Episode 5 – Dancin’ Homer
Couch Gag – This time Maggie appears from Marge’s hair.
Plot Synopsis – Homer’s heckling of the Springfield Isotopes baseball team during one of their games inadvertently leads to his appointment as the new team mascot.
What is going on really – We start as Homer is recounting his story of his work baseball night out, but I do find it strange how Mr Burns has forgotten the family’s name after the last episode which revolved around the Simpsons trying to help Mr Burns become Governor.
The local team Springfield Isotopes are the worst team in the league but Homer’s night is something he never expected when he bonds with Mr Burns. Homer starts dancing inspiring the team to win their first game in years.
With Homer become the mascot the team goes on the first unbeaten run in their history. Unlike the players, Homer gets called up to major leagues to be the mascot for a bigger team and a new city for the family.
The Simpson’s learn the hardest lesson as the fans reject Dancin’ Homer and they return to Springfield in shame.
Final Thoughts – This does feel like a slow episode that show how the show is happy to forget the events in previous episodes, some of the jokes are long winded and I feel this is a very weak episode from the show.