Homer becomes a boxer after Moe discovers his amazing ability to take a punch.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Indian #1 / Kearney's Dad / Barney Gumble / Reporter #1 / Reporter #4 / Grampa Simpson / T-Shirt Vendor / Krusty the Clown / Referee / Fan Man (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Indian #2 / Comic Book Guy / Clerk / Jimbo's Dad / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Reporter #3 / Professor Frink / Dr. Nick Riviera (voice)
Mall Show Announcer / Dolph's Dad / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Boxcar Bob / Reporter #2 / TV Announcer / Kent Brockman / Montgomery Burns (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself (voice)
'People' Singer (voice)
Lucious Sweet (voice)


After discovering that Homer can take punches without feeling any apparent pain,ex-fighter Moe promotes him as a boxer. Homer's punching is poor but he only has to stand still long enough before the opponents are exhausted and collapse. World Heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum is a different matter,however,and Homer takes such a pounding that Moe arrives on a para glider to pluck him to safety. He still takes the money from Tatum's manager Lucius Sweet for the contest though. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 November 1996 (USA)  »

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The title is from the old proverb: "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." See more »


Homer Simpson: You used to be a boxer just like me?
Moe Szyslak: Yup. They called me Kid Gorgeous. Later on, it was Kid Presentable. Then Kid Gruesome. And finally, Kid Moe.
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Crazy Credits

Moe is seen helping people around the world with the paramotor during the closing credits. See more »


References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »


Flower Duet From Lakme
Music by Léo Delibes
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The Homer They Fall Down Laughing
8 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Homer They Fall, when Bart's Utility Belt is stolen by the school bullies Homer tries to talk with the boys parents in the hope of getting Bart's belt back, but to his surprise it is revealed to Moe that Homer can sustain multiple hits without falling down. This calls for Moe to pay a visit to his past and get Homer on his way to becoming a great boxer. After a string of fights easily won by Homer Moe gets a visit by the manager of Heavy Weight champion Drederick Tatum. Moe is made an offer that he cannot refuse and Homer must fight the unbeatable champion. Will Homer survive to D'oh again?

A great episode filled with many moments and classic scenes that will have you laughing and looking in awe for the best 20 minutes in TV. Also makes a good gift for Boxing fans!

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