The Simpsons

Season 8 Episode 23

Homer's Enemy

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 04, 1997 on FOX
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  • Homer's enemy.

    9.5
    Mr. Burns hires Frank Grimes, a by-the-book perfect employee, who just doesn't fit in. He quickly takes a disliking to Homer, who despite his ineptness as a nuclear plant safety inspector and overall stupidity, remains everyone's favorite co-worker and manages to stay employed. Frank sets out to expose Homer as the safety hazard and dimwit that he is.

    What I liked:
    * Homer is actually everyone's favorite employee despite the fact that he is really lazy and stupid.
    * Homer's enemy. He is the complete opposite of Homer and sets out to expose Homer as a safety hazard.
    * The old factory that Bart bought. He and Milhouse play there until it falls down one night.
    * Homer entering the model building contest. Even though it was for the kids, Homer still managed to win first place, which in turn, set Frank Grimes off.
    * The ending. Frank Grimes, upset with Homer winning first place in a childeren's model building contest, grabs some high voltage wires which ends his life.
    * The funeral part. Homer, who is asleep and snoring, cracks a "wrong place, wrong time" joke in his sleep. Everyone starts laughing and they all have a laugh when they are lowering the casket into the ground.

    This was a really good episode and I think that this is one of the best eps of season 8.