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Friend with Benefit 

Lisa makes a new friend at school - Harper, who happens to be super-rich, while Homer makes friends with Harper's dad and sets out to continue living the good life when Lisa decides to end the friendship.


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Krusty the Klown / Rich Texan / Sideshow Mel (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl Carlson / Kirk Van Houten / Chief Clancy Wiggum / Bumblebee Man / Drederick Tatum / Mike Jambowski (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Lenny Leonard / Rainier Wolfcastle / Principal Skinner (voice)
Kristen Bell ... Harper (voice)
David Copperfield ... David Copperfield (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... (voice)


Lisa makes a new friend, Harper, whose father is a multi-millionaire and treats the family to priority seats for David Copperfield and the hot new Australian boy band - as well as replacing Homer's homeopathic chair, the old one being destroyed by the citizens who unwittingly crowd-funded it. But Harper is spoilt and demanding of her own way, distressing Lisa, and Homer much choose between the good life and fatherly loyalty. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

8 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The Couch Gag is a reference/Spoof of "Fed Up - Simon's Sister's Dog with the RSPCA" by Popular Youtuber 'Simon's cat' See more »


Bart's Hawaiian shirt changes from Orange to light Blue when Lisa tells the family the trip is off following her fight with Harper. See more »


Homer Simpson: Sweetie, it's time I told you the facts of life. The world is full of priceless experiences, and I can't give you any of them.
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References Friends with Benefits (2011) See more »


LV U 4 Ever
Music by Mickey Petralia and Bret McKenzie
Lyrics by Rob LaZebnik
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Great, engaging episode!
27 August 2016 | by capochinno11See all my reviews

I thought Friend With Benefit a very entertaining episode, while the story may not have developed a lot, every scene was so hilarious and all the jokes saved the episode. I thought the new characters in the episode we a bit weird and didn't have enough time to develop, but that was kind of a good thing so that we didn't become too attached to them so that we didn't miss them in future episodes. I thought every scene was well written and hilarious, I found my self laughing quite a lot compared to other Season 27 episodes. The story wasn't too complex, which was a good thing because it allowed all these great scenes to be written and I loved them. Homer and Lisa'a relationship is explored in this episode, while not as heartwarming as Halloween of Horror, it still is a little heartwarming. I think this is one of the highlights of season 27, for me anyway, and I recommend you to watch this stunning episode, Friend With Benefit.

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