The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 13

Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment (7 Feb. 1991)

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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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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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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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The title of the episode is somewhat confusing for those of the Catholic or Lutheran denomination, as the commandment which forbids stealing is the seventh, as opposed to the eighth. 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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Spoofs The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Back when Homer could learn and grow
28 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Couch gag rating: 8/10 It's the same couch gag from a prior episode in the season, Simpson and Delilah.

Right after the couch gag is a great scene. It takes place at Mt. Sinai as Moses reads the commandments from God... hilariously in no particular order. Phil Hartman plays Charlton Heston's Moses. It doesn't get much better than that.

The episode: Homer gets a cable hookup which isn't exactly legal. Lisa learns in Sunday School about the Ten Commandments and worries that the family will go to Hell for stealing cable.

This episode provides the perfect opportunity for The Simpsons to satirize cable programming. This episode also helped establish the moral code existing within the show for years to come. This episode makes us question our every day actions and how we justify them.

Favorite moment(s): Phil Hartman as Moses. Homer's foot. Bart's "Man, I wish I was an adult so I could break the rules."

Overall rating: 9/10 Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment showcases the first appearances of both Troy McClure and Drederick Tatum. It shouldn't be missed on that alone.


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