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Father Knows Worst 

Homer becomes a "helicopter parent" at Springfield Elementary by helping Bart finish a class project and helping Lisa become popular, and Marge finds a secret sauna in their house.

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Fried Dough Vendor / Groundskeeper Willie / Barney Gumble / Man in Store (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Brittany (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Wiseguy / Kirk Van Houten / Juggler (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Basketball Guy / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Otto / Principal Skinner (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... 1st Girl in Cafeteria / Woman in Crafts Store / Girl at Party / Anne of Cleves / Kenny's Mother (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lunchlady Doris / Noah / Noah's Mother / 2nd Girl in Cafeteria / Girl at Party / Kenny / Various Kids (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Having burned his tongue and rendered it extra-sensitive to taste Homer samples the bland food at the school cafeteria where he also sees for himself that Bart is a hopeless scholar and Lisa a social outcast. He decides to be a good father by teaching Lisa how to be a popular socialite and helping Bart build a model of Westminster Abbey for his class project. Both ventures fail,though at least it has helped the kids find their own level and there are compensations for him in the sauna that Marge has recently discovered in the basement. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

26 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Dan Castellaneta. See more »

Goofs

At the start on the Boardwalk when Homer, Bart and Lisa are watching the acts, Homer says, "Big deal, I could juggle 6 pins if they let me use a unicycle." but the Unicyclist juggler is only juggling 5 pins. See more »

Quotes

Marge Simpson: It feels like a sauna in here.
[Sees sign over door reading "Springfield Saunas"]
Marge Simpson: It is a sauna! It must have been put here by a previous owner. This house is full of surprises, but this is the first one that's pleasant.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature the theme song sung a cappella by Canvas. See more »

Connections

References Father Knows Best (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
aka "The Red White and Blue"
Music by David T. Shaw
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