The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 10

Flaming Moe's

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



  • Trivia

    • Music from This Episode
      "Walk This Way" (played live at Flaming Moe's) and "Young Lust" during the end credits, both by Aerosmith.

    • The secret ingredient in the Flaming Homer and Flaming Moe: Krusty's Non-Narkotik Kough Syrup for kids.

    • The knockoffs of Flaming Moe's that spring up overnight include Flaming Meaux, Flaming Moe's pushcart, and Famous Moe's.

    • The gang at Flaming Moe's include: Lenny, Carl, Barney, Krusty, Dr. Nick, Princess Kashmir, Ned and Maude Flanders, Jasper, Otto, Ms. Krabappel, Kent Brockmen and Barney again.

    • A sign behind the bar reads, "Bartenders do it 'till ya barf".

    • Maggie says "Moe" in this episode--in Homer's hallucination. Whether or not it counts as her first word is up to you. Note that she also said "It's your fault I can't talk!" in "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (in Bart's nightmare).

    • A bowie knife, a glass eye, a troll doll and the cough syrup are in the Lost and Found box.

    • Underneath the floorboards at Lisa's slumber party is a pipe labelled "lead" and insulation labelled "Asbestos."

    • During the Eye On Springfield credits, a SPRINGFIELD can be seen spelt out in giant letters a la HOLLYWOOD sign.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.