| The Homer Show
| Comic Story information
The Homer Show is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #42.
A group of FOX employees, sorting through viewer-submitted video tapes, have discovered that there are plenty of funny clips with Homer and they get an idea which they present to the executives. They want to film Homer around the clock and make him a star in an hour-long show. The producer contacts Mayor Quimby and after a town meeting without the Simpson family they decided to begin filming Homer and set up hidden cameras around Springfield in return for the residents getting a bundle of money. The series will also not be broadcast in Springfield to reduce the possibility that Homer discovers that he is on TV. They start to film and the producers love what Homer does. After the first episode of The Homer Show is broadcast, it gets a high rating. Everyone in town starts fawning up to Homer, and Apu and Moe advertise their businesses when they talk with Homer to get free television advertising. Homer is happy that his friends care so much about him. After a few weeks Bart accidentally meets the people in the TV van, and he finds out the truth. They bribe him to keep it a secret and Homer is getting tired of being so popular among his friends. When he gets chased by Springfield's entire population so that they can be seen in the picture with Homer, he flees home and the producers become worried. Marge also thinks there are strange things happening. Homer decides to stay in bed for five days, and to save the show, the TV producers go to the Simpsons and tell them the truth. Homer learns that he is famous and they ask him to return to his old self, to which Homer agrees. However, one problem occurs as Homer tries to be funny on purpose, much to the annoyance of the viewers. The TV show is cancelled and everything returns to normal. Soon afterwards, Homer once again has a funny incident, which is filmed by Willie who plans to send the tape to ABC.