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Homer Badman 

After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name.

Director:

Jeffrey Lynch (as Jeff Lynch)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Fox Night at the Movies Announcer / Reporter #2 / Grampa Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ashley Grant Actress (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Wax Lips Spokesman / Security Guard / Farmer / Ben Teamster / Moe Szyslak / Bumblebee Man / Comedian / Penny Farthing Cyclist (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Candy Con Announcer / Gummi Venus de Milo Spokesman / Man Rocking Homer / Waylon Smithers / Godfrey Jones / Rock Bottom Disclaimer / News Reporter / Ben Announcer / Kent Brockman / Reporter #1 / David Letterman (voice)
Dennis Franz ... Dennis Franz as Homer Simpson (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Woman Rocking Homer / Woman in Gentle Ben Audience #2 (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Ashley Grant / Protesting Woman / Woman on Chat Show / Woman in Gentle Ben Audience #1 (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Chat Show Host (voice)
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Storyline

Homer and Marge hire college co-ed Ashley Grant to baby-sit the kids while they go to a candy convention. While driving Ashley home, Homer shows poor tact when he attempts to retrieve a piece of Gummy Venus that became stuck to the back of Ashley's pants. Things are blown way out of proportion when Ashley interprets Homer's innocent actions as a sexual advance, prompting her to mount a huge anti-harassment campaign against Homer. Several attempts to exonerate himself - most notably, a totally inaccurate segment on the tabloid TV show "Rock Bottom" - only make things worse. As the media coverage intensifies, his friends turn against him and his name becomes comedy fodder, Homer becomes resigned to his tarnished reputation. Finally, after Lisa produces a segment for a cable-access TV show (where Homer defends himself), Groundskeeper Willie finally produces evidence to exonerate the Simpson patriarch. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dennis Franz was the writers' second choice for the role of Homer when the first choice pulled out. According to the DVD commentary, the original actor was more "barrel chested". See more »

Goofs

At first the Gummi Venus De Milo is rotating clockwise in its display case, but in the close-up and for the rest of the sequence it is rotating anti-clockwise. See more »

Quotes

Homer: [finding out he's being accused for sexual harassment] Phew, what a relief for a second I thought I was in trouble, it's a good thing - DOH!
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Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Underwater Wonderland
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Greg Daniels
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Present day media were paying attention back in 94
26 April 2020 | by discostu004See all my reviews

This episode shows the roadmap of a young kid watching tv and seeing how the "media" cover stories. They took proper notes and it never dawned on them that this was a satire on the media. Later in life they became Acosta, stelter, Scarborough, maddow and more!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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