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Lard of the Dance 

Homer and Bart try to start their own grease business; Lisa organizes a school dance.


Dominic Polcino


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty / Santa's Little Helper / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Database (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu / Acne Worker #2 / Luigi (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Grease Recycling Worker / Acne Worker #1 (voice)
Lisa Kudrow ... Alex Whitney (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Janey Powell / Wendell (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lewis / Nurse (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover / Allison Taylor (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Sherri / Terri / Martin Prince (voice)


Homer and Bart decide to get rich by selling cooking lard. At the same time Lisa is perturbed when Alex Whitney, a sophisticated new class-mate arrives at the school and becomes instantly popular. Lisa is tasked with organizing a school dance but after the lard has found its way onto school premises both Alex and Lisa have fun by throwing it at each other. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Homer Simpson: Okay, boy. This is where all the hard work, sacrifice, and painful scaldings pay off.
Employee: Four pounds of grease... that comes to... sixty-three cents.
Homer Simpson: Woo-hoo!
Bart Simpson: Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
Homer Simpson: Yeah, but your mom paid for that!
Bart Simpson: But doesn't she get her money from you?
Homer Simpson: And I get my money from grease! What's the problem?
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A Lot of Lard
28 February 2018 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

Not a great episode in my opinion,if anything just average. It did have it's odd funny moment like the boys on one side of the dance floor and girls on the other, (been there, done that), but the grease sub plot was pretty lame. It's only the first episode in the 10th Season, so hopefully it will pick up in the remaining 22 episodes.

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Release Date:

23 August 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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