← Back to: List of phobias Homerphobia is the fear of Homer Simpson. A good example is "Homer's Phobia" where after initially rejecting his friendship with John because of John's homosexuality, Homer eventually overcomes his prejudice (despite that season two's "Simpson and Delilah" didn't show him being prejudiced against his gay male secretary Karl. I danced with a gay! The following morning, Homer is told by Marge Marge, in no uncertain terms, that John is a homosexual, gay, a revelation that truly shocks him, as he thought he wasn't didn't act flamboyant enough. Homer chooses to leave the house and struggles to find the best roommate. "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. Homer's Phobia (2 of 2) S08E15 "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. The episode has a poignant message against homophobia. TV Tropes says that a "one-shot or one-off character is a character which "appears in only one episode of a series, after which they are never seen again." At its heart, the show spins out from a central satire of the American family, so even the most fantastical plots (in theory, at least) remain tethered to the emotional core of the characters and their roles in that family dynamic. Authors are people just like us, with likes and dislikes... and fears. The episode was rated TV-MA LV in the United States. He then begins to fear that Bart might be influenced by John and become gay. After a series of incidents give Homer the appearance of the Hulk, Bart comments, "Thank God his pants stayed on." Tropes used in Demonophobia include: Absurdly Spacious Sewer : Level 3 is rather sewer-like. was originally "..my father", but was changed at, Waters also changed the word Homer berates gays for "stealing" from "fag" to "queer", telling the writers that gay watchers would find "fag" too offensive, Originally, this episode wasn't supposed to air at all because the censors at the time were wary about the subject matter (see ". The jar then sinks to the center of Earth wonders if the Chinese can help him out. 1 of 1 found this relevant Relevant? “Come on, Homer, join the party.” – John. Lines like "They put all the jerks in Tower One!" Marge, Lisa, promise me you won't tell anyone. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Yes No. The following morning, Homer is told by Marge, in no uncertain terms, that John is gay, a revelation that truly shocks him, as he thought he didn't act flamboyant enough. Yes No. Is this relevant? The cop looks for a suspect, only to find that there is a spark between the two of them. "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode (code 4F11) from the eighth season of The Simpsons, first aired on 2/16/1997. homophobia. The Simpsons really suffers from this one… to the point, an entire page was done just on the series alone. The episode featuring the openly-gay filmmaker John Waters received praise for trying to address social stigmas. ... A lot of shows on television might have killed this one for writers, but it is overdone. He then begins to fear that Bart might be influenced by John and become gay. “Homer’s Phobia” (originally aired 2/16/1997) In which all you have to do is save Homer’s life… Identity on The Simpsons is malleable, but grounded. Marge then tells Homer to spend more time with Bart, something he does by taking his son to see a billboard featuring two scantily-clad girls having a pillow fight, which only makes Bart want to smoke... slims. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The robot disco sequence in "Day of the Larrys" (which almost parallels the famous sequence on The Simpsons episode "Homer's Phobia" where Homer takes Bart to a steel mill that turns into a gay dance club after work). Homer fears that John will have a negative influence on his son Bart and decides to ensure Bart's heterosexuality by … "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode (code 4F11) from the eighth season of The Simpsons, first aired on 2/16/1997. Homer's Phobia is the one of the LGBT-themed episodes of The Simpsons. Yes No. Homer fears that John will have a negative influence on his son Bart and decides to ensure Bart's heterosexuality by taking him hunting. Promise me!” Homer, after discovering John's sexual orientation "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode of Season 8. Let's just roll with that, and portray homophobia as if it was an actual clinical phobia. