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Original air date: 12/9/1993

Production code: 1F07

Mindy Simmons, a sexy new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, proves alarmingly compatible with Homer, who worries that his attraction to her may mean danger for his marriage. Meanwhile, Bart becomes a nerd after being fitted for glasses and prescribed medicated hair salve, orthopedic shoes, and throat spray that makes him sound like Jerry Lewis from The Nutty Professor.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Advice Backfire: Barney advises Homer to get to know Mindy so he'll lose his attraction with the realization that they have nothing in common. Turns out they have everything in common.
  • Animation Bump: Subtle, but the bellhop's disembodied eyeballs from the final joke exhibit a lot more squash-and-stretch activity. Justified, in that there's a lot less to draw.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: "Lazy eye", or more technically, amblyopia is a real condition. Although it's usually permanent unless treated early, and involves the brain mostly ignoring the input from a weak- or lazy- eye. Actual treatments involve patching the good eye or playing Tetris with 3-D glasses, of all things.
  • Bad Boss: Mr. Burns, as usual. After one employee complains about the events listed under No OSHA Compliance, Burns send him to the Middle East via suction tube, then hires a refugee to replace him and pays him a salary of one nickel.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • On realising they share a hotel room, Mindy tells Homer she has an idea, one which could get her and Homer into a lot of trouble. When Homer gets nervous and says they should fight their temptation, Mindy says (in a breathy voice) that they should "do it"... meaning call room service.
    • After Bart finishes the medical treatments that made him look like a nerd, the bullies are planning what's now their routine pummeling of Bart when to their astonishment and disappointment he shows up looking completely normal, confidently reminding them that he's one of them. They beat him up anyway.
    • When Mindy and Homer are in his hotel room and she tells him it's up to him to decide what to do, they share a brief kiss. There's a new establishing shot of the building to show that some time has passed and Homer is seen looking up at a lingerie-clad woman visible from the neck down. The woman sits next to him on the bed and her face comes into the frame, revealing herself to be Marge, not Mindy. The way the scene is framed to briefly throw the viewer off pretty much single-handedly led to the more cynical fan theory that Homer really did cheat with Mindy and imagined Marge in her place to cope with the guilt: Marge's lingerie is the same color as the dress Mindy was wearing in the prior scene.
  • Becoming the Mask: Homer's guardian angel reacts with genuine surprise when Homer tells him Kinch had a radio in the coffee pot, forgetting he isn't really Colonel Klink.
  • Big Eater: Mindy loves to eat just as much as Homer, but she somehow avoids getting fat.
  • Bilingual Bonus: When Homer is trying to read the message on his hand which has been smeared by his sweat, he unknowingly chants a Japanese Buddhist mantra.
  • Birds of a Feather: Homer and Mindy are drawn to each other by similar priorities and interests in contrast to the Opposites Attract dynamic of Homer and Marge.
  • Bizarrchitecture: The nuclear plant has an elevator that goes through a cooling tower and a door that leads outside right in the middle of it.
  • Blanket Fort: When Homer goes to Capital City with Mindy to attend an energy convention, the bellhop assumes that Homer & Mindy will be getting it on.
    Bellhop: TV's there...bathroom's there...and there's your king-size bed for...[wolf-whistles, makes a cat noise, imitates a bed squeaking, purrs, pants, barks, howls, twiddles his lips] Hubba hubba!
    Homer: Stop that! I love my wife and family. All I'm gonna use this bed for is sleeping, eating, and maybe building a little fort.
  • Borrowed Catch Phrase: Mindy does Homer's drooling sound.
    Homer and Mindy: Mmm...foot-long chili dog.
    • "Can't talk. Eating."
  • Brick Joke: The turkey behind the Capitol City hotel room bed and the creepy bellhop return in the final scene.
  • Buffy Speak: When Dr. Hibbert turns Bart into a nerd:
    Bart: [In a Jerry Lewis-esque voice] Ay! I feel so much better, Mr. Medical-Science-Type-Person.
  • The Burlesque of Venus: Homer briefly fantasizes Mindy as this, clamshell and all, with Carl and Lenny as a pair of cherubs accompanying her.
