Episode 20 – Colonel Homer
Couch Gag – This time the family get folding into the sofa, I would like to point out these do get more exciting over time.
Plot Synopsis – Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful young country singer and finds himself almost attracted to her, sparking Marge’s jealousy.
What is going on really – We start with the family heading to the cinema with Homer and Marge seeing a political thriller which is too complicated for Homer who makes a spectacle of himself, while Bart and Lisa see a horror movie that traumatises her.
Homer gets embarrassed in the cinema and decides to go for a drive to recover and calm down ending up in a redneck bar. In this bar, Homer hears the song by country singer and bar maid Lurleen Lumpkin. Homer takes the chance to make Lurleen a household name and overnight she becomes a sensation and Homer becomes her manager Colonel Homer.
Marge becomes jealous of Homer and Lurleen’s relationship leaving Homer with the ultimate decision, a new career in music or his family.
Final Thoughts – This is one of the enjoyable but not best episodes, we get to see Homer’s mindset on a new career as well as learning how a career could be changed by one person. The songs are relatable too.