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Million Dollar Maybe

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Season 21 Episode
451 "Once Upon a Time in Springfield"
"Million Dollar Maybe"
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"Million Dollar Maybe"
Episode Information
Episode number: 452
Season number: S21 E11
Production code: MABF03
Original airdate: January 31, 2010
Title screen: Plopper web slings across the screen a la Spider-Man
Couch gag: Homer touches an app that says, "Couch Gag" on his myPhone. There is the Simpsons' living room on the screen. He drags everyone onto the couch, but when he is about to drag himself on it, he gets a call from Mr. Burns. The rest of the family then rushes in and gets on the couch. Homer then eats his myPhone.
Guest star(s): Chris Martin as himself
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Bill Odenkirk
Directed by: Chris Clements

"Million Dollar Maybe" is the eleventh episode of season 21 of The Simpsons and the four-hundred and fifty-second episode overall. It originally aired on January 31, 2010. The episode was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars Chris Martin as himself.


"Homer skips a date with Marge so he can buy a lottery ticket; when he wins a million dollars, he fears Marge's reaction to having blown off the date for a chance at fortune and he keeps his winnings a secret while showering the family with anonymous gifts. Meanwhile, Lisa helps to keep the senior citizens at the Springfield Retirement Castle stimulated with some video games."


Main Plot[edit]

Homer and Marge are scheduled to do a singing toast at their cousin Valerie's wedding, causing Marge to become nervous, due to her fear of embarrassment. However, Homer tells her not to worry, saying that he will make sure they do not mess up. Homer gets a fortune cookie stating that today will be his lucky day, but he does not believe so. However, he starts to believe it is when he crashes into a vending machine causing all of the snacks to fall out on him, and finding his favorite CD. He then goes to the Kwik-E-Mart for a lottery ticket, even though he has to go to the wedding and sing Potato, Potato with Marge. After a long time of waiting, Homer gets his lottery ticket, but the wedding has ended, with a terribly embarrassed Marge. When he takes his eyes off the road for a second, he crashes off the ramp, narrowly missing Ricardo Bomba, who is driving on the road. However, when Bomba is looking away, he crashes into the cliff, presumably killed. Homer wakes up in the hospital after the crash, and realizes he won the million dollar lottery. Homer does not want Marge to know he missed the wedding to get a lottery ticket, he has Barney pose as the winner, giving Homer the money. Not wanting Marge to know he won the money, he drops things his family wants in different places. However, when Homer tries to get money out of the tree he hid it in, Bart discovers that he won the lottery, and tells Homer that if he does not do what he asks, he will tell Marge that he went to the Kwik-E-Mart instead of the wedding. Tired of being Bart's slave, Homer decides to tell Marge himself and get it over with. Taking Marge on a hot-air balloon, he reveals he won the lottery, causing Marge to become very glad, until he tells her he spent it all, leaving them poor as usual. However, Marge does not care, saying they have each other. They then sing the song they were supposed to sing at the wedding together, off in the sunset.

Sub Plot[edit]

Lisa discovers that the senior citizens at Grampa's nursing home do not have any entertainment, she decides to buy them a digital TV converter. However, while at the store to buy it, she discovers Mr. Burns feeling very happy playing Funtendo Zii Sports, she decides to buy this for the senior citizens, hoping they will feel younger and happier. When playing the Zii, the senior citizens feel very happy and feel younger. But however, the nurses at the home have to work extra hard after their work-out, prompting them to wash the Zii in the dishwasher, causing it to break, and the senior citizens turn back into their boring selves.



In its original American broadcast, "Million Dollar Maybe" was viewed by 5.11 million viewers and got a 18-49 Nielsen Rating of 2.4/6 becoming the least viewed episode of the season and series mostly because It originally aired against the Grammy Awards and Pro Bowl and was well below the seasonal average of 4.3, but still was the second most viewed show on FOX that night after Family Guy.[1] The episode ranked 23rd in the weekly 18-49 ratings ranking 10th on FOX.[2]

Promotional images[edit]


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