The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 10

Flaming Moe's

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 1991 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Homer invents a bizarre drink called the Flaming Homer. It's so good that Moe steals his recipe, renames it the Flaming Moe and takes credit for inventing it. The Flaming Moe revitalizes business, turning Moe's Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, and causing Homer's and Moe's relationship to splinter.moreless

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  • One of my all time favorites.

    Homer invents a bizarre drink called the Flaming Homer. It's so good that Moe steals his recipe, renames it the Flaming Moe and takes credit for inventing it. The Flaming Moe revitalizes business, turning Moe's Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, and causing Homer's and Moe's relationship to splinter.

    Overall, this episode was great, I loved Bart's prank call for "Hugh Jass" (huge ass)

    10 out of 10
  • perfect

    what i liked- bart trying to get homer to say his name, and then homer punching bart when he talked because he was jinxed, the Hugh Jass joke, homer revealing the truth behind the flaming moe, the Cheers' song parody, bart taking a flamingmoe to school for show and tell,amongst other things.

    great moe episode. moe is a great, funny character and he really shines in this episode. i love it a lot. A+moreless
  • In the immortal words of Comic Book Guy, this is "Best Episode Ever." It has withstood the test of time, even after it has aired two decades.

    "Flaming Moe's" was worth it just to see Edna Krabappel in those bicycle shorts in the scene where she hits on Aerosmith's drummer, Joey. Those bike shorts should be Edna's everyday wear instead of that drab skirt she wears to Springfield Elementary. Better yet, Edna herself should be a rock musician, playing guitar in her own band and starring in her own spinoff series. It couldn't do any worse than Cleveland Show or Bob's Burgers.moreless
  • Best Moe Storyline

    In this episode, Homer leaves the house to go to Moe's during Lisa's slumber party. While there, Homer shows Moe a new drink he invented called "Flaming Homer." Soon, Moe steals Homer's recipe and claims it as his own, winning millions of fans and even the attention of Aerosmith. One company, a restuarnt brand based around alcohol, continually offers to buy the recipe for a million dollars. For the first couple of times, Moe says no to them, but his new waitress/girlfriend convinces him to sell it and give half to Homer. Overall, this was a pretty good season 3 episode, it had me glued to the screen in wonder of what would happen next, and it was funny, so I would reccomend it. 9/10 A-moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons homer invents drink accidently by adding diffrent things into it when he has gusses over for a party. and bussiness is slow at the tavern and he shows the drink to moe and moe likes it he steals the respey from homer and he starts to make the drinks at the bar and bussiness is big again at moes and it bcomes the hottest play in springfield and they get arerosmith to play there thing is homer and moes friendship are having problems and homer gets angrey and he goes there and finds moe about to sell the respery for alot of money thing is homer tells the secret ingrendent and moe and homer lose out on money. this was a classic epmoreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

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

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler


Guest Star

Brad Whitford (II)

Brad Whitford (II)


Guest Star

Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton


Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri and others

Recurring Role

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Edna: Hi ya, scrumptious. Do you want to ignite my drink?
      Homer: You're my kid's teacher.
      Edna: Single parent, are we?
      Homer: No!
      Edna: Well, let's pretend you are.
      Homer: Get away from me.

    • Barney: Holy Cow! Homer just fell on Aerosmith!

    • Flaming Moe's Theme Song
      When the weight of the world has got you down,
      And you want to end your life,
      Bills to pay, a dead-end job,
      And problems with the wife.
      But don't throw in the towel,
      'Cuz there's a place right down the block…
      Where you can drink your misery away…
      At Flaming Moe's… (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's…)
      When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's…)
      Can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's…)
      And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away…
      Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away…

    • Mayor Quimby: Henceforth, this date shall forever be known as Flaming Moe's Day!
      Advisor: Uh, sir, this is already Veterans' Day.
      Mayor Quimby: It can be two things!

    • Bart: The inventor I admire is not a rich man or a famous man or even a smart man. He's my father, Homer Simpson.

    • Moe: The Flaming Moe is not for sale. Do you know how much of my blood and sweat are in this drink? (everybody in the bar spits out their drink) Uh, figure of speech.

    • Moe: (after drinking the Flaming Homer) Wow, Homer, it's like there's a party in my mouth and everybody's invited!

    • Homer: (talking about his drink) I don't know the scientific explanation, but fire made it good.

    • Homer: (talking about Patty's leg) As I stared up at that hairy yellow drumstick, I knew I needed a drink.

    • Selma: (showing slides) And this is Patty trying to plug her leg razor into one of those ungodly Czechoslovakian outlets. (next slide, shows Patty's hairy-leg) As you can see, we never did get the hang of it.
      Bart: Aye, carumba!

    • Moe: Gin and… tonic? … Do they mix?

    • Kent: And we visit with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum, who reminisces about growing up in Springfield.
      Tatum: That town is a dump. If you ever see me back there, you'll know I really (bleep)-ed up bad.

    • Kent: We'll watch Springfield's oldest man meet Springfield's fattest man.
      Homer: He's not so fat.

    • Homer: Where's that waitress of yours?
      Moe: Oh, she left to pursue a movie career. Frankly, I think she was better off here.

    • Marge: Well, Homer, maybe you can get some consolation in the fact that something you created is making so many people happy.
      Homer: Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! (slams the door, then put his head back round) Oh, by the way, I was being sarcastic.
      Marge: Well, duh!

    • Homer: Ah my new watering hole. (goes inside, barman pulls a shotgun on him)
      Barman: Whadda you want?
      Homer: A beer!
      Barman: Okay then. (gives him a beer in a filthy glass)
      Homer: Can I have a clean glass? (barman cleans glass)
      Barman: (annoyed) Here you go, your majesty!

