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You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee 

Homer becomes a referee for the World Cup and finds himself tested by bribers when the Simpsons travel to Brazil.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Abraham Lincoln / Superintendent Chalmers (voice)
Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders (voice)
Andres Cantor ...
Mafia (voice)
Andrés Cantor ...
Himself (voice)
Jimbo Jones (voice)
Dolph / Gangster Bosses Mother / Various (voice)
Martin Prince (voice)


There is a contest at the Springfield Elementary School about who each student idolizes and Lisa finds that her idol is the same as her schoolmate. Bart suggests that she could give a speech about her father Homer and she expresses admiration for his honesty and integrity. A FIFA representative recruits Homer to referee the World Cup in Brazil and the family travels with all the expenses paid by FIFA. Homer distinguishes for his honesty and integrity but Brazilian gangsters offer bribe to him to help Brazil in the final game. Will Homer resist and keep his honor? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Animation | Comedy


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30 March 2014 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The actual 2014 World cup final was Argentina vs. Germany. See more »


Lisa Simpson: My hero isn't someone famous.
Homer Simpson: Pfth. Loser.
Lisa Simpson: He's never accomplished anything great.
Homer Simpson: Pa-thetic.
Lisa Simpson: And he's not in any history book.
Homer Simpson: Makes me sick.
Lisa Simpson: He's my dad.
Homer Simpson: Bwah?
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References Super Bowl XLII (2008) See more »


Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
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Hilarious World Cup Episode,
17 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee is a great Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and a ton of very funny scenes.I really loved seeing the Simpson family go to the World Cup in Brazil and seeing Homer as a referee there.This show has made popular events the subject of an episode so many times that I'm surprised they hadn't had a World Cup episode sooner.but it was certainly a fun episode that I think longtime fans of the World Cup would definitely find hilarious.You Don't Have to Live Like Referee is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

Homer kicks off a new career when,making his way to Brazil,he's recruited as a 2014 World Cup referee.

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