The Simpsons

Season 13 Episode 16

Weekend at Burnsie's

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 2002 on FOX
9.0
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Weekend at Burnsie's
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Marge plants her own garden and when the crows arrive she puts up a scarecrow. Homer himself is scared by the scarecrow, so he sneaks upon it and destroys it. As a result, the crows look up to him as their leader. The crows hang out with him wherever he goes. The crows eventually overstay their welcome and Homer tries to shoo them away, the respond by attacking him. At the hospital, when Homer asks Dr. Hibbert what can be done for the pain in his eyes Dr. Hibbert prescribes medical marijuana. Homer starts getting legally high. At one point, in his high state of mind, Homer allows Flanders to read the entire bible to him. Flanders is also gets Homer's signature on a petition to get a ban on medical marijuana added to the next election's ballot. Being high at work also does a wonder for his career at the power plant, because when Homer laughs at all of Mr. Burn's jokes he is given a promotion to executive vice-president. Homer finds out about the ban being added to the ballot and a rally is organized in protest. The band Phish appears at the rally, but the attendees "have spaced on the date", they held their rally one day after the election; so medical marijuana has been banned. The medical marijuana is burned. Homer's medical condition was long since cured, Homer promises to never to smoke pot again. Mr. Burns calls Homer into help with his speech. Mr. Burns need to raise $60 million to appease his investors. Homer tries, but Smithers needs the use of Homer's last joint to think any of Mr. Burn's speech is funny. When Mr. Burns appears to dead from drowning in his bathtub, Smithers and Homer turn him into a marionette so that he can still appear before the investors. A dance performance by the strung up Mr. Burns gets his heart started again and he has recovered well enough to learn that the investors were distracted enough to not worry about the $60 million.moreless

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  • good shit

    10
    Dope as fuck
  • A gem from their best season

    10
    Season 12 was very good, season 13 was their best. This is the highlight of that season. Homer stoned is funny of course, but they do make fun of people who do a lot and not just Otto. Naturally the music is great in this one - Donovan being a friend of the show helps.
  • Homer gets high.

    10
    Marge plants her own garden and when the crows arrive she puts up a scarecrow. Homer himself is scared by the scarecrow, so he sneaks upon it and destroys it. As a result, the crows look up to him as their leader. The crows hang out with him wherever he goes. They eventually overstay their welcome and Homer tries to shoo them away, they respond by attacking him. At the hospital, when Homer asks Dr. Hibbert what can be done for the pain in his eyes Dr. Hibbert prescribes medical marijuana. Homer starts getting legally high. At one point, in his high state of mind, Homer allows Flanders to read the entire bible to him. At one point, in his high state of mind, Homer allows Flanders to read the entire bible to him. Flanders is also gets Homer's signature on a petition to get a ban on medical marijuana added to the next election's ballot. Being high at work also does a wonder for his career at the power plant, because when Homer laughs at all of Mr. Burn's jokes he is given a promotion to executive vice-president. Homer finds out about the ban being added to the ballot and a rally is organized in protest. The band Phish appears at the rally, but the attendees "have spaced on the date", they held their rally one day after the election; so medical marijuana has been banned. The medical marijuana is burned. Homer's medical condition was long since cured, Homer promises to never to smoke pot again. Mr. Burns calls Homer into help with his speech. Mr. Burns need to raise $60 million to appease his investors. Homer tries, but Smithers needs the use of Homer's last joint to think any of Mr. Burn's speech is funny. When Mr. Burns appears to dead from drowning in his bathtub, Smithers and Homer turn him into a marionette so that he can still appear before the investors. A dance performance by the strung up Mr. Burns gets his heart started again and he has recovered well enough to learn that the investors were distracted enough to not worry about the $60 million.



    The ending was not that great and it definately could have been better, but the rest of the episode was hilarious and its definately a Simpsons classic.



    I would give this an A+ because it was a good episode and it was sooo funny.moreless
  • Homer does drugs.