    Cherub Lenny: Homer, what's the matter?
    Cherub Carl: Ain't you never seen a naked chick riding a clam before?
  • Business Trip Adultery: Homer and Mindy are asked to represent Springfield at an energy convention in Capital City. They receive a fully funded night in a hotel and a romantic dinner. When they return to the room, and he's almost about to give into the temptation, he notices the T-shirt with a comically stretched picture of Marge he had made earlier that he's wearing jiggling and what sounds like her disapproving grunting coming somewhere nearby, he yells "It's a sign! AAAAH!" and runs from the hotel room, revealing that the grunting sound and the jiggling were both caused by a janitor running a floor polisher outside their room. After explaining the situation to her when he returns, Mindy understands, and they share a kiss. We then see Homer and Marge together in the same hotel room sometime later, happy together and confident in their marriage.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bart when he is forced to become a nerd. Even after returning to normal, he still gets beaten up.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: The final scene has this when Marge finds the turkey behind the bed and Homer turns the light off. Homer sings to Marge while only their eyes are visible in the pitch black, then the eyes of the bellhop appear and he starts making the same sex and animal noises he made earlier when showing Homer the room for the first time. Homer's eyes go angry and he punches the bellhop in the face, causing one of his eyes to disappear.
  • Caligula's Horse: Aside from hiring an illegal Iranian immigrant worker and forcing a missing Brazilian soccer team to work at the plant, Burns also hired a duck named "Stewart" as a low level employee who tows nuclear waste (he also berates it to "get back to work!" when it briefly stops to catch its breath). This may be less outright insanity and more Mr. Burns' cheapness combined with a callous disregard for life. Later in the episode Burns is scanning the security monitors trying to find a pair of employees who are not currently fighting with each other to send as his representatives to a convention, not only is the duck seen fighting another employee, he's winning.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: The universe itself seems to be conspiring against Homer in his effort to keep his distance from Mindy: Mr. Burns sends them on a business trip together, where they're improbably crowned king and queen of an energy convention, an honor for which the prize is a mandatory romantic evening out. The bellhop at the hotel points out the sexual use of his king-sized hotel bed, and a fortune cookie at the restaurant tells him "You will find happiness with a new love" (the last such fortune cookie the restaurant had, after which they break open the "Stick with your wife" barrel).
  • Compressed Vice: When Homer tries to enjoy time with his family in order to stop thinking about Mindy, they're all in a particularly off-putting state; most notably, Marge has a bad cold (which she's over before the end of the episode) and Bart, per the B-plot, is undergoing several simultaneous medical treatments that make him look like a nerd.
  • Contrived Coincidence:
    • The doctors keep finding things wrong with Bart in an amusingly short time of each other. Then again, it could be chalked up to Bart's bad luck in this episode, or the doctors simply prescribing a bunch of remedies even if they're not something he actually needs.
    • Every teacher at Springfield Elementary parks their car within seconds of one another, causing all of them to be stuck in their cars thanks to Bart's prank.
  • Couch Gag: The family sits and realizes the couch is on the set of The Late Show with David Letterman. David spins in his chair to face forward at his desk.
  • Cutting Corners: The Running Gag concerning the lack of safety at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant continues, with Homer and some of his friends discovering the hard way that the emergency exit doors are painted onto the walls. Burns also mentions that the uranium shields don't contain real lead!
  • Delayed Diagnosis: Bart, with lazy eye, which gets corrected. When he confesses that he's struggling to see the writing on the blackboard, Edna throws out the possibility that all of his academic problems and acting out up to this point may have been caused by a "simple vision disorder." (It's never brought up again, so presumably she was wrong.)
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Mr. Burns' response to someone charging room service to the company? Unleash the winged monkeys! Fortunately for Homer and Mindy, they can't fly.
      Mr. Burns: Continue the research.
    • There's also his act of sending Charlie to somewhere in North Africa simply for requesting a genuine emergency exit. Dr. Hibbert also almost does this to Marge when asking her if she has insurance, making the tube go away when she says she does.
