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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The title is based upon the Depression Era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," with lyrics by Yip Harburg and music by Jay Gorney (1931). 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.
Deck the Halls
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