How I Wet Your Mother
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"How I Wet Your Mother" is the sixteenth episode of season 23 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and second episode overall. It originally aired March 11, 2012. The episode was written by Billy Kimball and Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Lance Kramer. It guest stars Glenn Close as Mona Simpson and David Byrne as the "Dream Operator" singer.
- "After a fishing trip with Bart, Homer starts to wet the bed again. With the help of his family, Jonathan Frink, and his deceased mother, Homer tries to overcome his bed wetting problems, via his dreams."
Waylon Smithers, Jr. enters a storage cupboard in the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and it accidentally gets left open, some things like turrets appear and he uses a portal gun to destroy they. Homer, seeing this as an opportunity to steal supplies, tells everyone to come and help themselves, and every employee steals something. Leaving the Power Plant, Homer sees Mr. Burns approach and drives off, leaving his fellow employees to get all the blame. Homer is thought to be the only one who didn't steal anything and gets a day off.
On his day off, Homer goes fishing with Bart. The next night, Homer wets the bed. After doing this another time, he thinks that karma may be the reason so he apologizes to all his fellow employees for getting them into trouble with a free barbecue. That night, Homer wets himself again and gets angry over his wasted act of kindness.
Homer then goes to Shameful Eddie's where he buys an Uralarm Whizz-No-More 9000. This, however, wakes up the entire family and he must explain his predicament to them. Homer then starts to wear Confidence Man Adult Diapers which are a turn-off to Marge.
Marge goes for a walk that night and bumps into Professor Frink who reveals that he has invented a machine that can be used to enter other people's dreams, which he did to Disco Stu, who has now became "Normal Stu". They decide to use it on Homer and in his first dream, they meet Death who is dragging a coffin. After falling off a cliff, they use the dream machine to enter Bart's dream. In this dream, the drawing and special effects are just like when the Simpsons are just shorts. B.F. Sherwood tells them to open the coffin. When it is opened, the room starts to fill with fish. So, the family use the machine to go to the next dream, Lisa's. They are in a Victorian stage show, so they immediately change dreams again, back into Homer's.
Homer's dream this time is of his greatest desires. After walking around, encountering a Kwik-E-Mart which gives bacon as change and several Moe's Taverns, Homer decides he wants to stay in his dream forever and starts to ride Mr. Simpson's Wild Ride. At this point, Clancy Wiggum, Eddie and Lou have entered the Simpsons home and tried to get the dream machine off of Professor Frink. After this, a large bottle of Duff Beer falls over and floods the city. The Simpsons are about to enter two large gears, throwing the many Moe Szyslaks into them to stop them, when they are rescued by Death, who is revealed to actually be Mona Simpson. Mona then tells the family to follow her.
The family go to a movie theater where they view a childhood memory of Homer's. He and his father went on a fishing trip and the boat capsized. They returned to their holiday home several hours late and without any fish. A couple of weeks later, Mona left Abraham and Homer. Homer felt guilty as he thought it was because of the boat capsizing that his mother left. After she reassured him it wasn't because of this, showing another memory of Mona being relieved that Homer, her greatest treasure, was safe, Homer finally felt comfort. They then left the dream.
Back at the Simpson home, Chief Wiggum finally manages to get the device from Frink and detaches it, just as everyone wakes up. Homer is relieved to find he hasn't wet himself. That night, Homer spins a dreidel. Marge tells him that if it keeps spinning, they're still in a dream. It does so they decide to go for a naked bike ride. However, as soon as they leave, the dreidel stops spinning and it starts to hail. A truck then hits Homer.
"How I Wet Your Mother" was nominated for a 2012 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production, but lost to "Jewpacabra" from South Park.
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|Season 23 Episodes|
|The Falcon and the D'ohman • Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts • Treehouse of Horror XXII • Replaceable You • The Food Wife • The Book Job • The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants • The Ten-Per-Cent Solution • Holidays of Future Passed • Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson • The D'oh-cial Network • Moe Goes from Rags to Riches • The Daughter Also Rises • At Long Last Leave • Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart • How I Wet Your Mother • Them, Robot • Beware My Cheating Bart • A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again • The Spy Who Learned Me • Ned 'n Edna's Blend Agenda • Lisa Goes Gaga|