The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 12

Homer the Great

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1995 on FOX
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Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and inadvertently becomes their leader.

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  • Homer the Stonecutter Overlord

    10
    This is another great episode of the show I love. This episode just doesn't have one dull moment, it's sort of a loose parody on the conspiricy theories on secret societies.



    I really love this Stonecutters club and how it opperates it almost makes me wish I could join. These guys just seem to have so many advantages like getting out of a trafic jam which was a little homage to the 60's Batman TV show or having some sort of free pass to get pop drinks out of the vending machine. But one of the things I really love was the secret history of the Stonecutters, that flashback seeing the Declaration of Independance is hillarous. All of them make off like phrat boys after they sign it.



    This is another episode where Homer is just at his best from begining, middle, and end. From seeing him messing up by using the sacred Stonecutter parshment as a bib, why Homer couldn't of just got or asked for a napkin from a server beats me it just goes to show Homer's lack or non existance of common sense. Getting attached from the stone of shame which is a small bolder to the stone of triumph which is a huge bolder I just laugh my head off every time I see that. Down to being a leader which he actually proved he was a capable one the only problem was his acts of leadership were cramping the Stonecutter's style as if they even had any, all the Stonecutter's did was simply borrish common stuff drink beer and what ever else they could think of with it. This leads them to create a new club to counter their old one which really isn't any different except in name only "No Homer's Club" which is hillarous as well as location which is a Baskin Robins. This made me wonder how the heck are they able to even do any recreational activities let alone fit that many people in such a small buliding. If it was a plaza or a mall with no opporating stores hen I could buy that, but this inconsistancy alone makes it all the more funny.



    Though I don't feel all the credit should be handed to Homer, some of it I feel should be handed to the guest star Patrick Stweart whom plays no. 1. I just thought he was dryly hillarous because he plays a character that is similar and yet contrary to his usual roles. I really love how he says something inteltgent and then suddenly he makes a boorish suggestion. "Now lets get drunk and play Ping Pong". I always cracked up on that line.



    And final note that song "We do" is another memorable and hillarous song from the Simpsons. Trust me the words in it are just comic gold.moreless
  • Great Episode.

    10
    Homer follows Lenny and Carl to their secret club:The Stonecutters. Homer really wants to join, but the club is exclusive. You must be the son of a stonecutter, or save the life of a stonecutter.



    At dinner, Homer stops ingnoring Grampa for one minute to find out he is a Stonecutter. That means he is in the club. But he first must pass the tests. Homer loves the club, but one day at the club, he uses the oath as a napkin, and gets kicked out. But when the leader finds out Homer has a birthmark, he is the chosen one. Homer takes advantage of it, and soon they start a new club. The No Homer's Club.



    Overall Grade:A+/100%moreless
  • No Homers

    10
    Homer joins the stonecutters only to be kicked out. However ,he is "The Chosen One" because of a mark he has, and so he stays in, but soon he goes mad with power. What will the other stonecutters do?



    Great episode, the song "We Do" is one of the bests of the series, this episode gave birth to the No Homers Club forum on the net (woohoo!), and the whole episode is really funny from start to finish, definitely a classic episode in my books at least, this episode easily gets an A+, definitely a perfect episode of the seriesmoreless
  • Homer joins a secret society, and makes for a great episode

    9.5
    In this episode, Homer becomes suspicious of Carl and Lenny's behavior, and he begins to follow them around until he founds out why: they are members of a secret society called "the Stonecutters." At first they deny Homer entry due to the fact that he doesn't meet they're requirements(Be a son of a stonecutter, save a stonecutter's life) and then he finds out that Granpa is a member. He is then allowed to join after initiation. I found alot of scenes to be hilarious in this episode, like Granpa being a member of Communist party, and Gay and Lesbian asscioation for example. Overall, very funny, highly recommended. 9.5/10 Amoreless
  • Remove the stone of shame, and Attach the boulder of triumph... Amazing episode no matter how you look at it.

    9.9
    When Homer begins to notice Lenny and Carl acting strangely, he trails them and discovers that they are members of The Stonecutters, a secret organization. Homer wants to join but he can't unless he's the son of a member. Luckily, Grampa is a Stonecutter (and a member of the Black Panthers) so Homer's membership is a shoo-in. Once on the inside, Homer discovers that the Stonecutters are a rigidly hierarchical group--he is given a number instead of a name, and must work his way up the ladder. But when Number One, the Stonecutters' leader, spies a mark on Homer's butt, he is anointed the Chosen One. As Supreme Head of the Stonecutters, Homer foolishly turns a once-great secret organization into a laughingstock. His followers rebel and start a new secret club, The Ancient Mystic Society of No Homers.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

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Number One

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The legible words on the Sacred Parchment are a line taken from Vergil: Aeneis, book 2, line 774: "obstipui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit." The translation is "I was dumbstruck, (my) hair stood up and (my) voice was stuck in (my) throat."

    • The massive Olmec head from "Blood Feud" is still in the Simpsons' basement.

    • The new "The Ancient Mystic Society of No Homers" is headquartered in an abandoned Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor.

    • Items seen on Homer's revenge list:
      - Bill of Rights
      - Grandpa
      - Fat Free Lard
      - Gravity
      - Emmys
      - Darwin
      - H2Whoa
      - Billy Crystal
      - God
      - Soloflex
      - The Boy
      - Stern Lecture Plumbing
      - Econo Save

    • The Stonecutter members: Lenny, Carl, Homer, Jasper, Barney, Adolf Hitler, Sideshow Mel, Chief Wiggum, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Grandpa, Principal Skinner, Moe, Herman, Dr. Hibbert, Mayor Quimby, Grounds keeper Willie, Steve Guttenburg, Krusty, Mr. Van Houten, Kent Brockman, Mr. Largo, Scott Christian, Asst. Superintendent Leopold, "Number One", Apu, Homer Glumplich, a small green alien, and the Egg Council guy.

