The Simpsons

Season 13 Episode 3

Homer the Moe

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2001 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Homer the Moe
Bart is digging a hole in the backyard, which turns into Homer telling a story at Moe's. Moe himself is feeling depressed, he misses his bartending school alma mater, Swigmore University. The guys talk him into going back and Moe leaves Homer in charge of the bar. Back at school Moe meets one of his old professors, who recommend that he reinvent his "crap-hole". Upon his return, the reinvention begins. Now called "M" it becomes an exclusive and Duff-less nightclub. Feeling like outcasts, Homer, Lenny, Carl and Barney set up "a hunting club" in Homer's garage, where there's plenty of Duff and a live band, REM. Moe decides he does not like his new bar and tries to join up with them again. Homer goes turkey hunting and shoots Moe (thinking he is a cougar), renewing their friendship. In the end, the Simpson family, Moe, and REM all celebrate Thanksgiving together.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • good

    what i liked- moe describing his tavern as a 'crap-hole', homer apologizing for shooting moe, and moe saying "ah, it's like my dad always says. eventually, we all get shot", REM's appearance, homer, after being kicked out of moe's new tavern, stealing someone's hat, "What's with the eyes? do they symbolize eyes?" the ending, etc.

    good episode. there were a couple gags i did not like, homer hitting the jukebox and moe's proffessor killing himself, but the rest of the episode was fairly nice, i thought, so my final grade is going to be a C+/B- or so, i think is fairmoreless
  • REM

    When Moe goes back to bartending school, he realizes his bar needs more class. So, he makes it Post modern, with lots of weird but hip stuff in it. Homer, Barney, Lenny and Carl hate the new bar, so Homer decides to build a bar in his garage, and have REM play in it. Moe tells Homer that its illegal to have a bar in his garage, so Homer makes it a hunting club, which can serve alchol. Homer and Lisa go hunting, and Homer mistakes Moe for a cougar and shoots him. They soon make up, and have Thanksgiving dinner together.

    This was a great episode. I loved Homer and the guys slowdancing together, Homer breaking the record player, the eagle attacking Moe, and much more. There were funny moments in this episode, but there were unfunny moments, like the scene with Bart digging the hole. However, this is still a good episode.

    Overall Grade: 85%/B+moreless
  • Homer becomes a bartender.

    Well this episode definately mad eme laugh at times, and then at other times it was pointless. I loved how Homer caused an explosion seconds after moe left him with the bar, and Homer trying to be like Fonzi. Not to mention the great parody of the REM song its the end of the world. The vulture attacking moe, moe getting shot, and Homer having a heart attack after trying to dig a hole. One thing that was nice was the ending; I found it very heart warming. Well this episode was nothing FANTASTIC, but it was well done nonetheless. Give it a watch. B+moreless
  • Homer is a bartender... What could be funnier than that??

    When Moe becomes too depressed for his own good, he decides to leave Springfield for his alma mater. In doing so, he leaves the bar in Homer's care, who subsequently turns it into more of a sty then it already was. While at bartending school, Moe consults a former professor and comes back to Springfield with a renewed sense of spirit. Moe decides to tear down the old bar and hires a foreign decorator to create a whole new look. The new bar is called "M" and features a snobbish clientele and more expensive drinks. Feeling betrayed by his friend, Homer decides to open a bar in his own garage under the auspicesof a hunting club. Moe eventually realizes that the new glitz and glamour of the new place can't replace the dank of his old friends. So he goes for a walk and overhears the sounds from Homer's garage where REM is playing a tribute concert. He tells Homer that the only way he can stay open as a hunting club though is to actually go hunting. Homer goes out the next day and tries to kill a turkey but accidentally shoots Moe instead. To reconcile, Homer brings his family to Moe's for Thanksgiving dinner. He never kills a turkey, but REM joins them and brings over a tofu Thanksgiving feast.moreless
  • a great season 13 episode

    this was one of my all time favorite episodes it had a new job for homer a brand new moe and that awful REM.

    the episode starts off with moe getting angry about homers story and starts pointing a shotgun in everyones face carl suggests that he go back to bartending school moe takes the advice and puts Homer in charge letting the bar patrons do as they please but when moe comes back he starts remolding the his bar turning it into a hip lean and popular bar. bu throws lenny, carl, Barney and homer out in the cold so thet decide to make there own bar.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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




Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Lisa: And we should all be thankful to Michael, Peter and Mike for supplying this beautiful turkey, made entirely out of tofu.
      Bart: I'm thankful I ate before I came.
      Michael: Oh come on Bart. Smell those curds. Mmm... curds!

