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Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson 

Homer becomes the host of a popular political talk show, starts an "everyman" movement in Springfield, and ends up hand-picking Ted Nugent as the Republican nominee for president.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu / Raphael (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns (voice)
Dana Gould ... Air Marshall
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Ted Nugent ... Himself (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Flight Attendent #1 / Adriatica Veljohnson / TV Executive / Lewis / Various (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)


Homer lands his own political talk show after a video featuring his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and the voice of America's newest political party. But when ill-informed Homer is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent, Marge and Lisa worry that Homer's opinion and influence might be more powerful than he realizes. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy


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8 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Homer's dream, we see Ted Nugent shooting kids from his compound bow. He shoots all the kids up and to the left. Just as he shoots Wendell and he flies through the upper left of the screen, we see Flanders bringing in a bulls-eye with all the kids-including Wendell--embedded in it. There's no way Wendell would have made it to the target at all with the angle he was shot at. See more »


Ted Nugent: Well, for one brief, glorious moment I was almost president, sort of, but not really.
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Spoofs Politically Incorrect (1993) See more »


Cat Scratch Fever
Performed by Ted Nugent with alternate lyrics
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The Simpsons get their shots in at political opinion shows
8 January 2012 | by athomedSee all my reviews

This episode begins with the Simpson family going to a relative's wedding. They have to fly to get there. Homer's pat down, shut up and grounded so long that he goes off. Bart tapes the entire thing and puts it on Youtube where it becomes a viral video hit. Homer is offered a television show after a television appearance he does because of the video.

I liked a lot of the beginning and the middle of this episode. I think it fell apart toward the end. Ted Nugent was largely a useless guest star. This episode is quite relevant, affectionately poking fun at everyone from Obama to Chris Christie. I think the episode is at its best when satirizing shows like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh with Homer's "Gut Check with Homer Simpson" television show. Then there's the hilarious segment with gravy.

I give this an episode an 8 out of 10 when considering how strong the episode was until the end. It's quite fun.

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