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Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em

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Season 18 Episode
380 "Jazzy and the Pussycats"
"Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em"
"Treehouse of Horror XVII" 382
Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
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Episode Information
Episode Number: 381
Production Code: HABF20
Original Airdate: September 24, 2006
Couch Gag: We see a vending machine with the family and several other characters inside of it instead of candy. Ralph walks up and orders Homer, bites off his head and leaves.
Written By: Matt Warburton
Directed By: Mike B. Anderson
Ralph Sosa

"Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em" is the third episode of season 18. It originally aired on September 24, 2006.


"Marge gets a job as carpenter, but every man thinks she is going to ruin everything she fixes because she is a woman, so Homer pretends to be the carpenter while Marge does all the work, until he starts receiving too much credit for doing nothing."


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At a shopping mall, Homer happens across the Time Life Carpenter’s Library. Homer's interest in carpentry fades but Marge decides to fix up their house herself, starting with her broken nightstand. She begins to learn more and more about carpentry and Lisa suggests that she try to earn some money as a handyman, thus opening up 'Simpsons Carpentry'. However, potential clients (Superintendent Chalmers, Krusty the Clown) turn her down, dismissing the idea of a woman carpenter. Marge uses Homer as a front to the customers, while she, hiding in an accompanied red tool chest, does the all of the work as Homer rests.

Meanwhile, at Bart and Lisa's school, a note is sent out to parents that someone at the school has a peanut allergy so peanuts will no longer be allowed on school premises. An indignant Bart claims it would unfair to disclose the identity of the "kid" but soon discovers the "kid" is actually Principal Skinner, which he then fully exploits to harass Skinner relentlessly.

Business is going great but Marge becomes a bit discouraged by comments from Helen Lovejoy and Lindsay Naegle when she is out buying supplies. Marge tells Homer that he is taking too much credit (his shirt now has 'I do all the work' printed on it) and wishes she would get some recognition. After an incident in which Homer mocks Marge's carpentry skills with Lenny and Carl, she quits, leaving her husband to tackle their biggest commission yet -- repairing Springfield’s old wooden roller coaster, "The Zoominator", at which, of course, he fails miserably.

Meanwhile, Skinner eventually learns that Bart is allergic to shrimp. In the style of the final battle in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (to the music "Duel of the Fates"), Bart and Skinner clash with their respective “sticks” (peanuts versus shrimp). They duel across town and atop a bus into a Thai food factory in the "Little Bangkok" section of Springfield. They battle over a rickety catwalk, until it gives way, plunging them both into a vat of peanut shrimp, setting off both of their extreme allergies.

The big reopening day arrives and Marge is able to repair each broken piece just before Homer's cart runs over it. While riding, Homer announces to the crowd that Marge did all the handywork. The crowd applauds as the coaster comes to a stop at the beginning, and just as Marge is about to tell Homer that she loves him, the entire roller coaster structure comes crashing down on top of him. At the hospital, Marge visits Homer, immobilized in a full body cast. Bart and Skinner rest in their respective hospital beds in the same room as Homer, and the two proceed to throw shrimp and peanuts at each other. Marge leaves and walks toward the Maternity Ward as the screen fades to black.

Season 18 Episodes
The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer Jazzy and the Pussycats Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em Treehouse of Horror XVII G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) Moe'N'a Lisa Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair) The Haw-Hawed Couple Kill Gil, Volumes I & II The Wife Aquatic Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times Little Big Girl Springfield Up Yokel Chords Rome-Old and Juli-Eh Homerazzi Marge Gamer The Boys of Bummer Crook and Ladder Stop or My Dog Will Shoot! 24 Minutes You Kent Always Say What You Want