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Let me start off by saying this episode is one of the best from a
season 2 jam-packed with great episodes.
Couch gag rating: 9/10 It's a repeat from the episode Dancin' Homer. You wonder where Maggie is for a split second before she makes her timely appearance.
The episode: After Grandpa realizes he won't be around forever, he reveals to Homer that he had a love child. Homer has a half-brother! Homer immediately sets out to find this long lost brother. Amazingly he's successful. His brother, Herb, is the millionaire CEO of a car company in Detroit.
Favorite moment(s): The scene between Homer and the extremely familiar director of the orphanage. Homer's car commercial.
Watching this episode in 2011--almost 2012 now, it's fascinating to think that Homer's idea of the perfect car is exactly what became popular in the '90s and '00s. He describes wanting a big car with pep. He basically describes the average SUV or the Hummer with all its flash and luxuries.
Overall rating: 10/10 Don't miss this episode. Meet Homer's half-brother, voiced by Danny DeVito. Then check out Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes where Uncle Herb appears again.
The fifteenth episode in the second season of the Simpsons is a funny
episode where we get to meet a member of the Simpsons family for the
first time. It also has a satire on American consumer society and a
very good one at that. This episode goes on to the needs and wants of
the average Americans, especially their cars. It's very funny and in
today's age, ironic to watch.
In this episode, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou," Homer is told by his father, who fears that he may not have much longer to live, that he has a half-brother named Herb Powell who happens to be a very successful car manufacturer. The Simpsons family arranges a trip where Homer gets to have a say in which car to build for the average American, which could end up as a fiasco.
Overall, a very solid episode with some strong satirical points. This is also a funny episode that has a surprise guest voice in Danny DeVito. Very much worth watching this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.
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