The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 9

Homer Badman

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 1994 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Homer and Marge attend a candy convention and have to find a babysitter for the kids. After the convention, Homer gives the babysitter a ride home. He notices that there is a very rare gummy stuck to her bottom, so he reaches out and grabs it. Homer is accused of sexual harassment and the whole town is against him until Willie saves the day.moreless

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  • Pretty offensive

    I thought it was really offensive, personally, as an incest survivor. :( Especially since we have just seen so many predators, REAL predators being exposed, such as Bill Cosby and Josh Duggar, many people in England, people in power etc. who have been able to do what they want with impunity. Jimmy Saville comes to mind. The media protects the famous/powerful/celebrities historically speaking......
  • Homer takes Marge to a candy trade show where he steals a rare piece of candy, but can't find it when he gets home. Upon driving the babysitter home, he finds the candy stuck to her rear. When he takes it off, she accuses Homer of sexual harrasment.moreless

    "Homer Badman" is a very good episode mainly because of a point mentioned in another review for this episode: it shows how badly the media distorts reality and that they are more interested in ratings than truth. Another reason is the excellent jokes in the episode, especially the scene where Springfield Action News uses an infared camera at the Simpson house and mistakes a chicken cooking in the oven for Homer. The episode is loaded with many laughs throughout which is what makes The Simpsons one of the greatest shows ever.moreless
  • perfect

    what i liked- the ending with Willie as Rowdy Roddy Peeper, people hating on homer, the part where Rock Bottom reveals stories they made up (Good freeze frame gag there), amongst other things.

    i can't even explain why i love this episode. there's so many funny gags i can't list them all, and the plot is unique and clever, too. just watch this episode, if you haven't seen it, and even if you have, and just need a good laugh (or two, or three, or a lot). A+moreless
  • Homer the "badman"

    In this episode, Homer and Marge go to a candy convention and leave Bart and Lisa with a femisitic babysitter. At the candy convention Homer and Marge get a ton of candy, including a rare venus de milo gummy. Later, as he's driving her home, he sees it stuck to her butt, so he grabs it off her, and she thinks he harassed her sexually. You can't help but feel pretty sympathetic toward Homer as you know he didn't do it, and yet the media skewers the truth, the protesters tamper with him all day long. The ending was also very funny, as Willie basiclly saves Homer, and then when Willie is called a pervert Homer turns his back on him. Overall, very good episode. 9/10 A-moreless
  • This episode is sweet-sweet-sw-sw-sw-sweet!

    "Homer Badman"

    Grade: A

    One of the funniest and best written episodes of Season 6. Homer Badman followed Homer being accussed of sexual harrassment, after an misunderstood incident with a woman in a car. The episode is funny, classic, and did I mention sweet-sweet-sw-sw-sw-sweet too?

    The episode begins with Homer and Marge arranging to go to a candy convention, not allowing Bart and Lisa to go. They arrange a college-aged feminist named Ashley to look after them. After Homer dresses Marge with a large coat to take all the candy, Homer attempts to steal the Gummi Venus, and causes an alarm to set off. With the help of a Buzz Cola can and some Pop Rocks sweets, Homer and Marge escape after causing a huge explosion in the convention.

    Homer loses the Gummi Venus when arriving back at home, and Marge tells him to take Ashley back. After dropping her back, he notices the Gummi Venus on her ass. He takes it off her and gurgles when she looks back. Frightened, she runs off and Homer simply replies back with "Thank You!".

    The next morning, an angry mob approach the Simpsons house, accussing Homer of sexual harrassment. Homer opens the door and notices Ashley, claiming he touched her. Homer tries to tell her it was a candy stuck on her. They think he's lying and Homer's matters are not helped when they follow him everywhere, including while working at the Power Plant.

    To try and clear his name, Homer decides to be interviewed on a documentary program named Rock Bottom. Unfortuantly, Rock Bottom twist the story on making it look like Homer is a sexual predator. With bad edits of making Homer say he kept touching and thinking out her "Sweet can", Homer continues to be mocked on television, by getting a TV program based on his actions with actors. Whilst being watched 24/7 by the news channels, Lisa tells Homer he should broadcast the truth on a videotape of his side of the story and airing it on public TV, but nothing good comes out of it, and all he does is anger a bicyclist.

    With seemingly no way out of the situation, Groundskeeper Willie comes knocking on the door, with videotape proof evidence of knowing what happened with Homer and Ashley. The tape clearly shows Homer grabbing the piece of Candy off her, and Ashley forgives Homer for the mess. Despite Willie saving Homer, he is mentioned on Rock Bottom for videotaping perverted actions, with Homer declaring Willie is evil. Despite Marge telling him he saved him, Homer says he hasn't learned a single thing from the whole experience.moreless
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

Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz


Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

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 (3)

    • A sign seen in front of the candy convention reads: "Welcome: Candy convention room 1! Also, candy-shaped poison convention room 11"