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. In fact, I hate you! As usual for him, Homer doesn't realise John is gay until it's spelled out for him as blatantly as possible. Homer fears that Bart's masculinity is at stake when he suspects he is being influenced by a flamboyant homosexual collectible store owner named John. The "Homer worries about Bart's sexuality" part was still there, but the rest of the story was changed to the story of Homer befriending the John Waters-esque antique store owner. gay stereotype. The Simpsons (TV Series) Homer's Phobia (1997) Plot Keywords. ; Executive Meddling: The episode came very close to being killed by the network before it aired.After viewing a cut of the episode, the censors came back with pages of notes and edits that would have been impossible to make by the deadline. Homer Phobia Written by Ron Hauge Directed by Mike B. Anderson ===== Production code: 4F11 Original Airdate on FOX: 16-Feb-97 Capsule revision A, 18-Oct-97 My Mother the Carjacker “To reach you, I called up my friends in the liberal media and planted that story about the giant pizza.” Mona Simpson "My Mother the Carjacker" is the second episode of Season 15 (originally an episode for the fourteenth season in production order). Posts about Homer’s Phobia written by Charlie Sweatpants. "Imaginationland Episode I" is the tenth episode of the eleventh season and the 163rd overall episode of the American animated television series South Park. They then go to a steel mill expecting to see manly men in action, but it turns out the brawny-looking steelworkers are very much flamboyant, and that the place also doubles as "The Anvil", a gay disco. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia. While Marge and the kids continue to socialize with John, Homer refuses to associate with him and begins to fear that Bart might be turning into a homosexual after seeing him sporting a Hawaiian shirt, dancing to "The Shoop-Shoop Song" wearing a bouffant wig and preferring pink Sno-Balls for dessert instead of Hostess chocolate cupcakes. Oh my God! They go to a store that sells camp antique items. It premiered on Comedy Central in the United States on October 17, 2007. Instead of Homer, Bart, Barney, and Moe going deer hunting and ending up at "Santa's Village" they would go back to the steel mill. Dale Gribble is afraid of ventriloquist dummies, due to his father scaring him with one as a child. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Sort By: Showing all 21 plot keywords. A Date with Rosie Palms : Several kinds of monsters will use attacks that cause Sakuri to become sexually aroused, forcing her to masturbate if her arousal reaches unbearable levels. Magic Brakes: Marge experienced this in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge". All his efforts to show Bart how to be a man keep backfiring on him... or do they? Because a major plot point in episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" had their car being parked on the World Trade Center's plaza, it wasn't shown much in syndication after September 11th. Well, Homer, I won your respect, and all I had to do was save your life. Sometimes a creator draws upon their personal Nightmare Fuel in an attempt to make their villains more fearsome and intimidating. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E15HomersPhobia. The steel mill workers are another example, as they even turn their workplace into a gay disco during their freetime much to Homer's further horror. Magic Pants: Referenced in "I Am Furious Yellow." A page for describing YMMV: Simpsons S8 E15: "Homer's Phobia". This does not even happen that often in real life, so many we should stop. In an effort to straighten Bart out, Homer accidentally takes him to a steel mill that turns into a gay dance club/bar after the work day is over. At the tavern, Moe and Barney convince Homer that the world is turning gay, and that the only way to keep Bart straight is to take him hunting. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. Homers Phobia “Oh my God! Don't Shoot the Message: The episode itself is divisive, but the message needs to be heard: … Tropes Media Browse Indexes Forums Videos The Simpsons Season 8 Episode 15: Homer's Phobia Summary: Bart destroys the clothes dryer, so Marge decides to sell a family heirloom to pay for a new one. Top 12 Overused Story Tropes in Modern Literature. 1930s to 2020s. Relevant? Directed by Mike B. Anderson. Stay the hell away from me, because from now on, we're enemies!” Frank Grimes declaring himself Homer's enemy "Homer's Enemy" is the twenty-third episode of Season 8. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 16, 1997. In this episode, Homer befriends John, an eccentric antiques dealer, only to call the friendship off upon learning that he's a homosexual. Oh my God! Hilarity Ensues as the character runs around full of irrational fear of homosexuals, heterosexuals, Muslims, Christians, transgender people or whatever category of people. I don't like you! Marge: The "brakes cut" light! Two months before that, The Simpsons episode Homer's Phobia was noted for addressing general homophobia that exists in American society. Oh my God! Joe McDoakes is an American short film comedy series, starring George O'Hanlon as Joe McDoakes. For instance, if the author as a child was bitten by a venomous spider and nearly died, as JRR Tolkien