The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 14

Gorgeous Grampa

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 03, 2013 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Homer's obsession with the TV show "Storage Battles" leads the family to discover Grampa's past identity as "Glamorous Godfrey," the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history. What's more, he was once revered by a young Montgomery Burns who now convinces Grampa to get back in the ring. But when Bart starts to adopt some of his grandfather's former cheating ways, Grampa must reconcile with his past before it's too late.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Dan Castellaneta

    Dan Castellaneta

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

    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

    Pamela Hayden

    Pamela Hayden

    Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

    Recurring Role

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

    Recurring Role

    Chris Edgerly

    Chris Edgerly

    Voice of Unknown

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Here is a list of the work out magazines Marge finds in Abe's storage unit:


      • Here is a list of the TV shows that Homer flipped through before landing on Storage Battles:

        Swamp Huffers

        American Tattoo Burner-Offers

        Autopsy Wars


        Wheelchair Thieves of Beverly Hills

        Porn Hoarders

        One Big Happy Hobo Taxidermy Family

        Roadkill Cook-Off

        Everglades Gay Wedding Chapel

        Cough Syrup Bandits

        American Junk Piercers

        Skunk People

        Tiny-Horses, Tiny Glue Factory

        Toddlers and Tarantulas

        Meth Boss

        Crocodile Matchmaker

        Porn Hoarders Texas

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Marge: (gasps) I think your Dad might be gay!
        Homer: Ohhh! That's insane. My Dad was married to a woman who left him because he ignored her needs for decades. (pauses) Aww, my gay Dad is gay for gays.

    • NOTES (1)

      • No Show Title, Billboard or Chalkboard gags, but this episode has the Couch gag of the family doing a parody of the Harlem Shake, a spontaneous group dance where they all dance in various costumes (or lack of clothing). The camera pans out to show many of the cast doing the Shake as well.

    • ALLUSIONS (11)

      • One of the shows that Homer flips through is Toddlers and Tarantulas. This is a parody of the show Toddlers and Tiaras.

      • The website Marge posts Abe's ad for a gay guy is called This is an allusion to the website

      • "No one feels out a unit like CJ. Not Bubba, not Debbie and Danny, no one!"

        This what Homer says while watching Storage Battles. Debbie and Danny are an allusion to Homer's voice actor Dan Castellanetta and his wife Deb Lacusta.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called Porn Hoarders Texas. This is actually a triple allusion. It is an allusion to the show Hoarders, Storage Wars and Storage Wars Texas. The original series of Storage Wars has a spin-off series based in Texas called Storage Wars Texas.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called Meth Boss. This is an allusion to the show Undercover Boss.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called American Junk Piercers. This is an allusion to the show American Pickers.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called Porn Hoarders. This is an allusion to the show Hoarders.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called American Tattoo Burner-Offers. This is an allusion to tattoo shows such as America's Worst Tattoos.

      • One of the TV shows Homer flips through is called Swamp Huffers. This is an allusion to the show Swamp Hunters.

      • The show Storage Battles that Homer is watching in the beginning is an allusion to the shows Storage Wars, Auction Hunters and Storage Hunters.

      • The title of this episode is a take on professional wrestler George Raymond Wagner who in the 1950's wrestled under the name Gorgeous George. Wagner wrestled during the period known as The First Golden Age of Professional Wrestling and was one of wrestling's biggest stars of the time.