The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 15

Homer's Phobia (16 Feb. 1997)

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After Marge befriends John, a gay store owner, Homer worries that his presence will have a negative effect on Bart's sexuality.

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Homer Simpson / Steel Mill Worker #1 / Barney (voice)
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Homer fears that Bart's masculinity is at stake when he suspects he is being influenced by a flamboyant homosexual collectible store owner named John. All his efforts to show Bart how to be a man keep backfiring on him... or do they? Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Syndication cuts the scene where John comments on Marge's corn-pattern drapes in the kitchen. See more »

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Homer's black eye and bruises disappear by the final scene. See more »

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Barney: Is it okay to come out now, Mr. Gay Man, sir?
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Homer's Phobia
28 July 2009 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the best episodes the Simpsons have produced. It just worked. It had a strong family-story background, a great deal of inventive jokes and set pieces, a brilliant guest star and warnings about evil metal Santas from Japan.

Seriously though, one of the best things about this episode is the depiction of John. He may have been stereotypically campy but he never freaked out, became militant or resentful over Homer's reaction to finding out he was gay. He took it for what it was: a guy who didn't get what he was freaking out about.

I know it's the Simpsons, but it would have been easy for it to become some sort of gays vs. straights political war.

And of course, Bart being completely clueless as well was a nice touch.


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