Stark Raving Dad

episode of The Simpsons (S3 E1)

"Stark Raving Dad" is the season premiere episode of The Simpsons third season. It first started on the Fox network in the United States on September 19, 1991. In this episode, Homer is made to wear a pink shirt to work one day and is mistaken for a "free thinking anarchist" and sent to a "mental institution." He's in a room with a large white man who acts as if he were Michael Jackson.

"Stark Raving Dad"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 1
Directed byRich Moore
Written byAl Jean
Mike Reiss
Production code7F24
Original air dateSeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)
Guest appearance
Michael Jackson (credited as John Jay Smith) as Leon Kompowsky
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Blood Feud"
Next →
"Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"
The Simpsons (season 3)
List of episodes

Other websites Edit

  • "Stark Raving Dad episode capsule". The Simpsons Archive.
  • "Stark Raving Dad" at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Stark Raving Dad" at