Moe's gruff and abrasive personality makes him the perfect hyper-critical judge, and lands him a spot on American Idol. Meanwhile, Homer makes Marge uncomfortable when he starts spending more time at home with Moe's now closed.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Various (voice)
Various (voice)
Simon Cowell (voice)
Ellen DeGeneres (voice)
Kara DioGuardi (voice)
Randy Jackson (voice)
Ryan Seacrest (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Dolph / Lindsey Naegle / Various (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...


When Moe discovers a hidden talent for judging contests, he is approached by a television agent to join the "American Idol" judges' panel. Moe flies to Los Angeles where he tours the Fox lot and receives some sage career advice. Meanwhile, Homer drives Marge crazy when he begins hanging around the house. Written by Fox Publicity

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23 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Great ending to Season 21.
28 May 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Judge me tender is a great Simpsons episode,its also the season finale to season 21,the episode starts off with Homer and Bart trying to get Santas Little Helper to look ugly for the annual Springfield ugly dog show they then put a loud of make up over his *** and cover his head to make people believe thats his head,then at the show nobody lets Moe sit next to them and Moe has to sit on the ground and Krusty is one of the judges at the ugly dog show and tries to be funny with another one of his stupid jokes and then Moe says that hes not funny and they then get Moe to do the ugly dog show and Moe then discovers he has a talent for judging and starts getting hired as a judge in talent shows all around Springfield and then gets signed to work on a loud of talent shows on FOX and Moe decides to go for American Idol and ends up becoming great friends with Simon Cowell (guest star) and Simon tells Moe not to be the mean judge because he has no friends because of it.

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