The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 17

Three Gays of the Condo

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2003 on FOX
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Three Gays of the Condo
After yet another Homer and Marge fight, Homer ends up sharing a condo with two homosexuals - who introduce him to a whole new world of gay discos and manicures. But will his fabulous new lifestyle prevent him from patching things up with Marge?

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  • superb

    What I liked: "He's sleeping in the pantry!" "With a gay roommate, we can walk around naked!" "Way ahead of you" (Homer walks out naked), "That was the best kiss I've had tonight" (and then he thinks to himself "or was it?"). Amongst other things.

    This episode had a lot of gay jokes, but what do you expect when the episode is centered on gay characters? Not all of the gay jokes were funny but a lot of them were, and as such, I think it is fair that my final grade for this episode be a B+/A-. Not the best episode of course but it was still really good.moreless
  • Some episode this is this episode is too mess up man

    In this episode Somehow Homer leaves Marge because Homer was so drunk and stay with Marge at that time because she was pregnant with Bart. Then Homer meets these to guys and stay with then at their Condo only to find out that thoes guys are 100% gay guys and Homer did something that LMAO it was so stupid-fuuny to me and then it all adds with one of the gay guys kisses Homer thats not right man. Then somehow this episode won an emmy for what cause of this episode I don't get it man or do I or maybe its all mess up manmoreless
  • After having another fight with Marge, Homer moves into a condo with a couple of homosexuals

    Well its no wonder that this episode won an emmy because its simply just fantastic. It was very funny to see Homer have to adapt to having gay rommates, and the best part of the episode had to be when Homer was kissed by a gay guy for the first time. All that aside, I loved the plot behind the fight between Homer and Marge, and Weird Al as a guest star was just the icing on the cake. Especially that parody of the song Jack and Dianne at the end of the episode. Great music, great jokes, great plot = great episode.moreless
  • Homer is a Homo good but strange.

    Homer and Marge have a fight when Homer realizes Marge married him because she was pregnant with Bart. He decides to leave the house and tries moving in with Milhouse's dad. After not being able to sleep, he's eventually taken in by Karl, his old assistant. It turns out that Karl has a flamboyant lifestyle which Homer gets a heavy dose of. Homer tries to get back together with Marge, but he screws it up and goes out drinking – heavily. He ends up in the hospital where he and Marge reconcile. Homer realizes that Marge loves him and that's all that matters. He moves back home.moreless
  • Homer the homo

    the episodes starts getting personal when homer is searching for a puzzle piece and finds a personal paper on the the back of the grand opening of moes poster. about how her first night with homer was.Homer is so devestated that he decides to live with a two homosexuals. when he does he starts gaining there personality traits marge attempts to gain homers love back but his his new homosexual ways get the best of him so he declies. but the problem is noww that one of them is attracted to homer but now he has left bolth marge and the duo of homosexuals and he had almost died alchahol poisoning he then realizes that marge cares for him and makes up with himmoreless
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

Terry W. Greene

Terry W. Greene


Guest Star

Ben Schatz

Ben Schatz


Special Guest Star

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson


Special Guest Star

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Syndication cuts out the scene where Cletus drags the newspaper box with his truck.

    • Harvey Fierstein played "Carl" as the first openly gay cartoon character in second season. "Carl" was originally going to make a come back in this episode, but Fierstein refused citing that the original script was homophobic.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Homer: (Looking at his puzzle pieces) All I got is gray. Is anybody working on a cement wall?
      Marge: Turn them over, Homer.

    • (Homer is interviewing to live with Grady and Julio)
      Grady: Homer, before you move in you should know that Julio and I have an... active social life.
      Homer: Me, too. I'm a member of this club where if I eat one more sub sandwich, I get a free sub sandwich. You probably saw the ad with this guy who used to be fat, but now he's just ugly.

    • (Homer goes to stay with Milhouse's dad)
      Kirk Van Houten: Welcome to my place. I just have a few rules: If you see a necktie on the doorknob, I'm with a lady.
      Homer: You don't have a doorknob.
      Kirk Van Houten: I don't have a tie either. Just go label your food.

    • (Homer's working on the jigsaw puzzle; examines a piece)
      Homer: Now, let's see. This is either an old coconut or Tom Hayden.

    • (Homer is walking around oblivious to the fact that the whole neighborhood is gay when Smithers comes up to him in rainbow shorts and on rollerblades.)
      Homer: Hey, Mr. Smithers!
      Smithers: (Nervously) Hello, Simpson.
      Homer: What's with this place? It's so manly, yet scented.
      Smithers: Yes, I seem to have gotten lost on my way to the uh, the uh, the big auto, uh, racing festival, so I've never been here before.
      (A trolley full of gay men comes by)
      First Guy: Hey, Waylon!
      Second Guy: Who's the bear? Ruff!
      Third Guy: Oooh, is this the Mr. Burns you're always talking about?
      Smithers: No, he's nobody! Shut up, Stewart!

