Homer becomes a costumed vigilante who uses pies for weapons after witnessing Lisa get humiliated at a competition at the state fair.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Mr. Burns / Smithers (voice)
Herself (voice)
Patches (voice)
Poor Violet (voice)
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After the Texan millionaire mocks Lisa's entry at the fair Homer,disguised in a mask and cape,throws a pie in his face and becomes an avenging super-hero,putting pies in the face of those who deserve to be punished. However he is unmasked by Burns who threatens to expose him unless he pies the visiting Dalai Lama and has to be helped over his crisis of conscience by Lisa. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr Burns tells Homer (as the Pie Man), "It's cobblering time." This is a spoof of the battle cry of The Thing from the Fantastic Four (movies and comics): "It's clobbering time!" (A cobbler is a dessert with fruit and crust similar to a pie.) See more »


Homer Simpson: Wherever injustice shows its ugly face, I will be there, for I am the Pie Man.
Bart Simpson: And wherever Pie Man is, the cupcake kid will not be far behind.
Marge Simpson: While you two are up on the roof, why don't you take the leaves out of the gutter?
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Spoofs Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


America (I Love This Country)
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Jon Vitti
Performed by Hank Azaria
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A Whole Lot of Fun,
16 February 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Simple Simpson is a great Simpsons episode with a very well developed storyline and a ton of very funny scenes. It's a fun episode as we see Homer gain a superhero persona as the Pie Man, it was hilarious to see Homer as a man who throws pie's at the faces of criminals. I felt the episode should have had much more scenes of Homer actually fighting crime, we see a bit of it but I definitely would have been better to have more animated action and parodies of superhero films. The episode revolves strongly around Homer and Lisa, an element to the Simpsons that I always love, they're the most different of the five family members, which is why their special bond is always so sweet and effective. A very fun and whimsical episode, Simple Simpson is a great 20 minutes.

After saving Lisa in disguise, Homer becomes a superhero around Springfield who throws pies at people, becoming known as the Pie Man.

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