Homer throws out Santa's Little Helper for not saving him from a fire, but soon the dog becomes Duff's new mascot.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Isaac / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Krusty the Klown / Regis Philbin / Gil / Hobo / Navy Paratrooper #2 (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Comic Book Guy / Clerk / First Amish Man / Mennonite / Moe Szyslak / Luigi / Adolf Hitler / Mailman / Duffman / Astronaut #2 / Santa's Little Helper's Original Owner / Men's Mission Manager (voice)
Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / Dave Shutton / Duff Commercial Announcer / Navy Paratrooper #1 / Principal Skinner / Otto (voice)
Various Animals (voice)
Agnes Skinner (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Astronaut #1 (voice)


After Santa's Little Helper fails to save Homer in a fire,he plans to get rid of the dog but after a journalist sees Santa's Little Helper play with a beer can he becomes the new mascot of Duff Beer - and,given his new fame,his original owner claims him back. A publicity stunt is arranged at the beach whereby Santa's Little Helper will save Homer from a shark but again he fails so the shark is made the new Duff mascot instead. The owner now wants rid of the dog so the Simpsons take him back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 May 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Santa's Little Helper dosen't Get his Own Episodes much,But when He Does They're Great,
5 August 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Old Yeller-Belly is a great Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and a ton of very funny scenes.I really enjoyed seeing Santa's Little Helper become Duffs new mascot,there are very few episodes that center around the Simpsons dog,but when there is they're always very good,we also see and learn a lot more from Duffman in this episode than we ever have previously,there are so many characters in the Simpsons which makes it hard to have episodes that focus on the less popular ones,but I like when they get more obscure characters to play important roles in an episode and hope they do it more often in the future.Old Yeller-Belly is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Homer regrets disowning Santa's Little Helper after he becomes Duff beers new mascot and all his earnings go to his original owner.

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