Wikia

Simpsons WIki

The Homer They Fall

Talk0
17,163 articles being
edited here
Episode
References
Gags
Appearances
Gallery
Quotes
Credits
You Only Move Twice
The Homer They Fall
Burns, Baby Burns
The Homer They Fall
The Homer They Fall (Promo Picture)
Episode Number 156
Production Code 4F03
Original Airdate November 10, 1996
Chalkboard Gag "I am not my long-lost twin"
Couch Gag Texas Family couch gag
Special Guest Voices Paul Winfield as Lucius Sweet
Michael Buffer as himself
Show Runner(s) Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein
Written By Jonathan Collier
Directed By Mark Kirkland
The instant that Homer's in any kind of danger I want you to throw in this towel and stop the fight.
Marge to Moe

"The Homer They Fall" is the third episode of Season 8. It first aired on November 10, 1996. The episode was written by Jonathan Collier and directed by Mark Kirkland. Paul Winfield and Michael Buffer guest star.

SynopsisEdit

Bart buys an extravagant belt on a trip to the mall, but the school bullies beat him up and steal it. When Homer goes to confront the parents of the boys in Moe's Tavern he promptly receives a beating of his own. During the beating, however, Homer remains completely unfazed; Moe sees this and proposes to Homer that he test out his abilities in boxing.

Full Story Edit

The Homer They Fall (Promo Picture) 2
While shopping with his family at a gadget store, Bart overhears Comic Book Guy failing to return his small-sized gimmicky belt because he does not have his proof of purchase. Bart obtains it from him for $4. He shows off its features to his classmates, but is then chased and beaten by the Springfield Elementary bullies, who steal the belt. Homer meets with the bullies' parents at Moe's Tavern, but they in turn attack him. Despite the force used against Homer, he does not fall down (explained by Dr. Hibbert as an ability gained from a genetic defect). Moe is impressed enough to reveal that he used to be a boxer, and agrees to coach Homer. There are two problems - Homer's punches are especially weak and his stamina is so low that one punch completely exhausts him - so Moe decides that Homer should wait for his opponents to get exhausted from pummeling him, then push them over.
The Homer They Fall
Homer wins his early matches, mostly against underfed hobo opponents who don't put up much of a fight.
Homer They Fall Painting

A parody of the George Bellows painting "Dempsey and Firpo" featured in this episode

Eventually Lucius Sweet, Moe's former boxing manager, arrives with a proposition for Moe; the two arrange a match between Homer and the powerful boxing champion Drederick Tatum in a massive star-studded event. Tatum brings so much power to the ring that he knocks out opponents in one blow, which bores spectators, though Homer's amazing resilience means he could offer an actual fight. Despite a promise to Marge to stop the fight if Homer's life is endangered, Moe also promises Sweet that Homer can endure three rounds. Just seconds into the fight, it becomes clear that Tatum is brutal and inexhaustible,
Ci
meaning that Homer is going to get killed. Homer realizes the original plan is not going to work and decides to punch his opponent, but misses. Just as Tatum is about to strike a possibly fatal blow, Moe airlifts the badly-beaten Homer from the ring using Fan Man's paramotor. Outside, Tatum expresses his respect for Moe's affection towards Homer, and Sweet declares Moe a perpetual loser, but gives him a healthy check nonetheless. During the credits, Moe, still with the paramotor, is shown saving people from natural disasters in different countries.

Citations Edit


Season 7 Season 8 Episodes Season 9
Treehouse of Horror VIIYou Only Move TwiceThe Homer They FallBurns, Baby BurnsBart After DarkA Milhouse DividedLisa's Date with DensityHurricane NeddyEl Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)The Springfield FilesThe Twisted World of Marge SimpsonMountain of MadnessSimpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)ciousThe Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie ShowHomer's PhobiaBrother from Another SeriesMy Sister, My SitterHomer vs. the Eighteenth AmendmentGrade School ConfidentialThe Canine MutinyThe Old Man and the LisaIn Marge We TrustHomer's EnemyThe Simpsons Spin-Off ShowcaseThe Secret War of Lisa Simpson

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki