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Family Portrait

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Shorts season 2 Short
24 "The Aquarium"
"Family Portrait"
"Bart's Hiccups" 26
Family Portrait
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Short Information
Airdate: March 6, 1988
Short season: 2
Short number: 25
Production code: MG25
Writer: Matt Groening

"Family Portrait" is the twenty-fifth short. It aired on The Tracy Ullman Show on March 6, 1988. This was also aired as a couch gag in the episode "You Kent Always Say What You Want" in Season 18.


Homer tries to take a perfect family portrait of the family although they fail to do so each shot.


Homer calls the family to gather around for a portrait. They don't listen and resume their daily routines. Homer calls them up but they still do not listen. The family finally gather around when he shouts for them to make a portrait. Homer sets the camera for the automatic timer however he arrives in the shot to late and ends up blocking Marge and having Bart and Maggie out of the shot.

The next shot Bart and Lisa are already bored and want Homer to be a lot quicker so that they could resume their daily routines. Lisa says "Make room for Jumbo", prompting Homer to ask what she said, annoyed, although she says it was nothing. He wants the family to be closer although becomes too close eventually by the shot, resembling a mutant.

In the final shot, Bart then tries to use profanity to get Homer to speed up however Homer continues on and has everyone smile correctly in the final shot, however Bart is making faces which messes up the final shot as an annoyed Homer strangles him while Maggie and Lisa make faces and Marge falls asleep.

Shorts Season 2 Episodes
Making Faces The Funeral Maggie's Brain Football House of Cards Bart and Homer's Dinner Space Patrol Bart's Haircut World War III The Perfect Crime Scary Stories Grampa & the Kids Gone Fishin' Skateboarding The Pagans The Closet The Aquarium Family Portrait Bart's Hiccups The Money Jar The Art Museum Zoo Story