While Marge spends a couple of days at Rancho Relaxo after she has a breakdown, Bart and Lisa stay with Patty and Selma, and Homer stays at home to take care of Maggie.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Marty / Arnie Pie / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / 'R' Movie Announcer / Gregory / Shakespeare Fried Chicken Commercial Singer / Barney Gumble / Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Nick #2 / Justin Sherman / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Carl / Chef Rodrigo / 'Don't touch me!' (voice)
Nick #1 / Bill / Coach Driver / Eddie / Otto / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Rancho Relaxo Commercial Narrator / Station Announcer / WKOMA DJ / Hairdresser / Hold Voice (voice)
Police Photographer / Thelma (voice)
Man in Radio Commercial / Mobster / Troy McClure (voice)


After a stressful day, Marge has a nervous breakdown and parks her car in the middle of a bridge. Marge decides to take a vacation by herself. Bart and Lisa are sent to stay with Patty and Selma, while Homer is left at home to take care of Maggie. When Maggie goes missing, Homer only just manages to find her before Marge gets home. Written by crouchbk

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6 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Brahms' Lullaby
Music by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics by Georg Scherer
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Excellent Episode!
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fifteenth episode of the third season of the Simpsons and once again, we have another great episode on our hands. It's fresh, funny, and really entertaining. There are many highlights including the scenes where Bart and Lisa had to eat tongue sandwiches and where there was a shady confrontation between Mayor Quimby and Chief Wiggum.

In this episode, "Homer Alone," Marge has a very stressful day and she has a mental breakdown. She decides to take a personal vacation, leaving Bart and Lisa in the care of Selma and Patty and Maggie in Homer's care. But once Homer loses Maggie, all hell breaks lose.

Overall, this is a great episode and my favorite part is Homer trying to find Maggie before Marge returns home. Of course, Bart and Lisa tortuous stay at Marge's sisters is also great to watch. I rate this episode 9/10.

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