Episode - 3F10\\
First Aired - 1/7/1996

Homer organizes a bowling team with money from Mr. Burns, who wasn't in his right mind at the time. When he finds out about it, he insists on becoming a member. Meanwhile, a riot in school caused by an outrageous T-shirt slogan (from Bart's latest issue of ''MAD'' magazine) prompts Springfield Elementary to implement a uniforms-only dress code.
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!!This episode contains examples of (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS7E12TeamHomer here]]):
* CallBack: One of the bowling teams Homer's team competes against is called "The Home Wreckers" and consists of the three women and one man who tried to break up Homer and Marge's marriage to each other: Shauna Tifton (the belly-dancing stripper known as "Princess Kashmir" from "Homer's Night Out"), Lurleen Lumpkin (the country singer from "Colonel Homer" and later, "Papa Don't Leech," though "Marge vs. the Monorail" showed that Lurleen has become a drugged-out mess following Homer offering Lurleen to another manager), Mindy Simmons (the sexy DistaffCounterpart of Homer on "The Last Temptation of Homer," though "Another Simpsons Clip Show" revealed that Mindy became an alcoholic and got fired from her job at the nuclear plant[[note]]whether this was a rumor or Mindy got clean and sober and has since been reinstated is not known[[/note]]), and Jacques (the French bowler Marge almost slept with on "Life in the Fast Lane." Prior to this episode, he was seen in the hospital waiting room on "Homer's Triple Bypass" and was in the single losers' line at the Monster Mart on "Homer and Apu")
* IHaveNoSon: PlayedForLaughs -- The Squeaky-Voiced Teen gets disowned by his mother (Lunchlady Doris) because he literally couldn't rent a bowling lane to his own mother on league night.
* InMemoriam: This episode was dedicated to Doris Grau, the voice of Lunchlady Doris, who died a week before its original airing. This was Lunchlady Doris' last appearance until season 9's "Lisa's Sax", before being brought back on a regular basis in season 18, now voiced by Tress [=MacNeille=].
* {{Irony}}: Jacques is the only professional bowler among "The Home Wreckers" and his teammates blame him for losing.
* NoodleIncident: So, ''so'' many in this episode:
** Homer once tried to borrow $1500 from Mr. Burns. When Marge asks why, Homer snaps, "Oh, I gotta get the third degree from you, too?"
** Homer stealing a Best Supporting Actor Oscar from Dr. Haing S. Ngor, who won it for ''The Killing Fields'' (or Don Ameche, who won it for ''Cocoon'', if you're watching the edited reruns on TV or on DVD) for unknown reasons.
** Mr. Burns missing out on his monthly boweling, and the end result being "unpleasant for all concerned."
** What will happen to Principal Skinner's mom if she wears a dress made from the same material as the uniforms (which turn tye-dye in the rain)?
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits:
** "The Pin Pals": Homer (nuclear technician), Moe (bartender), Apu (convenience store keeper) and Otto (bus driver and TheStoner). Otto was later replaced with Mr. Burns (CorruptCorporateExecutive)
** "The Home Wreckers": Jacques (professional bowler), Princess Kashmir (belly dancer/stripper), Mindy Simmons (nuclear power plant worker) and Lurleen Lumpkin (country singer)
** "The Stereotypes": Cletus (a hick), Luigi (Italian chef), Groundskeeper Willie (school janitor), and Captain [=MacCallister=] (sea captain and restaurant owner).
* SpringtimeForHitler and EpicFail: Moe's attempt at crippling Mr. Burns's bowling performance actually ''improves'' it.
* TemptingFate: After Homer told his Family nothing would stop his team, we got a scene of Mr. Burns finding a check about bowling. [[SubvertedTrope Smithers explained it was about "boweling"]]. [[DoubleSubverted Then he spots the true bowling check]].