The Simpsons

Episode 13.03 : Homer the Moe

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

November 18, 2001




Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1989 - now

Production Company

FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions

Cast and Crew


Jen Kamerman


Matt Groening

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Mike Mills
  • Peter Buck
  • Michael Stipe


When Moe becomes too depressed for his own good, he decides to leave Springfield for his alma mater. In doing so, he leaves the bar in Homer's care, who subsequently turns it into more of a sty then it already was. While at bartending school, Moe consults a former professor and comes back to Springfield with a renewed sense of spirit. Moe decides to tear down the old bar and hires a foreign decorator to create a whole new look. The new bar is called "M" and features a snobbish clientele and more expensive drinks. Feeling betrayed by his friend, Homer decides to open a bar in his own garage under the auspices of a hunting club. Moe eventually realizes that the new glitz and glamour of the new place can't replace the dank of his old friends. So he goes for a walk and overhears the sounds from Homer's garage where REM is playing a tribute concert. He tells Homer that the only way he can stay open as a hunting club though is to actually go hunting. Homer goes out the next day and tries to kill a turkey but accidentally shoots Moe instead.

To reconcile, Homer brings his family to Moe's for Thanksgiving dinner. He never kills a turkey, but REM joins them and brings over a tofu Thanksgiving feast.

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