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The Blue and the Gray

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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
Season number: S22 E13
Production code: NABF06
Original airdate: February 13, 2011
Title screen: The Pieman and the Cupcake Kid (Homer and Bart) fly by.
Billboard gag: Springfield Dinner Theater: Dr. Hibbert and Mrs. Skinner butcher Driving Miss Daisy.
Chalkboard gag: I will not make fun of Cupid's dink.
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.
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Rob LaZebnik
Directed by: Bob Anderson

"The Blue and the Gray" is the thirteenth episode of season 22 of The Simpsons and the four-hundred and seventy-seventh episode overall. It originally aired on February 13, 2011. The episode was written byRob LaZebnik and directed by Bob Anderson.


"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 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]

"The Blue and the Gray" was nominated for a 2012 Writers Guild of America award in Animation, but it lost to "Homer the Father".[3]



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