"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season and the 26th episode overall. However, Homer's hair and success prove to be short-lived when it is revealed that he fraudulently charged the Dimoxinil to the company health plan. Couch Gag But Lisa doesn't approve and fears that Homer … Driveway :- no oil on the driveway. Derek Sample.  The episode finished second in its timeslot to The Cosby Show, which aired at the same time on NBC and had a Nielsen rating of 16.8. It did better than the show's season average rank of 32nd, and was the highest rated program on Fox that week. Directed By Homer decides to have a party and invites all of his friends to come over and watch the fight. Main character(s) Among the boys watching Bart's "Top Hat Entertainment" are Milhouse, Ralph, Wendel, Nelson, Jimbo, Dolph, Kearney, and Martin. Egyptian Dance couch gag The broadcaster who announces during the pre-fight coverage is the same man who announced Todd Flanders and Bart's golf showdown in "Dead Putting Society". Lisa, however, feels suspicious about the cable hook-up.  In a joke about Mr. Burns' age, Burns recalls watching a bare-knuckle match between Gentleman Jim Corbett and "an Eskimo fellow. ", on the pay-per-view movie channel The Blockbuster Channel. When introducing the … Lisa additionally opposes other examples of common thievery all around her. The running satire of cable programs is also quite amusing. Meanwhile, Bart has set up posters on the back door for his showing of the adult-only channel "Top Hat Entertainment" for 50 cents (although his age requirement is 8), but is caught a few seconds later by Homer. ", The Simpsons writer Mike Reiss feels that episodes such as "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" are his favorite episodes to write because they have a "solid theme or an issue" (in this case, religion and theft), that one can "discuss endlessly and just have it present itself in so many different ways. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment The character Drederick Tatum, one of the boxers in the boxing match Homer and his friends watch, also makes his first appearance on the show in this episode. After observing Ned Flanders reject an offer to get an illegal cable hookup, Homer chases after the cable man and wants to be hooked up for free. )", "The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season", "The life and times of Homer J.(Vol. The opening scene where Moses shatters tablets is similar to Charlton Heston in the film, Homer jumping in the street to get the attention of the corrupt cable workman driving his van is based upon a scene in the film. Production Code He decides not to watch the fight and cuts the cable. In the episode, Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up. Though some Christian denominations do have the 8th commandment as "Thou shalt not steal," others (such as Roman Catholic and Lutheran) have "Thou Shalt Not Steal" as the 7th. Brooks. The character Drederick Tatum, one of the boxers in the boxing match Homer and his friends watch, also makes his first appearance on the show in this episode. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ", The episode won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour). The family sits the fight out and when everyone has left, Homer hesitantly cuts his cable hook-up despite Bart's objection; he accidentally ends up cutting the power to the whole neighborhood which causes the screen to become static for a few seconds before cutting to credits. " Writing for MacLean's magazine, Jaime J. Weinman described "Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment" as "the first truly great episode — the one that established The Simpsons as the funniest and most multi-layered sitcom around. ", The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, called the episode a "skilful demonstration of a moral dilemma that must have plagued millions since the inception of cable TV. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment “I have an announcement to make: The Simpsons have cable!” Homer Simpson Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment is the thirteenth episode of Season 2. Lisa imagines what Hell might be like after becoming fearful that she is violating the Eighth Commandment ("thou shalt not steal") by watching stolen cable television. "Top Hat Entertainment" may well reference the Playboy Bunny. Homer sits the match out and when it is over, he hesitantly (and unprofessionally) cuts his cable hookup, despite Bart's objection. It is based on the Eighth Commandment ("Thou shalt not steal"). Moses appears, claiming the Ten Commandments. It was the second episode of the show to win the award. Blackboard :- `I will not make flatulent / noises in class'. Post Production Facility. , In its original broadcast, "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" finished 25th in ratings for the week of February 4–10, 1991 with a Nielsen rating of 15.2, and was viewed in approximately 14 million homes.  This episode later inspired the season four episode "Homer the Heretic", in which Homer stops going to church on Sundays. Following a Sunday School lesson regarding the existence and nature of Hell, Lisa becomes terrified of violations of the Ten Commandments, the adherence to which she is assured will keep one's soul safe from Hell, while Bart becomes amused by repeating the word "Hell" on the car ride home. However, Lisa feels anxious. Bart shows interest in Hell even though he had actually been there, The scene where Homer says, "Why can't she be more like...? Episode no. The 26th episode of the series overall, it originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 7, 1991. Patty MacDonald. The episode was written by freelance writer Steve Pepoon and directed by Rich Moore. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" The Simpsons episode; 235px: Lisa imagines what Hell might be like after becoming fearful that she is violating the Eighth Commandment ("thou shalt not steal") by watching stolen cable television. Barbara Duncan. Rich Moore. She fears that because Homer violated the Eighth Commandment, he will go to Hell when he dies. Homer: [reading the "So You've Decided to Steal Cable" pamphlet] So you've decided to steal cable. Homer likes the new channels and spends a lot of time watching the television along with his family. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 7, 1991. Original Airdate IV)", The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, Allosaurus: A Walking With Dinosaurs Special, The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole, https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Homer_vs._Lisa_and_the_8th_Commandment&oldid=722791, Pages with citations using unsupported parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. He accidentally (somehow) cuts the electricity to all of Springfield in his random wire-cutting, before finally cutting the cable wire, abruptly ending the episode with static showing onscreen. Phil Hartman as Troy McClure, the Cable Guy and Moses (Mr. Burns and Waylon Smithers come as well.) February 7, 1991 In the episode, Homer gets an illegal cable hookup. Despite the family's enjoyment of the new channels, Lisa becomes suspicious that they are stealing cable. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Homer_vs._Lisa_and_the_8th_Commandment/References?oldid=906724, The Flanders' doorbell plays the theme song from the 1960s Christian claymation show, The broadcaster who announces during the pre-fight coverage is the same man who announced, When introducing the family to their new cable, The blackboard gag refers to "The Bartman", a dance created by a Simpsons 1991 music video. He tells her that watching television will cost her nothing but "her soul". The introduction of cable into the home allowed [the writers] to mock many different movies and other media outlets, and this helped make the episode very entertaining. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment Ned Flanders: [about the cable TV man] I should box your ears, you, you, you SNEAKY PETE! 26: Directed by: Rich Moore: Written by: Steve Pepoon: Showrunner(s) James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon " Doug Pratt, a DVD reviewer and Rolling Stone contributor, wrote that "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" is "one of the many demonstrations that while [The Simpsons] may have pushed the censorship envelope for its day, it remained moral to its core. Meanwhile, Bart sets up posters on the back door for his showing of an adult channel for 50 cents, but he is caught a few seconds later by Homer, who then forbids him from doing it. The episode marks the debut of Troy McClure who was voiced by Phil Hartman and based on the typical "washed up" Hollywood actor. SS is dedicated to The Simpsons and host to thousands of free TV show episode scripts and screencaps, cartoon framegrabs and movie scripts. Based on the Fourth Commandment, "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy", that episode originated when Jean commented to Reiss, "We had a lot of luck with Homer stealing cable, so maybe we could look to other commandments? It also worked in many other ways and offered a fine show. Steve Pepoon Doris Grau. Bart, on the other hand, plans to go back to watch the fight, but Homer forced him to stay in his room. The Simpsons 7F13 - Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment Episode Script. McClure was based on the typical "washed up" Hollywood actor, and B movie actors Troy Donahue and Doug McClure served as inspiration for his name and certain character aspects. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment The Flanders' doorbell plays the theme song from the 1960s Christian claymation show Davey and Goliath, which was based on the hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. Simpson and Delilah “I have hair!” Homer Simpson "Simpson and Delilah" is the second episode of Season 2. Episode Number , In The Gospel According to The Simpsons, Mark I. Pinsky writes that the episode has "the structure of an exquisitely crafted twenty-two minute sermon.  McClure became a recurring character on the show after "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment", but was retired in 1998 after Hartman's death. Homer SimpsonLisa Simpson When he wakes up he sees Ned Flanders angrily reject an offer from a dim-witted man to get an illegal cable hook-up for $50, Homer chases after the cable man, who agrees to hook up the Simpsons' television for free. TODD-AO/Glen Glenn Studios. The story of Homer stealing cable was an excuse for dozens of parodies of early 90s cable TV, but it was also a story about Homer and his daughter and an examination of how we rationalize little acts of theft in our daily lives. The title parodies Broadcast News, which was written by Simpsons executive producer James L. James L. BrooksMatt GroeningSam Simon Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment Written by Steve Pepoon Directed by Rich Moore. He instead encourages Lisa to not watch anything on Homer's cable hook-up, setting a good example that he hopes others will follow. A Jew named Homer the Thief (who bears a striking resemblance to Homer Simpson except he has a full beard) steals from an adulterer and idolater. It received favorable reviews from critics and became the second episode of The Simpsons to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour). Homer tries a new hair growth formula — Dimoxinil — and wakes up with a full head of hair, which wins him a promotion at work. In its original broadcast, "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" received a Nielsen rating of 15.2, finishing 25th the week it aired.
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