was, they might make the Big Bad of their story a hideous Giant Spider. Male Frontal Nudity: Subverted mostly in a few episodes such as "Brother From the Same Planet" and "Natural Born Kissers". In the episode, Homer dissociates himself from new family friend John after discovering that John is gay. Bart also fails to notice what Homer is doing until Lisa tells him that Homer thinks he (Bart) is gay, right at the end. ; Edited for Syndication: Syndication cuts the scene where John comments on Marge's corn-pattern drapes in the kitchen. My landlord." The Danza: John Waters as John. Homer tries to mail the gas company a huge jar full of coins to pay the repair bill. The media portrayal of LGBT people is the depiction or portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people in media.The initialism LGBT is commonly used to include all non-heterosexual sexual orientations and gender identities represented in shorthand. The Spanish word for crazy is "loco", but the same word in female form, "loca", can also mean ", But Homer apparently only discriminates against homosexual men, not homosexual women, a lot of entertainment media and men do in real life, they're clearly specifically Hostess CupCakes and Sno Balls, There Are Two Kinds of People in the World, The Simpsons S8E14 "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", The Simpsons S 8 E 16 Brother From Another Series. Homer and Marge have a fight when Homer realizes Marge only married him because she was pregnant with Bart. Lisa then tells a confused Bart that Homer thinks he's gay. It was decided that it "didn't really service the story" and was dropped. After Marge befriends John, a gay store owner, Homer worries that his presence will have a negative effect on Bart's sexuality. The steel mill workers were originally supposed to be longshoremen, but were changed after animating the landing of ships proved too difficult. gay interest. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire": Also known as "The Simpsons Christmas Special", Homer discovers he won't be getting a Christmas bonus and so the family won't have any money for Christmas. Now, if every gay man could just do the same, you'd be set. Homers Enemy “I'm not your buddy, Simpson! In this episode, Homer befriends John, an eccentric antiques dealer, only to call the friendship off upon learning that he's a homosexual. The European Spanish dub makes it even greater (though it features an. Unable to find any deer (as they have long moved out of the woods), the entourage intrudes on a Christmas village, where they force a tearful Bart to shoot one of the reindeer, but they soon begin to attack them. 1 of 1 found this relevant Relevant? While Moe and Barney are dismayed at the thought of being rescued by a homosexual, Homer thanks John for saving his life and tells Bart he will love him regardless of his choices. The episode originally had a different third act. Homer takes a liking to him and invites him over to their house, spending a good time. There, Homer would attempt to prove his heterosexuality by having a human tractor pulling contest with some of the steel mill workers. In Futurama, Bender reveals that he's afraid of can openers, claiming that one killed his father. 1 of 1 found this relevant Relevant? didn't help. They are saved in the nick of time, however, when John brings his Japanese Santa Claus robot and scares the reindeer away. “Homer’s Phobia” aired just a few weeks before Ellen’s big coming out episode. In the episode, Homer dissociates himself from new family friend John after discovering that he is gay. time, although he is unaware of John's extremely campy demeanor. When Marge and the kids befriend a gay man named John, played by guest star John Waters, Homer is forced to confront his prejudices. Contrast Author Appeal. In the same episode of King of the Hill that showed Hank's fear of bats, Bill was claimed to have a fear of balloons. The word "homophobia" has "phobia" as part of the word! it's pretty obvious that this was changed, as "fag" is more used as a derogatory term for gay men than "queer" is, The Simpsons S8E14 "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", The Simpsons S 8 E 16 Brother From Another Series, John's line "Do you know who would like [Homer]? “Homer’s Phobia” was praised for openly addressing LGBTQ+ issues when they were still rarely discussed, and won a GLAAD Media Award in addition to an Emmy. As part of our tireless efforts to demonstrate the many ways Zombie Simpsons fails to entertain, Season 23 will be subjected to the kind of rigorous examination that can only be produced by people typing short messages at one another. This episode was supposed to be called "Lisa Goes to Camp" in which Lisa finds an interest in kitschy collectibles and Bart gets into it too, only for Homer to worry about Bart's sexuality. 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