Episode 17 – Homer at the Bat
Couch Gag – This time the family crash into each other all falling on the floor with Maggie take the sofa.
Plot Synopsis – Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team’s league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet.
What is going on really – We start when Homer signs up and motivates his co-workers to join him in the company softball team even though they have an awful record. With a new secret weapon, his homemade bat he is ready for the season.
Homer leads the team to the victory with the rest of the team looking to build their own bat as well as references the idea slow motion replays. When the team makes the final they must play Mr Burns big rival which leads to him places a $1 Million bet.
Mr Burns goes out of his way to make sure he wins by recruits professional baseball players to replace the workers who made it to the playoffs. When the star players sudden get stricken with different problems it is up to Homer to save the team, but can he do it?
Final Thoughts – This is a fun episode but it does lack the true heart, it shows that hard work will give you a chance to be a star. The biggest problem here is for the world audience like myself as we don’t understand one of the baseball references.