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Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment 

Homer gets a crooked cable guy to install free cable in the Simpson home, and as a result, Lisa faces an ethical crisis over her family's stealing.

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Homer Simpson / Goliath / Barney Gumble / Boxing announcer #2 (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Mr. Burns / Jacques / Ned Flanders / Cockfighting announcer / Reverend Lovejoy / Satan / Blockbuster Channel announcer / Lenny / Waylon Smithers / Boxing announcer #1 / Watson / Eddie (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Ezron / Comedian / Dr. Nick Riviera / Grocer / Horserace / announcer / Carl / Apu / News reporter / Drederick Tatum / Lou (voice)
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Hear Me Roar announcer / Top Hat announcer #2 / Milhouse Van Houten / Martin Prince (voice)
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Shopping Channel woman / Hear Me Roar TV personality / Davey / Ms. Albright / Tina / Top Hat announcer #1 (voice)
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Moses / Cable Guy / Mexican wrestling announcer / Congressman / Troy McClure (voice)
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Lisa is shocked when Homer does an under the counter deal with a television installation engineer and gets cable T.V. for free as it is against the eighth commandment - Thou Shalt Not Steal. Lisa and Homer both,unsuccessfully, try to convince each other of their point of view but,after consultation with the Reverend Lovejoy,Lisa knows exactly what she must do - pull the plug whilst everybody is watching the big fight at on Homer's television. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode later inspired the season four episode The Simpsons: Homer the Heretic (1992), in which Homer stops going to church on Sundays. Based on the Fourth Commandment, "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy", that episode originated when Al Jean commented to Mike Reiss, "We had a lot of luck with Homer stealing cable, so maybe we could look to other commandments?" See more »

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Drederick Tatum: [Talking to a reporter] Man that place is a dump. If you ever see me there you'll know I really f - ked up bad.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Good Satirical Episode!
20 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The thirteenth episode in the second season of the Simpsons takes a great look at religion and the use of cable, which was popular back in the day. It has some memorable cultural references like the Ten Commandments and films like Jaws and Wall Street. Despite the satire, I found this episode to be pretty comical and surely I was laughing a lot.

In this episode, "Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment," Lisa is shocked that Homer stole cable and in order to protest, she refuses to watch the cable and even protests a big boxing match that Homer and all his friends were going to watch.

Overall, this is a delightful episode and really funny. It shows that there are some consequences when it comes to stealing cable. Not the best episode, but still very entertaining. I rate this episode 9/10.


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