In this Christmas episode, Richard Gere offers Buddhist teachings to Lisa after she leaves her church because of Mr. Burns' tacky fund-raising efforts, which include commercials (during sermons) and podium-placed ads.
Homer's stepbrother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash, presented by Smokin' Joe Frazier. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.
Homer jumps into a brawl during a holiday ice-skating show. To escape the melee, Marge takes the family Christmas shopping, where a chance encounter with Gil leads to bad luck for Gil and the Simpson clan. Elvis Stojko voices himself.
Marge opens the house to three octogenarians after their retirement home is shuttered for health violations, but she has second thoughts about the good deed when Homer settles into an old-person lifestyle. Meanwhile, at school, Bart champions Nelson's pred (more…)
When inventor Elon Musk (voiced by himself) arrives in Springfield and befriends Homer, the two revolutionize the nuclear plant. But the ambitious Musk soon has Mr. Burns seething and Burns tries to have him removed, forcing Homer to make a tough decision (more…)
From 1992: Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams kicks off a strong bond with Homer---which might end with the upcoming Super Bowl. Voices: Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Phil Hartman.
Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids. Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.
Barney quits drinking to take helicopter-flying lessons, leaving Homer feeling resentful and inferior; Lisa and Bart enter a contest to photograph the cover of the Springfield phone book. Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright
With Lisa's encouragement, Marge pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina. But when Marge auditions at the ballet academy, Lisa is invited to enroll. Unfortunately, Lisa becomes addicted to secondhand smoke from the other dancers. Meanwhile, Homer's beef- (more…)
When Duffman retires, the company devises a reality-show competition to find a replacement, and Homer proves to be the winner. Because he must stay sober on the job, Homer comes to realize that beer doesn't need to be a part of having a good time.
Season 27 begins with Homer being diagnosed as a narcoleptic, which sends him on a bender, after which he returns home drunk. This prompts a visit to a marriage counselor and results in a trial separation from Marge, during which Homer finds himself a 20-s (more…)
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- Birth Name: Julie Deborah Kavner
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
- Birthday: September 7, 1951, Virgo
- Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer