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Homer's Barbershop Quartet 

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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David Crosby (voice)
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George Harrison (voice)
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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)
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Homer Simpson (singing voice) (as Dan Jordan)
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The Be Sharps (singing voice)
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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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Animation | Comedy

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30 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Some of the items discarded by Homer as "junk" at the swap meet: the US Constitution; Action Comics #1 (first appearance of Superman; in 2010, a copy sold for a million dollars); violin signed "Stradivarius"; and a sheet of stamps in which "the airplane is upside-down" (one of these 1918 "Jenny" stamps sold for $525,000 in 2005). See more »

Goofs

Even though Santa's little Helper wasn't "adopted" until Season One, he shows up during Homer's Barbershop Quartet. This story takes place several years before he was "adopted" by the Simpsons. By the time he joins the family, Bart is 10 and Lisa is 8. But during Homer's Barbershop days, Bart is 4 and Lisa is two. See more »

Quotes

Bart: How come we haven't heard anything about your second album?
Bart: What did you do, screw up like The Beatles and say you were bigger than Jesus?
Homer: All the time. In fact, that was the title of our second album.
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References ALF (1986) See more »

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Hello! Ma Baby
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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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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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