When You Dish upon a Star


Episode Info

Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and his family head to the beach and Homer decides to try his hand at parasailing; displaying the grace and poise for which he's famous, Homer crashes through the skylight of a posh beach house, and discovers it's home to movie stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Baldwin and Basinger tell Homer they come to Springfield during time off to get away from the glare of Hollywood stardom; they ask him to keep their presence a secret, and star-struck Homer offers to serve as their personal assistant. Homer soon gets to know Alec and Kim's friend and frequent visitor Ron Howard, but it starts to wear on him that he's hanging out with folks from the Show Biz A List but can't tell anyone. One night, Homer blabs about his famous pals at Moe's Tavern, and soon all of Springfield knows about the celebrities in their midst. Baldwin and Basinger turn their back on Homer, and he in turn dishes dirt on his former friends by opening "Homer's Museum of Hollywood Jerks." "When You Dish Upon A Star" first aired on November 8, 1998; Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Ron Howard provided the voices for their characters, as did noted producer Brian Grazer.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Pamela Hayden
as Rod Flanders
Maggie Roswell
as Ruth Powers
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Critic Reviews for When You Dish upon a Star

With Homer going Hollywood, Alec and Kim being catty over Oscars and Golden Globes and Ron Howard stealing the show, there's little not to like about "When You Dish Upon a Star."

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…