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You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee

Season 25 Episode
545 "The War of Art"
"You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee"
"Luca$" 547
You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee
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Episode Information
Episode Number: 546
Production Code: SABF11
Original Airdate: March 30, 2014
Couch Gag: The Simpsons are at the Running of the Bulls
Title Screen: Homer flies by wearing his muumuu from "King-Size Homer".
Special Guest Voices: Andrés Cantor
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Written By: Michael Price
Directed By: Mark Kirkland

"You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee" is the sixteenth episode of season 25. It originally aired on March 30, 2014. The episode is dedicated to 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.



"Pressed for a topic at a Springfield Elementary School speech contest, Lisa gives a speech where she praises Homer's honesty and integrity as a soccer referee. A video of her speech goes viral on the Internet, and FIFA officials recruit Homer to referee the World Cup in Brazil. The Simpson family go to Brazil, where Homer is quickly lauded by commentators for his fair and honest officiating. However, his integrity is quickly put to the test by the bribery attempts of local gangsters seeking to influence the outcome of the World Cup. Meanwhile, Marge struggles to learn enough Portuguese to make herself understood in Brazil."


Global premieresEdit

Country Date Channel Note
Asia June 12, 2014 Fox, Fox Sports During the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
Hispanic America.gif Latin America June 8, 2014 Fox Latin America
Spain flag.png Spain July 12, 2014[1] Antena 3


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