The Simpsons: Season 22, Episode 12

Homer the Father (23 Jan. 2011)

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After taking parenting advice from a 1980s sitcom, Homer refuses to get Bart a new dirt bike, so Bart decides to sell nuclear secrets to the Chinese to get one.

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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 Fox Publicity

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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 »

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Sheldon Leavitt: I slept with everyone in the cast, including the dog.
James Lipton: To quote Chandler Bing from Friends, too much information. And to quote Dwayne from What's Happenin'!, Hey... hey... hey.
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Certainly a Highlight of this Season,
19 April 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Homer The Father is a terrific Simpsons episode with a well thought out storyline and a ton of very funny scenes.It is very cleverly written and makes several jokes than you wouldn't expect from the Simpsons,like the many parodies of eighties sitcoms and James Lipton's appearance at the end ,it is certainly one of the funniest episodes of the twenty second season.The Chinese people that Bart gets involved wit were also very funny and delivered several very memorable lines.Homer the Father is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Homer becomes obsessed with an old sitcom called Thicker Than Waters which teaches him to be a better father and he decides to stop strangling Bart and just use his mouth when he's angry,which brings the two closer.Meanwhile Bart really wants to get a new bike but Homer says that he won't get it for him until he starts to behave better.Bart starts working for a terrorist organisation by stealing nuclear power from the plant so that they will pay him enough money so he can buy that bike.

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