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Episode - 1F07\\
First Aired - 12/9/1993

Mindy Simmons, a sexy new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant proves alarmingly compatible with Homer, who worries that his attraction to her may mean danger for his marriage. Meanwhile, Bart becomes a nerd after being fitted for glasses and prescribed medicated hair salve, orthopedic shoes, and throat spray that makes him sound like Creator/JerryLewis from the original version of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.

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!!This episode contains examples of:
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Homer's guardian angel appears to him in the form of UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, "a man you would respect and revere." When he realizes Homer has no idea who Newton is, he instead takes the form of [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Klink]] -- which he ''really'' didn't want to do.
-->"COLONEL KLINK, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
* AnimationBump: Subtle, but the bellhop's disembodied eyeballs from the last joke of the episode exhibit a lot more squash-and-stretch activity. Justified, in that there's a lot less to draw.
* ArtImitatesArt: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:La_nascita_di_Venere_(Botticelli).jpg The Birth of Venus]]'' by Sandro Botticelli is referenced when Homer first sees Mindy.
-->'''Cherub Lenny:''' Homer, what’s the matter?\\
'''Cherub Carl:''' Ain't you never seen a naked chick riding a clam before?
* BaitAndSwitch: On realising they share a hotel room, Mindy tells Homer she has an idea, one which could get her and Homer into a lot of trouble. When Homer gets nervous and says they should fight their temptation, Mindy says (in a breathy voice) that they should "do it"... meaning call room service.
* BecomingTheMask: Homer's guardian angel reacts with genuine surprise when Homer tells him Hogan had tunnels around Stalag 13, forgetting he isn't really Colonel Klink.
* BigEater: Mindy loves to eat just as much as Homer, but she somehow avoids getting fat.
* BilingualBonus: When Homer is trying to read the message on his hand which has been smeared by his sweat, he unknowingly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namu_Myoho_Renge_Kyo chants a Japanese Buddhist mantra]].
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: Mindy does Homer's drooling sound.
-->'''Homer and Mindy:''' Mmm...foot-long chili dog.
** "Can't talk. Eating."
* BrickJoke: The turkey behind the Capitol City hotel room bed and the creepy bellhop return in the final scene.
* BuffySpeak: When Dr. Hibbert turns Bart into a nerd:
-->'''Bart:''' ''[In a Jerry Lewis-esque voice]'' Ay! I feel so much better, Mr. Medical-Science-Type-Person.
* ButtMonkey: Bart when he is forced to become a nerd. Even after returning to normal, he still gets beaten up.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: The final scene has this when Marge finds the turkey behind the bed and Homer turns the light off. Homer sings to Marge while only their eyes are visible in the pitch black, then the eyes of the bellhop appear and he starts making the same sex and animal noises he made earlier when showing Homer the room for the first time. Homer's eyes go angry and he punches the bellhop in the face, causing one of his eyes to disappear.
* CelebrityStar: Mindy is voiced by Creator/MichellePfeiffer.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The doctors keep finding things wrong with Bart in an amusingly short time of each other. Then again, it could be chalked up to Bart's [[ButtMonkey bad luck]] in this episode.
* CuttingCorners: The RunningGag concerning the lack of safety at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant continues, with Homer and some of his friends discovering the hard way that the emergency exit doors are ''painted onto the walls''. Burns also mentions that the uranium shields don't contain real lead!
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Mr Burns' response to someone charging room service to the company? Unleash the winged monkeys! Fortunately for Homer and Mindy, [[RealityEnsues they can't fly.]]
** There's also his act of sending Charlie to somewhere in North Africa simply for requesting a ''genuine'' emergency exit.
** There's also his keeping a missing Brazilian soccer team as slave labour simply because their plane had the misfortune to crash on his property.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Lenny and Carl lament that with a woman around the office now, they'll no longer be able to pull their "boys will be boys" style of fun pranks. Homer chimes in that he'll no longer be able to "pee in the drinking fountain." Lenny and Carl's disappointment quickly turns to shock and disgust.
