Homer becomes obsessed with "Thicker than Waters," a 1980s family sitcom written by David Mamet, and models his parenting skills after the show's sensible father much to the chagrin of Bart, who desperately sets his sights on a brand new dirt bike. But when Homer insists that Bart must earn the dirt bike, Bart takes matters into his own hands and schemes with Russian and Chinese spies to provide top-secret information in exchange for the new bike. Later, James Lipton conducts an interview with a television cast on "Inside the Actor's Studio." Written by
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After Homer and Marge have their 'mummy-daddy' moment in bed, the shot then shows Ned Flanders with his boys at the window opposite as seen through the bedroom window. The Simpsons' window faces out onto the street usually, not along the side of the Flanders' house. See more
Thicker Than Waters was filmed live before a studio audience.
He, he, he. Everyone in that studio audience is dead now.
References Inside the Actors Studio
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Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Joel H. Cohen See more