Recap: The Simpsons S 3 E 20 Colonel Homer

After an embarrassing night at the movies with Marge, Homer gets the chance to manage an aspiring country music singer, Lurleen Lumpkin, but has to fight off her seductive charms and his own feelings for her to stay true to Margenote .

This episode contains examples of:

  • Bar Brawl
    Man 1: Hey you! Let's fight!
    Man 2: Them's fightin' words!
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Marge the entire episode. Luckily for her Homer didn't feel the same about Lurleen.
  • Country Music: Lurleen Lumpkin is a country musician.
  • Intercourse with You: Lurleen's song "Bunk With Me Tonight"
  • Jerkass: Marge, although her paranoia is understandable, she's very untrusting towards Homer and constantly nags and insults him throughout the episode until she gets what she wants.
  • Oblivious to Love: Homer fails to notice that Lurleen is in love with him, even when she invites him to her trailer, and sings the highly suggestive song "Bunk with me Tonight" for him (according to DVD commentary, everyone thought Homer was being a jerkass in this episode, but Groening explains that Homer was just trying to help Lurleen out because he liked her songs and wanted to make money for his family — until he sees her true intentions):
    Homer: Oh, that's hot. There isn't a man alive who wouldn't get turned on by that. (stands up) Well, goodbye!
  • Running Gag: Homer keeps holding his breath when he drives pass nasty smells.
    Homer: (exhales) Oh no! (inhales)
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title, as well as Homer himself, refer to Colonel Parker, manager of Elvis Presley.
    • Coal Miner's Daughter: Many of the elements of the 1980 film, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones and showing Loretta Lynn's real-life rise to stardom, are present.
    • Hee Haw: The TV show "Ya-Hoo," with its corny, countrified characters and country music.
  • Tranquil Fury: Homer quietly, but sternly drops off Marge and the kids and drive off into the night. He then quickly backs up when he realize Maggie is still inside, then drives away again.