After a dimwitted TV character is coincidentally named Homer Simpson, Homer changes his name to Max Power.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Archie Bunker / Criminal #2 / Lance Kaufman / Barney Gumble / Groundskeeper Willie / Krusty the Clown / Producer #4 / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Admiral Baby (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Naval Officer #1 / Criminal #1 / TV Homer Simpson / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Professor Frink / Producer #3 / Producer #5 / Trent Steele / Lou (voice)
FOX Announcer / Naval Officer #1 / Bank Manager / Chief / Lenny / Otto / Fan #2 / Producer #1 / Judge Snyder / Montgomery Burns / Man Talking to Woody Harrelson / Bill Clinton / Lorne Michaels / Eddie (voice)
Himself (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Producer #2 (voice)
Fan #1 / Employee / Guest (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Valet / Replacement Ned Flanders (voice)


Humiliated with sharing his name with a bumbling character on a hit TV show, Homer decides to have his name legally changed to Max Power. The new name opens a lot of doors for Homer and Marge and soon they become friends with some of Springfield's most powerful people. Written by Matthew N. Jones

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7 February 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Certain prints of this episode incorrectly list Akom for overseas production in the closing credits. The correct credits are found on the season 10 DVD set. See more »


When Homer gets his scarf caught in the fan at Moe's and begins swinging around, knocking over items on the bar, the glasses of beer get knocked over before Homer even connects with them. See more »


Chief Wiggum: Well, well, well. If it isn't that stupid cop from TV.
[picks his ear with his gun]
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References Frasier (1993) See more »


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Homer Simpson is Max Powers
21 October 2006 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons are watching the new "Mid-Season" on TV. What's brilliant about this episode is the inside jokes on Television series Producers. "Police Cops" parody of police TV shows was brilliant. One of the cool cops is named "Homer Simpson" and Homer is surprised by that. Soon the whole town admires Homer, not long enough the cool Homer Simpson cops is changed into a goofy fat character who is made fun off all the time. The town makes fun of Homer, who decides to battle his name - eventually loses and decides to change his name to Max Power. There is a great satire there on Bill Clinton as he is portrayed as a person who sleeps even with pigs. 8 out of 10.

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