[[caption-width-right:250:"Homer, I bought you the damn chair!"]]
Episode - 8F23\\
First Aired - 8/27/1992

In this sequel to "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou Oh Brother, Where Art Thou]]", Herbert Powell, Homer's once-wealthy half-brother, is now homeless and searching for the next new idea to take him back to the top -- and all he needs is Homer's $2,000 prize money he got at a (rigged) award show and a place to stay (the Simpsons' house).
!!This episode contains examples of:
* AsHimself: Joe Frazier
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Homer is impressed with the drinking bird.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Homer somehow has over 100% body fat. The extra 4% are implied to come from the chicken drumstick he's eating while suspended in the buoyancy tank.
* {{Bookworm}}: Lisa really wishes to get a subscription for the greatest books of Western canon. Herb obliges.
* BoringButPractical: Marge's idea of what to do with the money that Homer won.
* {{Bowdlerisation}}: On BBC Two in the UK, the chalkboard gag in the opening sequence "I will not fake seizures" is replaced with "Funny noises are not funny", so as not to offend epileptic viewers.
* BullyingADragon: Barney at Moe's has been apparently been heckling former Boxing Champion Joe Frazier all night since he got there, that ends with him, well see the next entry.
-->'''Barney:''' Hey Frazier, shut up!\\
'''Joe Frazier:''' Barney, you've been riding my back all night!\\
'''Barney:''' Oh yeah?! Care to step outside?!\\
'''Joe Frazier:''' Let's do it. ''(They leave Moes...followed by the sounds of Barney on the receiving end of a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown)''
* CharlieChaplinShoutOut: The Little Tramp appears among the hobos sitting around the fire with Herb.
* CurbstompBattle: The fight between Joe Frazier and Barney Gumble. We don't see it happen as they go outside, but the ''fight'' ends with Barney pummeled and hanging upside down in a trashcan.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Burns despises his own lawyers for essentially making a living on people's misery.
* GoodLuckGesture: Homer crosses his fingers on both hands when he's expected to receive the First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.
-->'''Homer:''' ''(crossing fingers)'' Please, please, please, please, please!\\
'''Lisa''': Dad, you know you won!\\
'''Homer''': Don't jinx it!
* {{Jerkass}}: The one time Homer has a chance to make Herb accept his forgiveness (getting comments for Herb's baby translator), Homer complains that it's a stupid idea that will never work.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Herb. He treats Homer pretty badly (due to still not forgiving him) and only hunts him down to use his money, but he is a good uncle and gives every family member their own gift on top of paying the money back. And Herb eventually does forgive Homer, calls him "brother" again, and bought him the massage chair he wanted.
* ManHug: Homer and Herb after patching things up. Homer admits he feels awkward hugging another man. Then Herb says he bought him the massage chair. Homer proceeds to give him a BearHug and kisses him on the cheek.
* MoodSwinger: An epic display from Mr. Burns as he flips back and forth between anger and courtesy when talking to his team of lawyers.
--> '''Mr. Burns:''' Before you begin, let me make one thing clear to you. I want your legal advice, I even pay for it. But to me, you're all vipers! You live on personal injury, you live on divorces, you live on pain and misery...! ''(friendly)'' But I'm rambling. Anybody want any coffee?\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' I'll have some coffee.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Want it ''black'', don't you? '''BLACK LIKE YOUR HEART'''?! It's so hard for me to listen to you. I HATE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I'm sorry, it's my problem, I'll deal with it. Please continue.\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' If you offer Mr. Simpson a token sum, say a couple thou, he'll be so dazzled he'll sign anything you shove under his nose.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Oh, brilliant. A cash settlement. I COULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT, YOU BUTTONED-DOWN MAGGOT!!\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' You have any cream?\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Oh yes, of course. Where are my manners?
* RagsToRiches: Herb
* RandomEventsPlot: The commentary notes halfway through "As you can see, we still haven't figured out the plot of this episode. We just wanted to bring Danny back."
* RealityEnsues: Herb is determined to rebuild his fortune. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done:
-->'''Herb:''' I'm telling you, all a man needs is an idea. And I've got an idea!\\
'''Fellow Hobo:''' Then why are you still a bum?\\
'''Herb:''' All right, a man needs ''two'' things. An idea, and money to get it off the ground.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr. Burns gives one to his team of lawyers for profiting off the misery of others.
* SelfMadeMan: Herb became one again.
* SequelEpisode: To "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou".
* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: The award Mr. Burns gives Homer is literally an Emmy Award with Mr. Burns's head replacing the head of the woman on the statuette; and Mr. Burns is holding up a lithium atom, instead of the generic vector model of the atom that the Emmy holds.
* ShoutOut:
** Homer's fantasy while on the massage chair is reminiscent of the 'star gate' sequence in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** Herb presenting the family with gifts is reminiscent of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', when The Wizard gives gifts to Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/DannyDeVito as Herb Powell
* TakeThat: Done by Bart and Lisa during Homer's award ceremony. Note that the show had lost at the Emmys the previous year.
-->'''Lisa:''' This show is the biggest farce I ever saw.\\
'''Bart:''' What about the Emmys?\\
'''Lisa:''' I stand corrected.
** Herb insists that his hideous and overpriced car, "The Homer", was not the "blunder of the century". That was New Coke. [[note]]'''Filthy Hobo:''' Hey, I invented that![[/note]]
** In reality, "The Homer" trumps New Coke because the Coca-Cola Company is still independent while Herb had to sell Powell Motors and lost his entire fortune to boot.
* TemptingFate: Played with. At the power plant, Lenny and Carl try to comfort Homer after the loss of his couch. He says his life can't get any worse, then waits a few moments and nothing happens... he repeats himself, and Smithers finally calls him to Mr. Burns' office. Turns out it's good news actually. He is getting a cash settlement for an infliction that the plant caused. He doesn't know what it is and even if he did, since he didn't want any more kids he wouldn't care..
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Herb stays with the Simpsons while he tries to get back on his feet. Justified in that he's destitute and has been living as a hobo until now. Also subverted in that Herb moves out once he regains his fortune, pays the Simpsons back the $2,000 they lent him and gets them all gifts for believing in him.
* ThemeTuneCameo: The show's theme plays when Homer wins the award.
* TurnYourHeadAndCough: Part of Homer's description of his physical:
-->'''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.
* WastefulWishing: Downplayed when Herb is repaying Homer and his family for believing in him:
-->'''Herb:''' Maggie, who brought me my fortune, I'll give you anything you want in this world.\\
'''Maggie:''' ''(via translator)'' I want what the dog's eating.\\
'''Homer:''' D'oh!\\
'''Herb:''' I'll get you something nice.