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The Homer They Fall 

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)

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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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Drederick Tatum's prison time and return to Springfield was foreshadowed in The Simpsons: Flaming Moe's (1991) when Tatum mentions being from Springfield and states, "That town is a dump. If you ever see me back there, you'll know I really (bleep)-ed up bad." See more »


Homer Simpson: I'll make a fortune for one night's work! We can have all the things we always dreamed of: a snooty butler, carpeted carports, those blue cupcakes they sell sometimes...
Marge Simpson: But you'll get killed!
Homer Simpson: Marge! Will you let me finish? Plug-in room deodorizers, front and rear spoilers for the car...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Music by War
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Homer takes up Boxing, Loads of Fun,
7 April 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Homer They Fall is a brilliant Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and a ton of very funny scenes. In comparison to some of the other great episodes in the eight season (this season is my favourite) it is quite weak, but that is saying a lot because it is still a very funny and enjoyable episode, it takes Homer and Moe's relationship to a whole new level. I really enjoyed seeing Homer take up boxing and the way that he won the matches was hilarious, and I also really liked Drederick Tatum, a character who is regularly seen on the show today, this being his debut. The Homer they Fall is a very fun Simpsons episode.

After discovering how well he can take a punch, Moe convinces Homer to take up boxing.

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