The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 26 Season 2 7F13 February 7, 1991
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Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
  • Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
  • Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
  • Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
  • Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
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Episode Summary
Homer gets an illegal cable TV hook-up and invites all his friends to the house to watch a major upcoming boxing match. Lisa learns about the eight commandment at Sunday School and fears her family will really go to hell for stealing the cable.

Lisa seeks advice from Reverend Lovejoy, who tells her to set an example by not watching any cable programs. Marge also worries that cable is a negative influence on the family and suggests that they get rid of it. Homer, however, is determined to keep his cable and watch the big fight with his friends.

On the night of the big fight, Lisa protests and is sent outside by Homer, where Marge joins her. During the fight, Homer's conscience finally wins over and he leaves the gathering to sit with his family. After the match, wire cutters in had, he climbs the power pole in front of the house and snips the cable line- plunging the neighborhood into total darkness.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • The episode begins with a historical flashback in MT. Sinai: 1220 B.C. with Moses, Homer the Thief, Esron Carver of Graven Images and Zolar the Adulterer
  • The Springfield cable man will hook-up families with every channel illegally for $50
  • The cable van's license plate number is 1NBNW
  • The cable man gives homer a pamphlet entitled So You've Decided to Steal Cable
  • The topic in Sunday School is Hell
  • Lisa makes Marge pay at the register for eating two grapes while shopping in the supermarket
  • At the Power Plant there is a sign in the showers which reads Decontamination Showers Wash Everything!
  • Moe's Tavern doesn't have cable TV but it does have a mechanical bull
  • Homer buys a Crate-O-Duff case of beer
  • The sign in front of the First Church of Springfield reads God. The Original Love Connection
  • Bart charges .50 cents admission to his top hat Rated XXX show
  • Barney brings imported generic beer called Brau to the fight night, Apu brings an assortment of jerky, Moe brings a Moe's Tavern glass mug and Mr. Burns brings a bag of Cheetos
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Santa's Little Helper
Grampa Simpson
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Barney Gumble
Dr. Nick Riviera
Dredrick Tatum
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Ms. Albright
Ned Flanders
Retirement Castle Administrator
Reverend Lovejoy
Troy McClure
Waylon Smithers
Jimbo Jones
Martin Prince
Milhouse Van Houten
Nelson Muntz
Ralph Wiggum
Wendell Borton
Biblical Homer the Thief (Homer)
Cable Man
The Devil
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Guest Stars
Phil Hartman Moses Phil Hartman
as Moses
Phil Hartman Cable Man Phil Hartman
as Cable Man
In this Episode
InfomercialPoopsie the Clown
TV ShowStand Up Comedy
TV ShowHear Me Roar
InfomercialI Can't Believe They Invented It
Inner ThoughtFamily in Hell
TV ShowThe Bout to Knock the Other Guy Out
Inner ThoughtHomer in Jail
Steve Pepoon
Rich Moore
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Pamela Hayden
Tress MacNeille
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