An x-ray reveals a crayon lodged in Homer's brain. After the crayon is removed, Homer experiences a sudden surge in intelligence, making him closer to Lisa and isolated from his friends.

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Homer Simpson / Jobriath / Itchy / Barney / Ozmodiar / Inspector / Priest / Groom #1 (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Gravey / Polly (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Meganaut / Comic Book Guy / Professor Frink / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Scientist #1 / Groom #2 / Wedding Usher / Movie Usher / Captain McAllister / Cletus (voice)
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Rod Flanders / Boy (voice)
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Princess Tempura / Woman / Quoter / Scientist #2 (voice)
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Mr. Burns / Ned / Director / Announcer / Scratchy / Louie / Lenny / Teller / Kent Brockman / Hibbert / Skinner (voice)
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An x-ray reveals a crayon lodged in Homer's brain. After the crayon is removed, Homer experiences a sudden surge in intelligence, making him closer to Lisa and isolated from his friends.

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7 January 2001 (USA)  »

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This episode was written by current show runner Al Jean and directed by supervising director Mike B. Anderson. Jean based the episode's plot on Flowers for Algernon, a novel which he had read in the 8th grade. See more »

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Cletus: Now hold still. Nothing cracks a turtle like Leon Uris.
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References Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In the Money)
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Homer and Lisa
2 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite Simpsons episodes, centered though it is on Homer being on idiot; which is its own recipe for laughs. Between the epic stock market fail and the turn towards lab testing for some quick cash, he's a deep well of comedy. And I love that the source of his stupidity is a lodged crayon. Once removed, he's suddenly both an egghead and the town pariah.

But it's Lisa who finds a kindred (and marginalized) spirit in her father's newfound intelligence, and that adds a real note of sincerity to this and ends up pulling at your heartstrings.

I love this one.

9/10


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