    • There's also his keeping a missing Brazilian soccer team as slave labor simply because their plane had the misfortune to crash on his property.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Mindy Simmons is a female Homer, except attractive. She likes cheeseburgers, a quick nap before lunch, foot-long chili dogs, whipped cream straight from the can, raspberry swirl doughnuts with a double glaze, drinking Duff beer, watching TV, and roasted anything. Mindy also has a tendency to drool like Homer when thinking about food and even uses his "Mmm..." catchphrase.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: Even Martin Prince gets in his two cents on Bart's new look.
    Martin: Your appearance is comical to me!
  • Everyone Has Standards: Lenny and Carl lament that with a woman around the office now, they'll no longer be able to pull off any fun pranks. Homer chimes in that he'll no longer be able to "pee in the drinking fountain." Lenny and Carl's disappointment quickly turns to shock and disgust.
  • Fan Disservice: Invoked when Homer tries to Think Unsexy Thoughts and imagines Patty and Selma in towels shaving their legs as well as Barney Gumble in a bikini. It then becomes fanservice when he starts thinking of Mindy in a bikini and being blown a kiss.
  • For Want of a Nail: Homer is shown what would have happened if he married Mindy instead of Marge. Homer and Mindy live in a mansion and are apparently happy and Marge is president!
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Homer's guardian angel appears to him in the form of Isaac Newton, "a man you would recognize and revere." When he realizes Homer has no idea who Newton is, he instead takes the form of Colonel Klink — which he really didn't want to do.
  • Freudian Slippery Slope: Homer and Mindy have an awkward moment with each other in an elevator:
    Mindy: I guess we'll be going down together. I mean, getting off togeth— I mean...
    Homer: That's OK, I'll just push the button for the stimulator. I mean, elevator.
  • From Bad to Worse: Homer tries to get to know Mindy to prove his attraction to her is simply physical. Unfortunately, he learns she's basically his Distaff Counterpart (albeit a gorgeous one) and the two are perfect for each other.
  • Fun with Acronyms: H.M.O. - Hibbert Moneymaking Organization.
  • Graceful Loser: When Homer confesses his feelings for Mindy but also says that he does truly love Marge as well, Mindy urges him to think about what he really wants. When he decides to remain with Marge, Mindy is shown as being okay with this and she and Homer part as Just Friends.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Homer is attracted to Mindy who has strawberry blonde hair.
  • Human Notepad: Homer writes what he wants to say to Mindy on his hand ("Mindy, because of our uncontrollable attraction, I think we should avoid each other from now on") but when he actually meets her, his nervous sweating renders the writing illegible.
    Homer: Mu- Murphy! Yous... you are a elf... uncontrollably... I think...
  • I Have This Friend: Homer realizes that he has a crush on Mindy. He brings it up at Moe's by mentioning his fictional "friend", Joey-Joe-Joe-Junior Shabadoo. Of course, the real Joey-Joe-Joe is in the bar at the time, and runs out in tears when Moe says that it's "the worst name I ever heard". Then Homer just admits his problem.
    Homer: You see, I have this friend called Joey... Jo-Jo... Junior... Shabadoo.
    Moe: That's the worst name I ever heard.
    (A man at the end of the bar gets up and runs out of the bar, crying)
    Barney: Hey, Joey Jo-Jo!
    Homer: Oh what the hell, it's me!
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Mindy has one. You could speculate she must exercise a lot, given the amount of junk food she eats.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: Homer falls in love with Mindy, much to his chagrin. It is heavily implied that Mindy doesn't want to be attracted to Homer either. In the end, Homer ultimately chooses to stay faithful to Marge, which Mindy accepts—she leaves after sharing a kiss with Homer, and Marge later shows up to share a romantic evening with Homer.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Burns caves into pressure to hire a woman, but he insists he stands by his hiring policy. Then a duck in a hard hat pulling a cart waddles by, only stopping to groom himself.
    Burns: Get back to work, Stuart!
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Homer writes something he wants to remember to say to someone (Mindy) on his hand, we see a couple of other power plant employees who have done the same thing, including a guy who's prepping to finally tell people off for making jokes about his giant hand. He's written what appears to be a full-fledged essay on the subject.
