Homer is publicly humiliated after footage of him running from a bear is put on the news.

!! Tropes:
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While briefly believing the bear would kill him, Homer decided there was no need to worry about the harms of smoking so he decided to try it until the bear took away his pipe.
* TooDumbToLive: Homer with the device that gave the bear shocks.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: Everyone mocked Homer for the bear incident. It's not as cruel as what they did to Bart on "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace," "The Boys of Bummer," and "Bart's Girlfriend," but it's pretty close and shows just how petty the townspeople can get.