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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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Steel Mill Worker #1 / Barney (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / "Cockamamie's" Salesgirl (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Steel Mill Worker #2 / Steel Mill Worker #3 / Steel Mill Worker #4 / Moe Szyslak / Annual Gift Man (voice)
Skinner / Smithers / Roscoe (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John (voice)


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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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

16 February 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


Homer: ...And the whole steel mill was gay.
Moe: Jeez, where ya been, Homer? The whole steel *industry's* gay.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »


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Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
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John Waters-The Simpsons-My Wet Dream
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite Simpsons episode because it's the two things that me orgasm the most, John Waters and The Simpsons. Homer unknowingly befriends a gay shop owner (John Waters) and then is horrified to find out his sexuality. Upon the inncurence of this information, Homer begins to suspect Bart is turning gay. To turn him into a man he proceeds to take Bart on a series of adventures meant to turn him straight. Even if you don't know who Water's is this is still one of twenty best episodes of The Simpsons. You have Smithers showing his lighter side once again. Homer gets mad at John Waters for not being more gay. Which is endlessly funny. He couldn't be more gay. And, what isn't funny about Moe offering sexual favors to the same sex? What about a gay steel mill? Bump----bump-bump-bump everybody dance now. Zaaap! Zaaap!

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