The Simpsons (1989– )
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Brother from the Same Planet 

When Bart gets tired of Homer's horrible parenting skills, he enrolled in the "Bigger Brother" program where he's assigned a fantastic role model.


Jeffrey Lynch (as Jeff Lynch)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Woman Driving Car / Santa's Little Helper / Krusty the Clown / Springfield Communist Party Recruiter / Ren / Stimpy / Grampa (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Wings Announcer / Kirk Van Houten / Bigger Brothers Commercial Voice-Over / Blackjack Dealer / Baseball Game Announcer / Corey / Lou (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner / Scratchy / Kent Brockman (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Tom / Nelson's Dad / Football Commentator / Tuesday Night Live Announcer (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lewis / Bigger Brothers Commercial Child / Bigger Brothers Employee / Pepi (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Nun / Martin Prince / Phone Voice (voice)


After Homer forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, Bart joins a mentor program called Big Brothers presenting himself as an orphan, and is assigned a big brother called Tom. When Homer finds out, he joins the program too as a big brother. Written by Emil Petersen

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

4 February 1993 (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 is the first episode where John Kricfalusi worked for the show (in this case, animating a parody of The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) with the rest of the Ren & Stimpy animators). The second time he worked for the show wasn't until 19 seasons later, where he made a couch gag of the Simpson family in his art style for The Simpsons: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011). See more »


When Marge is leaving through the front door and reminds Homer to pick up Bart, Homer is on the couch in the front sitting room, but when marge closes the door Homer is suddenly sitting on the couch in the back living room. See more »


Lisa Simpson: [Homer runs out the front door naked] Dad, hide your shame!
Ned Flanders: Homer, I can see your noodle.
Homer Simpson: Shut up, Flanders.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


The Barber of Seville Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Plays on "The Ren and Stimpy Show"
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Utterly hilarious. Another one for the ages.
26 January 2019 | by mtRoomSee all my reviews

One of the funniest episodes of the season, on par with Marge vs the Monorail. The gags are non-stop and features a lot of classic scenes. I was lucky enough to be brought up in the 90's so I got to see the best era of The Simpsons as it was released. And even though I've seen all these countless times, they still make me laugh. This episode is of no exception. If you didn't laugh, you either have no sense of humour or you're in a coma.

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