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New Episode: 02/06/05 Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass

Simpsons News — Posted 06 Feb, 2005 by Scott

The family goes to run down Springfield Park, where a carnival is being held to save it. Homer performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival, after beating Bart's performance in a game. Ned Flanders has captured the performance on videotape and Comic Book Guy (Jeff Albertson) puts it up on the Internet. The video gets worldwide attention, much to Homer's embarrassment but his tune changes when a football player wants to buy the rights to use his dance as his own end zone celebration. Homer turns the opportunity into a new lucrative occupation, which prospers as other athletes come to learn from him. Meanwhile Ned looks to create his own wholesome entertainment by creating his own versions of bible stories, which get the backing of Mr. Burns. Continue...

Marge doesn't like his approach, which eliminates the good aspects of the stories, and only concentrates on the violence. She threatens a boycott, which gets Burns to remove his financial backing, leaving Ned with no creative outlet. The commissioner of football (and all the owners) want to talk to Homer, his teaching of crazy antics to their players have increased their ratings. They want him to choreograph the Superbowl half-time show. Homer struggles for a show idea and on the night before the big show he still doesn't have one. Homer looks for inspiration at the church, but instead finds Flanders, who is looking for an outlet for his ideas. Together they bring the story of Noah to the half-time show, but everyone boos as no one wanted to see such a "blatant display of religion and decency."

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-Couch: The family enters the living room and in front of the couch they assemble themselves one on top of the other in the fashion of a totem pole.

-This will be the show's 3rd Superbowl themed episode, following on from Lisa The Greek and Sunday, Cruddy Sunday.

-Aired after Super Bowl XXXIX and all of its post game activities were completed.

-We finally learn that Comic Book Guy's name is Jeff Albertson.

-The title comes from the term 'Hail Mary Pass', which is a last-second attempt to make a long pass to win a football game.

-Guest Stars:
Tom Brady (II) (as Voice of Himself)
LeBron James (as Voice of Himself)
Michelle Kwan (as Voice of Herself)
Yao Ming (as Voice of Himself) Warren Sapp (as Voice of Himself)

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