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Politically Inept with Homer 

Homer becomes the host of a popular political talk show, starts an "everyman" movement in Springfield, and ends up hand-picking Ted Nugent as the Republican nominee for president.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Apu / Raphael (voice)
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Homer lands his own political talk show after a video featuring his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and the voice of America's newest political party. But when ill-informed Homer is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent, Marge and Lisa worry that Homer's opinion and influence might be more powerful than he realizes. Written by Fox Publicity

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8 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Bart Simpson: From now on, if someone asks, I'll say you are my father.
Homer Simpson: Oh, son. Now I regret bad-mouthing you to that girl you like.
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References The Colbert Report (2005) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson
Lyrics by Albert Gamse
Performed by Ted Nugent
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I hate it when good cartoons cram their creators political ideals down your throat
4 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons has always been a great cartoon, and there is a reason why I have watched it for all these years. While there has always been some underlying political idealism in the show, it was usually very subtle, usually in the form of Lisa saying something very liberal. I can deal with that even if I disagree since the show can usually be pretty objective, however this episode simply crossed the line. It honestly felt like something you would see on the Family Guy with it's offensive "republicans are bad people, democrats are holier than thou" mentality.

That is honestly why I lost interest in Family Guy because it became some outlet for the creators political idealism, and I don't like it when people try to prescribe political ideals and cram them down my throat, overgeneralizing politics in general to present a favorable outlook for their chosen side. So that is why I am rating this a 2 star since in my honest opinion it felt like borderline propaganda, which is something I have always taken offense to. I gave it a bonus star for the funny parts, but honestly, the Simpsons need to stop cramming politics down your throat, it destroys every good cartoon.


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