Episode - 8F08\\
First Aired - 11/21/1991

Moe steals Homer's recipe for a cough syrup-laced cocktail that becomes the toast of Springfield.

!!This episode contains examples of:
* AccidentalDiscovery: Homer discovers the "Flaming Homer" after accidentally adding Krusty-brand cough syrup to a hastily-made cocktail, and discovers "fire made it taste good" after ashes from his sister-in-law's cigarette fell into it.
* AnAesop: "Some things are too good to keep for yourself."
* [[AsHimself As Themselves]]: Music/{{Aerosmith}} (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford)
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: As Homer becomes more obsessed with Moe, he starts hearing his name in the family's breakfast conversation, until it degenerates into the family only saying "Moe". Then when he runs outside, he starts seeing Moe's face on everyone and everything.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After Moe and his waitress Colette had sex:
-->'''Colette:''' Morris, something troubles me.\\
'''Moe:''' Don't worry, baby, my mother won't be home for another 20 minutes.\\
'''Colette:''' No, I was thinking about Homer Simpson.\\
'''Moe:''' That's okay, I was just thinking about Sybil Danning.
* DrivenToMadness: Homer at the climax.
* {{Expy}}: Collette for [[Series/{{Cheers}} Diane Chambers]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The name Flaming Moe. The writers assumed the censors didn't get it. [[note]]"Mo" is a rarely-used slang term for a homosexual[[/note]]
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]KidsAreCruel: Lisa and her friends chase Bart all over the house to forcibly give him a makeover which ends with him falling out his window to his possible death just to avoid it.
* LaughingMad: Homer, after revealing the secret ingredient.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer (unknowingly) gives away the secret ingredient to the Flaming Moe, screwing both Moe and himself out of a small fortune.
** And for sharing his drink to Moe in the first place.
-->'''Barney:''' Good for you, Moe. Only an idiot would give away a million-dollar idea like that!
* NothingPersonal: Moe tells Homer he's sorry for stealing his drink, "it's nothing personal. This is business."
-->'''Homer:''' Business, huh? Well let me tell you, you just lost yourself a customer.
* PlagiarismInFiction: Moe stealing Homer's recipe.
* PunnyName: Bart's prank call of this episode backfired because there was someone named "Hugh Jass" who actually took the prank call in good spirit.
* RunningGag: This episode introduces one of the series' running gags: the perpetually burning Springfield Tire Yard [[note]]The yard itself was briefly seen before in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]'', but it wasn't on fire there, even though a later episode established that the tire fire has been burning since the mid-1980s[[/note]].
* SarcasmMode: One of the funniest moments in this episode.
-->'''Homer:''' Stupid Moe, non-inventing, recipe-stealing, pug-nosed...\\
'''Marge:''' Well, Homer, maybe you can get some consolation in the fact that something you created is making so many people happy.\\
'''Homer:''' Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! ''[leaves the room, slamming the door. Pokes his head back in]'' [[CaptainObvious Oh, by the way, I was being sarcastic.]] ''[closes the door]''\\
'''Marge:''' Well, DUH!
* SayMyName: A jinxed Bart writes this on a card, trying to get Homer to say it.
-->'''Homer:''' Why should I do that, my lad?\\
'''Bart:''' Cause I'm jinxed, damn it!\\
''[Homer punch him in the arm for talking]''
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Homer invokes this when he saw the results when Maggie got to Lisa and her friends.
* ShoutOut:
** The song about Flaming Moe, including the imagery, is similar to the opening credits of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Afterwards, when everybody in the bar greets Barney and the bartender asks him: "How does the world treat you, Mr. Gumble?" this is similar to the way Norm enters the bar in every episode in "Cheers".
*** The character of Colette is clearly a stand-in for Diane Chambers. When she leaves to become a movie actress, it references Shelley Long's decision to leave ''Cheers'' for a film career.
** Homer hiding his face behind a cloth while addressing a crowd, while hiding on the ceiling is a reference to the ending of ''Theatre/PhantomOfTheOpera''.
** Music/{{Aerosmith}} plays their biggest hit "Walk This Way".
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Lionel Hutz and Music/{{Aerosmith}} as themselves.
* WhatTheHellHero: Colette was angry at Moe when she learned that the drink was originally Homer's which Moe stole. Later, she tells him he should sell the drink and give half the money to Homer. But it was too late, and for that she broke up with him and left to pursue a movie career.
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