Homer helps take care of a child that he delivered in an elevator, and Lisa tries to organize the Springfield Atoms cheerleaders against the team's greedy owner.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Lenny Leonard (voice)
Gretchen (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Lamaze Teacher (voice)
Various Cheerleader's / Various (voice)


Homer remembers his Lamaze skills when he's forced to deliver a baby in an elevator. When the mother names the child Homer Jr., he quickly develops a deep emotional bond with the kid. Meanwhile, Lisa is recruited by the cheerleaders of the local pro football team, the Springfield Atoms. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy


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17 November 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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In the elevator, there is a sign with technical information, including "State ID#: RABF19". This also happens to be the production code of this episode. See more »


References Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »


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Nice to See a Different Side of Homer,
13 May 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Labor Pains is a great Simpsons episode with a very good storyline and plenty of very funny scenes.The episode was,once again,a very sweet one (I'm not complaining,the Simpsons is very good at this) that shows a very different side to Homer,as he takes care of a child he delivered that has no father,I loved seeing this side of Homer.I think the episodes side story was very weak,sometimes I feel like the side story is so good it could be a solo episode,but this was one was unnecessary and took you away from a good story.Labor Pains is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Homer proves to be good in a crisis when he shares a special moment with a pregnant woman in a lift.

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