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Homer Badman 

After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name.


Jeffrey Lynch (as Jeff Lynch)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Fox Night at the Movies Announcer / Reporter #2 / Grampa Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ashley Grant Actress (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Professor Frink / Wax Lips Spokesman / Security Guard / Farmer / Ben Teamster / Moe Szyslak / Bumblebee Man / Comedian / Penny Farthing Cyclist (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Candy Con Announcer / Gummi Venus de Milo Spokesman / Man Rocking Homer / Waylon Smithers / Godfrey Jones / Rock Bottom Disclaimer / News Reporter / Ben Announcer / Kent Brockman / Reporter #1 / David Letterman (voice)
Dennis Franz ... Himself as Homer Simpson (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Woman Rocking Homer / Woman in Gentle Ben Audience #2 (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Ashley Grant / Protesting Woman / Woman on Chat Show / Woman in Gentle Ben Audience #1 (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Chat Show Host (voice)


Homer and Marge hire college co-ed Ashley Grant to baby-sit the kids while they go to a candy convention. While driving Ashley home, Homer shows poor tact when he attempts to retrieve a piece of Gummy Venus that became stuck to the back of Ashley's pants. Things are blown way out of proportion when Ashley interprets Homer's innocent actions as a sexual advance, prompting her to mount a huge anti-harassment campaign against Homer. Several attempts to exonerate himself - most notably, a totally inaccurate segment on the tabloid TV show "Rock Bottom" - only make things worse. As the media coverage intensifies, his friends turn against him and his name becomes comedy fodder, Homer becomes resigned to his tarnished reputation. Finally, after Lisa produces a segment for a cable-access TV show (where Homer defends himself), Groundskeeper Willie finally produces evidence to exonerate the Simpson patriarch. Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

27 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first ever episode to be rated 12 in the United Kingdom due to moderate sexual references (including themes of sexual harassment and voyeurism). See more »


At the beginning, Bart's bowl is overflowing with cereal, however, before he even eats any of it, the level of cereal in the bowl is shown as being considerably lower than it was before. See more »


[Homer's TV interview]
Homer: Somebody had to take the babysitter home. Then I noticed she was sitting on
Homer: her
Homer: sweet can.
Homer: I grab
Homer: her
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Spoofs A Current Affair (1990) See more »


Underwater Wonderland
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Greg Daniels
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Comedy well delivered
28 June 2017 | by nicarsenalSee all my reviews

This is the episode where you can clearly see that this show have the best comedy writers there is .. because unlike most of episodes- when Homer carries the whole thing as a character well developed- this one the brilliant ludicrous plot and elaborate satire on TV shows at this time did the job flawlessly .

I've seen him only once but god i love that Godfrey Jones character

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