    • When the show "Rock Bottom" shows their mistakes, they fly by so fast no one can read them. If you play it in slow motion, the "corrections" are:
      -"Peoples' Choice Award" IS American's greatest honor.
      -Styrofoam is not made from kittens.
      -The U.F.O. was a paper plate.
      -The nerds on the internet are not geeks.
      -The word "cheese" is not funny in and of itself.
      -The older Flanders boy is Todd, not Rod.
      -Lyndon Johnson did not provide the voice of Yosemite Sam.
      -If you are reading this you have no life.
      -Roy Rogers was not buried inside his horse.
      -The other U.F.O was an upside-down salad spinner.
      -Our universities are not "hotbeds" of anything.
      -Mr. Dershowitz did not literally have four eyes.
      -Our viewers are not pathetic sexless food tubes.
      -Audrey Hepburn never weighed 400 pounds.
      -The "Cheers" gang is not a real gang.
      -Salt water does not "chase the thirsties away".
      -Licking an electrical outlet will not turn you into a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.
      -Cats do not eventually turn into dogs.
      -Bullets do not bounce off of fat guys.
      -Recycling does not deplete the ozone.
      -Everything is not 10% fruit juice.
      -The flesh eating virus does not hide in ice cream.
      -Janet Reno is evil.
      -V8 juice is not 1/8 gasoline.
      -Ted Koppel is a robot.
      -Women aren't from Venus and men aren't from Mars.
      -Fleiss does floss.
      -Quayle is familiar with common bathroom procedures.
      -Bart is bad to the bone.
      -Godfry Jones' wife is cheating on him.
      -The Beatles haven't reunited to enter kick boxing competitions.
      -The "Bug" on your TV screen can see into your home.
      -Everyone on TV is better than you.
      -The people who are writing this have no life.

    • The show Homer is watching while curled up on his bed is Late Show with David Letterman.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Homer: Oh, I like it better when they're making fun of people who aren't me.

    • Lisa: Sorry, Dad, we do believe in you, we really do.
      Bart: It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than you have.

    • Homer: (at the candy convention) Ooh! I feel like a kid in some kind of a store.

    • Bart: Can I come to the candy show, huh, huh? Can I, can I? Huh, huh, huh? Can I? Can I?
      Lisa: No, me! Take me, me, me, me, me, me! Take me, me!
      Homer: Sorry, kids, but this is the one event I want my darling wife by my side.
      Marge: Oh, well thank you, Homer, but take one of the kids.
      Homer: Marge, they can't carry enough candy! They have puny little muscles, not big ropy ones like you.
      Marge: Mmm…
      Bart: You go, Mom, for the greater good.
      Lisa: For the greater good.

    • Apu: (to Homer) Hey. Hey! Hey! I have asked you nicely not to mangle my merchandise. You leave me no choice but to…ask you nicely again.

    • Homer: I can't say titmouse without giggling like a schoolgirl. (starts giggling like a schoolgirl) Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee.

    • Marge: Homer, that's your solution to everything. To move under the sea. It's not going to happen!
      Homer: Not with that attitude.

    • Ashley Grant (the babysitter): You grabbed me in the car!
      Homer: Oh that, no. I was just grabbing a gummy Venus De Milo that got stuck to your pants.
      Protester: Yeah, right. That's the oldest excuse in the book.

    • Protesters: Two, four, six, eight, Homer's crime was very great! "Great" meaning large or immense, we use it in the pejorative sense!

    • (to protesters)
      Smithers: You people can't be in here!
      Homer: It's ok, they're with me.

    • Homer: Ooh, Gummi bears! Gummi calves' heads! Gummi jaw breakers!
      (Sees a Gummi figure rotating on a red pillow in a glass case.)
      Homer: (Lustily) Ohh...What's that?
      Man: That is the rarest Gummi of them all, the Gummi Venus de Milo, carved by Gummi artisans who work exclusively in the medium of Gummi.
      Marge: Will you two stop saying "Gummi" so much?

    • Kent Brockman: (on TV) Simpson scandal update - Homer sleeps nude in an oxygen tank which he believes gives him sexual powers.
      Homer: Hey, that's a half-truth!

    • Squeaky-Voiced Teen: Yes, I am interested in long distance savings. Very interested!

    • Bumblebee Man: Ay yi yi! Es Homer Simpson! Me ha molestado!

    • (In an edited version of his interview with Godfrey Jones, the splices can be told because the clock in the background keeps changing times.)
      Homer: Somebody had to take the babysitter home, then I noticed she was sitting on / her / sweet can... / so I grabbed / her / sweet can... / Ohhhh, just thinking about / her / can... / I just wish I had / her / sweet, sweet / s/s/sweet can...
      Godfrey: So, Mr. Simpson, you admit you grabbed her can. What do you have to say in your defense? (we see a still video shot of Homer looking lustful) Mr. Simpson, your silence will only incriminate you further! (the frozen image of Homer begins to slowly zoom in) No, Mr. Simpson, don't take your anger out on me! Get back! Get back! M-Mr. Simpson! NOOOO!
      (freeze frames on the screaming Godfrey)
      Announcer: Dramatization may not have happened.

    • Marge: There are only 49 stars on that flag.
      Grampa: I'll be deep in the cold cold ground before I recognize Missour-ah!

    • Bart: Why would anyone want to touch a girl's butt? That's where cooties come from!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not whittle a hall pass out of a bar of soap.
      Couch Gag: The family chases after the couch down a long hallway similar to the portal in the 1981 film Time Bandits.


    • Demolition Man
      The scene where Homer blows up the convention building and escapes in slow motion is a parody of a similar scene from the 1993 film Demolition Man.

    • Little Mermaid
      There's a reference to the 1989 film Little Mermaid when Homer imagines himself and his family living under the sea to escape persecution.

    • Hard Copy
      "Rock Bottom" is a parody of Hard Copy and other sensationalist tabloid "news" programs, which began to grow in popularity during the 1990s.

    • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
      The name given to Willie, "Rowdy Roddy Peeper," at the end of the show is a pun, at the expense of wrestling legend, and former WWF Intercontinental Champion, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The reason the name is chosen for Willie is that Canadian wrestler Roderick Toombs' on-stage persona '"Rowdy" Roddy Piper' was billed as hailing from Glasgow Scotland, and wore a kilt.

    • Sally Jessy Raphael
      The talk show host, moderating a discussion on estranged families reunited because of Homer, looks just like Sally Jessy Raphael.