a sports fan (far from it as a matter of fact) and due to cultural reasons I do not know who any of these baseball stars are as the sport is not popular in the UK. However this made me realise just what made the guest appearances during The Simpsons glory days so great. Even if you're not familiar with a celebrity you can still enjoy their appearance on the show as they manage to give them their own unique comic, down to Earth personalities. Here there are no fewer nine guest stars and they're all equally memorable and funny. However what also astounds me is how each of these guest stars has their own story arc and all this within the confines of 22 minutes. There is even an early exposure to Barney Gumble being a secret intellectual; leave it to The Simpsons to get the viewer interested in who was England's greatest prime minister. There is so much going on in this episode yet the show's creators successfully get it all in without any of it feeling forced. There's enough material here to make several episodes.

Homer at the Bat is one of the more surreal episodes of The Simpons' glory days and they even manage to summarise this during the end credits in one catchy song (a parody of Talking' Baseball by Terry Cashman). Like many Simpsons' parodies it has become more famous than its source and like the best Simpsons' songs, a whole generation can recite it off by heart.

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