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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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)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Paperboy (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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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)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Reporter #3 / Sarah Wiggum / Barney's Girlfriend / Kwik-E-Mart Customer (voice)
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Seymour Skinner (singing voice)
Mike Economou ...
Apu (singing voice) (as George Economou)
Shelby Grimm ...
Barney Gumble / Chief Wiggum (singing voice)
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Homer Simpson (singing voice) (as Dan Jordan)
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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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If you look closely at the Grammy Awards party, you can see Leon Kompowski, the mental patient who thought he was Michael Jackson in "Stark Raving Dad", as well as Spinal Tap (of whom Harry Shearer was a member, as well as having a guest appearance on "The Otto Show"). See more »

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The flashbacks are set in 1985. Baby Lisa says that Homer, at the Grammy Awards, beat Dexy's Midnight Runners. DMR's only big hit was Come On Eileen, which came out in 1983. The band had no sizable hits after that and certainly would not be a contender for any Grammy awards after 1984. See more »

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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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Spoofs Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) See more »

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Meet The Be Sharps
25 January 2009 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

What a marvelous way to start a Season, Season 5, a really great Season, many many gems and this episode, Homer's Barbershop Quartet, is definitely one of them and a favourite of mine.

Meet The Be Sharps and not only us will meet Homer, Principal Skinner, Apu and Barney's barbershop quartet but also Bart and Lisa will discover that once their father had fame and fortune. Our story then Season 5 begins at the Springfield swap meet and certainly the Simpsons are there and you will really laugh, especially is extremely hilarious when Homer finds the most valuable comic book (Action Comics 1), the United States Declaration of Independence, Inverted Jenny postage stamps and a Stradivarius violin, each thing cost 5¢! You know Homer and I wrote that is extremely hilarious, you know. Anyway, there Bart and Lisa find an album and their father is on the cover so we go to 1985 and we meet The Be Sharps. Is all really great, from the story of an original member of the quartet known as Chief Wiggum (he was too Village People!) to the fall of The Be Sharps (hilarious the song "Number 8"). John Lennon said "we're more popular than Jesus" but The Be Sharps entitled an album "Bigger than Jesus"! Yes many great references to The Beatles, better is all Beatles! We have George Harrison and his moments are hilarious.

Terrific episode, brilliant way to avoid all the possible questions, nice music, you have to see the rise, fall and reunion of The Be Sharps! 9.5 out of 10.

"I will never win an Emmy"


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