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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


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The non-profit organization, "Bigger Brothers", is an obvious reference and parody of the real-life non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. See more »


Homer rushes out to his car naked once he gets out of the bathtub. In the scenes of him driving to pick up Bart, he has gained his clothes. See more »


Pepi: I love you, Papa Homer.
Homer: I love you too, Pepsi.
Pepi: Pepi.
Homer: Pepi.
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References The Brother from Another Planet (1984) See more »


I Am Woman
by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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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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