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All's Fair in Oven War 

Homer buys Marge a new kitchen, and Marge likes cooking in the new kitchen so much she attends the Ovenfresh Bakeoff.


Mark Kirkland


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Hockey Rink Man / Sub-Contractor / Sideshow Mel / Stuart / Koobler Dwarf (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Apu / Chief Wiggum / Billy Bouillon Cube / Luigi / Cletus (voice)
Harry Shearer ... TV Announcer / Blacula / Lenny / Mr. Largo / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Judge / Pringles Man (voice)
James Caan ... James Caan (voice)
Thomas Pynchon ... Thomas Pynchon (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Auntie Ovenfresh / Agnes Skinner / Brandine (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


Marge takes up baking in her new dream kitchen and enters the great Oven Fresh bake-off contest. However, seeing the other contestants cheat she resorts to putting Maggie's ear medicine on their entries to get through to the final where, after a chat with Lisa, she does the decent thing...and loses. Homer, meanwhile, discovering that Bart has seen his old girlie magazines, horrifies him by telling him about the birds and bees. Written by don @ minifie-1

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1930s to 2020s | 2d animation | See All (2) »


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the final scene, James Caan parodies his death scene from The Godfather (1972). This is the second time that scene has been reference by The Simpsons. In the previous episode 'The Simpsons: Mr. Plow (1992)(TV)', Bart is the victim, and he is ambushed by students using snowballs. Another of his scenes is parodied in 'The Simpsons: Strong Arms of the Ma (2003)(TV)', Marge beats up a criminal, in a shot nearly identical to when Sonny beats up Carlo. See more »


The Baby Ear Medicine is prescribed to Marge. It should be prescribed to Maggie. See more »


Homer Simpson: Would you excuse us, Milton?
Milhouse Van Houten: It's Mil-HOUSE!
Homer Simpson: Yeah, and your father's no-house!
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Take Five
Written by Paul Desmond
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
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A strong episode
10 November 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

People bang on about the 'best years' of 'The Simpsons' and how the show has gone into a massive decline, but honestly I think people instead should just marvel at its longevity and that even this episode from the 16th series is still entertaining and sharply funny.

I liked that this episode centred on the Lisa and Marge relationship, and like all good Simpsons episodes had a mix of heart and humour. The B story involving Bart and Milhouse was surprisingly funny too.

So forget this 'decline' and enjoy a decent episode of the show.

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