    • Homer's number in the Stonecutters is 908.

    • When Homer is given roller blades to slide into work from his far-away parking spot, a car he crosses has the license plate of "Anim8r".

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Bart: What do they do there?
      Homer: What don't they do? They do so many things, they never stop. Oh, the things they do there, my stars!
      Lisa: You don't know what they do, do you, Dad?
      Homer: Not as such, no.

    • Homer: Ohh, why won't those stupid idiots let me in their crappy club for jerks?

    • Grampa: Ok, I'm an Elk, a Mason, a Communist, the president of The Gay and Lesbian Committee for some reason. Oh, here it is... The Stone Cutters.
      Homer: Yes, thank you dad. Lets go!.... I'll take this communist one too!

    • Homer: Anyway, I'm going to follow them tonight and see where they go.
      Marge: Oh, Homer, don't start stalking people again. It's so illegal. Remember when you were stalking Charles Kuralt because you thought he dug up your garden?
      Homer: Well, something did!
      Marge: I don't want you stalking anyone tonight.
      Homer: Oh, okay, have it your own way, Marge. I'll be back in a minute. I'm... going outside to... stalk Lenny and Carl. D'oh!

    • Homer: You better run, egg!

    • Homer: I always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is. And it's me.
      Marge: You're not a god, Homer.
      Lisa: Remember Dad, all glory is fleeting.
      Homer: So?
      Lisa: Beware the Ides of March.
      Homer: No.
      Lisa: Dad I know you think you're happy now, but it's not gonna last forever!
      Homer: Everything lasts forever.
      Lisa: Don't you see, getting what you want all the time will ultimately leave you unfulfilled and joyless.
      Homer: Remove the girl!
      Lisa: Dad you're not with your Stonecutters now. There are no lackies to carry out your every--
      (Bart appears, puts his hand over her mouth, salutes Homer, and then drags her away)

    • Number One: Now, let's all get drunk & play ping-pong!

    • Homer: I could help others…I'll get a bunch of monkeys, dress them up, and make them re-enact the Civil War.
      Lisa: Dad, that doesn't help people.
      Homer: Couldn't hurt. Unless the monkeys started hurting people, which they almost certainly would.

    • Bart: Dad, you remember those self-hypnosis courses we took to help us ignore Grandpa?
      Homer: Do I ever! It's five years later, and I still think I'm a chicken! (to Marge) I'm a chicken, Marge!

    • Marge: Kids can be so cruel.
      Bart: We can? Thanks, Mom!
      (Bart runs into Lisa's room and smacks her)
      Lisa: Oww! Cut it out, Bart!
      (Bart laughs.)

    • Stonecutters Lyrics
      Who controls the British crown?
      Who keeps the Metric System down?
      We do! We do!
      Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
      Who keeps the Matrians under wraps?
      We do! We do!
      Who holds back the electric car?
      Who makes Steve Guttenburg a star?
      We do! We do!
      Who robs game fish of their sight?
      Who rigs every Oscar night?
      We do! We do!

    • Mr. T: Kill the fool!

    • Marge: You know, you are a member of a very exclusive club.
      Homer: The Black Panthers?

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode was nominated for the 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for the song, "We Do (The Stonecutters Song)".

    • Blackboard Joke: Adding "just kidding" doesn't make it okay to insult the principal.
      Couch Gag: The family members run towards the couch from all directions of the house, in a parody of Escher's Relativity drawing.

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • The Dukes of Hazzard
      Bo and Luke's car, The General Lee, from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard is one of the cars stuck in the traffic jam.

    • 1999
      During the "real" signing of the Declaration of Independence "Let us party like 'twas 1799!" can be heard. The words parody the line, "So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999" from Prince's song "1999"

    • Homer: All I have to do is follow the yellow drip road.
      This statement by Homer is a version of the famous line from The Wizard of Oz, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."

    • The Last Emperor
      When Homer is crowned as the Chosen One, he emerges through the curtain to see the Stonecutters bowing to him in a reference to the scene where the young Puyi is crowned Emperor, in the 1987 film, The Last Emperor.

    • Julius Caesar
      Lisa tells Homer to, "Beware the Ides of March." This quote refers to the line spoken by a soothsayer in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The soothsayer tells Caesar that a great danger threatened him on the Ides of March. Caesar ignored the warning, and was stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores ("Liberators").

    • MacGyver
      Attaching the paint can to Lenny's car to create a paint trail is the same thing MacGyver did in epsiode "Blow Out".

    • Homer: Have you ever noitced that the "crossing the desert" is a lot like the "unblinking eye", and is exactly like "The Wreck of the Hesperus?"
      "The Wreck of the Hesperus" is a narrative poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    • Animal House
      When Lenny kicks Burns in the butt to demonstrate to Homer the Stonecutters' hierarchy, Burns responds by saying "Thank you sir. May I have another?". This is a reference to the 1978 film Animal House when the Delta house is doing their initiations. In the movie, an older brother is paddling the pledges, and the pledge (Kevin Bacon in his first role) responds with that line.

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
      The scene where Homer is banned from the Stonecutters and has to burn all his clothing has several references to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark: the bin itself looks like the Ark, horrible demon spirits fly out when the underwear goes in, and Number One's robes are similar to those of the evil archaeologist who tries to conjure the Ark's power in the film's finale.

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