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Cherish That Family Smile

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"Cherish That Family Smile"
Song Information
Singers: Dan Castellaneta
Characters: Homer Simpson
Writer(s): Music: Alf Clausen
Lyrics: Joel H. Cohen
Appearance(s): "Homer the Father"

"Cherish That Family Smile" is the theme song of the TV show Thicker than Waters.


Cherish that family smile,
Picket-fence days don't last forever,
The future is coming up,
Mom and Dad and kids are precious.

Homer's version[edit]

Cherish that family smile.
Picket fence days go something something.
The future is coming soon.
Mom and dad and kids are sommmmething.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The lyrics were written by Joel H. Cohen and the music by Alf Clausen.

"Cherish That Family Smile" is an obvious parody of "As Long as We've Got Each Other", the theme song of the sitcom Growing Pains: Thicker than Waters is itself a parody of Growing Pains, and the first line of "As Long as We've Got Each Other" is "Show me that smile again".

During the episode "Homer the Father", "Cherish That Family Smile" is sung three times: Twice during the episode and once by Homer Simpson over the episode's closing credits. Instrumental phrases from the song are also heard several times during the episode.