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Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass

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Season 16 Episode
342 "Mommie Beerest"
"Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
"Pranksta Rap" 344
"Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
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Episode Information
Episode Number: 343
Production Code: GABF02
Original Airdate: February 6, 2005
Couch Gag: The family builds a totem pole by standing on each other's shoulders.
Special Guest Voices: Tom Brady as himself
LeBron James as himself
Michelle Kwan as herself
Yao Ming as himself
Warren Sapp as himself
Written By: Tim Long
Directed By: Steven Dean Moore

"Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' sixteenth season. It originally aired on February 6, 2005. It guest stars Tom Brady, LeBron James, Michelle Kwan, Yao Ming, and Warren Sapp.


"Homer starts to teach sport players his dances and is placed in charge of the halftime show of the next Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Ned creates a violent film about Bible stories, which makes Marge angry, so she stops him from displaying it."


The Simpsons go to Springfield Park and find it run down. They also find a charity carnival which is raising money to help the park. Bart wins first prize and then Homer beats him, going into his victory dance. Ned captures the dance and Comic Book Guy (revealing that his real name is Jeff Albertson) places it on his eBaum's World-esque website. Soon, the entire world has seen Homer's embarrassing dance.

However, major sports players ask Homer to teach them his dance. Meanwhile, Ned uses his camera to make a movie about Cain (Rod) and Abel (Todd). Everyone loves the film, except Marge, who finds it bloody. Lisa on the other hand says he's just being true to the bible which is pretty graphic. Mr. Burns decides to finance Ned's next film, "Tales of the Old Testament" (which has a running time of 800 minutes making it the third longest movie in the world). The bloodiness of the film angers Marge and she decides to protest Burns. Burns retorts, asking (in what is meant to be a rhetorical fashion) what they would use instead of his nuclear power. When everyone else mentions alternate forms of power they can use, Burns admits defeat and says the film will never be seen again.

Homer's advice has found criticism, but the football national committee loves them, as Homer's advice has raised ratings. They ask him to choreograph the Super Bowl Halftime show. He can't get any ideas and runs into Ned at church. Homer then gets an idea for the halftime show, which ends up being about Noah. This is hated and the crowd thinks they are trying to de-secularize the country.

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Season 16 Episodes
Treehouse of Horror XV All's Fair in Oven War Sleeping with the Enemy She Used to Be My Girl Fat Man and Little Boy Midnight Rx Mommie Beerest Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass Pranksta Rap There's Something About Marrying On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister Goo Goo Gai Pan Mobile Homer The Seven-Beer Snitch Future-Drama Don't Fear the Roofer The Heartbroke Kid A Star Is Torn Thank God It's Doomsday Home Away from Homer The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star