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

When principal Skinner sees his mother from the school she is watching from the bedroom window of the Bates house from Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho (1960). Skinners mother is also extremely clingy and overbearing just like Norman Bates mother was. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

TV Announcer: And now it's time for another episode of The Big Ear Family
Krusty the Clown: [playing a character with huge ears] Honey, I'm home! Ooh, I got wax in my ears. Better clean them.
Krusty the Clown: [to the audience] Huh? Huh?
[the audience are silent except for a man coughing]
Krusty the Clown: Ugh, this goes on for 12 more minutes.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The Barber of Seville Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Plays on "The Ren and Stimpy Show"
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A wedge between Homer and Bart?
6 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with Homer forgetting to pick up Bart from soccer practice. That prompts Bart to give up on Homer, he becomes a little brother in a big brother type program to spite Homer. Phil Hartman plays Tom, his impossibly cool big brother.

Generally, I like a lot of Homer/Bart relationship episodes and this one has its moments. There are a lot of very funny sequences that arise as Homer attempts to get even.

The fight in the episode is extremely memorable. It's one I recalled after not seeing this episode for years. This really is a good Homer/Bart episode.


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