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A Star Is Torn

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Season 16 Episode
352 "The Heartbroke Kid"
"A Star Is Torn"
"Thank God It's Doomsday" 354
A Star Is Torn
A Star Is Torn Promo.jpg
Episode Information
Episode Number: 353
Production Code: GABF13
Original Airdate: May 8, 2005
Couch Gag: Homer walks through a bunch of doors, then into a telphone booth, which makes him land on the couch.
Special Guest Voices: Fantasia Barrino as Clarissa Wellington
Written By: Carolyn Omine
Directed By: Nancy Kruse

A Star is Torn is the eighteenth episode of the season 16.


Alternate promo image

Aside from Lisa, everyone in the family contracts food poisoning after eating organic produce from The Farmers’ Market. After nurturing the family back to health, Lisa agrees to participate in a Krusty sponsored "Li'l Starmaker" competition, with the first prize winner being animated into an Itchy and Scratchy episode. Lisa panics during the competition when a Christina Aguilera type performs a better rendition of “Hush, Little Baby” and Homer saves the day by hammering out a manipulative tune about Springfield that leads Lisa to victory.

With a win under his belt, Homer becomes a stereotypical star-crazed parent and manager who ultimately drives Lisa to fire him. A distraught Homer counters by taking Lisa’s rival, Cameron, under his wing and grooming him for the finals. Lisa comes to realize that her relationship with Homer is more important than the competition and performs an apologetic song. Homer reunites with his daughter before Cameron performs an egotistical song Homer prepared to sabotage the young boy’s performance. Lisa is grateful that Homer sabotaged Cameron for her. Homer states "I'll always be there, not even DEATH will stop me" while hugging Lisa.

Guest Stars[edit]



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Season 16 Episodes
Treehouse of Horror XV All's Fair in Oven War Sleeping with the Enemy She Used to Be My Girl Fat Man and Little Boy Midnight Rx Mommie Beerest Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass Pranksta Rap There's Something About Marrying On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister Goo Goo Gai Pan Mobile Homer The Seven-Beer Snitch Future-Drama Don't Fear the Roofer The Heartbroke Kid A Star Is Torn Thank God It's Doomsday Home Away from Homer The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star