The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 28 Season 2 7F16 February 21, 1991
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Episode Summary
After suffering a mild heart attack, Grampa reveals a secret to Homer: as a young man, he had an illicit affair that produced another son. Homer sets out to find his long-lost half-brother. He learns that his siblings name is Herb Powell and that he lives in Detroit. Homer makes contact with Herb and takes the family to Detroit. They arrive at Herb's house, discovering that he lives in a huge mansion and runs a multimillion-dollar car company.

Homer is overcome with joy that he has a wealth half-brother. Recognizing that Homer represents the typical American, Herb hires him to design a car that will appeal to middle America, thus saving his company from foreign competition. Homer sets out to design his dream car, becoming more of a hard-driving businessman like Herb. Meanwhile, Herb spends time with Marge and the kids, becoming more of a family man like Homer.

Homer's car, "The Homer", is a total flop. Herb loses his business and is forced to give up all of his possessions. Loathing the day Homer came into his life, he leaves on a bus. As the Simpsons drive home, dejected, Homer is comforted by Bart, who admits that he thought Homer's car was cool.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Grampa Simpson
Herb Powell
Mona Simpson
Dr. Hibbert
Itchy & Scratchy
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Guest Stars
Danny DeVito Herb Powell Danny DeVito
as Herb Powell
In this Episode
MovieMcBain II
SongMcBain Theme
Itchy & ScratchySundae Bloody Sundae
InfomercialHomer - The Car Built for Homer
Jeff Martin
Wes Archer
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
Maggie Roswell
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