The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 21

Coming to Homerica

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 17, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Ogdenville's economy takes a stumble after tainted barley is discovered in Krusty's veggie burgers and the unemployed of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. When Mayor Quimby closes off the town's borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer puts together a border patrol group.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • First act was perfrect, second act was boring, and third act wasn't as good as the first act but it was better than the second act

    Ogdenville's economy takes a stumble after tainted barley is discovered in Krusty's veggie burgers and the unemployed of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. When Mayor Quimby closes off the town's borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer puts together a border patrol group This was a good episode of "The Simpons", it's nothing special or anything like that but it was overall enjoyable. The episode did start off perfect though and I loved it in the first act but then once the second act came it just lowered down my enjoyment of the episode then the episode picked up a little more in the third act and that was better than the second act but not as good as the first act and sorry if this confuses some of you by the way. The second act really did bore me a lot and I didn't laugh at any of the parts in the second act not even a chuckle like Homer putting a gun in his mouth because he was drunk was just pathetic to me. Homer's stupidity and drunkness is one of the series' highlights in my opinion but his stupidity and drunkness in that gag just didn't make me laugh and made me roll my eyes instead. Third act was still boring but it got better because I actually did laugh in that act. I really enjoyed the Ogdenvian citizens and I thought they were very generous and sweet people, why can't people in this world be like them?. I loved the first act because it made me laugh a lot especially Krusty's new veggie burger that apparently made everyone sick. Although, my only nit-pick about the first act was Homer throwing up in Lisa's yeah, that was gross even if they did NOT show his throw up. The first act overall was the best. My favorite part about the third act would have to be everyone building the fence so the Springfield citizen and Ogdenvian citizen will be separated but once the fence was put, the Springfield citizens begin to miss the Ogdenvians and their kindness but LUCKILY the Ogdenvians made a door through the fence so they were welcome to come back to Springfield which I found to be nice. Overall, this was a good Season 20 finale of "The Simpsons".... first was perfect, second act was pure boredom, and third act wasn't boring and had some parts that made me laugh especially towards the end. 7.5/10moreless
  • Homer organizes border patrol to prevent immagrants from entering Springfield.

    Over the years, the Simpsons have always made some of its best episodes with great humor over issues that are in the modern world. This time the issue is about Illegal Immigration. This episode had some great gags about how illegals can take jobs away from people and the uproar that it all causes. This was also very appropriate because this episode aired on the national Norway day in Norway. All in all this episode had a very strong plot with great jokes. It finally brought closure to a great season. In my opinion, The Simpsons are just contiuing to get better as the years go on. I can only immagine how good the Simpsons will be in just a couple of years.moreless
  • Pretty good.

    Pretty good... when compared to the other eps of season 20. It was probably the one of the worst overall of all the season finales. The worst would have to be the season finale of season 21. That was a disaster. This one, wasn't really that bad. It was pretty much you kinda laugh at a couple of things and then the rest was just sit there and hope that it will get better. Which it didn't. I'm not saying that it was horrible, it just wasn't that good, unless it is compared with the rest of the season, or if it is compared with the season 21 finale.

    Overall, it was a pretty decent episode coming from season 20.moreless
  • The ending to the second worst season {i think anyways}

    Season 20 of the simpsons as a whole is probably my least favorite of the series, or at least one of them. This episode, the finale, was decent from what I remember, but there were things I didn't like. One thing was Homer putting the gun in his mouth because he was drunk. I don't get why jokes like that are funny. It's just stupid and not funny. And the plot itself doesn't interest me that much either. My overall grade for this episode is a B+ or so, at least from what I remember from last watching this onemoreless
  • See Review.

    When nearby Ogdenville's economy crumbles due to tainted barley discovered in Krusty's veggie burgers, the unemployed workers of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. After Mayor Quimby closes Springfield's borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer organizes a border patrol group. A great parody of Illegal Immigration. It also had some great jokes. It was nice to see this episode air on the national holiday in Norway. It made it very relevant in one way. ALso the ending was very good to see everyone live in harmony. A solution that we all want to see I guess. Give it a watch.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Music from this episode:

      "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, recorded by Benny Goodman (played while Springfield is building the wall)

    • This episode aired on Norwegian Constitution Day, (17th of May) which may go to explain the abundance of Norwegian culture featured in this episode as well as the Norwegian flag appearance at the end.

    • Sign behind Kent Brockman when announcing the food-poisoning epidemic in Springfield: SPEW-NAMI.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Homer: Men, our negative energy has been harnessed to help keep Springfield's borders secure from Ogdenvillians. But first, our group needs a name that evokes America's proud history of citizens rising up to defend our way of life.
      Cletus: The Klan?
      Homer: Well, there are no bad ideas, but let's keep trying.
      Cletus: The Nazis?
      Homer: Okay, you stop trying.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: It's "Facebook," not "Assbook."
      Couch Gag: The family literally runs through a montage of classic sitcoms (The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch and Cheers) before making it to the couch safely.
      Billboard Gag: Spider Pig the Musical. Music by: U2 and Alf Clausen.
      Ralph: It's dark!


    • The TV show the family is watching is called "The Drowningest Catch." This is an allusion to the reality show The Deadliest Catch.

    • Cheers
      During the opening couch gag the family briefly appears as characters on the sitcom Cheers when Sideshow Bob walks in the door of the bar. The character of Sideshow Bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer, who was a regular cast member on Cheers.

    • Up
      When Lenny and Carl are floating in the sky in the lawn chair, a house carried by balloons floats by. A clear reference to the 2009 Disney/Pixar film Up.

    • Coming to America
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1988 Eddie Murphy film Coming to America.