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Team Homer 

Homer starts a bowling team with Moe, Apu and Otto, but when Mr. Burns discovers the team was funded with his money, he insists on joining. Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary introduces uniforms.


Mark Kirkland


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


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Hans Moleman / Krusty the Clown / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Moe Szyslak / Quimby's Drinking Partner / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Superintendent Chalmers / Bumblebee Man / Uncle Al / Chief Wiggum / Snake / Luigi / Cletus / Captain McAllister (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Otto / Principal Skinner / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Lunchlady Doris (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)


Homer starts a bowling team with Moe, Apu and Otto, but when Mr. Burns discovers the team was funded with his money, he insists on joining. Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary introduces uniforms.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

7 January 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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Did You Know?


Moe's unsuccessful attempt to sideline Mr. Burns by hitting his leg with a crowbar is done in a similar manner to Shane Stant's attempt in 1994 to sideline figure skater Nancy Kerrigan by physical assault. See more »


Skinner makes Bart wear a couch cushion cover home after he is caught with the Mad magazine slogan. However, Bart did have a sweater he could have worn instead. See more »


Principal Skinner: The year was 1968. We were on recon in a steaming Mekong delta. An overheated private removed his flack jacket, revealing a T-shirt with an ironed-on sporting the MAD slogan "Up with Mini-skirts!". Well, we all had a good laugh, even though I didn't quite understand it. But our momentary lapse of concentration allowed "Charlie" to get the drop on us. I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of ...
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Alternate Versions

When the episode "Team Homer" (where Homer forms a bowling team) first aired on Fox, Homer displayed an Academy Award belonging to Dr. Haing S. Ngor (Best Supporting Actor 1984 for "The Killing Fields"). After Ngor was killed, the inscription was changed for a time to Don Ameche (Best Supporting Actor 1985 for "Cocoon"). The change remains in some syndicated reruns. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia (1997) See more »


Spanish Flea
by Julius Wechter
Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
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One of the finest episodes of the Simpsons
17 August 2014 | by LucaElliot123See all my reviews

Team Homer is probably a episode that much focuses on how much Homer really joined the Bowling team, the episode follows Bart and Milhouse finding a MAD Special and when Bart gets a T-shirt saying Down With Homework, everybody gets Down with their homework and screams around. But then when Skinner realizes that he knew it was from MAD they made all the students wear uniforms but Homer on the other hand was joined on a bowling competition by getting Money from Burns accidentally that he is hallucinating a Poppins character, then Moe, Otto and Apu are joined in the game, but when Burns joins the game because of reputation, he steals the trophy and escapes with Homer trying to get it back

Great episode, brings me back the memories of the Simpsons, great acting and marvelous script, The humor as always funny


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