* FanDisservice: {{Invoked}} when Homer tries to ThinkUnsexyThoughts. It then becomes FanService when he starts thinking of Mindy in a bikini and being blown a kiss.
* ForWantOfANail: Homer is shown what would have happened if he married Mindy instead of Marge. Homer and Mindy live in a mansion and are apparently happy and Marge is president!
* FreudianSlipperySlope: Homer and Mindy have an awkward moment with each other in an elevator:
-->'''Mindy:''' I guess we'll be going down together. I mean, getting off togeth-- I mean...\\
'''Homer:''' That's OK, I'll just push the button for the stimulator. I mean, elevator.
* FromBadToWorse: Homer tries to get to know Mindy to prove his attraction to her is simply physical. Unfortunately, he learns she's basically his DistaffCounterpart (albeit a gorgeous one) and the two are perfect for each other.
* FunWithAcronyms: H.M.O. - Hibbert Moneymaking Organization.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Homer's attraction to Mindy.
* IHaveThisFriend: Homer attempts this, but the name he makes up happens to be the same one as a man sitting near by.
-->'''Homer:''' You see, I have this friend called Joey... Jo-Jo... Junior... Shabadoo.
-->'''Moe:''' That's the worst name I ever heard.
-->''(A man at the end of the bar gets up and runs out of the bar, crying)''
-->'''Barney:''' Hey, Joey Jo-Jo!
* InconvenientAttraction: Homer falls in love with Mindy, much to his chagrin. It is heavily implied that Mindy doesn't want to be attracted to Homer either. In the end, Homer ultimately chooses to stay faithful to Marge, which Mindy accepts—she leaves after sharing a kiss with Homer, and Marge later shows up to share a romantic evening with Homer.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Hilariously subverted. Homer's guardian angel shows Homer how terrible life would be if he married Mindy. However, he's incredibly rich, living in a mansion, and he and Mindy are HappilyMarried. Meanwhile, Marge is the President of the United States of America (and her approval rating is soaring).
* KickTheDog:
** Burns tells Smithers to throw a notepad at Charlie for suggesting a real emergency exit.
** The bullies beat up Bart for "learning on his own" skateboarding, implying they were taught. And again even though he's no longer a nerd, they just want to beat him up.
* KleptomaniacHero: Homer, on arriving at the hotel in Capitol City, starts stealing stuff from the hotel.
-->'''Homer:''' Free mouthwash! Free shampoo! Free shower curtain!
* LackOfEmpathy: Everyone in the opening scene, starting with Homer apparently killing a man as a prank, and then with everyone else showing no real concern as the man beats desperately against the safety glass.
* TheLadette: Mindy is essentially a female version of Homer (except she's slim and attractive). She loves drinking beer, watching TV and eating junk food. She also drives a motorbike.
* LaserGuidedKarma: For interrupting Homer and Marge at the end of the episode, Homer punches the bellhop in the eye.
* TheLastTitle: The name of the episode.
* LookBehindYou: Homer does this to Lisa. She initially doesn't fall for it, until Homer tells her he's "100% completely serious".
* LoveAtFirstSight: Homer ends up hallucinating upon meeting Mindy for the first time.
* MisfortuneCookie: While Homer and Mindy are having dinner at a Chinese restaurant, Homer gets a fortune cookie that says "You will find happiness with a new love". Then it turns out he would have gotten another that says "Stick with your wife" as all the fortune cookies come in one barrel.
* MistakenForGay: Lisa, on hearing Homer singing about Mindy, suggests as an alternative that he's singing about a man named Mandy.
* NoodleIncident: Homer and his buddies are in a situation where they are trapped in a room with toxic gases coming at them from all sides. We then cut to Mr. Burns' office with Charlie saying, "Well, sir, I won't bore you with the details of our miraculous escape..." It's subverted as we know how the men got in that mess (In fact, they caused it!).
