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
Alright, Herb, we'll give you the money. But you have to forgive me and treat me like a brother.
Okay, then just give me the drinking bird.