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Friend with Benefit 

Lisa makes a new friend at school - Harper, who happens to be super-rich, while Homer makes friends with Harper's dad and sets out to continue living the good life when Lisa decides to end the friendship.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harper (voice)
David Copperfield (voice)


Lisa makes a new friend, Harper, whose father is a multi-millionaire and treats the family to priority seats for David Copperfield and the hot new Australian boy band - as well as replacing Homer's homeopathic chair, the old one being destroyed by the citizens who unwittingly crowd-funded it. But Harper is spoilt and demanding of her own way, distressing Lisa, and Homer much choose between the good life and fatherly loyalty. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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8 November 2015 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Could have been Sweet, but instead it's just Filler,
8 December 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Friend with Benefit is a mediocre Simpsons episode with a reasonably well written storyline and enough funny scenes can sidetrack you from its lack of story, at times. It certainly has its moments, seeing Lisa being vulnerable for one of the first times in a while was nice, as she stumbles in to the luxuries of living a wealthy lifestyle, and there's a nice message in the episode on how money isn't everything. This episode just feels like filler, the writers didn't have much aspirations to tell this story, they just wrote it, you can feel that the whole way through, the story is poorly developed, we're mostly watching Homer and Lisa enjoy a rich life, without using these scenes to keep the story moving. It had potential to make it a sweet episode between Homer and Lisa, which I always enjoy, but it never does, and the two new characters, Harper and her dad, are annoying and didn't make me laugh once. It may have its moments, but Friend with Benefit is a very forgetful Simpsons episode.

Homer sees the chance to live the good life when Lisa befriends a wealthy girl.

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