Homer is duped into signing up for the Army, and his hijinks after basic training ultimately results in a military occupation of Springfield.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Recruiter #1 / Cletus / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Superintendent Chalmers (voice)
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After Bart has been seduced by a violent army recruitment video into pre-enrolling when he leaves school,Marge sends Homer to the army base to sort things out but he ends up enlisting himself. Too stupid for frontline infantry he has to play the part of a fugitive enemy in a destructive manoeuvre which severely damages the town as a gung-ho army colonel orders his capture and hunts him down. Fortunately Marge has a plan to beat the colonel at his own (war) game. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Bart's chalkboard message "We are not all naked under our clothes." See more »

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Right after the Army finds boot prints, tanks run over the boot prints, but they stay visible and aren't covered by tank tracks. See more »

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Drill Sergeant: Ordinarily, I would spend the next two hours questioning your sexuality, running down your hometowns and telling you to drop and give me various numbers.
Homer Simpson: Are you gonna ask us our major malfunctions? 'Cause mine is I care too much.
Drill Sergeant: Unfortunately, the demand for troops has never been higher, so we've got to speed things up. While you've been standing here, your hair's been cut and your clothes have been replaced with army fatigues.
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Spoofs Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Surprisingly funny!!!
12 November 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

With Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Grampa, Barney, Gil and Squeaky Voiced Teen.

Julie Kavner as Marge.

Nancy Cartwright as Bart, Ralph, Nelson and Kearney.

Yeardley Smith as Lisa.

Hank Azaria as Army man, Chalmers, Moe, Apu, Cletus and others.

Harry Shearer as Skinner, Mr. Burns, Lenny and others.

Also with: Kiefer Sutherland, Maurice LaMarche, Russi Taylor, Pamela Hayden and Tress MacNeille.

This episode was just hilarious! It deals with Homer joining the army in Bart's place and becoming part of the "patsies" because of how dumb he is. This episode may be another one talking about the war, but it's really funny. The gags in the episode are great. The guest star Kiefer Sutherland does an excellent job doing a voice that's unrecognizable as him. I can't say I agree with the material, but as long as they come out with episodes that have as many laughs as this, I'm okay.

My rating: **** out of *****. TVPGV.


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