Episode 24 – Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Couch Gag – This time we start getting slightly more as the family cartwheel into a pose on the sofa.
Plot Synopsis – After Homer “wins” a $2000 settlement with the plant for radiation affecting his sperm count, his brother Herb comes to Springfield with an idea that could help him get his fortune back.
What is going on really – We start as Homer and the rest of the employees having physicals which shows that Homer is now firing blanks due to the radiation. Mr Burns must find some way that can cover this problem.
Meanwhile we return to meet Herb, Homer’s half-brother who is now a hobo living with other homeless once inventers. Herb is desperate to find a new way to make a fortune.
Homer loses his sofa feeling broken he wonders how his life could get worse, when Mr Burns gives him a cheque for $2000 along with an award ceremony to cover up the reason he is receiving the award.
When Herb returns into Homer’s life he has his latest idea, an invention that can help babies communicate with their parents. Homer must decide whether help his brother or get himself a brand-new sofa set.
Final Thoughts – This is another strong episode as it shows how Homer can always dream of what he wants but ultimately will do the right thing. I like how we can get another returning character to the show.