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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One of the homeless men sitting with Herb Simpson by the fire is Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp. See more
[Homer is moping about his broken couch
I know how you feel, Homer. You lost your couch. I lost the heavyweight championship.
Heavyweight championship... there's like three of those! That couch was one of a kind.