There's No Disgrace Like Home

episode of The Simpsons (S1 E4)

"There's No Disgrace Like Home" is the fourth episode of the first season of The Simpsons . It was first shown on the Fox network in the United States on January 28, 1990. In this episode, Homer becomes ashamed of his family after a bad company picnic and decides to enter them in therapy. The therapist has a hard time trying to solve their problems and eventually gives up and gives their money back. It was an early episode, showing early designs for a few recurring characters. The episode is made off of the comedy of Laurel and Hardy and features cultural references to films such as Citizen Kane and Freaks as well as the Batman television series. People noted that the characters acted differently from the way they would in later seasons.

"There's No Disgrace Like Home"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 4
Directed byGregg Vanzo
Kent Butterworth
Written byAl Jean
Mike Reiss
Production code7G04
Original air dateJanuary 28, 1990 (1990-01-28)
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"Homer's Odyssey"
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"Bart the General"
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