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Brother from Another Series/References

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Season 8 Episode References
168 "Homer's Phobia"
"Brother from Another Series"
"My Sister, My Sitter" 170

Cultural references[edit]

  • The title refers to the fact that David Hyde Pierce, who voices Cecil, plays the brother of Kelsey Grammer's character, Frasier Crane, on the long-running sitcom Frasier.
    • When Bart covers Cecil's eyes and asks "Guess who?", Cecil guesses "Maris". Maris was Nile's wife in Frasier, an unseen character.
    • At one point in the episode (just before Bob and Cecil discuss wine at his apartment), one of the title cards from Frasier is shown.
  • Krusty's prison concert is a reference to Johnny Cash's famous At Folsom Prison concert and album.
  • The title is a reference to the film Brother from Another Planet.


  • In the flashback, Lois' hair didn't have a swirly bang.
Season 8 References
Treehouse of Horror VII You Only Move Twice The Homer They Fall Burns, Baby Burns Bart After Dark A Milhouse Divided Lisa's Date with Density Hurricane Neddy El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer The Springfield Files The Twisted World of Marge Simpson Mountain of Madness Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show Homer's Phobia Brother from Another Series My Sister, My Sitter Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment Grade School Confidential The Canine Mutiny The Old Man and the Lisa In Marge We Trust Homer's Enemy The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase The Secret War of Lisa Simpson