Call Me Homer
| Call Me Homer
| Comic Story information
Lisa finds Marge's family album whilst going through old memorabilia with Homer, Bart and Grampa. She discovers several heroic figures within the Bouvier family, and asks if there has ever been a Simpson hero. Grampa replies that there was one "celebrated in song and story" - another Homer Simpson, who was a whaler, and an adventurer on the high seas.
The story then moves to the past where Homer, a crew member on a whaling ship, is left in charge of melting down chunks of whale blubber into oil; everything is fine until Homer accidentally tastes some whale oil and instantly develops a taste for it, soon desiring bigger and bigger doses to satisfy his cravings. After the ship's crew discover that he has eaten much of their stocks of blubber, Captain Burns has Homer tied to the mast as punishment. The whale Moby Dick then approaches the ship, and Homer, eager for a taste, bites into the whale's tail. Not letting go, he is dragged all the way to the Bermuda Triangle, where he disappears, along with the ship he is still tied to; this made Homer the first person to vanish in the Triangle.
Back in the present, Lisa doubts the truthfulness of this story, particularly as nobody involved lived to tell the tale. Bart protests, but glumly accepts that Lisa is right. However, he discovers a harpoon in the attic that proves the story, which he then uses to chase Homer about the house.