Recap: The Simpsons S 18 E 16 Homerazzi

After selling a photo of Duffman dating Booberella (when Duffman is supposed to be in a committed homosexual relationship), Homer becomes a paparazzo and starts a war with the town celebrities.

This episode is not only notable for being one of the few latter-day episodes that can measure up to the older episodes of the 1990s, but for its Couch Gag (clocking in at nearly 2 minutes), in which Homer goes through human evolution just to reach the couch.

Tropes:

  • Fantasy Twist: When told that he could be moderately wealthy, Homer imagines himself rolling on top of a couple of handfuls of money, saying "I'm almost rich! I can rent anything I want!"
  • Insult to Rocks: Lisa says that even for an American, Homer's really out shape.
  • Irony: Rainier Wolfcastle invites some of his fellow celebrities and comments that Krusty the Clown's email reply was the least funny. Justified because the reply included an attached photograph that didn't appear.
  • Jury Duty: One of the photos showing Homer in a bad light featured him burning his "jury duty" notice (even though he was in jury duty before on "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" and once told Bart on "Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie" that the best way to get out is to say you're prejudiced against all races).
  • Literal Metaphor: When the editor of The Springfield Inquisitor said one of Homer's photographs had "Page one" all over it, he meant it literally. Homer wrote that to remember the book page he was reading.
  • Plagiarism In Fiction: Marge wrote a script and Rainier Wolfcastle stole it, but Marge doesn't care, as the film got made either way. Also, the talking Krusty doll Bart had earlier in the episode had a "stolen jokes" mode.