    9.5
    Well we all knew that it was only a matter of time until Homer would start doing drugs, but the only question we had was when. I didnt think I was gunna like this episode, but having Homer stoned was funnier than it sounds. And the Otto like that was like:



    Otto: Why do they call them fingers if they dont fing?



    was just hilarious. I liked they way they approached this episode, and Homer's hullicinations just added to the way the episode produced humor. Definately a funny episode, and a great idea to make Homer a stoner for one episode.moreless
  • Great episdoe on the effects of drugs on a person's body...

    9.2
    When Homer is attacked by a mob of crows, he injures his eyes and Dr. Hibbert prescribes him medical marijuana. Homer quickly becomes addicted to the wacky weed though and starts exhibiting all the known traits of pot-headedness: hunger, laziness, mellowed personality, etc.



    While looking for someone to laugh at his company's dismal quarterly report, Mr. Burns hires Homer who finds everything funny while he's high. Burns feels that if he makes the report funny, it'll lesson the blow. Unfortunately, a new law is passed that bans the use of medical marijuana and Homer is unable to laugh at any of Mr. Burns' outdated humor. At the shareholders meeting, Mr. Burns fakes his own death and Homer and Smithers use his body as a puppet to trick the stockholders. The plan works and the plant is saved from another major crisis.moreless
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

Phish

Phish

Themselves

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Music from this episode:
      "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock (when Homer arrives home with his weed and smokes his first joint)
      "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple (Homer sings along to this while toking in his room and makes up his own lyrics)
      "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Donovan (plays when stoned Homer is shaving, and during his "trippy" drive to work)
      "Run Like An Antelope" by Phish (the band themself performs this while at the medical marijuana rally)

    • The signatures on the petition to make medicinal marijuana ilegal include: Scott Christian, Waylon Smithers, Abe Simpson, Herschel Krustofski, Kirk Van Houton, Edna Krabappel, Barney Gumble, Reverend Lovejoy, Rainer Wolfcastle, Luann Van Houton, Patty Bouvier, Birch Barlow, Agnes Skinner, Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Seymour Skinner, Captain McCallister (Sea Captain), and Helen Lovejoy.

    • Mr. Burns almost drowned in his tub once before in the episode "Burn's Heir".

    • After Homer is off his medicinal marijuana, he says his sperm count is up. Homer has actually been infertile for quite some time.

    • In the UK, this episode was shown at 9pm instead of the regular 6:30pm slot where "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge" was premiered a couple of hours earlier.

    • In Australia,this episode aired after "Half-Decent Proposal" not "Blame It on Lisa."

  • QUOTES (26)

    • (The family is having genetically-modified vegetables for dinner)
      Lisa: Um, mom? My potato is eating a carrot!
      Marge: That's it - from now on, I'm growing all our vegetables myself.

    • Ned Flanders: Hi-diddly-ho, Homer.
      Homer: Oh my God! This dude does the best Flanders!

    • Homer: Oops, I thought this was the can, man. Hahahahahahah.
      Mr Burns: Well, you're a happy Homer. What's your name, young man?
      Homer: You just said it! (Homer starts laughing)
      Mr Burns: Hehehe, well if you like that, listen to this. Working hard, or hardly working?
      (Homer laughs even harder)

    • Homer: Hey, I've got a question for you. Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it.
      Ned: Well sure of course, he could, but then again… wow as melon scratchers go, that's a honey doodle.
      Homer: Now you know what I've been going through.

    • Marge: Hello…
      Homer: Marge, I just realized I'm the "ow" in the word low. And if you tell anyone.
      Marge: Honey I like it when you call but we just talked five minutes ago, hang on I've got call waiting… Hello?
      Homer: Hey, it's me. I've got Marge on the other line and she is totally bumming me out.

    • Homer: Oh no, we killed Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns is gonna be so angry!

