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Encyclopedia > Homer the Vigilante
The Simpsons episode
"Homer the Vigilante"
Homer with his Vigilante
Episode no. 92
Prod. code 1F09
Orig. airdate January 6, 1994
Show runner(s) David Mirkin
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by Jim Reardon
Chalkboard "I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers"
Couch gag While running to the couch, the family explodes, leaving only Maggie's pacifier.
Guest star(s) Sam Neill as Molloy
DVD
commentary
Matt Groening
David Mirkin
David Silverman
Season 5
September 30, 1993May 19, 1994
  1. Homer's Barbershop Quartet
  2. Cape Feare
  3. Homer Goes to College
  4. Rosebud
  5. Treehouse of Horror IV
  6. Marge on the Lam
  7. Bart's Inner Child
  8. Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
  9. The Last Temptation of Homer
  10. $pringfield
  11. Homer the Vigilante
  12. Bart Gets Famous
  13. Homer and Apu
  14. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  15. Deep Space Homer
  16. Homer Loves Flanders
  17. Bart Gets an Elephant
  18. Burns' Heir
  19. Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
  20. The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  21. Lady Bouvier's Lover
  22. Secrets of a Successful Marriage
List of all The Simpsons episodes

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Barts Inner Child is the seventh episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on November 11, 1993. ... Boy-Scoutz N the Hood is the eighth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... The Last Temptation of Homer is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), also known as $pringfield, is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Bart Gets Famous is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, which originally aired on February 3, 1994. ... Homer and Apu is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 10, 1994. ... Lisa vs. ... Deep Space Homer is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer Loves Flanders is the sixteenth episode from the fifth season of The Simpsons. ... Bart Gets an Elephant is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Burns Heir is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on April 14, 1994. ... Sweet Seymour Skinners Baadasssss Song is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on April 28, 1994. ... The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the 20th episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Lady Bouviers Lover is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons fifth season, which originally aired on May 12, 1994. ... Secrets of a Successful Marriage is the 22nd and final episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ...

Contents

Plot

A numbers of burglaries by the 'Springfield Cat Burglar' take place in Springfield, hitting even the Simpsons' and Flanders' houses. Among the stolen items are Lisa's beloved saxophone, Marge's pearl necklace and the portable TV. Bart also mentions that they also stole his stamp collection. The family laughs at this and Bart also gets a phone call from Nelson Muntz, further humiliating him. For other uses, see Springfield. ... The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... Freshadama grade cultured freshwater pearls. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared. ...


In response, a vigilante group organizes around Homer. The group goes to buy guns although they prove to be very inept with them, accidentally firing them in the front hall of the Simpsons' house. This article or section contains too many quotations for an encyclopedic entry. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ...


The group turns out to be more criminal than protective, when they attack a busker because he plays a saxophone bought from Sears. They also destroy a bystander's leaf-fire (assuming that he did not have a permit) in turn setting his house alight (although he had a permit). They allow Jimbo to vandalise a wall using spraypaint as it made him feel like a man. A street musician with accordion in Bremen A performance comprises an event in which generally one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for the benefit of another group of people (the viewer or viewers, or audience). ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ...


Homer is interviewed on Smartline and Kent Brockman states that the group is causing more crimes than it has been preventing. The Cat Burglar calls the show, and Homer at first mistakes him for Marge. When realizing that it is the Cat Burglar, he strangles the stage manager. The Cat Burglar then informs him that he will rob the Springfield museum of it's 'World's Largest Cubic Zirconia' centerpiece. A round brilliant-cut cubic zirconia Cubic zirconia (or CZ), the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), is a mineral that is widely synthesized for use as a diamond simulant. ...


While guarding the museum, Homer sights teenagers drinking and in an effort to stop then, he quickly ends up drunk, thus dropping his guard and allowing the Cat Burglar to steal the gem.


Thanks to a tip from Grandpa Simpson, the burglar is exposed as being a resident in the local retirement home named Malloy (voiced by Sam Neill). Abraham J. Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ...


Despite returning the saxophone and various other objects of curiosity, he is imprisoned but later outsmarts the townspeople by inspiring them to search for a non-existent treasure while he escapes. The treasure search is a parody of the film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. A prison is a place in which people are confined and deprived of a range of liberties. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about a madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse group of strangers. ...


Trivia

  • The score of this episode borrows several music cues from The Pink Panther and other thief films.
  • One such score appears in the end credits sequence, an homage to the film It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
  • All five members of Homer's vigilante squad wear uniforms of some kind -- Apu's from the Indian Army, Homer's is of a "jungle explorer", Principal Skinner wears his U.S. army uniform but also wears a Green Beret, Moe's is that of the Prussian/German Army from the period including and preceding World War I, and Barney's comes from an (unnamed) fast food restaurant. Apu's Indian Army uniform would later be one of his alternate costumes in the video game The Simpsons Hit & Run.
  • Jimbo is spraying the phrase Carpe diem on the wall, in Latin this translates as "seize the day"

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Cultural references

  • Homer's dream of riding a nuclear bomb into oblivion is a spoof of the famous scene from Dr. Strangelove.
  • Lisa's quote, "I mean, if you're the police, who will police the police?" could be a reference to Alan Moore's: Watchmen graphic novel which in turn was derived from Juvenal's Satire VI. Throughout Watchmen, there's graffiti of "Who watches the watchmen?".
  • The end of this episode is a direct homage to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World in score, shots and characters, such as:
    • The plane flying through the billboard. (Similar to Mickey Rooney's flight in a plane)
    • Selma hitting Barney with her purse. (An action performed several times by Ethel Merman in that film.)
    • Bart tricks a man into driving into a river, who yells at him as his car sinks. (The man looks similar to Phil Silvers and the scene in the film, especially Bart's hand waving motion is exactly from the scene.)
    • The cars drive up an incline similar to the California incline. (Exactly from the film, including one car spinning around on the turn up.)
    • The Springfieldians walk up to the T tree to heavenly music. (Exactly from the film. We even see the W tree from the original movie).
    • Several characters, such as Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers and Buddy Hackett, from the film are seen as the treasure is dug up.
  • The character of Malloy could be partially based off of General Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game, especially when he says that he was grateful that out of anyone who could have caught him, it was Homer.
  • Jimbo painting "Carpe Diem", is a reflection to Dead Poets' Society.

For the hit 1987 single by Depeche Mode, see the album Music for the Masses Film poster for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 satirical film directed by Stanley Kubrick. ... For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... For the 2009 film based on the comic book, see Watchmen (film). ... Satire VI of Juvenal is often titled Against Women in English translation. ... Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase that translates to Who will guard the guards? or Who shall watch the watchers themselves? The question was first asked by Plato in the Republic, his great work on government and morality. ... Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about a madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse group of strangers. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a Tony Award winning star of stage and film musicals, well known for her powerful voice and vocal range. ... Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ... Richard Schulefand (December 1, 1924 – April 17, 1987), an American actor and comedian known professionally as Dick Shawn, was born in Buffalo, New York. ... Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ... Buddy Hackett (August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. ... This article is about the short story by Richard Connell. ... Dead Poets Society is a 1989 film which tells the story of an English teacher at a 1950s boys school who inspires his students to overcome their reluctance to make changes in their lives and stirs up their interests in poetry and literature. ...

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