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Season 22 Episode
476 "Homer the Father"
"The Blue and the Gray"
"Angry Dad: The Movie" 478
"A lot of great movie stars have gray hairs. Like all those women we loved in the 80s."
Homer Simpson
"The Blue and the Gray"
The Blue and the Gray promo 2.jpg
Episode Information
Episode Number: 477
Production Code: NABF06
Original Airdate: February 13, 2011
Couch Gag: Homer trips and sprains his ankle before he reaches the couch, to the consternation of Lenny, Carl, Moe and Barney (wearing warm-up suits), and Mr. Burns, their coach. Burns sends Barney in to substitute for Homer, and Homer gives a thumbs-up as two paramedics wheel him away on a stretcher.
Blackboard Text: I will not make fun of Cupid's dink.
Billboard: Springfield Dinner Theater: Dr. Hibbert and Mrs. Skinner butcher Driving Miss Daisy.
Title Screen: The Pieman and the Cupcake Kid (Homer and Bart) fly by.
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Written By: Rob LaZebnik
Directed By: Bob Anderson

"The Blue and the Gray" is the thirteenth episode of Season 22. The episode is nominated for a 2012 WGA Award. It aired on February 13, 2011.



"After spending another Valentine's Day alone, Moe attends a seminar led by Dr. Kissingher in the hopes of gaining more confidence with women. Moe takes the doctor's advice and asks Homer to be his wingman, but Moe becomes distraught when women are drawn to Homer as well. Meanwhile, Marge discovers her first gray hairs and surprises both her family and the neighborhood by going completely gray and sporting a brand new mature 'do, but Bart is not humored when the neighborhood kids tease him about Marge's look. Later, Marge confronts Homer when she learns that he is becoming increasingly popular with the young ladies, but Homer helps Marge realize that he only has eyes for her and proves that love is still in the Springfield air."


The episode was written by Rob LaZebnik and directed by Bob Anderson.


The episode has received mixed reviews from television critics.[1] "The Blue and the Gray" was viewed by 5.62 million, making it fourth-least viewed episode in the show's history, this was due to the episode airing against the Grammy Awards.[2]