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You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee

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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
Season number: S25 E16
Production code: SABF11
Original airdate: March 30, 2014
Title screen: Homer flies by wearing his muumuu from "King-Size Homer".
Couch gag: The Simpsons are at the Running of the Bulls
Guest star(s): Andrés Cantor as himself
Showrunner: 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 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and forty-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on March 30, 2014. The episode was written by Michael Price and directed by Mark Kirkland. It guest stars Andrés Cantor as himself.


"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."


International airdates[edit]

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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