Meanwhile, Lisa introduces Bart to "Little Women." Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. S12E15 Hungry, Hungry Homer Summary The Simpson family goes to "Blockoland". "The stance is that it seems ridiculous to legalize something and then criminalize it, which I have seen happen in various states", Jean said. The episode does not come to an absolute conclusion about the issue. It's incredibly funny as the jokes are on top of their game. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, Homer decides to sue the buffet.Overall, this a very solid episode and it's a better episode than the previous one, as it has a better story to tell. [11] While talking to Homer, Smithers forgets to take Mr. Burns out of his bathtub. In the episode, Homer despises the nuclear plant's new exercise program and decides to gain 61 pounds to claim a disability and work at home. Add the first question. Homer intentionally gains more weight in order to qualify for disability and work from home, but soon realizes that being morbidly obese comes with its own problems. "Congrats, Simpsons, you just pissed off those who choose to live sober, by pandering to stupid college kids and idiot high schoolers who may be your only remaining fans", Boss wrote. Despite their concerns, Jean opined that the network gave the staff a "pretty good amount" of creative freedom with the episode. And she referred them all to me. The Winfields,who live next door to the Simpsons,move and are replaced by divorced Ruth Powers and her teen-aged daughter Laura. The two argued that drugs are almost always shown as having only negative effects, even though 10 million people in the United States use marijuana for recreational purposes. In its original broadcast, the episode was seen by approximately 7.2 million viewers, finishing in 46th place in the ratings the week it aired. ", Jean said. Homer's mom dies, and as part of her will, she asks him to spread her ashes. However, her request turns out to be part of her final act of rebellion against the system. Even though The Simpsons' staff slightly altered the episode by not actually showing Homer smoke his medicinal marijuana, the network was still worried that it might cause a controversy. "[4], On May 17, 2002, Robert S. Stephens and Roger A. Roffman of The Seattle Times wrote an analysis of "Weekend at Burnsie's" in a guest column for the newspaper. When Lisa gets ripped off, Homer sticks up for her and is successful. [1], Jean, Al. He wrote, "Apart from being very funny, the episode also manages to make statements about Marijuana, but never becomes preachy." The staff discussed the scene for a long time with the network until they came up with a compromise. The use of medicinal marijuana is prominently featured throughout "Weekend at Burnsie's". New Kid on the Block He criticized the Simpsons staff for making an episode about marijuana, as he believed that children might imitate Homer. 15 When Homer Was Nice To Flanders. Homer and Chef Pee pee look for Easter eggs and find a pink egg. Flashback of Homer as a child, he is at a zoo watching monkeys, The "Simpsons" Kissing Edition (Part I: The Family). Was this review helpful to you? The scene was originally three times longer, and was conceived during a rewrite session with the staff writers. It first aired in the United States on the Fox network on April 7, 2002. [2] "They watched it and had lots of questions for her. [8] During their scene, Anastasio is shown playing a few bars of The Simpsons theme song on his guitar, which he often did during the band's concerts in the mid 1990s as part of a series of "secret language" signals they had taught their fans. Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Ralph Sosa. After unsuccessfully trying to sue Captain McAllister's restaurant and its All-You-Can-Eat boast Homer becomes a living advertisement for the place as Bottomless Pete :Nature's Cruellest Mistake. "We believe there are good reasons for a more honest dialogue about the positive and negative effects of marijuana use. Horrified, Smithers thinks that the unconscious Mr. Burns has drowned. Fox was initially very uneasy to pass the episode for broadcast, since they were concerned that it might encourage younger viewers to smoke marijuana. [16], Writing for WhatCulture!, Adam Rayner described "Weekend at Burnsie's" as "utterly hilarious" and "superbly executed". [3], The name of the episode is a reference to the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's, in which two young insurance executives try to convince people that their deceased boss is alive. Because a common effect of smoking marijuana is dilated pupils, the animators initially suggested widening Homer's, but settled for just dilating them slightly. The Simpsons 2020. A recent episode of the popular TV show The Simpsons highlighted the pros and cons of marijuana use, and Homer Simpson's experiences with marijuana provide an example of what we mean", they wrote. The scene is a reference to "The Big High", an episode of the television crime drama Dragnet in which a married couple accidentally drown their baby while they are smoking marijuana. " Simpson and Delilah " is the second episode of The Simpsons ' second season. (2010). "HOMR" (styled as "HOMЯ") is the ninth episode of the twelfth season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. At the beginning of the episode, Marge announces that the family's dinner includes genetically modified vegetables, to which Lisa replies "American corporations should stop playing god with nature. "Weeks before it aired, we were going 'This is really going to kill everything...'", Jean said in the episode's DVD commentary. Directed by Michael Marcantel. Grampa Simpson admits to Homerabout his correlation and comes to realize that the issue will not be easy to reconcile when he makes a recovery. [4] "Jon Fishman said to me that the band had talked from time to time about if they were to ever be on The Simpsons, what it would be like. Whoever could it be? [4] He first became aware of the band after reading an article about them in Entertainment Weekly. It became one of the biggest controversies the series has ever faced. Bart enjoys it when Laura baby-sits for him and his sisters and develops a crush on her. [6][9], According to Peter Shapiro of Relix, some fans of Phish debated whether or not there had been any references to the band before this episode. Despite the network's initial concerns, "Weekend at Burnsie's" did not attract any controversy. 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