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Simpson and Delilah 

Homer lies on a medical insurance form in order to obtain a miracle hair restoring drug.


Rich Moore


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Man in Commercial / Mr. Winfield / Barney Gumble / Singing Telegram / Board Member #3 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Lewis (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Game Show Host / Commercial Voice / Dr. Boyle / Lenny / Dimoxinil User / Jake the Barber / Co-Worker #3 / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Man in Audience #2 (voice)
Harvey Fierstein ... Karl (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Board Member #1 / Man in Audience #1 (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Game Show Contestant / Applicant / Board Member #2 / Milhouse Van Houten / Woman in Audience (voice)


Prematurely bald Homer sees an opportunity to restore his hair with Dimoxinil but it is very expensive and he obtains it via an insurance scam. Seeing him with a full head of hair Burns promotes him to an executive position with an adoring male secretary, Karl,who encourages Homer to bring out his strengths. But when the jealous Smithers discovers the fraud,the effects of the Dimoxinil wear off and Bart breaks the bottle,spilling the rest,it's back to normal for Homer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Homer's hairstyles change several times throughout the episode. He starts off with long hair, then to a 1970s style small afro, then to a more close cropped 1950s type haircut, and finally a 1980s Miami Vice (1984) style angular cut with a small ponytail. See more »


When Homer is rolling around on the grass outside the house with Bart, Lisa and Snowball II after the hair formula works, the cat is bigger than the children and almost as big as Homer in the overhead shot. See more »


Game Show Host: Okay, the capitol of North Dakota is named after what German leader?
[on a TV game show]
Homer Simpson: Hitler!
Marge Simpson: Hitler, North Dakota?
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Alternate Versions

The audio commentary for the UK DVD on the episode "Simpsons and Delilah" was cut by 15 seconds by the BBFC, to remove "sexual references" and keep it in line with the "U" certificate originally given to the episode. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness (1991) See more »


Jarabe Tapatío
Music by Jesús González Rubio
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Another Strong Episode!
22 February 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The second episode of the second season of the Simpsons is another strong episode thanks to a great story which involves Homer having hair and a fiery guest star voiced by Harvey Fierstein. It may be debated whether the issue of homosexuality is being crossed or not, especially for his time period. But that issue doesn't bother me too much.

This episode, "Homer and Delilah," has Homer using a new hair product which enables him to grow lots of hair. Using his new hairstyle, he gets a promotion at work and becomes friendly with Mr. Burns.

Overall, this is a very solid episode and continues what the first episode started. A very strong episode that is also one of my favorites. For those who love Homer, this episode is for them. I rate this episode 9/10.

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18 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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