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Dumbbell Indemnity 

Homer and Moe attempt insurance fraud so that Moe can support his new girlfriend. When Homer ends up in jail, Moe has to decide whether or not to come forward.



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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / President Chimp / Barney / Hans Moleman (voice)
... Marge Simpson (voice)
... Bart Simpson (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Moe / Waiter / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Snake / Politician in 'Hail to the Chimp' / Camp Policeman (voice)
... Eddie / Lenny (voice)
... Renee (voice)
... Woman in Bar (voice)
... (voice)
... Bacardu Girl (voice)


Moe cannot believe his luck when he starts dating Renee,an attractive florist,but she is also something of a gold-digger and Moe fears that he will lose her unless he can keep buying her expensive presents. When the money runs out he comes up with a plan - Homer will see that his car gets written off so he can claim the insurance. In fact the plans goes totally awry,leaving Homer in prison. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

1 March 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Homer's prison number was 5F124670 (5F12 is this episode's production code). See more »


Homer escapes from jail for grand theft auto, but the police are never seen coming looking for him, he's never seen in court, charges are not dropped and the whole thing is simply forgotten about in the closing minutes of the episode. See more »


Moe: Bring us your finest food, stuffed with your second-finest.
Waiter: Very well, the lobster stuffed with tacos.
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Blockheads in crime
22 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Insurance fraud - not just for classic film noir, but also bang-up Simpsons episodes! 'Dumbbell Indemnity' (now there's a title that really spells it out) has one of my very favorite clips: the image of an irate Homer riding a library cart down the street ("Must kill Moe . . . WHEEEE!") . . .

But this one's got it in pretty much every department: sight gags, one-liners, a slew of Hank Azaria characters, and Homer's an idiot. But it goes beyond that to show a deep-seated insecurity beneath Moe's coarse veneer. It's hysterical, energetic, and even touching.

Top-shelf Simpsons.


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