* OverlyLongGag: The bellhop's numerous sound effect euphemisms for Homer and Mindy having sex. He (or at least his eyes) appears later when Homer and Marge are getting frisky to make the same sound effects, but Homer punches him.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Mr. Burns abducts Brazilian football teams that crash land on his property and make them work on his plant, he'll hire ''ducks'' to haul nuclear waste, but he won't hire women.
* RecognitionFailure: Homer's guardian angel appears to him [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith in the guise of Newton]], assuming that Homer would recognize him. Homer does not, so he transforms himself to Colonel Klink from ''Series/HogansHeroes''.
* RiddleForTheAges: How did the employees escape the gas that was threatening to kill them?
-->'''Charlie:''' Well, sir, I won't bore you with the details of [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome our miraculous escape]]...
* RuleOfFunny: The end of the elevator scene, in so many ways.
* SarcasticClapping: Homer hears this in his head when he lies to Lisa upon being caught singing about Mindy, telling her that he's in a Broadway musical.
* SpaghettiKiss: Homer and Mindy eat two ends of a hot dog and end up kissing each other, much like ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz; Creator/MichellePfeiffer as Mindy Simmons; Werner Klemperer as Colonel Klink.
* SpiritAdvisor: Homer is faced with being attracted to another woman. A guardian angel of sorts tries to advise and first takes the form of Isaac Newton. As Homer has no idea who that is, his advisor then takes the form of Colonel Klink.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Both Mr. Burns and Dr. Hibbert use a suction tube on hapless victims (Marge is spared because she has insurance). Also Homer and Mindy try to not react upon the attraction by thinking the same thing.
* ShoutOut:
** Mr. Burns has [[Film/TheWizardOfOz winged monkeys]]. They can't fly.
--->''(Sighs)'' [[FlawedPrototype Continue the research.]]
** Homer imagines Mindy as Venus in the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
** The angel showing Homer what life would be like if he would marry Mindy and leave Marge is a shout out to a similar scene in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When Homer, Lenny and Carl were moaning about the things he couldn't do at work with a woman around, Homer mention peeing on the drinking fountain. Noticing their reactions he lamely tried to deny he ever did that.
* SympatheticAdulterer: Or almost, at any rate. The commentary goes into some detail about how they were very careful to portray Homer and Mindy's attraction to each other as something that neither of them actually wanted, so both could be kept sympathetic.
* TakeThat:
** A double-sided one where Homer and Mindy holding their own in the energy convention against anti-nuclear hecklers. On the heckler's side they make it perfectly clear they hate Nuclear Power for what it's done in the world. Whilst on Homer and Mindy's side, they are just doing their job and refuse to take crap from the hecklers.
---> '''Heckler #1:''' Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!
---> '''Mindy:''' Get bent!
---> '''Heckler #2:''' NO MORE CHERNOBYLS!
---> '''Homer:''' GO TO HELL! (hits the heckler [[CrazyPrepared with a brick]].)
** The brief scene before it (which is often edited in syndication) where a fossil fuel goon beats up Hans Moleman and co-opts his wind energy stand.
* TemptingFate:
** As they watch another co-worker get overwhelmed by poisonous gas, Carl assures everyone else that they're protected by the safety glass. The gas then effortlessly passes through the window.
** Homer says he has no reason to worry about going with Mindy to a convention for as long as the two of them have no moment alone. Cue the two of them being declared "King and Queen of Energy", and given a romantic dinner alone at the sexiest restaurant in town, with no ability to opt out.
* ThinkUnsexyThoughts: The TropeNamer. When Homer ends up in an elevator with Mindy he tells himself to "think unsexy thoughts" and imagines first Patty and Selma wearing towels and shaving their legs in the bathroom, then Barney in a polka dot bikini drunkenly humming the theme to ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. It doesn't work, as Barney morphs into Mindy. Homer then snaps out of it and witnesses Mindy telling herself to "think unsexy thoughts".
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Homer and Mindy get stuck in one of these. Even worse, the elevator is so small that they're jammed together in physical contact. When thinking of unsexy things fails, Homer opts to jump out of the elevator... only to wind up outside sliding down the plant's smokestack.
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