The Simpsons: Season 4, Episode 14

Brother from the Same Planet (4 Feb. 1993)

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After Homer forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, Bart joins a mentor program called Big Brothers presenting himself as an orphan, and is assigned a big brother called Tom. When ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Woman Driving Car / Santa's Little Helper / Krusty the Clown / Springfield Communist Party Recruiter / Ren / Stimpy / Grampa (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Wings Announcer / Kirk Van Houten / Bigger Brothers Commercial Voice-Over / Blackjack Dealer / Baseball Game Announcer / Corey / Lou (voice)
Tom / Nelson's Dad / Football Commentator / Tuesday Night Live Announcer (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
Lewis / Bigger Brothers Commercial Child / Bigger Brothers Employee / Pepi (voice)
Nun / Martin Prince / Phone Voice (voice)


After Homer forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, Bart joins a mentor program called Big Brothers presenting himself as an orphan, and is assigned a big brother called Tom. When Homer finds out, he joins the program too as a big brother. Written by Emil Petersen

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4 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The scene where Homer accuses Bart of 'galavanting around with that floozy of a bigger brother of yours' is a reference to the 1966 film 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' , specifically the scene where Richard Burton accuses Elizabeth Taylor of adultery See more »


Homer rushes out to his car naked once he gets out of the bathtub. In the scenes of him driving to pick up Bart, he has gained his clothes. See more »


Tom: [after dropping some starfish Homer threw at him into a tank] There you go little friends.
[a passing shark eats the starfish]
Tom: Do'h!
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »


I Am Woman
by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Homer Versus Bart!
6 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons. It's not as funny as other episodes, but the drama side is very good. The episode shows despite all the pranks Bart pulls, he is truly in need of a caring father and this episode has Bart and Homer at odds with each other. There are some funny moments, especially the fistfight we see near the end.

In this episode, "Brother from the Same Planet," Homer of course forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, thus making Bart very mad. In his anger, Bart applies to a social service as an orphan and receives a "Big Brother" in return. When Homer finds out, Homer applies as a "Big Brother" just to spite Bart.

Overall, this is a good episode that certainly has a flair for the dramatic. I have never seen Homer as angry as we see him in this episode, so that was interesting to watch. It's also cool to see Homer participate in a fistfight and actually do something right in that fight. This is a solid episode. I rate this episode 9/10.

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