The Simpsons

Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 13  | 
  • Aired: 2/7/1991
    • Length: 01:28:41
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

We open in the timing of Moses, where Homer the Thief is distraught to receive the commandment “Thou shalt not steal.” In the present, a cable installer offers to sell Homer an illegal hookup. Later, in Sunday school, Lisa is alarmed to learn that stealing can cost you your soul, while on the ride home from church, Bart is amused to repeat the word “hell” again and again. Lisa grows more concerned when she observes stealing in everyday life, like Marge eating grapes in the supermarket. Concerned for her family’s soul, she vows to no longer watch Homer’s illegal cable, no matter how enticing the shows are. Homer invites all his friends over to watch an exciting heavyweight fight, while the sight of Lisa staring mournfully from the front yard robs him of his joy. He joins Lisa and, when the fight is over, he climbs the utility pole (despite Bart’s entreaties) and cuts off the cable.

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