Recap: The Simpsons S 1 E 10 Homers Night Out

Episode - 7G10
First Aired - 3/25/1990

While Marge and the kids go out to eat at a seafood restaurant, Bart comes across a private bachelor party where Homer is dancing with a belly dancer known as Princess Kashmir, takes a photo of it, and passes it around the neighborhood. When Marge confronts Homer about the incriminating evidence, she throws him out for a day, then tells him that she will take him back — but only if he takes Bart to see the stripper and show that the dancer is more than just a sex object for horny men.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Early Installment Weirdness: Mr. Burns actually recognizes Homer in this episode. Compare to the later episodes where he doesn't.
    • Though he still had to be reminded by Smithers in an earlier scene.
  • Executive Meddling: The FOX censors at the time didn't want Princess Kashmir to be a straight-up bachelor party stripper, as the show was courting controversy for being subversive (and, due to Bart being a protagonist, a lot of people thought The Simpsons was a kids' show), so they made Princess Kashmir a professional belly dancer who performs at bachelor parties (though she does tell Bart that she works at strip clubs under the name "April Flowers.") This, unfortunately, results in the town's reaction to the picture appearing ludicrously overblown.
  • Funny Background Event: Princess Kashmir comes through the door, and a disgruntled dishwasher is seeing.
  • Match Cut: This happens when Rev. Lovejoy's secretary shows him the picture she confiscated from one of the choir boys.
    Rev. Lovejoy: This one has strayed from my own flock. His name...
    [close up to the photo]
    Smithers: [pull back to Smithers holding the photo] Homer Simpson, sir, a low-level employee in sector 7G.
  • Say My Name:
    Mr. Burns: Simpson, I'm asking you nicely.
    Homer: I really don't know, sir.
    Mr. Burns: SIMPSON!!!
  • Special Guest: Sam McMurray as Gulliver Dark.
  • Technology Marches On: If this episode was made nowadays, Bart would have posted the picture online rather than photocopy it and pass it around town.