The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 6

D'oh-in' in the Wind

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 1998 on FOX
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D'oh-in' in the Wind
Homer's search to discover his middle name leads him to an old hippie commune that his mother used to frequent. He finds a mural that his mother painted of him from the 60's, and is inspired to become a hippie.

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  • Homer Wears a Poncho...

    What whacky adventure will happen in 'The Homer Show' this week? Oh, he becomes a hippy. Hilarious.

    Once again, Scully has a Homer-centred episode and although most of the time, this can deliver laughs and a fairly fun plot, we get no such pleasures this time.

    The episode starts when Mr Burns is having lunch but can't get a jar of pickles open so all of his employees try to open it but fail leading to Homer and Carl and Lenny starring in a recruitment advert which proceeds to Homer wanting to join the actors guild which requires filling in a form which requires Homer to write down his middle name, which he does not know so he and Grandpa go to Homer's Mum's farm to try and find out. Long-winded I know although Lisa's comment 'Why would Lenny want to lose his legs?' was quite funny.

    Afterwards, Homer discovers his middle name is Jay but that is completely irrelevant to the plot of the play as he wants to fulfill his mother's wish of letting his spirit soar and becoming a hippie. What follows is boring and uninventive. Homer gets a poncho, doesn't wash, tries to freak people out and wants to look after the planet (something that is completely uncharacteristic). I believe there was something about a juice business and people getting high in this episode as well but it was all just an uninteresting blur.

    This is a dreadful episode with an awful plot that delivers a Homer Simpson that was so out of character, it wasn't funny. The whole episode runs along very humourlessly and gags (or at least funny ones) are in very short supply.

    The worrying thing is that there are lots more episodes like this to come...

  • The last thing I expected was Homer becoming a hippie.

    I couldn't stop laughing during this episode. Homer wants to know what his middle name is so his father suggests that they go to this hippie place where Homer's mother used to go. When they are there Homer meets two old hippies named Seth and Munchie. Homer sees a painting his mother painted of him in the sixties and finds out that his middle name is Jay. After thinking of how cool it is to become a hippie Homer starts turning into one but when he goes to Munchie and Seth to start living his hippie world they tell him that these days are behind them and they have a buisness to take care of. Homer convinces Seth and Munchie to relive their hippie days for atleat a couple of hours and the hiipie trio go around town singing and " freaking " everyone out. When the hippies return from their "flowery " journey they find that their juice products have been smashed because of a circle object Homer was playing with which blocked the juicing machine. Homer tries to fix everything so he uses up all the vegtables on the farm..even the ones who are filled with drugs. The effect of this was many people in town going nuts. A policeman figures this out and goes to arrest the hippies. Very cool idea fit into a very nice sotryline. It was awesome to find out Homer's middle name and see his mother and father in the sixties. Favorite character from this episode : Homer ofcource !!! but I also really liked Seth and Munchie.moreless
  • homer's middle name REVEALED

    homer as a hippie was a great idea for an episode and i enjoyed a lot of it especially homer's frisbee and abe not knowing what homer's middle name because he was only in the parenting "for the spanking". Homer only knowing his middle initial making his name Homer J Simpson and it is revealed that he is actually called Homer Jay Simpson (big difference, huh?)

    this episode was hilarious with jokes such as "the sixties ended the day we sold our van: december 31st 1969". although this isn't the best season 10 episode it is revealing and joke filled.moreless
  • The allusion D'oh was sayin by Homer. This episode centers around Homer.

    D'oh in in the wind.

    Homer does not like the wind. He said, D'OH. He got away from the wind. Marge made sure Homer will be fine. Bart and Lisa were at school. When Ralph ate the paste, Nelson took the paste away and said "Ha Ha." When Martin drew a picture, Nelson took the crayons and said "Ha Ha I broke your crayons." Milhouse was painting a picture of mom and dad and Nelson scribbled it.moreless
  • Homer finds out his middle name.

    When Homer finds out the J. in his middle mane stands for Jay, he befriends two hippies that his mother was once friends with, munchie and Seth. Homer decides to become a hippie himself, and he goes out on Freak out rides with seth and Munchie of course. Then, when Homer messes up their drink conveyor belt, he decides to make it his own, causing the whole town to haullicinaite by drinkig it.

    very funny episode with Woodstock flashbacks, The reavealing of Homer's middle name and all the haullicanations. My favorite one was Barney and the pink elephant from Dumbo.

    Overall Grade:86%/B++moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

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

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

George Carlin

George Carlin


Guest Star

Martin Mull

Martin Mull


Guest Star

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Music From This Episode
      "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock
      "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
      The theme song from the musical Hair
      "The Star-Spangled Banner" as preformed by Jimi Hendrix
      "Time of the Season" by The Zombies
      "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane
      End Title music performed by Yo La Tengo

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Homer is in awe of the Groovy Groove Natural Farm.)
      Homer: Wow, look at this place! There's a pond for skinny dipping, a tire for skinny swinging...(Sticks his hand into a beehive.) I can actually feel the good vibrations.

    • Bart: Hey, what the heck is your middle name anyway?
      Homer: You know, I have no idea. Hey, Dad, what does the "J" stand for?
      Grampa: How should I know? It was your mother's job to name ya and love ya and such. I was mainly in it for the spanking.

