Legs Behind Head couch gag Colonel Homer “They don't call me Colonel Homer because I'm some dumb-ass army guy.” Homer Simpson "Colonel Homer" is the twentieth episode of Season 3. After Homer makes distracting sounds and loudly reveals the film's ending to the audience, Marge berates him and the other patrons heckle and pelt him with refreshments. Production Code It attained a Nielsen rating of 14.8, and was the highest-rated show on Fox the week it aired. During Lurleen's performance, Homer is approached by a business agent who asks to buy Lurleen's contract, but he refuses. [11] Films playing at the Springfield Googolplex movie theater at the beginning of the episode include Honey, I Hit a School Bus (a parody of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Look Who's Oinking (a parody of Look Who's Talking), and a film called Ernest vs. Rice and Kirkland then sent the character to Groening, who sent back a note saying "wow". 55 "[14], The Beer 'N' Brawl redneck bar is based on the bar in the film Urban Cowboy. Homer's line about how he's not called Colonel Homer because he's "some dumb army guy" is a reference to the fact that Parker likewise had no actual military experience despite his nickname. While Homer trembled and shivered, the Colonel began counting to ten, when they would shoot. [6], The episode's title and Homer's attire are references to Colonel Tom Parker, singer Elvis Presley's manager. Homer becomes her manager, unaware she has fallen in love with him. Homer offers the man to be her new manager as he rushes home to be with Marge. note Coal Miner's Daughter : Many of the elements of the 1980 film, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones and showing Loretta Lynn 's real-life rise to stardom, are present. Her fears increase after Homer becomes Lurleen's manager and she buys him an expensive white cowboy suit which he wears at home. The Colonel now insisted on going through with the duel. Homer tries to order a Fudd at Moe's Tavern, but Moe says that he thought it was pulled off the market ``after all those hillbillies went blind.'' The Simpsons Season 3 Episode 20: Colonel Homer Summary: Homer discovers a beautiful country music star in the making and becomes her manager, which raises concerns for Marge about his fidelity. She got the role after completing a singing test. El texto está disponible bajo la Licencia Creative Commons Atribución Compartir Igual 3.0 . "[2] Hock Guan Teh of DVD Town said he enjoyed the episode, and although it does not contain the "usual amount" of The Simpsons humor, the "rich character development itself makes this episode worth multiple viewings. Repeated on Sunday. Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful young country singer and finds himself almost attracted to her, sparking Couch Gag They were sitting by themselves in a movie theater and two "annoying" women sat down right in front of them. Homer keeps driving so far that he ends up in the outskirts. [4] Mike Reiss stated that "Whenever we want to write stories about characters getting divorced or actually having an affair, rather than with Homer and Marge, which we could never do, we use secondary characters for that. Marge disapproves of Homer seeing Lurleen because she fears they will form a romantic relationship. [15] The syndicated country comedy show that Lurleen appears on, Ya-Hoo!, is based on the country television series Hee Haw, which ran in syndication from 1971 to 1993. "[19], Bill Gibron of DVD Verdict thought the episode featured "one of the best" parodies the Simpsons writers have ever conceived, the parody of the country television series Hee-Haw called Ya-Hoo! "[18], The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, said the episode is a "good example of The Simpsons fixing itself on a target (in this case, country and western music) and extracting every possible gag. The Simpsons make country music bearable Colonel Homer is one of the rare episodes with the writing credited to creator Matt Groening, and it's one of the three infidelity episodes of the classic years. "Colonel Homer" was partly based on the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter, which tells the story of country music singer Loretta Lynn. Now, Colonel Homer is her manager, much to Marge's disgust and jealousy. Now, Colonel Homer is her manager, much to Marge's disgust and … Everyone sits on the couch, and falls in with their legs behind their heads. Homer does not know who Newton was so his conscience instead becomes Klink. Homer, when under his command, infuriated him and Homer, along with others including Cletus, were deemed too stupid and so were hunted down in a war game in Springfield with the intention of killing them. Lurleen's new single, a suggestive love metaphor called "Bagged Me a Homer", angers Marge. Homer gets Lurleen a gig on Ya-Hoo!, a country western television show modeled on Hee Haw. [13] The appearance of the engineer at the recording studio was based on John Boylan, an American music producer who produced the highly successful album The Simpsons Sing the Blues. "[This quote needs a citation], The episode's director, Mark Kirkland, said he enjoyed directing the episode because the characters' emotions throughout it are "very human and real". [27] "Colonel Homer" was again included in the 2005 DVD release of the Last Temptation Of Homer set. "[22], Lurleen has made several cameo appearances on the show after this episode. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [16], Since airing, the episode has received mostly positive reviews from television critics. Directed By He said Lurleen's songs are "filled with clever observations", but it is Homer's befuddlement that makes it a "classic" episode. When Marge grows upset because she suspects Homer is cheating on her, he must remain faithful to her after Lurleen makes romantic advances toward him. [30], "Colonel Homer Pop-Up" special feature, in, There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World), The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, "The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season", "The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season (1991)", "Simpsons, The: The Complete 3rd Season (DVD)", "Primetime Listings (April 6 – April 13)", "The Simpsons – The Last Temptation Of Homer (VHS)", "The Simpsons – Classics – The Last Temptation Of Homer (DVD)", "Songs In The Key Of Springfield – Original Music From The Television Series", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Colonel_Homer&oldid=1000079529, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The actress first met Groening at a party at Frank Zappa's house, and was called in to audition for Lurleen based on her performance as Patsy Cline in Coal Miner's Daughter. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Lenny gives it a shot. Episode Number Matt Groening This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 13:29. [1] The same boy appears later at the recording studio waiting in line with his banjo to record a CD. Marge forgives Homer and they kiss passionately. "The Simpsons" Colonel Homer (TV Episode 1992) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Homer meets a waitress (voiced by actress Beverly D'Angelo) with a talent for singing country music and decides to promote her career. Sanders, along with Buddha, was seen in Heaven with God. "[4], American singer and actress Beverly D'Angelo guest starred in the episode as Lurleen Lumpkin. Matt Groening, Mark Kirkland, cast member Dan Castellaneta, and showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss participated in the DVD's audio commentary of the episode. 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