Out of all Homer Simpson’s crazy schemes, this one might just be the craziest! Homer decides that the best way to get out of participating in his job’s daily exercise program is to get on disability by gaining a ton of weight.
Turns out that gaining weight was easy for Homer (who knew?), but he ends up relegated to wearing a muumuu which makes him the butt (lol) of neighbourhood jokes. In typical Simpson’s style, Homer totally neglects his now work from home job as a nuclear power plant safety inspector and goes to the cinema! His scheme fails in spectacular fashion when a nuclear meltdown begins and he is forced to try the manual shut off switch. Of course this also fails, but Homer’s larger than life form eventually ends up plugging up hole in the nuclear plant. Homer even gets a medal for preventing the disaster which he actually caused and “turning a potential Chernobyl into a mere three mile island”!
A generation or more of Australians grew up with the Simpsons as a regular fixture on TV and the only viable alternative to the news or other snooze-making TV fare. King Size Homer is one of the best episodes and most memorable in one of the best shows we’ve ever seen!
Simpsons fans grab an ice cream truck and rush to claim this Homer in muumuu POP for your collection before it all goes nuclear!