During a routine plant physical, it is discovered that exposure to radiation has sterilized Homer. Mr. Burns pays him off with an elaborate employee appreciation ceremony, and a monetary award. Homer's half-brother Herb Powell, now a hobo, reads about it in the paper, and decide's that Homer's wealth can fund his idea for an invention that would transform baby gibberish into intelligible English. Written by
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Joe Frazier and Barney get into a fight. Originally Barney was going to win the fight but Joe Frazier objected so the script was changed so Barney lost. See more
In the dinner scene, Homer is sitting at one end of the table, then is seen sitting at the opposite end in the next shot when he says "they do good work." See more
Lisa, aren't you happy to see me?
Why didn't you write, Unky Herb?
Hey, if I wrote to you, what was I supposed to say? "Dear Lisa, last night I used a rat for a pillow, thanks to your pop?"
I see your point.