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Episode Number 272
Production Code CABF20
Original Airdate November 18, 2001
Chalkboard Gag "A burp in a jar is not a science project"
Couch Gag Football couch gag
Special Guest Voices R.E.M. as themselves
Show Runner(s) Mike Scully
Written By Dana Gould
Directed By Jen Kamerman
A trip to the alma mater might really rekindle my love of getting people loaded.
Moe Szyslak

"Homer the Moe" is the third episode of Season 13. It first aired on November 18, 2001. The episode was written by Dana Gould and directed by Jen Kamerman. R.E.M. guest starred in this episode as themselves.

SynopsisEdit

When Moe visits his old bartending school to rediscover his passion for the business, Homer is charged with keeping tabs on Springfield's premiere watering hole. But when Moe decides to make his tavern over into something more hip and modern, a disgruntled Homer opens his own bar in the Simpson family garage.

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Full StoryEdit

When Homer bores the patrons of Moe's Tavern with an anecdote about Bart pointlessly digging a hole, Moe decides the monotony has become too much to bear. He decides to visit his bartending school, Swigmore University, for inspiration, and leaves Homer in charge of the bar. Back at school, Moe meets one of his old professors, who recommend that he reinvent his "crap-hole". Formico, the self-proclaimed "Dean of Design", helps Moe transform the bar into "M", an exclusive and Duff-less nightclub.

Feeling like outcasts, Homer, Lenny, Carl and Barney set up a bar in Homer's garage. The garage bar quickly becomes popular with working-class Duff drinkers. Moe soon tires of his nightclub's swanky new patrons and goes to Homer's garage, where he finds R.E.M. playing for the crowd. Homer claims that the bar is actually a "hunting club", thus making it legal to serve refreshing (alcoholic) beverages in a private residence, but then Moe points out that they must actually hunt something to qualify. Homer declares that they will hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving, which dismays Lisa.

When Homer goes hunting the next day, Lisa and Moe scare off the turkeys with a whistle that sounds like a cougar. Homer reacts by firing at the source of the sound, shooting Moe in the leg. Homer makes up with Moe and they meet up with the rest of the Simpsons, along with R.E.M., at the restored Moe's Tavern for a Thanksgiving meal featuring a tofu-based "turkey" (provided by the environmentalist R.E.M.).

Citations Edit

Season 12 Season 13 Episodes Season 14
Treehouse of Horror XIIThe Parent RapHomer the MoeA Hunka Hunka Burns in LoveThe Blunder YearsShe of Little FaithBrawl in the FamilySweets and Sour MargeJaws Wired ShutHalf-Decent ProposalThe Bart Wants What It WantsThe Lastest Gun in the WestThe Old Man and the KeyTales from the Public DomainBlame It on LisaWeekend at Burnsie'sGump RoastI Am Furious YellowThe Sweetest ApuLittle Girl in the Big TenThe Frying GamePoppa's Got a Brand New Badge

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