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Homer the Moe 

Homer and his friends are forced to drink in the Simpsons' garage after Moe the Bartender renovates his shady bar into a hipster hangout.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Chinese Officer / Chinese General / Barney Gumble / Professor / Man #2 (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Woman #1 (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Humungous / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Formico / Robot / Man #3 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Dr. Bob Kaufmann / Lenny / First Man / Man #4 (voice)
Peter Buck ... Self (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Mike Mills Mike Mills ... Self (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Michael Stipe ... Self (voice) (as R.E.M.)
Pamela Hayden ... Model #2 (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Model #1 / Woman #2 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Cecil (voice)


On the advice of his old college professor Moe decides to better himself by turning his tavern into an up-market cocktail bar for the jet set. Homer and the old clientele feel left out so Homer turns his garage into a bar,even persuading R.E.M. to come and play. When Moe points out that Homer lacks an alcohol licence Homer claims his bar is a hunting club and vows to prove it by shooting a turkey. Lisa and Moe thwart his plan when Homer accidentally shoots Moe whilst out hunting but the tavern returns to normal and the family have a tofu turkey instead. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


The monitors showing eyeballs are based on similar decorations found in the elevators in the St Martin's Lane hotel, where the Simpsons' staff hosted a Simpsons festival. See more »


At the very end, a close-up shows Homer dropping a bill into Moe's tip jar. There's an immediate cut to a wider shot and the jar is empty. See more »


Dr. Bob Kaufmann: Is there a lot of screaming at your house?
Bart: Well, my dad's always yelling about the white man keeping him down.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Written by Jake Hooker and Alan Merrill
Performed by Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, and Harry Shearer (as "I Won't Drink at Moe's")
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20 January 2020 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This is an odd little episode, in which Moe's bar gets cool.

Some of the jokes veer back towards black comedy, but other than that this is a fun 20 mins of a much improved show.

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Release Date:

18 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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