Recap / The Simpsons S 17 E 10 Homers Paternity Coot

Marge's protest against a toll booth causes an accident at the Springfield Tire Yard (which has been perpetually on fire since the 1980s), melting a frozen section of a mountain and revealing the corpse of a mailman who has a letter from Homer's mom, who had an affair with a handsome lifeguard who may be Homer's biological father.

Tropes:

  • Karma Houdini: Kent Brockman publicly read a letter addressed to Mr. Largo and is never seen being punished for it.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Homer isn't sure if his real father is Abe Simpson or Mason Fairbanks.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Homer experiences it near the end and finally remembers the good moments he spent with Abe Simpson.
  • The Scrooge: Everyone who'd rather take "The Ol' Cheapstake's Trail" than pay the toll.
  • Special Guest: Michael York as Mason Fairbanks.
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