    • Lenny: How'd you get R.E.M. to play in your garage?
      Homer: I told them it was a benefit. They think they're saving the rainforest!

    • Lisa: What are you doing?
      Bart: Digging.
      Lisa: Why?
      Bart: To make a hole.
      Lisa: A hole for what?
      Bart: More digging.

    • Homer: I'm sorry I shot you, Moe.
      Moe: Aw, that's okay. It's like my dad always said, "Eventually, everybody gets shot."

    • (Homer lays out a Thanksgiving dinner plate as a trap for the turkey.)
      Homer: Okay, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes. C'mon turkey, join your friends!
      Lisa: Do you really think the turkey is just going to climb onto the plate?
      Homer: I would.

    • Lisa: It's not fair, Dad. Why should an animal die just because you and Moe are fighting?
      Homer: It's the law. My hands are tied.

    • Michael Stipe: (to Homer) You lied to us!
      (He attacks Homer but the other members hold him back.)
      Mike Mills: Michael, no!
      Peter Buck: That's not the R.E.M. way.
      Michael Stipe: (Calms down) You're right. Let's recycle those shards and get out of here.

    • Homer: Well, you've turned into a big phony!
      Moe: Hey, nobody calls Moe St. Cool a phony!
      Russian Model: All this yelling is taking avay my horny.
      Moe: It is? Oh, that's it. Dogmar, Julien, throw this bum out!
      Homer: I'll throw myself out, thank you.

    • Homer: Geez, Moe. You've been a real crank lately.
      (Moe takes out a shotgun.)
      Moe: You take that back.
      Homer: Now, you see. That's what I'm talkin' about. You're always pointing that shotgun at us.
      Lenny: And callin' us dumbasses.
      Carl: Which we are so not.

    • Lisa: Where's Bart? His Mountain Dew's getting flat.
      Marge: That's odd. He's outside, digging.
      Homer: Probably digging for drugs.
      Marge: There's no drugs out there.
      Homer: (Suspiciously) No, of course not.

    • Homer: (Singing) Leonardo whats-his-name, Herman Munster motorcade, Birthday party cheetos, pogo sticks and lemonade, idiotic stupid jerk, that's right Flanders, I am talking about you!

    • Bart: Uh, yeah, I'd like to speak to a Mr. Tabooger, first name Ollie.
      Homer: Ooh, Bart, my first prank call! What do I do?
      Bart: Just ask if anyone knows Ollie Tabooger.
      Homer: I don't get it.
      Bart: Yell out "I'll eat a booger!"
      Homer: What's the gag?
      Bart: Oh, forget it. (Hangs up)

    • Professor: In one word, describe your bar.
      Moe: Is crap hole one word?
      Professor: Yes, if it's hyphenated.
      Moe: Ok, I'll stick with crap-hole.

    • (An eagle starts pecking at Moe's face)
      Moe: Ow, ow! Not the face!
      (It starts pecking at Moe's crotch)
      Moe: Ooh, ooh, okay the face!
      (It starts pecking Moe's face again)
      Moe: (relieved) Ooh. Whoa, that actually feels good after the--after the crotch.

    • Moe: That's the stupidest story I've ever heard, and I've read the entire Sweet Valley High series.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: A burp in a jar is not a science project.
      Couch Gag: After a loose football bounces around in the living room, the Simpson family, decked out in football uniforms, all jump on the ball. Maggie emerges from the pile with the ball, spikes it and performs a victory dance.


    • Happy Days
      Homer trying to start the jukebox by hitting it is a homage to the way the same way Fonzie started the jukebox at Arnold's in the classic TV series Happy Days.

    • Coyote Ugly
      The scene with Homer, Carl, Lenny and Barney dancing on the bar is a parody of similar bar dancing scenes from the 2000 film, Coyote Ugly.

    • Homer: ...and eventually I become king of the Morlocks.
      Homer references "The Morlocks," who are a race of underground people from H.G. Wells' novel The Time Machine.

    • Homer: Look at the dad in Drabble, he's like an unfunny version of me.
      Drabble is an actual syndicated comic-strip created by Kevin Fagan, and the strip has a dad who is goofy like Homer.