The Simpsons

Team Homer

Season 7, Ep 12, Aired 1/7/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer convinces a light-headed Mr. Burns to give him $500 to register his bowling team in a league, but when Mr. Burns finds out what he has done he demands a spot on the team. Meanwhile, Bart influences a riot at school and as a result, everyone is forced to wear uniforms.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Scully

  • Mark Kirkland

  • Marcia Wallace

    Edna Krabappel

  • Doris Grau

    Lunchlady Doris

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Bowling and Uniforms

    By futuramarama, Jul 02, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 21, 2010

  • Homer tries to get Mr. Burns to lend him money, because Homer is currently bored with Moe at his bar, and he accepts. Homer starts his team with Apu, Moe and Otto, and they do an excellent job bowling, and go for winning the championship.

    By Baseball539248, Jan 19, 2009

  • A bowling team of misery.

    By twilightboy, Apr 09, 2008

  • Series classic

    By Iverson82094, Jan 27, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Mr. Burns: Stop everything! I don't remember writing a check for bowling. Smithers: Uh, sir, that's a check for your boweling. Mr. Burns: Oh, yes. That's very important. Smithers: Yes, sir. Remember that month you didn't do it? Mr. Burns: Yes... that was unpleasant for all concerned.

    • (Homer enters Mr. Burns office after Burns has smelled a little too much ether. Mr. Burns sees Homer as The Pillsbury Doughboy.) Homer: Mr. Burns, I, uh, was wondering if you'd like to sponsor my bowling team... for five hundred dollars. Mr. Burns: Oh, why, certainly, Pop 'n Fresh. I--I owe my robust physique to your tubes of triple-bleached goo! (Mr. Burns cuts Homer a check and Homer runs out of the office excitedly.) Homer: Woohoo! Hey, everybody! If you wanna ask Burns for a favor, now's the time! He's doped up or dying or something! (Hans Moleman enters Mr. Burns' office.) Hans Moleman: Uh, excuse me, I'd like to request seventeen dollars for a push broom rebristling. Mr. Burns: Why it's that delightful TV leprechaun! I'm going to get your lucky charms! (Cuts to outside his office; power drill sounds.) Hans Moleman: Oh no, my brains!

    • (Homer's bowling team enters the alley with their t-shirt uniforms.) Krusty: Hey, nice quote, uniforms, end-quote. Kent Brockman: This just in: A new addition to our worst dressed list--those guys! (Channel 6 team laughs) Apu: Oh, forget this. I am far too fragile to withstand an evening of barbs like that. Homer: Aw, come on! If we quit now, we'll never know how badly they're gonna to beat us! Moe: Yeah, you're right. That's the kinda thing that would haunt ya.

    • Homer: Let me set the scene for you, Marge. Marge: All right. Homer: It's a 7-10 split. Marge: Uh-huh. Homer: The hardest shot in bowling. It was all up to me. Marge: Oh! Homer: So I got up all my courage. Right away, my lips started to move, and I came up with the chant that won the match! Marge: Who knocked down the pins? Homer: I don't know. You know, some guy, uh... Otto, I guess. Marge: Good for him! Homer: Yes, but, Marge, you're mi--you're missing the point! The individual doesn't matter! It was a team effort! And I was the one who came up with the whole team idea! Me! Marge: I can't believe Otto picked up a 7-10 split! He's phenomenal! Homer: But, just-- Marge: Wow!

    • (Moe shares his feelings on Mr. Burns joining the bowling team.) Moe: Call this an unfair generalization if you must, but old people are no good at everything.

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    Notes (3)

    • The Oscar Homer tries flushing down the toilet was originally inscribed with Dr. Haing S. Ngor's name, for his win for Best Supporting Actor in The Killing Fields (1984), but was subsequently altered on both syndication prints and the 7th season DVD sets to read Don Ameche's name, in reference to his win for the same award for Cocoon (1985), after Ngor was murdered in 1996.

    • Blackboard Joke: I am not certified to remove asbestos. Couch Gag: The family sits down as normal. The camera zooms in on a mouse hole and a mouse version of the family do the same things as their human counterparts.

    • At the end of the episode, before the Gracie Films logo appears, the words "In Loving Memory of Doris Grau" appear on the screen. Grau died of respiratory complications at the end of December 1995 and consequently this is the last speaking appearance of Lunchlady Doris.

    Trivia (2)

    • Bowling teams spotted in Homer's bowling league. Pin Pals: Homer, Apu, Moe and Otto. (Later Mr. Burns replaces Otto.) Channel 6 Wastelanders: Krusty the Clown, Kent Brockman, Arnie Pye and Bumblebee Man. (Bumblebee Man's shirt reads: "Pedro".) DMV Regulation Kings: Patty, Selma and unnamed characters. Springfield Police Framers: Chief Wiggum, Lou, Eddie and Snake. Holy Rollers: Ned and Maude Flanders and Helen and Reverend Lovejoy. The Homewreckers: Lurleen Lumpkin, Jaques, Mindy Simmons and Princess Kashmir. The Stereotypes: Luigi Risotto, Groundskeeper Willie, Cletus Del Roy and Captain McAllister.

    • Music From This Episode "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (Played in the background as Martin and Lisa model the new school uniforms in the school auditorium.)

    Allusions (3)

    • Mr. Burns: Why it's that delightful TV leprechaun! I'm going to get your lucky charms! A reference to the cold breakfast cereal, Lucky Charms. Mr. Burns mistakes Hans Moleman for the Lucky the Leprechaun, the mascot for Lucky Charms brand cereal.

    • The Jazz Singer Doris' remark "I have no son!" is a reference to 1927 film The Jazz Singer.

    • Newton Minow Kent Brockman and his fellow bowling team members are wearing the name "Channel 6 Wastelanders" on their shirts. In 1961, FCC chairman Newton Minow, gave a speech in which he applied the now infamous term "vast wasteland" to the television industry.

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