Homer becomes a "helicopter parent" at Springfield Elementary by helping Bart finish a class project and helping Lisa become popular, and Marge finds a secret sauna in their house.



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Homer Simpson / Fried Dough Vendor / Groundskeeper Willie / Barney Gumble / Man in Store (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Brittany (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Syzlak / Carl / Wiseguy / Kirk Van Houten / Juggler (voice)
Basketball Guy / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Otto / Principal Skinner (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
1st Girl in Cafeteria / Woman in Crafts Store / Girl at Party / Anne of Cleves / Kenny's Mother (voice)
Lunchlady Doris / Noah / Noah's Mother / 2nd Girl in Cafeteria / Girl at Party / Kenny / Various Kids (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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Having burned his tongue and rendered it extra-sensitive to taste Homer samples the bland food at the school cafeteria where he also sees for himself that Bart is a hopeless scholar and Lisa a social outcast. He decides to be a good father by teaching Lisa how to be a popular socialite and helping Bart build a model of Westminster Abbey for his class project. Both ventures fail,though at least it has helped the kids find their own level and there are compensations for him in the sauna that Marge has recently discovered in the basement. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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26 April 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first time the character Lunch Lady Doris had any lines since Doris Grau died in 1995. See more »


At the start on the Boardwalk when Homer, Bart and Lisa are watching the acts, Homer says, "Big deal, I could juggle 6 pins if they let me use a unicycle." but the Unicyclist juggler is only juggling 5 pins. See more »


Lisa Simpson: Dad, if I join a clique, I'd become someone I hate.
Homer Simpson: Lisa, our country was founded by a clique, the Continental Congress. Dolphins live in cliques. Those are my two examples.
Lisa Simpson: Those are good examples.
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Prior to the closing credits, Oscar Wilde appears and encircles the Westminster Abby just as Tinker Bell encircles the Disney Castle. See more »


References Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »


Hungarian Dance No. 5
Music by Johannes Brahms
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