Recap: The Simpsons S 11 E 6 Hello Gutter Hello Fadder

Homer becomes a local celebrity for bowling a 300 game, but is Driven to Suicide (again) when his star fades, but when he gets rescued, he decides to give his neglected daughter, Maggie, some attention.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Not only is it one of many, many episodes focusing on Homer, but it also focuses on Homer trying to bond with Maggie "The Forgotten" Simpson.
  • Continuity Nod: Homer knowing Ron Howard.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Homer borders it once he feels he has no reason to live, but comes back strong once he meets Ron Howard and gets parenting advice.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame: Homer wins a 300 game and gets a short window of fame and keeps going until the news has to call him out on it.
  • Noodle Incident: How did Hans Moleman get in the sewer and become King of the Moles (unless that's an identical twin)? And did it have anything to do with getting pushed around by the guy on the street?