    • Homer: How could you do this to me Moe? This bar was going under and it was my drink that saved it. If there was any justice, my face would be on a bunch of crappy merchandise.

    • Barney: Hey, what's this?
      Moe: A sneeze guard.
      Barney: (sneezes) Wow, it really works!

    • Moe: Business is slow. People today are healthier and drinking less. You know, if it wasn't for the junior high school next door, no one would even use the cigarette machine.

    • Homer: Moe...Moe...Moe.
      Marge: Bart, are you going to Moe the lawn today?
      Bart: Okay, but you promised me Moe money.
      Marge:I Moe, I Moe!
      Homer: Moe...Moe...Moe.
      Lisa: When Bart's done, can we Moe to the Moevies? There's a Moetinee.
      Marge: Of course, All work and Moe play makes Moe a Moe Moe.
      Bart: Moemomoemoe?
      Marge: Momomoemoe!
      Lisa: Moememoemoemoe!
      Bart: Momomomoe.

    • Homer: You just lost yourself a customer!
      Moe: Wha? I'm sorry, Homer I couldn't hear you
      Homer: I said you just lost yourself a customer!
      Moe: Huh?
      Homer: You just lost yourself a customer!
      Moe: Homer you're going to have to speak up!
      Homer: You just lost yourself a customer, Moe!
      Moe: I've forced myself to wha?
      Homer: You just lost yourself a customer!
      Moe: Homer.. I'll talk to you tomorrow!
      Homer: You just lost yourself a customer!
      Moe: Yeah you can use it!

    • Moe: Well It's hard to say, He may have come up with the recipe, but I came up with the idea of charging $6.95 for it.

    • Collette: Barkeep, I couldn't help noticing your sign.
      Moe: What, the one that says 'Bartenders do it till you barf'?

    • Homer: It passed the first test...I didn't go blind.

    • Homer: Could I get a beer?
      Moe: Oh yeah, sure.... oh sorry, I forgot we're out of beer.
      Homer: Aaaaaah!
      Moe: Oh I know, I got behind on my beer payment, the distributor cut me off, and I spent my last ten grand on the love tester. (Homer sucks the taps). It's too late Homer, Barney sucked it dry.

    • Homer: What is it boy? Is anything the matter my son? Talk to me young man..... say your name? Why should I do that my lad?
      Bart: Because I'm jinxed dammit! (Homer punches him) Ow! What was that for?
      Homer: You spoke while you were jinxed so I got to punch you in the arm!

    • Steven Tyler: Hello St. Loooooooouiiiiiis!
      Joe Perry: Actually Steven, it's Springfield.
      Steven Tyler: Right, right.

    • Moe: Flaming Moe's.
      Bart: Uh, yes, I'm looking for a friend of mine. Last name Jass. First name Hugh.
      Moe: Uh, hold on, I'll check. (Calling) Hugh Jass! Somebody check the men's room for a Hugh Jass!
      Hugh: Uh, I'm Hugh Jass.
      Moe: Telephone. (Hands over the receiver)
      Hugh: Hello, this is Hugh Jass.
      Bart: (Surprised) Uh, hi.
      Hugh: Who's this?
      Bart: Bart Simpson.
      Hugh: Well, what can I do for you, Bart?
      Bart: Uh, look, I'll level with you, Mister. This is a crank call that sort of backfired, and I'd like to bail out right now.
      Hugh: All right. Better luck next time. (hangs up) What a nice young man.

    • Moe: Jeepers, Mary, and Joseph! Sleep with a chick once and it costs me half a million bananas!

    • Professor Frink: According to the gas chromatograph, the secret ingredient is...Love?! Who's been screwing with this thing?

    • Bart: My father invented that drink, and if you'll allow me to demonstrate...
      Edna: Bart, are those liquor bottles?
      Bart: Um...yes
      Edna: Take them to the teacher's lounge. You can have what's left after school.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode's plot was loosely based on a restaurant called ''Coconut Teaser'' in Hollywood, which became popular because of a drink.

    • According to the audio commentary, Aerosmith wasn't going to do the part in this show. It wasn't until they found out the episode was titled "Flaming Moe's" that they decided to do a guest spot. On top of that, the band's manager at the time, John Kalodner, was requested by the band to be animated in at the table.

    • Colette was to be voiced by Catherine O'Hara, but the producers preferred Jo Ann Harris' reading better. This also marks Harris' last episode.

    • Blackboard Joke: Underwear should be worn on the inside.
      Couch Gag: Two thieves are carting the couch away when the family get in, but they sit down anyway, only for the thieves to dump them onto the floor.


    • Eye on L.A.
      The opening of Eye on Springfield is a parody of the opening of the 1980's T.V. news magazine Eye on L.A. which ran locally in Los Angeles.

    • North by Northwest
      The scene in which Bart is being chased down the hallway is a parody of the 1959 film, North by Northwest.

    • Cheers
      The waitress, the Flaming Moe's song and several other scenes are inspired by Cheers.

    • Famous Ray's Pizzeria
      The numerous Flaming Moe's knock-off restaurants reference the many competing Famous Ray's, Original Ray's, and Famous Original Ray's pizzeria franchises in New York.

    • Homer: Fools! You poor, pathetic misguided creatures...
      Homer hanging from the rafters is a combined parody of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and Phantom Of the Opera.

    • Frink: And the secret ingredient is... Love!?
      This line is a parody of the same one taken from the 1963 film The Nutty Professor, which had a remake in 1996.

    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
      The girls removing the screws of Bart's bedroom door to get to him, is taken directly from the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.