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Homer the Great 

Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as "the chosen one".


Jim Reardon


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Arnie Pie / Homer Glumplet / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Innkeeper / Orville Redenbacher (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Plumber / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Founding Father / Chief Wiggum / Mr. T (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Principal Skinner / Mr. Burns / Founding Father / Jack Nicholson / George H. W. Bush (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Number One (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... No Homers Club Leader (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Miss Hoover / Building Owner (voice)


Homer secretly trails Lenny and Carl to the venue of a masonic society called the Stonecutters,who enjoy elite privileges and seem to number every male in Springfield except him. When a birthmark on him shaped like the secret sign of the Stonecutters is revealed he is declared their new leader but,unhappy at the premise of having to obey him,the lodge found another society - called No Homers. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 January 1995 (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 song "We Do" was not included in the original script and was suggested by Matt Groening. It was written by the writers' room, who threw in as many things that annoyed them as they possibly could. See more »


When the Stonecutters begin "We Do", the table is clean. As they continue singing, the table becomes littered with puddles of ale. When the ribs are served immediately after they finish singing, the table is clean again. See more »


Number One: [at Homer's initiation] And now for the final ordeal: The Paddling Of The Swollen Ass! With paddles.
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Simpsons Episodes (2012) See more »


We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)
Written by Alf Clausen and John Swartzwelder
Performed by Cast
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Very good Simpsons episode
7 April 2017 | by richspencSee all my reviews

The first 8 seasons of the Simpsons are the great ones, the classic years (except for a few episodes first season where they hadn't quite hit their stride yet). Starting season 9, particularly with the horrible episode where Skinner is found a fraud and the "real" Skinner shows up, and after that the Simpsons just went downhill in quality. By season 14, the show became terrible. There was one episode that season where Homer is driving just babbling nonsensically with his head tilted back. Something even close to that in earlier seasons would've only been acceptable if Homer had just indulged in some kind of drug, been awake for 4 days straight, or that there would be some other convincing reason for Homer to act that way, and even then, the writers would've made Homer act better and less annoyingly nonsensical than that, while throwing in a comical sight gag or something. But in that season 14 episode, Homer didn't even have any particular reason for acting that way, no previous scene to show any explanation. This was just how the show had now become. It just lost all good quality. There were a few odd good episodes in season 14 and after, but not many, and even the better ones weren't the same anymore.

Anyway, back to season 5, the great classic years with "Homer the great". I really enjoyed the gags during the early parts of the episode like the Simpson's basement with the plumber and his lines, the cat meowing underwater, Homer's parking space at work being right by the house (Bart: "Hey dad" Homer: "do'h!") Homer's stool breaking and us seeing his "list", Homer's suspicion of Lenny and Carl (Lenny: "It's a secret" Carl: "ssshut uuup!"), and the no- Homers club gag. Many funny gags all throughout the episode. Homer's remarks about how he's been trying to ignore Grampa (Homer having already been told he can join the Stonecutters if he's the son of a member, but he still doesn't hear Grampa say "I'm a member"), Grampa's list of cards which includes "president of the gay and lesbian alliance", lol, and him being a Mason, which the Stonecutters in this episode bear sort of a resemblance to), and then the funny moment of Homer shoving Grandpa into Lenny's face (Homer: "can't throw me out, my dad's a member. Lenny: "OK, OK, you're a member. Just don't point that thing at me").

There are many more funny jokes and moments as the episode continues after Homer joins the Stonecutters, but I don't have room to write them all. I really liked the Stonecutters song, the private classy drive through tunnel for the Stonecutters with paintings and classical music, the plumber's reaction after learning Homer's a member, the international presidential committee of the Stonecutters and who they are, and the part where Homer becomes the "Chosen one" and what happens after that point along with more funny gags and jokes.

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