The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 1

Homer's Barbershop Quartet (30 Sep. 1993)

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After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Couch Gag Director / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Grampa / Groundskeeper Willie / Reporter #1 / Panicking Man / Joan Rivers / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Human Fly / Newspaper Customer (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Paperboy (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Man Selling Malibu Stacey / Customer at Car Boot Sale / Comic Book Guy / Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Old Jewish Man / Snake / Captain McCallister / Reporter #2 / Man Below Balcony / Carl / Lou (voice)
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Reporter #3 / Sarah Wiggum / Barney's Girlfriend / Kwik-E-Mart Customer (voice)
James Campbell ...
Seymour Skinner (singing voice)
Mike Economou ...
Apu (singing voice) (as George Economou)
Shelby Grimm ...
Barney Gumble / Chief Wiggum (singing voice)
Homer Simpson (singing voice) (as Dan Jordan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dapper Dans ...
The Be Sharps (singing voice)


After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.

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Animation | Comedy





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30 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Although Nelson appears briefly in this episode, his typical "ha-ha" line is actually delivered by a never seen before or since paperboy character. See more »


In 1985, when Homer wins a Grammy there is a sign that reads "29th Annual Grammy awards". The 29th Annual Grammy awards were in 1987; 1985 was the 27th Annual Grammy Awards. See more »


Barney's Girlfriend: I would like a single plum floating in perfume and served in a man's hat.
Moe Szyslak: Sure.
[serves drink]
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


Hello! Ma Baby
Music by Joseph E. Howard
Lyrics by Ida Emerson
Performed by Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria and The Dapper Dans
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Anyone for classics!
7 July 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Season Five opener Homers Barbershop Quartet is an absolute classic Simpsons episode,its well put together and well thought out.

When The Simpsons go to a Swab Meat convention they find an old CD for a band that Homer use to be in,Bart and Lisa cant remember it so Homer tells them the story.

Homer,PrincipaL Skinner,Apu and Chief Wiggum use to sing on stage at Moes,they then get signed up for their own famous band but they have to kick Chief Wiggum out and then they replace him with Barney after hearing him singing in the bathroom.


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