The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 4 Season 1 7G04 January 28, 1990
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There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
  • There's No Disgrace Like Home
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Episode Summary
Homer takes his family to the company picnic given by his boss, Mr. Burns. A cruel and tyrannical employer, Burns fires an employee whose family members are not enjoying themselves. Homer sees that Burns is drawn towards a family that treats one another with love and respect and he wonders why he is cursed with his unloving and disrespectful family.

The Simpsons observe other families on their street. Peeking thorugh living room windows, they see happy families sharing quality time together. Convinced that both he and his family are losers, Homer stops by Moe's Tavern, where he sees a TV commercial for Dr. Marvin Monroe's Family Therapy Center. When he hears that Dr. Monroe guarantees "family bliss or double your money back," Homer pawns his TV set and enrolls the family in the clinic.

When standard methods prove useless in civilizing the family, Dr. Monroe resorts to shock therapy and wires the Simpsons to electrodes. Soon the whole family is sending shocks to one another. Resigned to the fact that the Simpsons are incurable, the doctor gives them double their money back. With $500 in his pocket, Homer takes his blissful family to buy a new television.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Mr. Burns manor, has a sign on the fence reading Poachers Will Be Shot
  • At the company picnic, Mr. Burns refers to Bart as Brat
  • Mr. Burns wins the father/son sack race
  • Homer pays Bart $5 to give him a kiss in front of Mr. Burns
  • Bart's prayer at the table is "Rub-a-dub dub, thanks for the grub"
  • Eddie and Lou's K9 dog is named Bobo
  • Barney beats up Homer in sync with the boxing match on TV
  • The patrons at Moe's Tavern watch All Star Boxing sponsored by Dr. Marvin Monroe's Family Therapy Center (555) 555-HUGS
  • The Simpsons kids college fund is $88.50
  • The Simpsons TV is a cable-ready Motorola
  • The Simpsons celebrate with a new 21" TV and a little cart to wheel it into the dining room on holidays
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Barney Gumble
Dr. Marvin Monroe
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Waylon Smithers
Happy Little Elves
Itchy & Scratchy
Gammel Family
Neighborly Family
Norman Rockwell Family
Pawn Shop Cashier
Reformed Family
SNPP Family
SNPP Wife & Kid
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In this Episode
SongHey, Brother, Pour the Wine
Itchy & ScratchyHead Explosion
MovieThe Happy Little Elves
Inner ThoughtSimpsons Hellions
TV ShowBald Eagle Documentary
TV ShowAll Star Boxing
CommercialDr. Marvin Monroe's Family Therapy Center
Al Jean
Mike Reiss
Gregg Banno
Kent Butterworth
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
Maggie Roswell
Pamela Hayden
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