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Homer's Barbershop Quartet 

After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.


Mark Kirkland


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Couch Gag Director / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Grampa / Groundskeeper Willie / Reporter #1 / Panicking Man / Joan Rivers / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Human Fly / Newspaper Customer (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Paperboy (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Man Selling Malibu Stacey / Customer at Car Boot Sale / Comic Book Guy / Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Old Jewish Man / Snake / Captain McCallister / Reporter #2 / Man Below Balcony / Carl / Lou (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Couch Gag Director / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Herman / Reverand Lovejoy / Nigel / Jasper / Paul Harvey / Ronald Reagan / Johnny Carson (voice)
David Crosby ... David Crosby (voice)
George Harrison ... George Harrison (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Reporter #3 / Sarah Wiggum / Barney's Girlfriend / Kwik-E-Mart Customer (voice)
James Campbell James Campbell ... Seymour Skinner (singing voice)
Mike Economou Mike Economou ... Apu (singing voice) (as George Economou)
Shelby Grimm Shelby Grimm ... Barney Gumble / Chief Wiggum (singing voice)
Don Jordan ... Homer Simpson (singing voice) (as Dan Jordan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dapper Dans Dapper Dans ... The Be Sharps (singing voice)


After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

30 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The violin that Homer discovers and tosses aside is a Stradivarius which were crafted in the 17th and 18th centuries and still considered to be the some of the best string instruments ever created. And like the other items in the box it is worth a fortune. See more »


The flashbacks are set in 1985. Baby Lisa says that Homer, at the Grammy Awards, beat Dexys Midnight Runners. DMR's only big hit was Come On Eileen, which came out in 1983. The band had no sizable hits after that and certainly would not be a contender for any Grammy awards after 1984. See more »


George Harrison: [as he sees the Be Sharps performing on the rooftop of Moe's Tavern] It's been done.
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References The Lucy Show (1962) See more »


Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
Written by J.R. Shannon
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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A classic
29 January 2019 | by collflan-40285See all my reviews

My personal favourite episode, a lot of great characters get some brilliant gags. Don't delay just watch it.

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