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: Hilariously subverted. Homer is visited by his guardian angel, who initially appears to him as Sir Isaac Newton. When Homer fails to recognize him, he instead shows himself as Colonel Klink of Hogan's Heroes, and shows Homer what the world would be like if he had never married Marge; Homer is a millionaire and is Happily Married to Mindy from the plant, and Marge is President of the United States (and her approval rating is soaring). Oddly enough, the angel seems to consider this state of events worse than the "real world" — probably because the angel's remit is to make sure that Homer doesn't cheat on Marge now, and this example doesn't really help his case. Homer doesn't get the message and instead spends his time asking "Klink" if he knew about the tunnels under the camp and the radio in the coffee pot. But he manages to stay faithful to Marge on his own.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Burns tells Smithers to throw a notepad at Charlie for suggesting a real emergency exit.
    • The bullies beat up Bart for "learning on his own" skateboarding, implying they were taught. And again even though he's no longer a nerd, they just want to beat him up.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Homer, on arriving at the hotel in Capitol City, starts stealing stuff from the hotel. Echoed by Mindy a moment later. He also steals a pack of pens a day from work.
    Homer: Free mouthwash! Free shampoo! Free shower curtain!
  • Lack of Empathy: Everyone in the opening scene, starting with Homer apparently killing a man as a prank, and then with everyone else showing no real concern as the man beats desperately against the safety glass....until the glass fails and they realise the only emergency exit is painted on. Charlie is admonished by Burns for being an Entitled Bastard when he meekly asks to tend to this health hazard.
  • The Lad-ette: Mindy is essentially a female version of Homer (except she's slim and attractive). She loves drinking beer, watching TV and eating junk food. She also drives a motorbike.
  • Lame Comeback:
    • During the opening scene, where Bart repainting the parking spaces at Springfield Elementary leaves the teachers trapped in their cars, Principal Skinner comes out with one of these:
      Principal Skinner: Blast it, woman, you parked too close! Move your car!
      Mrs. Krabappel: I'm in the line! You got a problem, go tell your mama!
    • More of a lame addition to a pile-on, but has the same effect:
      Sherri and Terri: (to Bart) Nice glasses, four-eyes!
      Nelson: (also to Bart) Yeah, nice shoes...uh, two-feet!
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • For interrupting Homer and Marge at the end of the episode, Homer punches the bellhop in the eye.
    • Homer and his co-workers play a possibly lethal prank on another plant worker, voicing apathy to him suffocating since they're at least behind the safety glass. Then said "safety glass" fails to hold the chemical gas and they discover their emergency exit is just a painting.
  • The Last Title: The name of the episode.
  • Look Behind You: Homer does this to Lisa. She initially doesn't fall for it, until Homer tells her he's "100% completely serious".
  • Love at First Sight: Homer ends up hallucinating upon meeting Mindy for the first time.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Homer hallucinates upon seeing Mindy, and later drives backwards.
  • Misfortune Cookie: While Homer and Mindy are having dinner at a Chinese restaurant, Homer gets a fortune cookie that says "You will find happiness with a new love". Then it turns out he would have gotten another that says "Stick with your wife" as all the fortune cookies come in one barrel.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Lisa, on hearing Homer singing about Mindy, suggests as an alternative that he's singing about a man named Andy.
  • Never Gets Fat: If Mindy has eating habits like Homer (as she’s seen eating a donut), she would have been as fat as him. Surprisingly, she’s not.
  • Nice Girl: Mindy is a sweet woman. She very clearly likes Homer and respects his decision to stay with Marge despite her obvious heartache.
  • Noodle Incident: Homer and his buddies are in a situation where they are trapped in a room with toxic gases coming at them from all sides. We then cut to Mr. Burns' office with Charlie saying, "Well, sir, I won't bore you with the details of our miraculous escape..." It's subverted as we know how the men got in that mess (In fact, they caused it!).
  • No OSHA Compliance: It's an episode focusing on the nuclear power plant, and that means at least a few gags along these lines. This includes the revelation that glass meant to keep out poisonous gas doesn't work, and the emergency exits are painted onto the walls. Burns alludes to the idea that the plant's radiation shield doesn't use real lead, and the toilets don't have any urinal cakes.
