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Dumbbell Indemnity 

Homer and Moe attempt insurance fraud so that Moe can support his new girlfriend. When Homer ends up in jail, Moe has to decide whether or not to come forward.


Dominic Polcino


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / President Chimp / Barney / Hans Moleman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe / Waiter / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Snake / Politician in 'Hail to the Chimp' / Camp Policeman (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Eddie / Lenny (voice)
Helen Hunt ... Renee (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Woman in Bar (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Bacardu Girl (voice)


Moe cannot believe his luck when he starts dating Renee,an attractive florist,but she is also something of a gold-digger and Moe fears that he will lose her unless he can keep buying her expensive presents. When the money runs out he comes up with a plan - Homer will see that his car gets written off so he can claim the insurance. In fact the plans goes totally awry,leaving Homer in prison. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

1 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hank Azaria the voice behind Moe and Helen Hunt who did the voice for Renee have announced their engagement a few months ago. See more »


Homer escapes from jail for grand theft auto, but the police are never seen coming looking for him, he's never seen in court, charges are not dropped and the whole thing is simply forgotten about in the closing minutes of the episode. See more »


[Moe is describing a plan to Homer]
Moe: Okay Homer, this olive is you...
Homer: Mmm... me...
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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »


Sailing, Sailing
Written by Godfrey Marks
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Blockheads in crime
22 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Insurance fraud - not just for classic film noir, but also bang-up Simpsons episodes! 'Dumbbell Indemnity' (now there's a title that really spells it out) has one of my very favorite clips: the image of an irate Homer riding a library cart down the street ("Must kill Moe . . . WHEEEE!") . . .

But this one's got it in pretty much every department: sight gags, one-liners, a slew of Hank Azaria characters, and Homer's an idiot. But it goes beyond that to show a deep-seated insecurity beneath Moe's coarse veneer. It's hysterical, energetic, and even touching.

Top-shelf Simpsons.


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