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The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 1

Homer's Barbershop Quartet

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1993 on FOX
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Episode Fan Reviews (12)

9.0
out of 10
Average
285 votes
  • The fifth season begins with Homer revealing to Bart and Lisa that in the mid-eighties he was a member of a barber shop quartet named the Be Sharps. The story of the group's short lifespan is told in flashback.

    9.0
    Since it is painfully obvious who the story of the Be Sharps is modeled after, this episode does suffer from being a bit predictable. Despite that I have given the episode a high score because it's very clever dialouge and funny scenes (I laughed like crazy when the Simpsons had a flat tire. I laughed even harder watching Marge disappear over the horizon to get a spare) help overcome its predictability flaw. Another high point of the episode is the scnes of Homer writing music for the group and the clever sight gags ("US" magazine cover photo.). Very good episode.
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