  • Not Even Bothering with an Excuse: The bullies add Bart to their roster of victims during the two weeks that he's a "nerd." After his medical treatments wrap up, he stuns them by showing up looking normal again, confident in his immunity.
    Bart: Gentlemen, the nerd you knew is dead. Beat me and you will be beating one of your own.
    Nelson: Whatever. (They attack him.)
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The usually somewhat selfish and very short-sighted Homer actually deals with his attraction to Mindy in a surprisingly mature way, doing everything in his power to avoid her so that he can maintain his loyalty to Marge.
  • Oh, Crap!: Homer's expression when he sees Mindy trying to 'think unsexy thoughts' just like he was and realizing his beautiful new coworker is just as attracted to him as he is to her.
  • Oh God, with the Verbing!: When Bart gets his throat sprayed, he begins to talk like Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (1963).
    Bart: Hoy! Thanks, nice lady, my voice is crazy with the spraying already!
  • Overly-Long Gag: The bellhop's numerous sound effect euphemisms for Homer and Mindy having sex. He (or at least his eyes) appears later when Homer and Marge are getting frisky to make the same sound effects, but Homer punches him.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Mr. Burns abducts Brazilian football teams that crash land on his property and make them work on his plant, he'll hire ducks to haul nuclear waste, but he won't hire women.
  • Recognition Failure: Homer's guardian angel appears to him in the guise of Newton, assuming that Homer would recognize him. Homer does not, so he transforms himself to Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes.
  • Retargeted Lust: Homer makes a point of trying to get in some quality time with Marge after his Uncomfortable Elevator Moment with Mindy, but she has a bad cold and fails to pick up on his advances. He's more successful at the end.
  • Riddle for the Ages: How did the employees escape the gas that was threatening to kill them?
    Charlie: Well, sir, I won't bore you with the details of our miraculous escape...
  • Rule of Funny: The end of the elevator scene, in so many ways.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Homer hears this in his head when he lies to Lisa upon being caught singing about Mindy, telling her that he's in a Broadway musical.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: It's only Homer's sincere effort to take the Mundane Solution by suggesting he and Mindy keep their distance that gets him sent to the energy convention with her. The short speech he wrote on his hand gets smudged so badly he can't read it, and as he's trying to sound it out Burns catches him and Mindy together on the monitor and decides that this "camaraderie" is just what the convention needs, since literally every other employee is currently engaged in beating each other senseless.
  • Sex Sells: One ad Homer sees while trying to distract himself with TV features female athletes running with a series of close-up shots on their breasts and thighs, while a breathy female voice says "Just do it!" He runs out of the room and leaves a confused Marge to watch the rest of the ad, which turns out to be a PSA about ringworm self-examination.
  • Shipper on Deck: Several characters seem to approve of Homer and Mindy as a possible couple despite Homer’s marital status. It's partially because of this that Homer feels like he has to have sex with Mindy.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: Barney gives Homer some very thoughtful and sensible advice for dealing with his attraction to Mindy, surprising even Homer. Then it's Subverted when it turns out he just got it word-for-word off a bar napkin that happened to apply to the situation with absurd specificity.
    Your infatuation is based on a physical attraction. Talk to the woman and you'll realize you have nothing in common.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: Homer and Mindy eat two ends of a hot dog and end up kissing each other, much like Lady and the Tramp.
  • Special Guest: Phil Hartman as Lionel Hutz; Michelle Pfeiffer as Mindy Simmons; Werner Klemperer as Colonel Klink.
  • Spirit Advisor: Homer is faced with being attracted to another woman. A guardian angel of sorts tries to advise and first takes the form of Isaac Newton. As Homer has no idea who that is, his advisor then takes the form of Colonel Klink.
  • Stealing from the Hotel: Homer excitedly tears down the shower curtain in his hotel room, then overhears Mindy doing the same thing in the adjoining suite.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Both Mr. Burns and Dr. Hibbert use a suction tube on hapless victims (Marge is spared because she has insurance). Also, Homer and Mindy try to not react upon the attraction by thinking the same thing.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Mr. Burns unleashes his winged monkeys on Homer and Mindy when they ask for room service. The monkeys promptly fall out of his window and plummet to their deaths, as monkeys are too heavy to fly with wings that small.
