The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 15

Homer's Phobia (16 Feb. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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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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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / "Cockamamie's" Salesgirl (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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When Marge tells Homer John is gay, Lisa is present and the three are eating breakfast in the pajamas. In the next shot (following the commercial break), the three are still eating breakfast, but are now in their normal attire. See more »

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Marge: [about a gay man] Homer, he prefers the company of men.
Homer: Who doesn't?
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Great Episode that Explores a Theme no Show had Neve Dealt with Previously,
13 May 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Homers Phobia is a brilliant Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline with loads of really funny scenes.The episode is an absolute classic episode of the Simpsons,and is also a very groundbreaking episode for its time,as it's storyline heavily revolves around a gay character,which no show had previously dealt with.The character,John (voiced by John Waters) is such a memorable character,his personality and his interest in all things collectible are hilarious and this makes him without a doubt one if the highlights of the eight season.Watching Homer trying to get Bart interested in more manly things is also very funny and memorable,this episode is without a doubt a classic.Homers Phobia is a great episode of the Simpsons.

After the family befriends a gay man,Homer is frightened when Bart starts to behave like him and try's get him interested in more manly activities.

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