The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 10

Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 2012 on FOX
7.6
out of 10
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79 votes
9

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Homer lands his own political talk show after a video featuring his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and the voice of America's newest political party. But when ill-informed Homer is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent, Marge and Lisa worry that Homer's opinion and influence might be more powerful than he realizes.23

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  • loved it! LOVED IT!

    10
    It was the best episode ever in the Simpsons history. I've seen a lot of episodes too. It was just amazing. I couldn't have come up with that. They just mock everything that they could, and I love it when they do that. A perfect episode. It takes a lot for me to give something a ten.
  • simpsons politicaly inept with homer simpson

    9.0
    this was an okay episode i did laugh in the begining when homer was yelling when he wanted to go to the restroom i thought that was pretty funny i did think it was boring in some parts but it was an okay episode
  • Excelente capitulo

    10
    Para los que les gusta la crtica poltica, este es un capitulo muy inteligente.
  • Another great episode

    10
    Homer lands his own political talk show after a video featuring his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and the voice of America's newest political party. But when ill-informed Homer is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent, Marge and Lisa worry that Homer's opinion and influence might be more powerful than he realizes. Another perfect episode of the Simpsons here. I liked/laughed Homer packing books, Homertrying to go the restroom, ranting, Homer escaping the plane, Homer at the news report, the stars hitting panda, alien, and a man, Homer crying on the show, and some more. Overall, an excellent episode with nice storyline to it. 10/10moreless
  • After a video of Homer throwing a tantrum on an airplane becomes popular, he is offered a show on a right wing television network.

    9.0
    As I have said in previous episode reviews, I am no fan of the tired old plot formula where Homer gets a new job, he is a huge success at it but by episode's end he's back to who he was. I am giving this episode a high score because it is loaded with terrific laughs through out. The scenes at the right wing cable network studios were very well done. From the hilarious news crawl at the bottom of the screen to the character modeled after Arianna Huffington, you will not stop laughing. Ted Nugent has a small almost insignificant appearance in this episode but he had a few funny sound bites of his owm. The problem of the formula plot is visible once again, but along the way the viewer gets some of the best and most well written laughs of the season and possibly the sereis itself.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

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

Dana Gould

Dana Gould

Unknown

Special Guest Star

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent

Himself

Special Guest Star

Chris Edgerly

Chris Edgerly

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Homer: This is going so great. I'm already a Halloween mask!
      (Homer slips on a latex mask that vaguely resembles himself; Maggie lurches back, obviously scared)
      Bart: That's not you! They just painted Shrek yellow.
      Homer: (tugs on Shrek's ears, then peels off the Homer/Shrek mask) It's still a great honor.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Maggie drops down via parachute as the 2012 Baby New Year as Grampa is lifted upward representing Old Year 2011, moaning as he loses a slipper.
      Billboard Gag: Reelect Quimby (with a normal picture of Mayor Quimby pictured) before the sign shifts to The Devil You Know for 18 Years (now pictured with devil horns, moustache, goatee, and tail, now holding a pitchfork).
      Blackboard Gag: Tintin did not sucksuck.
      Couch Gag: The living room is seen in a retro-late 19th century British-themed design as the family gently walks to the couch and drinks tea before the lights go out and Homer is shot to death. Detective Wiggum and his assistant Lou enter and investigate, determining Bart is the murderer. Lou drags him away, but the real killer is Marge, who hides the pistol back in her hair after it partially slips out, smiling as she keeps her composure as Lisa and Maggie become suspicious.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode's title alludes to that of Bill Maher's 1993-2002 political talk show Politically Incorrect(often referred to Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher).

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