The Simpsons (1989– )
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There's No Disgrace Like Home 

After being embarrassed by the rest of the family at a company picnic, Homer becomes obsessed with improving their behavior towards each other.


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

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Son in Monroe ad (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Tom Gammil / Mother #2 / Receptionist (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Father #1 / Documentation voice / Father #2 / Boxing announcer / Eddie / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Voice in Monroe ad / Pawnbroker / Father #3 (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Mr. Gammil / Lou / Father in Monroe ad (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Mother #1 / Daughter / Mother in Monroe ad (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Son #1 / Son #2 (voice)


When the Simpsons go to Mr. Burns mansion for a party, Homer looks at all the families that are happy and spend time together. Homer becomes embarrassed that his family isn't as happy as other families, so he finds ways to make his family happier. He eventually finds a family therapist that makes families get along. But it's hard to get the Simpsons to make a family as one. Written by kevindklenke

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

28 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una familia modelo See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bart introduces his famous catch phrase "Don't Have A Cow, Man" in this episode. See more »


When we see Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie eating in front of the TV, they are shown eating with their left hands. But at the table they are shown eating with their right hands. See more »


Homer: Look at that, kids - no fighting, no yelling.
Bart: No belching.
Lisa: The dad has his shirt on.
Marge: Look, napkins!
Bart: These people are obviously freaks.
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Spoofs Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


L'Amour est Bleu
Music by André Popp
Lyrics by Pierre Cour
Performed by Paul Mauriat
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Fun Episode!
17 October 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fourth episode of Season 1 in the Simpsons is a solid entry in the series. But I was comparing this episode to the modern Simpsons and this seems more....different. I think the creators were testing out different personalities for our favorite dysfunctional family. But nonetheless, this is still a fun episode that has some funny moments and by far my favorite moment is the actual shock therapy that takes place in the episode.

This episode, "There's No Disgrace Like Home", has Homer realizing at Mr. Burn's picnic that his family is not a very good family so he decides to sell the television in order to pay for therapy for him and his family.

Overall, this is a solid episode that has some funny moments. But this is a significant episode because we hear Burns say for the first time, "Release the hounds." Plus we get to meet Itchy and Scratchy for the first time. This is a pretty good and very watchable episode. I rate this episode 8/10.

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