To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield. Written by
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Homer is shown discovering the grave of Walt Whitman in Springfield Cemetery. Whitman is actually buried a family mausoleum in Camden, New Jersey. See more
[in a tanker
I've been waiting 25 years for this moment.
[puts an audio tape in which starts playing Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" but then abruptly changes to ABBA's "Waterloo"
I'm sorry, sir. I must've taped over that.
References Melrose Place
Ride of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner See more