The Simpsons

Colonel Homer

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 3/26/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Homer discovers a beautiful country music star in the making and becomes her manager, which raises concerns for Marge about his fidelity.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Groening

  • Jay Kogen

  • Wallace Wolodarsky

  • George Meyer

  • Richard Sakai

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • After another fight with Marge Homer gets in the car and drives hundreds of miles to a red neck bar. There he meets waitress (and aspiring singer) Lurleen Lumpkin. After listening to one of her songs Homer decides to start her music career.

    By meathead704, Nov 21, 2005

  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 19, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 15, 2010

  • Yeehaw!

    By oceanic6, Jul 11, 2009

  • For Matt's first writing job, I never really fell in love with this episode from the start.

    By Iverson82094, Jan 29, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Redneck 1: Hey you, let's fight. Redneck 2: Them's fightin' words!

    • Hillbilly 1: I caught my wife in bed with my best friend. Hillbilly 2: You bitter? Hillbilly 1: Yeah, bit HIM too!

    • Homer: Is there any room in that bed for a dag-burn fool? Marge: Always has been.

    • Homer: Marge, let's end this feudin' and a fussin' and get down to some lovin'.

    • Homer: They don't call me Colonel Homer because I'm some dumb-ass army guy.

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    Notes (5)

    • This is the last episode to go up against The Cosby Show.

    • There is a special feature on the Season 3 DVD where you can watch this episode like an episode of VH1's Pop Up Video.

    • This is the only episode where Matt Groening is credited by himself as being the writer of the episode.

    • Hank Azaria ad-libbed the "Big, Shirtless Ron" character during the recording of the "Ya-Hoo" scene.

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not conduct my own fire drills. Couch Gag: The family does not realize the bottom cushions are missing until it's too late, and are compressed into the couch.

    Trivia (8)

    • The Beer'N'Brawl only serves Fudd Beer.

    • The different movies at the theater include: * I'll Fry Your Face III * The Smell in Room 19 * Space Mutants VI * Honey, I Hit a School Bus * Look Who's Oinking * The Stockholm Affair * Ernest vs. The Pope

    • Yodelin' Zeke shows up on "Ya Hoo" with a bandage around his head. He was beat up at the Beer'N'Brawl earlier in the episode.

    • The Beer'N'Brawl sells Laramie High Tar cigarettes.

    • The show Ya hoo! stars Yodelin' Zeke, Butterball Jackson, Freddie Boy and Yuma, Cloris Moselle, Big Shirtless Ron, Orville and Hurley, Gappy Mae, Hip Diddler, Rudy, The Ya Hoo Recovering Alcohlic Jug Band, and Lurleen. Although they're not listed in alphabetical order, the announcer says they are.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Coal Miner's Daughter Matt Groening wrote this episode loosely based on the 1980 Loretta Lynn biography Coal Miner's Daughter which featured Bevery D'Angelo who guest stars in this episode.

    • Deliverance
      When Homer first drives to Lurleen's house, the kid on the porch playing banjo is a parody of the 1972 film Deliverance.

    • Episode Title: Colonel Homer
      The episode title and Homer's attire make reference to Colonel Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley.

    • Hee-Haw The show "Ya-Hoo" is a spoof of the television show Hee-Haw, the classic comedy variety and country music series that aired from 1969-1993.

    • Look Who's Talking The movie "Look Who's Oinking" is a parody of the film Look Who's Talking.

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