Homer vs. the 18th Amendment

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    After Bart accidentally gets drunk at the Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade, the townspeople start pushing for Prohibition. It is soon discovered that Prohibition has been in effect in Springfield for years (The law has just never been enforced.).

    By meathead704, Dec 01, 2011

    For the bazillionth time Homer takes up a new job. This time as a bootlegger. The episodes with Homer taking new jobs have been popping up a lot recently, but this particular episode is one of the best. There are a number of reasons for this. They range from the very clever and well written storyline, to the terrific jokes and the very memorable dialogue (Especially the final line spoken in this episode). This episode contains all of the elements that make The Simpsons the great show that it is. By all means, don't miss "Homer vs. the 18th Amendment."moreless

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  • 10

    Homer becomes a bootlegger for a speakeasy. (One of my Top 5 Simpsons episodes ever)

    By Hornets3, Dec 28, 2010

    During a St. Patrick's Day Parade, a Duff Beer float sprays beer into Bart's mouth, causing him to get drunk. A group of women burst into City Hall and demands an all-out ban on the sale of alcohol. A clerk discovers a prohibition law that has been on the books for 200 years but never enforces. Mayor Quimby declares an end to liquor sales. Fat Tony smuggles alcohol into Moe's, so Chief Wiggum is replaced by a man named Rex Banner. He puts Fat Tony out of business. Homer steals Duff barrels from the city dump and under the name "Beer Baron", sells the beer. When the supply is finished, he creates his own beer in the basement. He confronts Wiggum with a plan to "expose" him to get his job back. Homer receives punishment, being catapulted out of town. The City Hall clerk stops the punishment stating the statute had been repealed. This was probably the funniest episodes the Simpsons ever made. Definately watch this episode and you wont be disappointed.moreless

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  • 10

    One of the best Simpsons episodes ever!

    By Sami5118, Nov 26, 2010

    This episode is a classic. Definately one that you must see. It was probably one of the funniest episodes ever and there is not another one like it. The idea of Homer being the Beer Baron was hilarious. Here's what I liked and did not like about the episode:



    What I did like:

    *The storyline

    *The idea of Homer being the Beer Baron

    *The fact that this was probably one of the funniest episodes ever *The ending because they finally get rid of Rex Banner and Prohibition no longer exists in Springfield

    *And the last quote by Homer Simpson-"To alcohol, the cause of -and solution to- all of life's problems



    What I didn't like(not a whole lot)

    *Rex Banner- he was sooo annoying- good thing that they got rid of him at the end of the episode



    So overall I would have to give this episode an A+ because it is one of the best Simpsons episodes ever.moreless

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  • 9.0

    Homer Vs The Eighteenth Amendment

    By futuramarama, Nov 26, 2010

    When beer is considered illegal, Homer comes to the rescue: as the beer baron. But now new police chief Rex Banner has to catch him smuggling beer. In the end he is caught and is supposed to be catapulted, as it is the punishment. But instead Homer is let go and Rex is catapulted. Then, almost all the adults drink till they are loaded.



    A decent episode, I never thought it was one of the bests though. It's quite decent and funny in some parts, but some of it bored me, not too much though. Overall grade would be B-moreless

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  • 8.5

    this was a good ep of the simpsons

    By cube2k8, May 23, 2010

    in this ep of the simpsons show there is a saint patricks day riot and bart has horn and he holds it up and then there is a beer women coming by and they shoot bear out and barts gets a mouth full of it and he gets drunk and they show it on video and that leads to the banning of alcohol. and everyone is mad and so homer decides to take it apon himself to provide bear to moes . and he gets paid for it . and there is a new shreff in town and he fires clancy from being chife and he has him take homer in to get his job back and at the end they see that its no longer a law from the towns book it was demolished years ago. and alcol is back and the new chife is gone by catapolting him this was a funny ep and it had alot of good momentsmoreless

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  • 10

    Reign of the Beer Baron

    By sh811a, Aug 31, 2009

    This is another one of my favorate episodes ever, this to me is one of the Simpsons last great episodes because there is not one dull moment.



    The plot was pritty daft which made it all the more funny, though personally I can't help but feel Springfield had it coming from the amount of liquor most people drink every day in that town, supprised no DWIs took place. The writing, execution of comidy, and character were just all on key.



    I liked Dave Thomas's performance as the straight laced antagonist Rex Banner. And it's ironic that he's in this episode since he played a comidy charcter from "SCTV" as well as the 80's film "Strange Brew" whom was a dumb drunken canadian with his brother played by Rick Moranis that both loves alchol and worship it; as well as donuts and hockey.



    And in a way the episode is almost like a big version of that "SCTV" skit Homer could almost be a distant relative of those brothers. Homer was just at his best in this episode, I really loved how we say a more inventive and clever side to him, Homer really isn't so stupid when need be. As well as rebelious since he's standing up to a law that is outdated and opsolete. There are just lots of great moments I just say some of them. One was seeing Wigum being irresponsible and then when those soccer moms come busting into Moes he tries to put on charm to calm them down only it comes out all wrong. Or that moment with Moe when he converts his illegal bar into a pet shop before the police come raiding his place and then he says my favorate quote in the episode, "The best darn Pet Shop in Springfield." But of course my favorate moment is the one with Lisa, she is against what her family is doing and then Homer, Marge, and Bart get mad when she tries to give a speach and says my second favorate quote, "Go to your room Lisa!" for once I actually agree with all three of them. And the last one was with the Catapult, why the hell you would want to kill a Bootlegger with a Catapult beats me but oh well I'll admit it's a creative form of execution.



    The Beer Baron reigns triumphant.moreless

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  • 10

    This is my second favorite episode.

    By ctm723, Jun 03, 2009

    THis episode is so funny and some hillarious parts are when Rex Banner said no you won't and Banner says yes I will and Homer again says no you won't and when Bart was drunk and he says to the camera what are you looking at and after he drunk a ton of beer he says when is this supposed to and then he gets really drunk. Also it was very funny when the whole family yelled at Lisa to go to her room and when Homer said alcohool the solution to everyones problems. Overall this is my second favorite episode because of how funny it is.moreless

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  • 8.0

    Prohibition!

    By twilightboy, May 03, 2008

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! What an amazing episode we have here. It is so well written that it feels like a a triller movie without losing the Simpson's charm. In a town where laws are passed in a very crazy and irresponsible way, prohibiton of alcohol seems like something will never happen, atleast, not for the reason of saving the town's children. Nevertheless, in the same way such laws are passed, they are removed. What I enjoyied the most is the "The Untouchables" connection made here. Although I didn't like the ending



    A great episode in this eight season which has seen its ups and downs.moreless

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  • 10

    Homer becomes a bootlegger for a speakeasy... One of my favorite episodes

    By Iverson82094, Jan 27, 2008

    When Mayor Quimby and the Springfield City Hall brass ban all liquor from the town, Moe's Tavern becomes a speakeasy. But procuring booze proves extremely difficult, especially when Rex Banner, a straight-laced government prohibition agent, comes to town. It's up to Homer to start his own bootlegging operation to wet the whistles of Springfield's liquor-loving masses. Dubbing himself the Beer Baron, Homer manufactures all forms of alcohol in the basement of his house, nearly getting caught by Banner at every turn. When Banner finally does catch Homer, Chief Wiggum intervenes and the prohibition agent is sent packing. When an elderly City Hall clerk re-reads the town charter, the prohibition is repealed and the people of Springfield rejoice by getting smashed. Guest Star: Dave Thomas as Rex Bannermoreless

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