    • Homer: I can go up to the President and blow smoke in his stupid monkey face and he'd just have to sit there grooving on it.

    • Phish Member #1: Hey, wait a minute. (Sniffs) I smell marijuana! That better be medicinal! If Phish don't see a prescription sheet we are out of here!
      Phish Member #2: We can wait all day, people!
      (Hans Moleman walks up to the podium and hands Phish a prescription sheet.)
      Phish Member #1: Whoa! This guy is seriously ill!
      Hans Moleman: My doctor didn't tell me that! I had to hear it from Phish?

    • Homer: (Flees from scarecrow and screams) I'll re-group at Red Lobster.

    • Bill Clinton: So when somebody says I was an embarrassment to the country, I say it depends on what your definition of 'was' is.

    • Burns: I have to raise sixty million dollars or we're out of business.
      Smithers: Why is that, sir?
      Burns: I told you! I pissed it away!

    • Homer: Whether you suffer from glaucoma or you just rented The Matrix, medical marijuana makes everything fabulous, medically.

    • Otto: Shemp is Hemp spelled backwards!
      Homer: And Otto is Otto spelled backwards!
      Otto: Now I'm scared!

    • Homer: Oh, I could've smoked that pot. And worn that hair!

    • Homer: This thing made everything funny, even that show that follows Friends.

    • Marge: Why do you still have that? Your eyes are fine!
      Homer: As a reminder, Marge, as a reminder.
      (Close-up to the marijuana. It reads "Dentist-Tuesday")

    • Homer: (About Bill Clinton) He's Jimmy Carter with a FOX attitude.

    • Marge: I'm really starting to worry. There's half-eaten cupcakes everywhere, we're all out of paper clips, and the curtains smell like doob.

    • Homer: Wow, that saxophone would make a great pipe.

    • Homer: (Introducing his crows) That's Russell Crow, Cameron Crow, Crow Diddley, Hume Crownin, Gregory Peck...

    • Marge: You don't need Mary Jane to laugh at Mr. Burns' jokes. Just picture him naked.
      Homer: AAH! AAH! AAH!
      Marge: Or ummmm with a funny hat on!
      Homer: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

    • Lisa: I want my old dad back, the one that was yelling all the time and ... you know, I'm not really sure what I want.

    • Marge: Alright, family. Who can guess what's different about dinner tonight?
      Homer: Eh? Same old garbage!
      Bart: Ahahahaha, this guy's always on!

    • Marge: I'm not comfortable having a gang of crows in the bedroom.
      Homer: It's a murder honey; a group of crows is called a MURDER.

    • Dr. Hibbert: For your condition, the only tonic is chronic.

    • Homer: Okay, someone's got to laugh at Burns' jokes. Here take this. (Shows Smithers the marijuana) I promised my family I wouldn't, so it's up to you.
      Smithers: Well, okay.
      Homer: Start inhalin' Waylon.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Marge: (referring to the crows) I've tried heckling them. I've tried jeckling them. It's time I made myself a scarecrow.


      This line references the cartoon birds Heckle and Jeckle, both of whom starred in many classic Terrytoon cartoons during the 1940s and 1950s. However, Heckle and Jeckle are actually magpies, which are related to crows. The duo had previously made a cameo appearance in the episode "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace".

    • Marge assembles her scarecrow to the tune "If I Only Had a Brain" from the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz.

    • Marge: They're grown by the vegetable division of Union Carbide.

      Union Carbide is the company whose negligence caused the 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India. A toxic gas leak killed thousands of people and gave many other people chronic health problems.

    • Homer's Hallucinations: "Cab-solutely Fabulous"
      When Homer is on his high (when he goes to work), his car (who winks at him) looks like Benny the Cab from the 1988 film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

    • :
      This episode not only played on the TITLE of the 1989 film "Weekend at Bernie's", but it also plays on the concept of making a dead guy look alive. Believe it or not, situations like that have really happened, including this one in Scotland.

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