The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 12

No Loan Again, Naturally

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When the adjustable rate on Homer and Marge's mortgage resets at more than they can afford, they must put their home up for sale. Good Samaritan Ned Flanders buys the house and rents it out to them at an affordable rate. But Homer pushes his luck too far when he takes advantage of Ned's generous land lording duties.moreless

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  • Flanders Become Homer's Landlord

    Average Fair and boring are all the words that describe this episode. No Laughs, predictable plot line, i like simpsons much as the next guy, but this episode is beyond boring. I'm sorry but this episode is just a bad as the last one. The simpsons seems to be losing its edge, and beat it once had. This episode also had many bad jokes that feel flat and went nowhere. Like Harry Shearer said the show is just getting worse, i didn't agree with him before but now i do. Matt Groening Help US, bring the Simpsons Back. Well Thats All Folks Gotta Fly!moreless
  • The plot was great and the jokes made me laugh till I cried. That's all I look for in a fantastic Simpsons episode.

    After too many years of financing their annual Mardi Gras party on home equity loans, Homer and Marge's adjustable-rate mortgage skyrockets and they are forced to put their house up for sale. Flanders does a good deed by outbidding Mr. Burns and purchasing the property, thus becoming Homer and Marge's new landlord. But when Homer publicly accuses Flanders of neglecting the Simpsons' unsafe living conditions, Flanders threatens to throw the family out on the streets. So many funny jokes that this episode should not disappoint anyone. I just loved this episode. A must see for any simpsons fan that enjoys a great episode.moreless
  • When Homer spends extravagantly on a Mardi Gras party, the Simpsons are kicked out of their house. But Ned Flanders buys the house and has them rent it. But when the Simpsons get too lazy to fix their own gas leaks, Ned kicks them out.moreless

    It's everything you can expect in a Simpsons episode in the new era. New funnier jokes, wacky plots, and all the benefits of broadcasting in high definition. To anyone who says The Simpsons is getting old and stale, SCREW YOU! Get a sense of humor! It's people like you who drive the rest of us REAL Simpsons fanatics toward creating our own suicide machine! The Simpsons is as funny than it ever was, and it will hopefully stay this way until FOX gets stupid and cancels the show.

    And hey, I didn't know Bart's hair was red! What a surprise!moreless
  • "worst episode ever"

    It was unbearably boring!

    It was boring even for this season. I was prepared for something bad, but that episode was a surprise.

    Jokes were boring. Yes, a pair of standard jokes, but they are no longer funny. You can not repeat the same joke for a thousand times - it's BORING. Those "for sale" signs in the end were the last drop.

    The plot actually was weak even for a single branch of a bigger story. Do you remember? In the earlier episodes there were multiple story lines that intersect and weave together.

    Sadly, here we have only one single weak story.

    Indeed, that was the worst episode ever.moreless
  • Super-Jet Dinosaur Fun-Monkeys.

    I am as conservative about the Simpsons as Ned Flanders is about everything. Nothing weird or out of character, thank you very much. Don't leave Springfield, and don't introduce someone from outside Springfield. No guest voices, playing themselves or otherwise.

    I really love this episode because it's all Springfield regulars and regular Springfield places. Flanders as the Simpsons' landlord is such a seemingly obvious plot. I'm amazed they haven't already done it.

    More importantly, they don't botch it. The jokes are mostly well written, and Homer doesn't over-deliver everything.

    I'm gonna try to savor this triumphant episode before "The Simpsons are going to Ireland!"moreless
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

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Homer: (Showing the news crew how bad the house is) Squeaky stair here. Scary portrait there. (Points to a picture of Grandpa) Poltergeist in the closet. (Opens the door to reveal Bart in a ghost costume)
      Bart: Ooooo! I died when Homer sat on me.
      Homer: Why you little! (Starts strangling Bart in front of the news crew) I'm the victim here!

    • Marge: (On the phone to Ned Flanders about a gas leak in the house) He won't come over.
      Homer: He what!? (Grabs the phone) Flanders, landlords like you are the scum of the earth. You lounge around in your big McMansions and we never see you unless the rent check is late.
      Ned: The rent check is late.
      Homer: You...(chokes) Some friend you are! The minute you become our landlord you expect us to pay rent? You better just pray I don't find out where you live!

    • Ned: Homer Simpson, I show you pity, and how do you repay me? With a kick in the kididdlehopper!
      Homer: (laughs) "Kididdlehopper"!
      Ned: That's not funny, it's how I swear!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: I will not have fun with educational toys.
      Couch Gag: The family heads out to a "couch ranch" to purchase a new one after coming home to discover the old one dead. After the new couch bucks off Homer, the rest of the family "tames" it.
      Billboard Gag: Moe's Tavern. Now With Electricity!
      Ralph: I see stars.


    • Alone Again (Naturally)
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan song "Alone Again (Naturally)".