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Recap / The Simpsons S 19 E 2 Homer Of Seville

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Homer becomes an opera singer after injuring his back — and ends up being managed by a crazy fan (voiced by Maya Rudolph).


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  • Bed Trick: Homer becomes a world-famous opera singer following an accident, then finds out that the woman he hired to be his manager, Julia, is a Yandere stalker. At one point she sneaks into his bedroom and pretends to be his wife Marge by donning a tall blue wig, but it's so unconvincing that even Homer sees right through it.
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  • Biker Babe: Julia first appearance is on a motorcycle when save Homer and Marge from an mob of fans.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At the beginning, Julia appeared as a woman of good manners and friendly, but upon discovering her obsessing interest in Homer, she manipulated Homer into keeping her advances secret and tried to kill him when he rejected her.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Averted. Julia stalking Homer is portrayed seriously, and Homer is incredibly disturbed. When Julia makes an attempt on Homer's life, Chief Wiggum puts up a large amount of security for Homer.
  • Falling Chandelier of Doom: Defied; the police decide to "pre-crash" them out of fear that this will happen.
  • False Rape Accusation: It's all but confirmed (the only ambiguity being that the word "rape" wasn't used) that Julia threatened to get Homer in trouble this way if he told Marge about Julia's advances.
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  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: When he's being chased by a bunch of crazy opera fan spinsters, Homer hides behind some garbage cans in an alley, and one of the spinsters then pulls out her opera glasses, which turn out to have Infrared X-Ray Camera mode.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Julia's response for not getting Homer is to try to kill him.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop Julia with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple times — only one hits her and it may have been fired by a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.
  • Ms. Fanservice/ Shameless Fanservice Girl: When Julia reveals her true intentions to Homer, she strips naked and says he can have her anytime he wants. Over the next few days, she keeps appearing in sexually suggestive positions.
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  • Revenge: As she's being taken away, Julia swears vengeance on Marge.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Julia is crazily obsessed with Homer and follows him wherever he goes.
  • Written-In Infirmity: In-universe. In order to accomodate Homer's need to lie down while singing, La Bohème gets a brief introductory line explaining that Rodolfo has hurt his foot.
  • Yandere: Julia tries to seduce Homer, but he refuses. Not accepting refusal, she tries to kill Homer.

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