The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 20

Colonel Homer

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 1992 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Lurleen's other songs include: ''I'm Basting a Turkey With My Tears,'' ''Don't Look Up My Dress Unless You Mean It'' and 'I'm Sick of Your Lying Lips and False Teeth.''

    • The sign at the Royal King Trailer Park reads: ''14 Days Without A Tornado.'' When Homer returns later in the episode, it says 2 instead of 14.

    • When Homer is in the bar listening to the music, you can see a (real) bug on Homer's eyes. It looks like there was a bug there during the final stage of this episode, and the camera man didn't notice.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Bart: Much as I hate that man right now, you gotta love that suit.

    • Marge: Homer, how much did you just give that man?
      Homer: Calm down, Marge, it's just our life savings. I'm not going into hock for this.

    • Homer: Marge, you make it sound so seamy. All I did was spend the afternoon in her trailer watching her try on some outfits.

    • Homer: Lurleen, I can't get your song out of my mind. I haven't felt this way since "Funky Town!"

    • Lurleen: My name's Lurleen Lumpkin.
      Homer: That's a pretty name.
      Lurleen: Oh, you think so?
      Homer: Maybe. I'm not sure. I forgot it.

    • Willy: (on a mechanical bull) Ach! How come no one else's chair is doin' this?!

    • Homer: I got you a gig on TV.
      Lurleen: Oh Homer! You're as smart as you are handsome!
      Homer: Hey!! Oh, you meant that as a compliment.

    • Studio Owner: Ah, this studio has a lot of history, uh.. Buddy Holly stood on this spot in 1958 and said 'There is no way in hell that I'm going to record in this dump'
      Homer: I'm sure Lurleen will love it!
      Marge: Homer, how much did you just give that man!
      Homer: Calm down Marge, it's just our life savings!

    • Homer: Oh no, I went to this bar the other night and the.
      Moe: Hey, wa…wait a minute. You went to another bar?
      Homer: Moe, I was 100 miles out of town!
      Moe: Oh Homer...

    • Lurleen's Song: That's why you flipped your pickup truck, right off the interstate!
      Homer: That's right (fast) except for the pickup truck.

    • Guy: Lets give a big country welcome to Yodeling Zeek!
      Audience: *applause*
      Zeek: Yodel-e-hee, yodel-e-i-hee, odel-e-hee.

    • Homer: I'm going now, and I don't know when you'll see me again
      (he drives off, then comes back to drop Maggie off)
      Lisa: I guess that executive stress ball we got him for Christmas isn't working.

    • Homer: I've heard how this ends, it turns out the secret code was the same nursery rhyme he told his daughter!
      Audience: Oooh!
      Homer: Hey, it's pretty obvious if you think about it!
      Marge: Oh shut up Homer, no one wants to hear what you think!
      Audience: Yeah! *applause*

    • Marge: Well, what are we going to see?
      Bart: Ernest Cuts The Cheese!
      Lisa: Honey I Hit A School Bus!
      Homer: Look Who's Oinking, Look Who's Oinking!
      Marge: Since we'll never agree, why don't you kids pick a movie, your dad and I will pick a movie, then we'll all meet in the lobby later?
      Bart/Lisa: Thanks mom!
      Homer: Two tickets for...
      Guy: Lemme guess... Look Who's Oinking?
      Homer: That's right!
      Guy: Sold out!

    • Lisa: Just tell me when the scary part is over!
      Bart: It's over....
      Lisa: Aaaaaaaah!

    • Homer: Ooh, there's a good one!
      Marge: That spot says compact only!
      Homer: Marge, that's just the suggestion car size...easy...easy... how am I doing on the right?
      Lisa: Um, we're getting a lot of sparks over here, dad!
      Homer: Uh huh, easy...easy...mmm perfect, alright everybody out the window!

    • Homer: Marge, it takes two to to lie and one to listen.

    • DJ: This is K-U-D-D 570 AM. Hey, don't touch that dial, you've got KUDD on it.

    • Homer: Marge, you're standing in the way of my boyhood dream of managing a beautiful country singer.
      Marge: You're boyhood dream was to eat the world's biggest hoagie and you did it at the county fair last year, remember? (Marge holds up a photo of homer eating a giant hoagie)

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.