The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 15 Season 2 7F02 October 18, 1990
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Episode Summary
Homer discovers a miracle hair growth formula named Dimoxinil and rushes out to buy it. His visions of robust hair, however, are cut short when he finds out that the formula costs $1,000.00. Homer is persuaded by Lenny to cheat his employer's health insurance policy so that the company will pay for it. Applying the formula overnight, Homer awakens to find a thick mop of hair.

Marge finds the new Homer exciting. Mr. Burns mistakes him for an energetic young go-getter and promotes him. Assuming his new title, Homer hires an assistant named Karl. With Karl's help, Homer so impresses Burns that he is given the key to the executive washroom. Smithers, fuming with jealousy, snoops through Homer's files and finds the bogus insurance claim. He confronts Homer, but Karl takes the blame for doctoring the claim. Karl is fired, leaving Homer to fend for himself.

When Bart breaks the bottle of hair potion, Homer returns to his old, bald self. Karl convinces Homer that it was not his hair that made him a better person, it was believing in himself. Homer gives a speech to his fellow executives on increasing profitability, but without hair, no one takes him seriously and he is demoted to his old position. At home, Homer also expects rejection, but Marge assures him that he loves him just the way he is.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • The Simpsons family watch Grade School Challenge on TV while eating dinner
  • Dimoxinil's slogan is "Hey, today I'm gonna do it."
  • Dimoxinil brochures are $5 and payment can be mailed to 485 Hair Plaza, The Hair City, Utah
  • Homer's medicine cabinet contains toothpaste, Soft Swabs, Bald Buster, Mint O' Clean, Hair Master, Gorilla Man Scalp Blaster, UBE Hair, Baby Powder, Floss, NU GR, Utran, Bator Forumula, Hair Chow and an I Like Your Smile! sticker
  • The $1000 Dimoxinil kit contains a six month supply, gravity boots, scalp massager and an I [Heart] Dimoxinil t-shirt
  • The generic alternative to Dimoxinil is $19.95 Hair in a Drum and any hair growth is purely coincidental
  • The nuclear power plant features Honor System Coffee Refills 25
  • Homer goes for a haircut at Jake's Unisex Hair Palace
  • The nuclear power plant reassignment room is 503
  • Homer and Karl shop at Royal Majesty for the Obese or Gangly Gentleman, No Food or Drink Allowed in Store, 2 Suits $99, You Rip It, You Buy It
  • Current' Events The Springfield Power Plant Employee Newsletter reads Work Accidents Reach Record Low, Output Up 15 Percent, Management Caves in to Condiment Outcry
  • Homer is given "the key" to the Executive Washroom
  • Employee files next to Homer's in the file cabinet are Smith, Bill -- Simmons, Al -- and Sims, Fred
  • Homer's Dimoxinil treatment was To keep brain from freezing
  • Homer's solution to save the power plant $526,000 is Jiko Kanri, The Japanese Art of Self Management
  • Mr. Burns is 81 years old but Homer guesses he is 102
  • When Mr. Burns had hair the color was "strawberry blonde"
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Santa's Little Helper
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Barney Gumble
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Reverend Lovejoy
Waylon Smithers
Milhouse Van Houten
Dr. H Boyle
Mr. Winfield
Silvia Winfield
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Guest Stars
Harvey Fierstein Karl Harvey Fierstein
as Karl
In this Episode
SongYou Are So Beautiful
Inner ThoughtBearded Bart
SongYou Are So Beautiful (Reprise)
Jon Vitti
Rich Moore
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Pamela Hayden
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