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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Rating: 4 (174 votes)

Plot

The plant physical reveals that Homer has "lazy sperm" due to radiation exposure. Afraid Homer might sue, Burns offers Homer a cash settlement in exchange for a legal waiver, telling him that he has won the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence (which he just made up). Meanwhile, Herbert Powell, Homer's half brother, has been a bum since Homer ruined him. He gets an idea for an invention, and asks Homer to lend him the $2000 that he "won," to build a prototype "baby translator". Homer does so, but is upset that Herb still does not treat him like a brother. Herb builds his prototype and it is a huge success. He is rich again and forgives Homer for ruining him.


Memorable quotes

Marge: How was your day at work, dear?
Homer: Oh, the usual. Stand in front of this, open that, pull down this, bend over, spread apart that, turn your head that way, cough.

Hobo: I used to be rich. I owned Mickey Mouse massage parlors and those Disney sleaze balls shut me down. I said "Look, I'll change the logo, put Mickey's pants back on." Some guys you just can't reason with.

Homer: Why did this have to happen now during prime time, when TV's brightest stars come out to shine?

Homer: Marge, there's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service... but those were all dead ends. I think this chair is the answer.

Herb: Lady, you just gave me the idea of a lifetime! How do I thank you?
Woman: Please don't hurt me.
Herb: Consider it done.

Homer: Please please please please please!
Lisa: Dad, you know you won!
Homer: Don't jinx it!

Homer: (upon seeing the drinking bird) That's the greatest invention in the world! You'll make a million dollars!

Homer: All right, Herb. I'll give you the money, but first you have to forgive me and treat me like a brother.
Herb: Nope.
Homer: All right, then just give me the drinking bird.

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Notes

  • A notice at the power plant physical says ''No Jokes!''
  • One of Homer's sperm has three eyes, like Blinky the fish.
  • When Joe Frazier beats up Barney outside Moe's, teeth can be seen flying.
  • One of the train carriages contain's Krusty's Sulfuric Acid.
  • Herb uses an ''Oscilloscope 4 Less'' oscilloscope.
  • A sign at the baby expo reads ''No Triplets!''

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References

  • Homer's changing eye colors and dream sequence in the vibrating chair parodies 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Homer's line ''Scuse me while I kiss the sky'' is from the song ''Purple Haze'' by Jimi Hendrix.

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