The Simpsons (1989– )

Jaws Wired Shut 

Marge can't deal with the quiet after Homer has his jaws wired shut.


Nancy Kruse


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Horrified Man / Duck with Cell Phone / Itchy / Justin / MovieCall Announcer / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Mayor Quimby / Grampa Simpson / Googly-Eyed Man / 'I'll pay anything!' / Beer Vendor (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kid #1 in 'Soccer Mummy' / Maggie Simpson / Lisa Ling (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / 'Soccer Mummy' Preview Announcer / Drederick Tatum / Duffman / Carl / Moe Szyslak / Professor Van Doren / Cletus / Derby Announcer #2 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Marcher / Waylon Smithers / Scratchy / Usher #2 / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Montgomery Burns / Reverend Lovejoy / Derby Announcer #1 / Otto (voice)
Dana Gould ... Producer (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Joy (voice)
John Kassir ... Donkey (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Kid #2 in 'Soccer Mummy' / Mrs. Witherball / Lindsay Naegle / Barbara / Starr (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


Homer breaks his jaw in an accident, requiring it to be wired shut for a month. His resulting inability to talk makes him a better listener, and he becomes closer to family and friends because of it. They all like the new Homer much better, but when the wires come off and Homer retains his new attitude, everyone begins to miss the old Homer's antics. Written by Bubber01

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2d animation | See All (1) »


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

27 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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