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Every Man's Dream

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Season 27 Episode
574 "Mathlete's Feat"
"Every Man's Dream"
"'Cue Detective" 576
Donut Homer.png This episode is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The reason behind this decision is: The episode is dreams within dreams eventually being revealed to be a story told by Hannah Horvath's tattoos.

If you dispute this, please bring it up on the episode's talk page.

"Every Man's Dream"
Every Man's Dream promo 6.jpg
Episode Information
Episode number: 575
Season number: S27 E1
Production code: TABF14
Original airdate: September 27, 2015
Title screen: The Simpsons family climb down from a zip line and Homer gets stuck in the middle.
Couch gag: Several albums of the Beatles gets parodied by the Simpsons family and on Flabby Road they get ran over by a red Double-decker bus.
Guest star(s): Lena Dunham as Candace and Hannah Horvath
Allison Williams as Candace's friend 3
Zosia Mamet as Candace's friend 2
Jemima Kirke as Candace's friend 1
Laura Ingraham as Janet Zilowitz
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler
Showrunner(s): Al Jean
Written by: J. Stewart Burns
Directed by: Matthew Nastuk

"Every Man's Dream" is the first episode of season 27 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and seventy-fifth episode overall. It originally aired on September 27, 2015. The episode was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Matthew Nastuk. It guest stars Lena Dunham as Candace and Hannah Horvath, Allison Williams as Candace's friend 3, Zosia Mamet as Candace's friend 2, Jemima Kirke as Candace's friend 1, Laura Ingraham as Janet Zilowitz and Adam Driver as Adam Sackler.


"Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy — but instead of returning home with his prescription medication — he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something."


Homer sleeps during a meltdown at the nuclear plant, which leads him to be hospitalized. A spinal tap reveals that Homer suffers from narcolepsy and gives him a medical excuse to prevent him from doing activities because of his disease, but he starts using his excuse to simply sleep and escape doing anything at all. Marge gets irritated and tells him to get his narcolepsy medication at a pharmacy.

At the pharmacy, there were four old people in front of Homer. Realizing that would take a while, he leaves to Moe's and returns home smelling like beer. This angers Marge, who decides to take Homer to a family therapist. But, instead of helping them, the therapist tell them to spend a little time apart followed by a divorce. So Homer leaves the house and starts living at the nuclear plant.

Lenny and Carl tell Homer that Marge changed her status to "It's complicated" and her name on the voice mail back to Marge Bouvier (her maiden name). Homer then goes back to Moe's and receives a call, but instead of Marge, it's the pharmacist calling because of his medications. While getting his meds, the pharmacist (whose name is Candace) takes Homer on a date and dopes him, which leads Homer to make the one drunken mistake he never made: sleep with someone other than Marge.

From then, Candace and Homer start going out on dates and doing activities as a couple, and Candace decides to present Homer to her father, who is also with a new girlfriend: Marge. Homer tries to convince her that the pharmacist's father is not a great man, but he proposes to Marge, which she accepts as soon as her divorce with Homer is done. At this moment, Candace reveals to Homer that she's pregnant, but Homer wakes up back at the therapist's room, meaning all of this was a dream.

His dream convinces Homer to became a better man for a month. He succeeds, even convincing Lisa to eat meat and Maggie to talk (or sing), but Homer wakes up at a bar during a date with Candace. Seeing everything he has lost, Homer runs back to 742 Evergreen Terrace and finds Marge having a dinner with the pharmacist's father, which made him so depressed that he starts crying on the front yard. At this moment, Lisa opens the door saying that nothing could separate them, as they share the same blood, but she enters the house again, because her "new father" invites her to play chess and go pony shopping later.

At this moment, Marge wakes up, revealing that everything was part of her dream, and takes Homer to the family therapist again, but before she tells them the solution to their marriage, It's revealed that the therapy is actually a tattoo on Hannah Horvath's back, meaning "Don't get drunk in Brooklyn".



The episode was watched by 3.28 million viewers.[1]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America April 10, 2016 Fox Latin America
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine December 19, 2016 NLO TV [2]



Promo videos[edit]

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