The Simpsons: Season 20, Episode 16

Eeny Teeny Maya Moe (5 Apr. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Moe begins dating a little person he met on the Internet, while Maggie is being bullied at the playground next to Moe's where Homer is leaving her.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Ice Hockey Host #3 / Santa's Little Helper / Barney Gumble / Oompa-Loompa (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Ice Hockey Host #1 / Moe Szyslak / Carl Carlson / Ling-chow / Luigi / Dr. Nick Riviera (voice)
Ice Hockey Host #2 / Lenny Leonard / TV Advertisment Voice / Dr. Julius Hibbert / Mr. Largo (voice)
Crazy Cat Lady / Maya / Grandma / Oompa-Loompa (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
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Dating on the Internet Moe cannot believe his luck when he sees a photo of the beautiful Maya but when they meet she turns out to be unnaturally short. He considers having an operation to cut him down to her size but she believes he is only seeing her as short rather than beautiful and leaves him - with a pleasant memory. Homer meanwhile is claiming to spend his days with Maggie but is leaving her in a park behind Moe's tavern where she is threatened by bullying infants. After Marge has worked out the problem Homer rallies to his daughter's defence though it's Maggie who stops Homer from getting beaten up by the other tots. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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The title is based on the childhood counting game: "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the toe. If he hollers let him go, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe." See more »


Moe Szyslak: [after Maya dumps him, Moe is cleaning his empty bar when Homer comes in] Whatsa matter, Homer?
Homer Simpson: Not a thing in the world.
Moe Szyslak: Yeah, I wish I could say the same.
Homer Simpson: Moe, this is a great thing for you. You went from sitting on the sidelines to getting in the game! Sometime, when you least expect it, you'll realize that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again! And that'll make you smile.
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References The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) See more »


We Are So Small
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by John Frink
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"And that'll make you smile"...
29 March 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons has those very few episodes that are capable of bringing a tear to the manliest of eyes, and this could be one of those episodes.

Whomever wrote the dialogue in this episode was certainly on point, because there were some great, funny and surprisingly touching lines in this episode especially from Homer to Maggie and another speech given by Homer to Moe towards the end.

I don't usually write reviews, but this was an episode with a lot of heart and shone some light on the importance of not judging people and what it can really mean to love someone.

It may not have been the funniest or the most consistent episode, but it was by far the most touching episode they've put out in a long time, so for that I have awarded it 10 out of 10.

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