The Simpsons: Season 19, Episode 3

Midnight Towboy (7 Oct. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Homer becomes the most hated man in town after he becomes a tow truck driver, and Marge teaches Maggie to not be an over-dependent baby.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Krusty / Gay Man #1 / Rich Texan / Arnie Pye / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Santa's Little Helper / Cats / Additional Voices (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Apu / Moe Szyslak / Carl Carlson / Chief Wiggum / Guidopolis Cashier / Gay Man #3 / Tow Truck Driver #1 / Tow Truck Driver #2 / The Sea Captain / Train Engineer / Additional Voices (voice)
. Lenny Leonard / Principal Seymour Skinner / Ned Flanders / Whiner #3 / Tow Truck Driver #3 / Ranier Wolfcastle / Additional Voices (voice)
Louie (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Crazy Cat Lady / Angelica / Louie's Aunt / Whiner #2 / C.R.I.E. Woman (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Whiner #1 / Gay Man #2 / Gay Man #4 / Additional Voices (voice)


Homer gets a tow-truck and becomes power drunk with impounding everybody's cars. The townsfolk set him up so that he antagonizes Louie,the tow-truck driver from Guidopolis,who imprisons him in his cellar,along with other over-reaching drivers. Fortunately for Homer,Maggie has learnt to be super-independent and rides to the rescue. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Homer Simpson: [to the other prisoners in Louis' basement] And if elected as President of our small community, I will set out once and for all to discover how far we can go without it being gay.
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Possibly one of my favourite Simpsons episodes of all-time.
8 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I never thought this would happen, but a season 19 episode has become one of my favourites. I am not one of those fans of the show that moan about how much The Simpsons has gone downhill, it has declined over the years, but I still love it just as much as ever, and it still remains my favourite show.

'Midnight Towboy', however, took me by surprise. The episode just worked so well. The main plot is basically, Homer is hired by Louie (voiced by Matt Dillon) who has an easy career in towing cars, but warns Homer to stay off his turf. Homer becomes power-mad and starts to tow people's cars for ridiculous reasons. The town's people become angry and set up a trap for Homer. I'll leave it there, I won't spoil it for you.

The episode is funny, the storyline is entertaining and so is the subplot, with Marge trying to help Maggie to become more independent. Great episode.


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