Moe claims that a drink that Homer invented is his own. After the drink makes the bar a local hot spot, Moe gains a number of fair-weather friends but loses Homer's friendship.




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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Barfly #1 / Krusty the Clown / Mayor Quimby / 'How's the world treating you, Mr. Gumble?' (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Drederick Tatum / Moe Szyslak / Paparazzo / Quimby's Aide / Professor Frink / Delivery Man (voice)
Kent Brockman / Coughing Man / Barfly #2 / Harv Bannister / Bernard / Lenny / Hugh Jass / Tough Bartender (voice)
Susan / Collette the Waitress (voice)
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Tom Hamilton ...
Himself (voice)
Joey Kramer ...
Himself (voice)
Lionel Hutz (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)


Moe claims that a drink that Homer invented is his own. After the drink makes the bar a local hot spot, Moe gains a number of fair-weather friends but loses Homer's friendship.

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Animation | Comedy


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21 November 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The man with the long hair, thick beard & glasses sitting with Aerosmith when Moe first calls attention to them is John David Kalodner, a music executive who worked with many different rock bands, including Aerosmith. See more »


[Moe is making a fortune from Homer's drink recipe]
Marge Simpson: Well, Homer, maybe you can take some consolation in the fact that something you created is making so many people happy.
Homer Simpson: [sarcastic voice] Ooh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane!
[walks out, slams the door, then sticks his head back in]
Homer Simpson: Oh, by the way: I was being sarcastic.
Marge Simpson: Well, du'uh.
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Flaming Moe's
Written by Jeff Martin
Performed by Kipp Lennon
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Thoroughly Mediocre
25 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm going through the whole "Simpsons" TV series, starting from season 1 -- and this is the first episode I'd rate a 5/10 or lower. Most of the jokes didn't make me laugh.

The Aerosmith guest bit is completely uninspired. It could've been Kiss or AC/DC and the substance of the joke wouldn't have changed at all. The joke is that Aerosmith is in Moe's Tavern and playing one of their songs. Not very creative.

Michael Jackson's guest appearance (season 3, episode 1) was much better. Granted, the episode revolved around him. So what else about the episode, besides Aerosmith?

It's a morality play worse than any modern kids' show. Seriously, the morals of Steven Universe and My Little Pony are more clever and nuanced than this. The Simpsons can do episodes with heart and/or a message (see Lisa's Substitute or Homer Defined). This one just feels half-baked.

Apparently there's a "Cheers" reference, but I haven't seen that show. I did like the alternative animation style (static images) used during the "Flaming Moe's" song. From reading online, that sequence was a Cheers reference.

I was grossed out by the composition of the Flaming Homer drink. That's part of the humor, but it's not the kind of humor I usually like.

Some jokes were funny - the gratuitous use of women as eye-candy in Kent Brockman's video series and his 7-part look at "the bikini". The Springfield Tire Fire is hilarious.

I wish I spent my time watching this episode doing something else. I don't feel fulfilled by it at all.

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