The Simpsons

Season 8 Episode 18

Homer vs. the 18th Amendment

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 1997 on FOX

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  • Homer becomes a bootlegger for a speakeasy. (One of my Top 5 Simpsons episodes ever)

    During a St. Patrick's Day Parade, a Duff Beer float sprays beer into Bart's mouth, causing him to get drunk. A group of women burst into City Hall and demands an all-out ban on the sale of alcohol. A clerk discovers a prohibition law that has been on the books for 200 years but never enforces. Mayor Quimby declares an end to liquor sales. Fat Tony smuggles alcohol into Moe's, so Chief Wiggum is replaced by a man named Rex Banner. He puts Fat Tony out of business. Homer steals Duff barrels from the city dump and under the name "Beer Baron", sells the beer. When the supply is finished, he creates his own beer in the basement. He confronts Wiggum with a plan to "expose" him to get his job back. Homer receives punishment, being catapulted out of town. The City Hall clerk stops the punishment stating the statute had been repealed. This was probably the funniest episodes the Simpsons ever made. Definately watch this episode and you wont be disappointed.