The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 28 Season 2 7F16 February 21, 1991
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Episode Summary
After suffering a mild heart attack, Grampa reveals a secret to Homer: as a young man, he had an illicit affair that produced another son. Homer sets out to find his long-lost half-brother. He learns that his siblings name is Herb Powell and that he lives in Detroit. Homer makes contact with Herb and takes the family to Detroit. They arrive at Herb's house, discovering that he lives in a huge mansion and runs a multimillion-dollar car company.

Homer is overcome with joy that he has a wealth half-brother. Recognizing that Homer represents the typical American, Herb hires him to design a car that will appeal to middle America, thus saving his company from foreign competition. Homer sets out to design his dream car, becoming more of a hard-driving businessman like Herb. Meanwhile, Herb spends time with Marge and the kids, becoming more of a family man like Homer.

Homer's car, "The Homer", is a total flop. Herb loses his business and is forced to give up all of his possessions. Loathing the day Homer came into his life, he leaves on a bus. As the Simpsons drive home, dejected, Homer is comforted by Bart, who admits that he thought Homer's car was cool.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • The McBain movie shown in the theater ends with But McBain Will Be Back in "You Have the Right to Remain Dead"
  • At the dinner table Bart signs I think you stink while Lisa signs back You drive me crazy
  • Grampa fathered Homer's half brother Herb with a carnival lady and left the baby at the Shelbyville Orphanage 2148 Central Ave.
  • Next to the Shelbyville Orphanage location is Guido's Pasta Villa
  • It would seem that Dr. Hibbert also has a long lost brother who is the director of the Shelbyville Orphanage
  • Herb Powell owns and operates Powell Motors auto company in Detroit
  • Power Motors executives came up with a new model car named Persephone - The Myth Becomes a Legend
  • Herb requests that the kids call him "Unkie Herb"
  • Bart and Lisa play Marco Polo in the pool at Herb's mansion
  • Homer requests his new car to have an oversized cup holder, antenna topper, tail fin, bubble dome, multiple horns that play La Cucaracha, loud motor and shag carpeting
  • The Gala Unveiling of the Car of the 90s features Homer's car named The Homer - The Car Built for Homer
  • Powell Motors is bought out and becomes Kumatsu Motors
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Grampa Simpson
Herb Powell
Mona Simpson
Dr. Hibbert
Itchy & Scratchy
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Guest Stars
Danny DeVito Herb Powell Danny DeVito
as Herb Powell
In this Episode
MovieMcBain II
SongMcBain Theme
Itchy & ScratchySundae Bloody Sundae
InfomercialHomer - The Car Built for Homer
Jeff Martin
Wes Archer
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
Maggie Roswell
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