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Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes 

Homer and Ned go into business together as bounty hunters, and Marge takes a job at an erotic bakery.

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Lucky Jim (voice)
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Homer gets arrested during a riot at a St. Patrick's Day parade. While out on bond, he meets a bail bondsman who gets him a job in the same line of work. Homer proves inept at his new occupation and nearly loses his life when a bond-jumper fires a bullet at his head. Luckily, Flanders happens to be standing in front of Homer with a sheet of bullet-proof glass. A grateful Homer persuades Flanders to be his partner. Ethical dilemmas mark Flanders's new job with his unethical buddy. But the worst dilemma comes when Flanders is asked to bring in one last bond-jumper: Homer Simpson. Meanwhile, Marge takes a job baking cakes before she realizes her new employer is an erotic bakery. Written by J. Spurlin

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28 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

On St. Patrick's Day, Quimby claims that his full name is: Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell "The Edge" Quimby. See more »

Goofs

The position of Homer's taser changes in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: Woo-hoo! St. Patrick's Day! I love how they made the river green!
Mr. Burns: Actually, my nuclear plant did that. And now that you know, your life is in danger...
[walks off humming]
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Spoofs Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
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Very good season premiere.
28 September 2008 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders become bounty hunters...can't get much better than that. Too bad there were so many missed opportunities, but even with that this was a funny episode. The Marge plot sounded as stupid as can be, and even that was an above average story. This episode was very worthy of being the Simpsons season 20 premiere.

The Simpsons show up to an Irish festival in Springfield, where a fight between two types of Irish get into a huge fight. Homer ends up getting arrested, and all he needs to do is show up in court to get it cleared. Homer is influenced by a bounty hunter he meets, and he tries to make a citizen's arrest on Snake, and is saved by Ned Flanders, ending in a bounty hunter partnership between the two. Meanwhile, Marge begins working at an erotic bakery with a man she met at the Irish festival, and she has to hide the truth from the family.

I really disliked the first act of this episode. It was too over the top to be funny, and just a really random way to lead to the A and B stories of Simpson/Flanders bounty hunting and Marge and the bakery. The Homer and Ned storyline was quite good, with Ned Flanders in his best role in seasons. A chase scene between Ned and Homer was also impressive and amusing. Marge's plot was random, and it seemed unfinished, but it was also good. Both plots merged together to form a sweet ending.

Overall, this isn't a great episode, but it is a good way to start the season.

My rating: *** out of ****. 30 mins. TV14DLSV


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