    • Homer: You guys don't have a gay time machine, do you?
      Julio: Yes. It's called Grady's shoe closet.
      Grady: Hey, Julio? Ouch.

    • (Homer is dancing at a gay club)
      Woman: I didn't think it was possible, but watching him makes me even more lesbian.
      Hans Moleman: Lesbian? This isn't my army reunion.
      Gay Man in Fatigues: You're coming home with me.
      Hans Moleman: Yes, Colonel.

    • Homer: Oh, James Taylor, the singer-slash-songwriter-slash-puzzle piece.

    • Nelson: Ha ha! Bart's so poor he has to eat cardboard!
      Milhouse: What are you eating?
      Nelson: Dry wall.

    • Marge: (singing) Mock--
      Homer: (unenthusiastically) Yeah.
      Marge: --ing
      Homer: Yeah.
      Marge: Bird.
      Homer: Whatever.

    • "Homer and Marge"
      (Sung by Weird Al Yankovic)

      Little ditty 'bout Homer and Marge
      Her heart was as big as his stomach was large
      Oh yeah, they say love goes on
      Long after the grilled cheese sandwich is gone
      (During credits)
      That's the story 'bout Homer and Marge
      Two folks I helped out for a nominal charge
      After Homer went gay, they patched up their schism
      But the dude never dealt with his alcoholism
      Weird Al sayin'... oh yeah, the credits go on
      Long after the viewer's interest is gone
      Oh yeah, Weird Al had fun on this show
      Even if it was just a brief cameo

    • Lenny: Ow! My eye! I'm not supposed to get jigs in it!

    • Julio: Grady, are you sure you want to live with him?
      Grady: It's either him or that girl who put (air quotes) "Mother Earth" as a reference… and with a male roommate, we can walk around naked!
      Homer: (Drops his robe on the floor) Way ahead of ya! (Humming) Whoo!

    • Homer: Calm down Picky Ricardo, he made us a great breakfast and you're just riding his butt… and not in a good way.

    • Grady: That's right Homer, we're gay.
      Homer: You are? Which will win out, my old fashioned prejudices or the fact that I've already mixed my laundry with yours? I'll have to sleep on it.

    • Homer: There sure are a lot of gay bookstores for a straight neighborhood…

    • Homer: Marge, I can't live like this, I'm tired of walking around on eggshells!
      Marge: Maybe if you didn't throw them on the floor… (Gesturing towards eggshells that Homer is standing on)
      Homer: Now you're just making up rules! Who made you Judge Judy and executioner?

    • Flanders (referring to the jigsaw puzzle): Looks like you're missing a piece.
      Homer: Looks like you're missing a wife!
      Flanders: (chuckles) I walked right into that one.

    • Homer: That is the best kiss I've had tonight.
      Homer's brain: Or was it?

  • NOTES (4)

    • In 2003, this episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour), as well as the 2004 Annie Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Television Production.

    • This episode was rated at least TV-l4 in most markets. In some markets it was TV-14 D or TV-14 DS.

    • In addition to his singing within the episode, "Weird Al" sings through the end credits.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: In a fry basket the family members (who appear frozen) are dropped into hot oil. The basket is removed from the hot oil and its contents (the deep fried family members) are dropped out of the inverted basket onto the couch. Next a giant hand reaches into the living room and shakes salt over them.


    • When Homer is looking in the closet, he says " Puzzle piece, come out and playyy! "

      This is a reference to the movie " Warriors " ( 1979), where a rival gang member sitting in a car chants " Warriors, come out and play-ay!!! " while banging glass bottles together.

    • Weird Al: They were pretty much the same.
      Homer: Yeah, like you and Allan Sherman.

      Allan Sherman was a singer in all through the 50's and 60's. Many times, he'd take already existing songs and give them new, satirical lyrics (i.e., "Harvey and Sheila" to the tune of "Hava Nagila"). He was best known for his song "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" (Camp Granada).

    • Homer: Sorry I'm late, but the Velvet Mafia made me a margarita I couldn't refuse!
      This is a reference to the 1972 film The Godfather, in which Mafia don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) says, "He's a businessman. I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

    • The episode title is a reference to the 1975 film Three Days of the Condor.

    • Weird "Al" Yankovic: "Homer and Marge"
      "Weird Al" parodied John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" as "Homer and Marge" in this episode, just as he parodied the song 20 years ago on his self-titled first album. The song "Buckingham Blues" was about 'Chuck and Diane' (Prince Charles and Princess Diana). However, while "Buckingham Blues" was originally a parody of "Jack and Diane", when Mellencamp refused permission to use it, Al changed the music, but didn't alter the lyrics very much. Thus, it is both a parody and not a parody of the song, depending on how you look at it.

    • Homer: Prove me wrong, Silent Bob!
      This is a reference to Kevin Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith and her first role as Baby Silent Bob in the Jay and Silent Bob film from 2001, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".