The Simpsons: Season 12, Episode 5

Homer vs. Dignity (26 Nov. 2000)

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Desperate for money, Homer accepts payment from Mr. Burns in exchange for humiliating himself.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer / Banker / The Yes Guy (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milhouse Van Houten / Boy (voice)
Lindsay Naegle / Stacy / Socialite (voice)
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Skinner / Waiter / Planner / Lenny / Man / Hibbert / Zookeeper / Kent Brockman (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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Homer asks Burns for a raise and is told he can have one providing he becomes a 'prank monkey', playing stupid jokes on people and generally humiliating himself. He does,however,get the raise and decides to atone for the pranks by throwing toys which he has bought for the children of Springfield into the crowd from a carnival float. Burns tries to get in on the act by throwing fish guts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Homer: I think it was when that cold snap killed off all the hobos.
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Not recommend if you're a hardcore Spider-Man fan!
9 January 2010 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Here we have a very simple idea that turned out working pretty damn well, delivering lots of good jokes and some of those truly memorable things that you'll bring to the conversation of great Simpsons moments. It's not really a perfect episode but Homer vs. Dignity is more than just a watchable one.

Here two minor subplots will build perfectly the main one. On one hand we the Simpsons in a very bad economical situation, hell they are just unable to afford anything. On the other hand we have Smithers out of town, so we have Mr. Burns alone (is just as expected as hilarious to watch how damn useless is Mr. Burns!). It's pretty obvious what will happen, and believe Homer together with Mr. Burns is often pure dynamite!

The episode doesn't give you anything new of both characters, but certainly that's just fine. Still is pretty darn extreme having Homer literally eating the number 1 of Spider-Man just for Burns' amusement! I mean, I don't think any hardcore Spider-Man fan, or just comic book fan will suffer anything less than Comic Book Guy! Definitely that's THE moment of Homer vs. Dignity (also the whole Panda thing was hilarious! Poor Homer!). Lisa's role here is also the expected but anyway, this is a very good show.

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