    • Seth: We're just trying to pay the bills, Homer. I mean, we're still hippies at heart.
      Homer: Oh yeah? When's the last time you freaked out the establishment? You guys are total sellouts!
      Munchie: Wait. Don't you work for a nuclear power plant?
      Homer: Look, we can sit here all day and play the blame game, or we can start freaking people out!

    • Marge: Doctor, will he be all right?
      Dr. Hibbert: Yes, he was lucky. If that had been a gladiola, he'd be dead right now.
      Bart: Why don't you just pull it out?
      Dr. Hibbert: (Chuckles) I'm a doctor, not a gardener!
      Homer: Can't you just prune some of the leaves so I can watch TV?
      Dr. Hibbert: What did I just say?

    • Homer: Hi, Marge! We're freaking out squares!
      Marge: Oh, Lord.
      Homer: What's in your brand-new bag, momma?
      Marge: Oh, it's that pair of Dockers you wanted. Forty-eight waist with the balloon seat, right?
      (Seth and Munchie laugh.)
      Homer: Marge, not in front of the hippies!

    • Marge: You know, I really don't appreciate being called a narc. And that poncho is filthy! Let me dry-clean it for you.
      Homer: Why do you have to turn everything into one big plastic hassle? Marge, you've got too many hang-ups. Like the whole shaving trip. Come on, I want to see those legs all furry and gross!
      Marge: That ain't gonna happen, bub.
      Homer: Well, at least lose the bra. Free the Springfield Two, Marge! Free the Springfield Two!

    • Lisa: Dad, do you mind? Your feet are really close to my potato.
      Homer: Your potato? You can't, like, own a potato, man. It's one of Mother Earth's creatures. (Burps)
      Marge: Homer! Excuse yourself!
      Homer: No way, narc! Bodily functions are a natural thing.
      Bart: Not to mention hilarious.

    • Seth: You know Homer, your Mom was a pretty groovy chick.
      Munchie: And a demon in the sack!
      (Seth and Munchie laugh quietly.)
      Grampa: Oh, you heard about that, eh?

    • Mr. Burns: To attract the top grads, we'll need to make a recruitment film. A picture that showcases our cutting edge technology.
      Smithers: A "talkie", sir?
      Mr. Burns: (Gasps) Yes, brilliant! That's just the kind of far-out gimmick we need.

    • Mr. Burns: Well, let's see what I've packed for myself today. One bullion cube, one Concord grape, one Philly cheesesteak, and a jar of garlic pickles!
      (Mr. Burns laughs as he opens the pickle jar.)
      Mr. Burns: No one will want to kiss me after these, eh, Smithers?
      Smithers: It's their loss, sir.

    • Smithers: Should I send out for some Chinese?
      Mr. Burns: No, those people are all gristle.

    • Bart: Uh, so Dad, regarding that form, why not just make up a middle name?
      Lisa: You might as well. You already made up a phony film credit.
      Homer: No! Homer Simpson does not lie twice on the same form. He never has, and he never will.
      Marge: You lied dozens of times on our mortgage application.
      Homer: Yeah, but they were all part of a single ball of lies. The point is, I'm a grown man, and I deserve a middle name.
      Grampa: Hmm. I know where we might find your missing moniker. It's a bit of a drive, but on the way, we can have a nice father-son chat.
      Homer: Great! I'll go shoot myself for bringing this up.

    • Seth: We used to have a bus. In a way, the Sixties ended the day we sold it… December 31, 1969.

    • Homer: I guess the juice business is more important than the ideals our hippie forefathers refused to go to war and die for.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: No one cares what my definition of "is" is.
      Couch Gag: The couch has a lap bar like a roller coaster. The family runs in an sits down, the lap bar comes down, and the couch takes off up in the air then down again while the family puts their hands up and screams.


    • Yellow Submarine:

      The shot at the beginning of the episode with the lunch signal going off the power plant (a combination of a deep whistle and a buzzer) accompanied by smoke shooting out of the cooling towers is a reference to a scene earlier on the animated Beatles movie The Yellow Submarine (1968), depicting factory smokestacks with a similar whistle sounding in an identical manner (the smoke shooting out of the smokestacks.)

    • The Beatles
      During the Gracie Films logo in the end credits you can hear Homer say, "I buried Flanders". This is a allusion to The Beatles song, "Strawberry Fields" where people believe John Lennon says at the end, "I buried Paul", as well as the "Paul is Dead" myth/hoax at the time.

    • Star Trek
      Dr. Hibbert utters the line, "I'm a doctor, not a gardener." This is a reference to Dr. "Bones" McCoy from Star Trek, who would often use the same line ("I'm a doctor, not a ...") when asked to do something outside of his normal duties.

    • Bill Clinton
      The blackboard joke "No one cares what my definition of 'is' is", refers to an argument made by Bill Clinton during his affair scandal.

    • The Grateful Dead/Pink Floyd/The Rolling Stones
      After drinking some peyote laced juice Ned Flanders has some hallucinations that include: The dancing bears and skeletons associated with The Grateful Dead, the walking hammers from Pink Floyd's The Wall and the "Sticky Fingers" logo associated with The Rolling Stones.

    • Blowin' in the Wind
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the Bob Dylan song, "Blowin' in the Wind".

    • Beavis and Butthead
      After Grampa and Jasper drink the peyote laced juice, they sit and giggle on a park bench much in the same manner as the title characters from the TV series Beavis and Butthead.