    • Bart thinks the bullies won't beat him up after he loses his glasses and shoes and is back to normal. They just beat him anyway.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Homer, Lenny and Carl were moaning about the things he couldn't do at work with a woman around, Homer mention peeing on the drinking fountain. Noticing their reactions, he lamely tries to deny he ever did that.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Or almost, at any rate. The commentary goes into some detail about how they were very careful to portray Homer and Mindy's attraction to each other as something that neither of them actually wanted, so both could be kept sympathetic.
  • Take That!:
    • A double-sided one where Homer and Mindy holding their own in the energy convention against anti-nuclear hecklers. On the heckler's side, they make it perfectly clear they hate nuclear power for what it's done in the world. Whilst on Homer and Mindy's side, they are just doing their job and refuse to take crap from the hecklers.
      Heckler #1: Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!
      Mindy: Get bent!
      Heckler #2: NO MORE CHERNOBYLS!
      Homer: GO TO HELL! (hits the heckler with a brick.)
    • The brief scene before it (which is often edited in syndication) where a fossil fuel goon beats up Hans Moleman and co-opts his solar energy stand.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • As they watch another co-worker get overwhelmed by poisonous gas, Carl assures everyone else that they're protected by the safety glass. The gas then effortlessly passes through the window.
    • Homer says he has no reason to worry about going with Mindy to a convention for as long as the two of them have no moment alone. Cue the two of them being declared "King and Queen of Energy", and given a romantic dinner alone at the sexiest restaurant in town, with no ability to opt out.
  • Think Unsexy Thoughts: The Trope Namer. When Homer ends up in an elevator with Mindy, he tells himself to "think unsexy thoughts" and imagines first Patty and Selma wearing towels and shaving their legs in the bathroom, then Barney in a polka dot bikini drunkenly humming the theme to I Dream of Jeannie. It doesn't work, as Barney morphs into Mindy. Homer then snaps out of it and witnesses Mindy telling herself to "think unsexy thoughts".
  • Uncomfortable Elevator Moment: Homer and Mindy get stuck in one of these. Even worse, the elevator is so small that they're jammed together in physical contact. When thinking of unsexy things fails, Homer opts to jump out of the elevator... only to wind up outside sliding down the plant's cooling tower.
    Homer: Wahhhhhhhhhhhh see you tomorrow!
  • Unwanted Glasses Plot: Bart not only gets thick glasses, but also oversized shoes and a spray that made his voice sound more nasal than usual. He originally went in for just the glasses, but the optometrist noticed something wrong and recommended Marge take him to another specialist. And so on, and so on, dealing with a wide variety of disorders including strep throat, flat feet, and a dry scalp. It's debatable if he really needed any of the extra treatments or if the doctors were faking since the medical practice they worked for was named HMO Hibbert Moneymaking Organization.
  • Vocal Evolution: When Homer's guardian angel takes the form of Colonel Klink, Werner Klemperer reprises the character. His performance is noticably different here than in Hogan's Heroes, with a deeper voice and his accent barely audible. This is because Klemperer had forgotten how to perform Klink's voice by this point, and he relied on a voice director trying to imitate the vocalisations of the original.
  • Wolf Whistle: The bellhop does this to Homer twice, along with hubba-hubbas, and lip fingering. The second time Homer punches him in the eye.
  • Women Are Wiser: Mindy evinces all of Homer's key traits except his stupidity. (Well, and his meaner tendencies, and his body mass index.)
  • Your Television Hates You: Homer struggles with being tempted by Mindy and then seeing Marge sick as a dog. He tries to distract himself with TV. He sees Kent Brockman promote a historical special about presidential affairs (Hail to the Cheat), a nature documentary about flies that have multiple sex partners with "virtually no guilt", and finally gorgeous woman working out to the tagline of "Just do it." Homer runs screaming from the room at that one, while we see it was just a commercial for ringworm examinations.


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Think Unsexy Thoughts

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