The Simpsons (1989– )
3 user

Changing of the Guardian 

Homer and Marge find the perfect young couple and ask them to be the guardians for the kids in case something happens to them.



(created by), (developed by) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Abraham Simpson / Rich Texan / Gil (voice)
Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Carl / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Kirk Van Houten / Cletus / Julio / Snake / Moe Szyslak / Mav / Sea Captain (voice)
Lenny / God / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Herb Powell (voice)
Portia (voice)
Brandine Spuckler / Keith's Wife / Bernice Hibbert / Various (voice)
Terry Greene ...
Man Baby (voice) (as Terry W. Greene)
Luann Van Houten (voice)


Having survived a tornado Marge and Homer ponder their mortality and consider who might be suitable guardians for the children should they die. However everybody they approach is unsuitable or unwilling - until they meet the cool and liberal Mav and Portia, who agree to have the children on a trial weekend. Unfortunately the pair want to keep the kids for themselves and Marge and Homer have to launch a rescue attempt. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 January 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Allemande from Partita for Solo Flute in a minor BWV.1013
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nothing special. A 6 out of 10 episode
27 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Knowing the rough idea of the plot beforehand, I had higher than normal hopes for this episode. Beyond some promising episodes, I'm thinking of Gone Abie Gone here, season 24 has been a bit of a drag. Changing of the Guardian is no different.

The gist of the episode is that after a minor scrape with death, Homer and Marge realize Bart, Lisa, and Maggie need guardians to take care of them in the event that they both die. This starts a search throughout Springfield for the perfect guardians.

The episode concept for this one intrigued me. Unfortunately, I don't feel the episode delivered on the concept. The highlight of the episode ended up being the beginning. The resolution at the end of Changing of the Guardian is the same one from many episodes of The Simpsons, and those episodes have expressed it better.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page