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You Only Move Twice 

After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.


Mike B. Anderson (as Mike Anderson)


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Burns' Lawyer / Barney Gumble / Krusty / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Worker #2 / Bont / Telegram Man (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Maggie Simpson / Gordy / Dot / Warren (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Announcer #1 / Moe Szyslak / Bumblebee Man / Sea Captain / Apu / Professor Frink / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Snake / Chief Wiggum / Chalmers / First UN Man / Globex Guard (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Smithers / Man on Video / Announcer #2 / Otto / Ned Flanders / Reverend Lovejoy / Mr. Burns / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner / Worker #1 / Regular Teacher / First UN Man (voice)
Albert Brooks ... Hank Scorpio (voice) (as A. Brooks)
Pamela Hayden ... Globex Woman / Woman in Video / Milhouse Van Houten / Hank's Secretary (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner / Cool Kid / Milhouse's Double / Remedial Class Teacher / Countdown P.A. (voice)


After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

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Animation | Comedy


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The original concept for the episode came from a story idea by Greg Daniels, and the writing staff came up with three major concepts. The first involves the Simpson family moving out of Springfield, which the writers initially hoped would fool the audience into thinking it was a permanent move. As a result, they tried to work in as many characters as they could during the first act of the episode to make it seem that the family really was leaving. The second involved Homer getting a new job for an employee-friendly boss in contrast to the tyrannical Mr. Burns. The third was that Homer's new boss would be a supervillain resembling Ernst Stavro Blofeld. This element was meant to be in the background and Homer would be ignorant to it. See more »


Lisa does not appear to attend Cyprus Creek Elementary or skips classes because any time Bart is seen in the school or the Leg-Up Program Lisa is out in the forest. However, if any of the Simpsons was going to skip school it would be Bart not Lisa. This is an unintentional mistake as the reason for her being in the forest is to provide an additional reason why the family wants to leave Cyprus Creek. The reason Lisa wants to leave is because she is allergic to everything in Cyprus Creek. See more »


Hank Scorpio: [Hank has just introduced Homer to the staff he will be managing] Give 'em the benefit of your years of experience.
Homer: Don't worry, that won't take long!
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I Work for Monty Burns
Written by Johnny Mercer and Richard A. Whiting (tune: "Hooray for Hollywood")
Performed by Harry Shearer
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Hank is the reason why this episode is one of the best episodes
16 February 2021 | by jamalsistasSee all my reviews

Hank is so funny and quotable . One of the best characters in the entier show

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Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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