Homer the Vigilante
Studio: Gracie Films Release Date : January 6, 1994 Series: Simpsons

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A crime wave hits Springfield, caused by the elusive cat burglar and Lisa's saxophone is stolen, so Homer agrees to try to get it back. The police are ineffective, so Flanders creates a neighborhood watch group, which Homer takes charge of. However, Homer's incompetence causes the vigilante group to commit more crimes than it prevents, and they are unsuccessful in catching the cat burglar. With the help of Grampa, Homer discovers that the burglar is a charming senior named Malloy. Malloy is arrested, but he tricks the citizens of Springfield into thinking he has hidden millions of dollars and escapes during the ensuing rush to find the money.
(Synopsis courtesy of Wikipedia)


Homer Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson
(Voice: Yeardley Smith)
Maggie Simpson


Phil Silvers
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Milton Berle
Buddy Hackett



Jim Reardon


David Silverman


Alf Clausen


Sam Neill


Richard Sakai

Theme Music

Danny Elfman


Steven Dean Moore
Dan Povenmire


Matt Groening

Developed By

James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon


John Swartzwelder

Animation Executive Producer

Philip "Phil" Roman

Executive Consultant

Brad Bird

Assistant Director

Klay Hall
Pete Michels


Fox (Original broadcast network)

Inside Jokes

  • Several comedians from the film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" are caricatured in this episode such as Milton Berle, Phil Silvers, and Buddy Hackett.


  • The original musical charts for Ernest Gold's score to "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963) were used in this episode. Alf Clausen was able to acquire them for scoring this episode, in addition to composing a Simpsons theme homage for the end credits.


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United Kingdom

The Simpsons: Crime and Punishment


United States

The Simpsons: The Complete Fifth Season

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 22:56
Production No.: 1F09
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Sound Type: Dolby

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