Homer's mom dies, and as part of her will, she asks him to spread her ashes. However, her request turns out to be part of her final act of rebellion against the system.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Man in Parking Lot / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Moe Szyslak / Carl / Eric / Apu (voice)
Alan / Ned Flanders / ESPY Awards Announcer / Lenny / Mr. Burns (voice)
Lance Armstrong (voice)
Mona Simpson (voice)
Woman in Parking Lot (voice)
Agnes Skinner / Stuff-N-Hug Worker / Manjula / Voice on Computer (voice)
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Karl Wiedergott ...
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Homer's mother returns,saying her activism days are over but Homer is still mad at her for putting her causes above his upbringing. When she passes away he feels mean and agrees to spread her ashes from the mountain top in the national park - where they can gum up the works of the adjacent missile launcher due to fly nuclear waste into the rainforests, just as Mother Simpson had planned. Homer gets captured but the gifts his mother left the other family members help him escape in true Bond style. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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11 May 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Stuff-N-Hug establishment is a parody of the Build-A-Bear chain of stores. See more »


Marge burns a bag made from hemp to make guards high. Hemp fiber is made from the plants bast, whereas marijuana is made from the seeds. Burning a hemp bag would not make you high. See more »


Mr. Burns: Well, well. Who do we have here?
Man: That's what clogged up the launch.
Mr. Burns: Well, hello. Maybe in a different time, you and I could have gone out.
Man: Sir, you know that's just a bag of ashes.
Mr. Burns: I've seen your wife. She's no Mamie Van Doren.
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References The A-Team (1983) See more »


Mother and Child Reunion
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Paul Simon
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Jesus Christ on a bicycle I do not like this episode
9 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did not like this episode. I can see the concept of this episode working, but this episode was nothing but depressing. Homer's mom returns (again), and Homer is a complete and total jerk to her, which is kind of understandable at this point, she keeps coming and disappearing again by the end of the episode, re-opening old wounds every single time, especially seeing as she just vanished from Homer's life when he was 12. That must have been very hard for him, and she waltzes back into his life 27 years later, then keeps disappearing and re-appearing again. I can see why Homer is the way he is this time around. He doesn't want to get hurt again.

Homer's mom promises she's staying this time around. Homer understandably doesn't believe her. Anyway, Homer realizes eventually to give her another chance. He goes downstairs with an apology card and..... she's died. I'm not kidding you. She is just sitting in the chair 'sleeping with her eyes open'. And we're only 7 minutes into the episode. This episode kicks you in the balls in a way that your balls will never recover.

The rest of the episode is just everyone being sad, and Homer fulfilling his mother's will of throwing her ashes in such a way that it foils a nuclear attack.

I really do not like this episode. The season 11 episode "Alone Again Natura-Diddly" did a much better job of killing a character off and keeping the episode from being downright tragic. This episode is basically nothing short of tragic. I felt depressed for the rest of the day after watching this episode. And that is not something you want in a comedy show. There is very little humor to balance out the tragedy here. So if you want to be uplifted, stay right away from this episode. If you want to be emotionally run over by a tank, watch this episode.

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