Recap / The Simpsons S 19 E 1 He Loves To Fly And He Dohs

Homer gets a life coach (voiced by Stephen Colbert) after realizing that he wants to be rich and successful enough to buy his own private jet.

Tropes:

  • Brick Joke: At the beginning of the episode, it's revealed that Mr. Burns ate a mini-cellphone because he mistook it for a lemon drop. A later scene has the phone fringing from him and Smithers shoving a stick through his throat to answer the call.
  • Don't Tell Mama: Homer doesn't want Marge to know he failed to get the new job.
  • Pun-Based Title: The episode's title is based on a slogan Delta Airlines used from 1987 to 1992: "We Love to Fly and It Shows".
  • Song Parody: Homer requests Lionel Ritchie alter his song "Say You, Say Me" to "Hey You, Beer Me". Then he wants all the words to be "beer".
    Homer/Lionel: Beer beer, beer beer.
  • Take That: According to a play that Homer and Mr. Burns watch in Chicago, Starbucks charges a billion dollars for a cup of coffee.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After landing a plane, Homer decides to drive it to a proper place and ends up sending it to the sea.
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