The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 12

Homer the Great

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1995 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.