Bart poses Millhouse as his father so that they can do adult activities, and Homer becomes skilled at finding lost objects thanks to Highlights magazine.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Dolph / Baby Einstein Voice / Boy At Book Store / Women Reading To Kids At Book Store / Hotel Condo Employee (voice)
Security Guard (voice)


When Marge bans the family from watching television for a day Homer becomes addicted to a children's puzzle book whilst Bart dresses Milhouse up to look like his father so that they can rent a van, buy alcohol and vote. They also wander into a sales promotion where the saleswoman becomes very attracted to Milhouse though Marge and Homer arrive in time to take the kids home. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 February 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Homer Simpson: Marge, can we get a subscription to Highlights?
Marge Simpson: Homer, that magazine is for children.
Homer Simpson: What? Where does it say that?
Marge Simpson: Read the rest of the title.
Homer Simpson: Highlights... for... D'oh!
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References Thomas & Friends (1984) See more »


Claire de Lune from Suite Bergamasque
Written by Claude Debussy
[Played in a music box]
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Filled with Lots of Fun and Laughs,
11 November 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Hardly Kirk-ing is a great Simpsons episode with a very funny set up fir a storyline and one that I was surprised they never thought up in the past.Milhouse pretending to be Kirk was the best part of the episode and really had me laughing,Homer also had some very funny scenes in this episode,especially the last line.The side story was weak and was probably better off not taking up much time in the episode.Hardly Kirk-ing is a very fun episode.

When Bart discovers Milhouse is able to look and sound just like his father,they take advantage of the perks of adulthood.Meanwhile,Marge forces the kids to go 24 Hours without television.

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