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Homer's Enemy/References

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Season 8 Episode References
175 "In Marge We Trust"
"Homer's Enemy"
"The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" 177

Cultural references[edit]


  • Frank Grimes walks into Mr. Burns' office wearing a name tag even before he is hired.
  • Grimes always wipes his hands on his pants before he shakes hands with someone.
  • Homer never introduces Grimes by name to his family when he arrives.
  • Lisa's IQ is 156, as mentioned during the dinner introductions.
  • Lisa only says 11 words in this episode.
  • Homer is given an "intellectual promotion" in this episode, as he's shown as knowing not to touch the high voltage wires.
  • It is noted that the accidents at the plant double each year since Homer was given the job as Safety Inspector.

Freeze Frame Fun[edit]

  • The picture of Lenny on Homer's console reads "Homer Have A Great Summer".
  • Homer eats Grimes's dietetic lunch at 10:35.


Lenny's misplaced beard
Marge's smooth hair
  • As Lenny discusses how Homer didn't need a degree to get his job, his beard is drawn too low down for a frame.
  • When the sulphuric acid dissolves the wall, a piece of the wall is dissolved only to somehow appear again.
  • Bart removes two of the three safety signs on the staircase in the factory. Then, the third one vanishes on its own.
  • The close up of Homer opening the door for Frank Grimes depicts a purple doorknob, but the next shot shows the doorknob as blue.
  • As Marge urges Homer to face his fear of Frank Grimes, the top of her hair is smooth and lacks the curls that it usually has.
  • Later in the same scene, the top of Marge's hair is drawn in front the top of the car's windshield, when it should be behind it since she is inside the car.
  • In a far shot of the audience at the power plant model contest, the lenses of Charlie's glasses are white instead of aqua.
  • For a frame, when Milhouse is trying to get coffee from the machine, the cup is drawn behind the platform which it is supposed to stand on.
  • During Frank Grimes' funeral, the Simpsons move from the second row of seats to the front row.
  • Also during the funeral, in a faraway shot Charlie's glasses aren't filled in so that they are just his skin color.


Season 8 References
Treehouse of Horror VII You Only Move Twice The Homer They Fall Burns, Baby Burns Bart After Dark A Milhouse Divided Lisa's Date with Density Hurricane Neddy El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer The Springfield Files The Twisted World of Marge Simpson Mountain of Madness Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show Homer's Phobia Brother from Another Series My Sister, My Sitter Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment Grade School Confidential The Canine Mutiny The Old Man and the Lisa In Marge We Trust Homer's Enemy The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase The Secret War of Lisa Simpson