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Rarely in animated shows do I ever see stories with emotional sensability, the show for once has an episode that can tug at your heartstrings.
When I think of Homer's past I really don't know a whole lot about it. But finally we get to explore it which makes Homer an even deeper character. I really loved Glenn Close's performance as Homer's Mother Mona. You really got to know her and love her (let alone the orgin of the famous d'oh trademark), we see the kind of relationship she had with Homer when he was a child and it was a loving relationship which to me makes it all the more sadder. I can't help but wonder if she stayed around Homer might have grown up to be a better person, but we'll never know. We even see another portion of Burns past, his pathetic unyielding grudge toward Mona. I don't see why Homer's mom needs to be arested, personally I feel Burns is the one that should be in Jail for Life, since he created biological agents that could destroy the world, how the heck he was able to do it legally is beyond me. Seeing what Homer's mom did makes me admire her even more, because you can say she actually did the whole world a favor. I really love how she bonded with Lisa, it really shows how much Lisa does have a lot of her grandmother in her. However it comes down to an ending that is heartbreaking when we see that unfortunately she is unable to stay with the family. I'll admit the final minutes from the last words both Homer and Mona, Homer alone siting on his car all night, and hearing that sad music always put tears in my eyes.
This epsode truely shows that Homer J. Simson is more than just a cartoon character but a human being.moreless
The episode that proves the simpsons are the best of the best
The reason that I said that this was one of the ground-breaking episodes is because hwo they inserted, and (flawlessly) pulled off an emotionally touching story without losing laughs along the way. In this episode, Homer fakes his own death to get out of work. He eventually goes to fix his error when he finds his mother, whom he thought to be deceased. The story here for the most part was very emotional, and with a hint of depression. You have to be heartless to not feel bad for Homer when you see the bond he and his mother. Overall, a pivoital episode for the show, and well worth watching. 10/10 A+moreless
The Last Scene is one of the Saddest, Best Moments in the Show's History
Homer fakes his own death, and in the process, meets his mother, whom he thought was dead all this time. It turns out she was a 60's radical, who had to go on the lam to avoid being arrested. In the end, she again needs to leave Homer because otherwise she will go to jail.
A good episode, has a good story, laughs, and the end is easily one of the best moments in all of Simpson's history. Definitely one of season 7's bests, if not the best from the season, this episode gets an A+ from me. Perfect episodemoreless
this was a good ep
in this ep of the simpsons homer comes in contact with his mother for the first time since she left years ago. and he learns that she is on the run from the law when she was younger she destroyed a germ lab. that was owend by mr burns. and homer wants to spend more time with her she washes him in a tub and its great to they see that she is hiding when she sees police and all fake names in her perse. and homer drives her to the station to get on the bus as mr burns looks for her. this was a good epmoreless
Homer discovers his mother is alive and the Simpson family help protect her against Mr.Burns and the cops.
This is a great episode that we will all remember as Homers mother, Mona, makes her first appearance. There were some really great parts to this episode, Homer faking his death was brilliant and I liked Lenny and Carl commentating the dummys fall down the waterfall. I liked how the writers/producers brought Mona Simpson into the episode. How about Maggie dancing and doing the monkey, that was unexpected and a quick laugh for me!
Well, I think the writers/producers did a great job not focusing just on humor, but making this a very emotional episode!
Excellent episode! That I will always enjoy watching!
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Homer fakes his death just like his mother did once.
When you look at this episode from afar, you start to see little patterns that make a whole lot of sense and were invisible to you when you just watched. For example, it never ocurred to me that Homer fakes his death in this episode because his mother did it once and this somehow runs in the family or in the genes. This episode is not very funny, at least not for me, but it is really nice. The way Homer and his mother treat and look at each other is just so warm and amazing, even for a cartoon.moreless
Homer's Mother's origin is revealed in a very touching yet sad episode
Homer's long-lost mother returns to the Simpson family. After some initial pleasantries, Bart and Lisa suspect that something's fishy about their new grandmother. It turns out that Mother Simpson is a fugitive from the law and has spent the last quarter century in hiding. In a flashback, we learn that when Homer was a small child, his mother fell in with a band of radical hippies who planted an antibiotic bomb in the germ warfare development lab of Springfield State University. Guarding the lab at the time was a young campus security guard named Clancy Wiggum. The lab was run by a younger (but by no means young) man named Monty Burns. Ever since the antibiotic bomb attack, Burns and Wiggum have been on the lookout for Mother Simpson. Realizing that it wasn't such a good idea to emerge from the underground, Mother Simpson bids her son and his family good-bye and returns to her secret life. Guest Star: Glenn Close as Mother Simpson.moreless
Homer fakes his death by using a dummy. When he goes to the graveyard, he is reunited with his long-lost mother.
I like this episode.
It usually begins with Homer trying to escape work by faking his death. Things go for the worst when the power to the Simpsons house is off.
I love family reunions. First, an old lady found Homer and yells at him for being at her son's grave. Homer retorts but recognize the old lady to be his mother. His mother gets excited when her son is now an adult. When Homer shows her at his family, that would made her the grandmother to Bart, Lisa and Maggie, and the mother-in-law to Marge. Here's another reunion. It is between Abraham and his divorced wife, Mona.
It is revealed that the main reason why Abraham was divorced with Mona because she is forced to go hiding after blowing up the chemicals on an university years ago.moreless
There's only one thing in this episode that makes me sad.
Homer's mom being a hippie *cries*. Anyway, this is still a great episode, where we get to see Mona Simpson, Homer's mom, they bond together, until Mr.Burns finds out she is in Springfield. Burns is mad at Mona, because in the sixties, she, and a gang of hippies destroyed his germ warfare lab. At the end, she once again says goodbye to Homer, and goes once again to the underground.
Homer fakes his death with a dummy. Homer's mother, who he always thought was dead comes for his grave, and finds him. However, she has to go almost as soon as she came, as she is on the lam.
In one of the best episodes of the Simpsons golden age (about seasons 3-8) this episode mixes both funny gags and also has an emotional component that shows like Family Guy (and let's face it, most current Simpsons episodes)sorely lack. At the beginning after Homer fakes his death, he comes to the town records to clear it up when Marge nags him. The guy says his mom is still alive according to the computer, and homer runs up to the tombstone that he always thought was his mom, and was really the poet Walt Whitman. Just at that moment his mom arrived and they both said " I thought you were dead." (Gravedigger: Is anybody in this graveyard dead? Hans Moleman :Well, I didn't want to make a fuss, but now that you mention it...) Homer's mom delights the children and Marge, but her secret come out that she was a 60's radical on the loose from Mr. Burns. She leaves, but not before hitting her head on the van, and going "doh!" Homer stands out in the sunset with sad music which has got to be the saddest and most heartfelt ending in Simpsons history, at least up until then.moreless