Recap: The Simpsons S 18 E 19 Crook And Ladder

Maggie wreaking havoc over having her pacifier taken away leads Homer to sleepwalk thanks to some prescription medication, and later, Homer joins the town's fire-fighting force, where he, Apu, and Moe make a killing stealing items from burning buildings.


  • Bland-Name Product: Nappien the prescription sleep medication is a send-up of Ambien.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Moe literally has a card describing him as a villain. His face appears in a Dastardly Whiplash style. He also had a hero card in the back of his villain card.
  • Morality Chain: Seeing the sad faces of his children once they learned the truth is what made Homer regret stealing from those he was supposed to help.
  • Secret Other Family: An ad for a medication has a list of stress sources with "secret other family" in it.
  • Take That: Homer compares himself to 80% of America: "Whacked out on prescription drugs."
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Mr. Burns. His ungratefulness towards the volunteer firefighters was what turned them into thieves.