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Why haven't I seen this episode before? Well, either way, I just finished watching this, and if I've seen it before, re-watching. This episode was wonderful and it was hilarious. One thing I've noticed is that this is one of the episodes where you hear Homer's voice change. Dan Castellaneta changed the voice of Homer Simpson to a deeper and easier to do voice. Homer purchases a hair growing medicine for one thousand dollars and charges it to his insurance. He seems to be happy and even got promoted since his new friend and his hair growth made a difference.
This episode was wonderful and is probably the best episode of the second season of the Simpsons.moreless
The plot of this episode is one of the first one that deals with Homer's main job (I think so). It sounds interesting. The episode already had one funny moment before it started and that's the couch gag for it. Humorous moments in the episode are "Hitler, Dakota," Homer waking up to having hair and telling everyone "Good morning," Homer yelling "I deserve am the greatest nature!", Bart imagining himself having a mustache, and a few other funny moments. The only and major problem with the episode was that it was boring and lacking humor in certain parts. So, technically,what sounded like an interesting plot ended up being dull in some parts. An otherwise boring episode ended with a heartwarming note. Karl (with the K, not the black guy) was a cool character and Harvey Fierstein did a great job with voicing him. All in all, it's fairly decent, but not what I would consider my favorite episode. At least, I;m being generous because I wasn't very bored throughout. I hope most Mike Scully era episodes doesn't have that once I get to those.
The episode begins with the family and Marge's sisters watching TV in the living room. Homer sees a commercial for Dimoxinil "the new miracle breakthrough in hair regrowth." Homer heads to a clinic in the mall where Dimoxinil is sold, but when he finds out it costs 1,000 dollars for a six-month supply, he walks away dejected. The next day at the power plant during lunch, Homer complains about the lack of tartar sauce for his fish sticks, and tells Carl and Lenny about the new hair product that he can't afford. They convince Homer that he should charge the Dimoxinil to the company's health insurance. Later, Homer heads back to the clinic to do just that. Before going to bed that night Homer applies the Dimoxinil to his scalp and says a quick prayer. The next morning Homer wakes up to discover a thick flowing mane of hair. A jubilant Homer runs through the town showing off his new hair. Homer heads over to the barber shop and gets a stylish haircut. Later, at the power plant Mr. Burns, who has to give one token promotion a year, spots Homer with his full head of hair. He appears energetic and resourceful with his new hair, so Mr. Burns promotes Homer to the position of junior executive.
9 out of 10moreless
homer get hair and gets power then loses it all
homer sees a tv comerical at night of product that grows hair back and goes to the mall and goes to the store where they sell it and he cant aford it and it turns out there is away he can he uses police from work to get it and the next day he has hair and runs through the town and bumps into another guy that has hair and they both scream the products name and homer becomes big and has guy help him out but smither get jelisous and finds out how he got hair and homer is introuble becasue he is almost out of the jar of the stuff and he has to go give a speech and the guy that helped him got fired by taking the blame for homer and homer goes and gives the speech bald and no one listens to him at all. and goes back to his old postion.moreless
never cared much for it
the first time i saw this i was bored out of my mind. every time after i am still bored. so why did i give it a 6.0? I think it has some funny scenes, they just don't have a lot. I think the plot is very boring and i really did not care what was going to happen either way, i just wanted it to end. It had some humor but definitely weak in that department. My overall grade is a low "C", because I don't think it deserves higher and i think lower is being too cruel to the episodemoreless
Homer has hair.
Homer sees a commercial for demmoxinal a hair growing product he doesn't have the money so he gets it through farud. Mr. Burns notices Homer and he quickly works his way up in the company. Smithers becames jealous and finds out about the fraud but Homer assistant Karl takes the fall. Bart spills the demmonxinal causing Homer's hair to fall out and Homer ends up getting his old position back becasue no one wants to listen to a person without hair.
This episode has a very good plot and it is one you won't forgot. I give it a 8.5. enjoy.moreless
It seems as though every TV series with a bald character (and innumerable references to his baldness) must produce an episode such as this.
The problem with the Man-Gets-Hair formula is that every such episode must end in, well, Man-Loses-Hair --- or else the writers would have to come up with something to replace the bald jokes. From the beginning, viewers know the tragic fate of Homer's hair (and subsequent business success), and as a result, the episode loses the spontaneity and potential for the unexpected that usually characterizes the show.
Rather than include a subplot, the episode focuses solely on Homer's story, which is one without much humor. Homer's joyous hair-inspired romp through town is cute, as is his duet with Marge at the end, but there are few, if any, laugh-out-loud jokes. Of course, Harvey Fierstein's character (Karl) provides the one truly great moment of the episode (you'll know it when you see it!) However, Karl is inserted so abruptly into the plotline that I honestly expected him to reveal at the end that he was Homer's guardian angel (and that his real name was Deus Ex Machina.) If the writing for an episode is poor enough to overshadow a performance by Harvey Fierstein, something must be wrong.
In true Simpsons fashion, I give this episode a resounding "meh."moreless
Homer discovers a hair growth formula named Dimoxinil. The problem is, he can't afford it. Homer cheats his employer's heath insurance policy to make the company pay for it. Applying the new formula, Homer wakes up with a full head of hair. Marge likes the new Homer, and Mr Burns even recognizes him and promotes him. Homer hires an assistant named Karl. With Karl's help, Homer impresses Burns and scores the key to the executive washroom. Smithers gets jealous, and snoops though Homer's files and finds the insurance claim. Karl takes the blame for doctoring the claim, and is fired, leaving Homer working by himself. Bart breaks the bottle of Dimoxinil leaving homer a bald man again. He gives a speech to his executives but without hair, nobody takes him seriously. Burns demotes him to his old position.moreless
another great episode
this was another great episode of the simpsons it had all I was looking for in a episode it had class it had a new homer it had all of the greatest parts all in one episode this was a much better episode of season 2
the episode starts off when homer buys a drug for curing baldness and the next morning homer has a full head of hair and his life starts turning around in a matter of days he bercomes a executive and looks for a secratrty but then smitrhers becomes jeaulos of homers new found success and finds somthing shoking about his hair grwoth.moreless
This episode is great, i truly beleive this is what the classic episodes were about, the tone of the episodes changed around season 5, obviosly when David Mirkin took over, and that's when i think they should've ended the show... Anyways, this is a very funny episode, the beggining had me rolling on the floor laughing, and homer's excitement and running out side and seeing the other guy that used the tonic, XD, one of the best moments of the series. Once again Jon Vitti proves how well a writer he is. Also the gay thing is brilliant and how well-done it was that homer was always oblivious to that.moreless