Homer and his friends are forced to drink in the Simpsons' garage after Moe the Bartender renovates his shady bar into a hipster hangout.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Chinese Officer / Chinese General / Barney Gumble / Professor / Man #2 (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Woman #1 (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Humungous / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Formico / Robot / Man #3 (voice)
Dr. Bob Kaufmann / Lenny / First Man / Man #4 (voice)
Himself (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Mike Mills ...
Himself (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Himself (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Model #2 (voice)
Model #1 / Woman #2 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Cecil (voice)


On the advice of his old college professor Moe decides to better himself by turning his tavern into an up-market cocktail bar for the jet set. Homer and the old clientele feel left out so Homer turns his garage into a bar,even persuading R.E.M. to come and play. When Moe points out that Homer lacks an alcohol licence Homer claims his bar is a hunting club and vows to prove it by shooting a turkey. Lisa and Moe thwart his plan when Homer accidentally shoots Moe whilst out hunting but the tavern returns to normal and the family have a tofu turkey instead. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Moe opens his new night club, Homer asks for a Duff beer. Moe says that they no longer serve Duff and instead shows Homer an Asian brand of beer and places it on the bar. When it cuts back to Moe, you can briefly see that the beer he placed on the bar says "Duff" on it. See more »


[singing along with an R.E.M. song]
Homer: Leonardo what-his-name, Herman Munster motorcade, birthday party Cheet-Os, pogo sticks and lemonade, idiotic stupid jerk, that's right Flanders, I am talking about you!
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M. and Dan Castellaneta
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"Give me legs, father!"
23 February 2011 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

Moe loses his edge as a bartender and decides to go back to school, so Homer tries to take over at the local tavern. When that doesn't work, Homer opens his own bar in the Simpsons family garage! This episode looks like a fun, typical sitcom story -- but watch closely for the darker elements. When Moe goes back to bartender school, he meets an old professor he admires -- but sadly, the man is dying of cancer. Watch the scene where he walks into the campus lake and drowns himself while Moe just stands there. Pretty dark stuff.

Sometimes the darkness is almost surreal. Watch Homer clean out his garage to build a home bar, and you see a half-built robot crawl out of the shadows. Apparently Homer started him and never finished? That's funny, but then the robot goes, "give me legs, father." And Homer just looks at him. Not a dumb look, mind you, but a hard blank look -- the way God looks at all human suffering? Then the robot crawls off down the street and we go back to a typical sitcom about the guys needing a new place to drink.

Sometimes this show is so good you have to watch it with a magnifying glass!

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