There’s a brief moment in this episode, where Homer is asked by Marge if he drinks to escape reality, and Homer imagines himself really buff and making his pecs dance. I really like those little moments where we see the really weird world that is the inside of Homer’s mind.
Oh yeah, and in this episode, he temporarily gives up drinking.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Duffless”
This episode of The Simpsons is named after a movie where a woman is forced by Nazis to choose which of her two children will be immediately killed.
Nothing that happens in this episode is anywhere near as depressingly awful as that.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Selma’s Choice”
Simpsons fans just know this episode.
Do they know that the plow Homer buys is from Kumatsu Motors, the same Japanese car company that bought Homer’s brother Herb’s bankrupt company? They do now.
You know, if anybody really read these.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Mr. Plow”
It wasn’t that long ago that Bart was down on Milhouse for discovering girls and having a girlfriend.
Man, it sure is a shame Milhouse is nowhere in this episode, because he could have gotten in some much-deserved gloating at Bart’s expense.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “New Kid On The Block”
Season four of The Simpsons opens with a look forward…if you buy that weird theory that The Flintstones and The Jetsons take place at the same time, with the Jetsons and their neighbors living well above the devastated world below that got knocked back to the stone age of, you guessed it, the world of Bedrock and the Flintstones.
I think that’s a load of hooey, but the Flintstones were on the Simpson’s couch in the opening credits.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Kamp Krusty”
For Homer Simpson, sterility may have been a gift that kept on giving.
Homer didn’t know he was sterile near as I can make out, but it sure had plenty of fringe benefits.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?”
That title is so The Simpsons. Give us a main plot about Marge needing a break but name the episode after Homer.
Oh, and the only reason this goes live on a Saturday was due to A) I write these well in advance and 2) we had special content on April Fool’s Day, so there’s that.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Homer Alone”
What legacy will we leave behind? How will people remember us? Can we control how the world will see us in future generations?
That’s some heady stuff for Homer Simpson.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “Homer Defined”
Look, you can either go to a marriage retreat and expect your husband to behave himself, or you can go to a marriage retreat near a good fishing spot and expect him to show up. You can’t do both.
Continue reading Simpsons Did It!: “The War Of The Simpsons”