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Homer the Father

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Season 22 Episode
475 "Flaming Moe"
"Homer the Father"
"The Blue and the Gray" 477
"I never thought of fatherhood as something that could affect a kid."
Homer Simpson
"Homer the Father"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 476
Season number: S22 E12
Production code: NABF05
Original airdate: January 23, 2011
Title screen: Moe, outfitted as a ski jumper, flies by and crashes into the letters of the title as they fill the screen.
Billboard gag: Springfield Seafood: 50% More Fish Eyes (with a picture of Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish)
Chalkboard gag: Prince is not the son of Martin Luther King.
Couch gag: The couch runs away and the Simpsons chase it through the sections of The Springfield Shopper, finally catching up to it in the classified ads.
Guest star(s): James Lipton as himself
David Mamet as himself
Michael Paul Chan as Chinese spies
Garry Marshall as Sheldon Leavitt
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Joel H. Cohen
Directed by: Mark Kirkland

"Homer the Father" is the twelfth episode of season 22 of The Simpsons and the four-hundred and seventy-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on January 23, 2011. The episode was written by Joel H. Cohen and directed by Mark Kirkland. It guest stars James Lipton as himself David Mamet as himselfm Michael Paul Chan as Chinese spies and Garry Marshall as Sheldon Leavitt.


"Homer becomes obsessed with a 1980s family sitcom and starts acting like the show's father. Acting like it, he does not give Bart a mini-bike he wants. Bart then realizes that he could sell secrets about the nuclear power plant with other countries. He agrees to sell them to China in exchange for a mini-bike."


Homer becomes obsessed with Thicker than Waters, a 1980s family sitcom written by David Mamet (guest voicing as himself), and models his parenting skills after the show's sensible father much to the chagrin on Bart, who desperately sets his sights on a brand new dirt bike. But when Homer insists that Bart must earn the dirt bike, Bart takes matters into his own hands and schemes with Chinese spies to provide top-secret information in exchange for the new bike, which winds up putting Bart in a precarious situation. Later, James Lipton (guest-voicing as himself) conducts an interview with the Thicker Than Waters cast on "Inside the Actor's Studio".



The episode was watched by 6.50 million American viewers with an 18/49 rating/share of 3.1/7.[1]

The episode received reasonably positive reviews from critics and fans alike.[2]

"Homer the Father" won the 2012 Writers Guild of America award in Animation.[3]

In other languages[edit]

Language Name Translation
Germany.png Deutsch "Wenn der Homer mit dem Sohne" When Homer with his son
Spain flag.png Español "Homer, el padre" Homer, the father
Hispanic America.gif Español "Homero, el padre" Homer, the father
France.png Français "Homer le père" Homer the father
Flag of Quebec.svg.png Français "Émission polluante" Polluting emission
Italy Flag.png Italiano "Homer il padre" Homer the father



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