The Simpsons: Homerpalooza
May 21, 2016 9:05 PM - Season 7, Episode 24 - Subscribe

"Homerpalooza" is the 24th episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and originally aired on May 19, 1996. The plot focuses around Homer's depression about aging and no longer being cool, and his quest to become cool again by joining the "Hullabalooza" music festival as a carnival freak. Peter Frampton and musical groups The Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill and Sonic Youth guest star as themselves.
posted by Pong74LS (8 comments total)
 
I decided to post this and Summer of 4 Ft. 2 mostly to observe the 20th anniversary of their airing.

And as I continue to quote lines from 20+ year old episodes this scene is always at the back of my mind.
posted by Pong74LS at 9:28 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins."

"Homer Simpson, smiling politely."
posted by Chrysostom at 10:16 PM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Frinkiac (previously on MeFi) can make just about about any Simpsons quote into a "meme image" (< there's yours)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:36 PM on May 21, 2016


For completeness' sake
posted by rhizome at 9:55 AM on May 22, 2016


HOW DID I MISS FRINKIAC?
posted by lkc at 10:22 AM on May 22, 2016


I've actually got a little framed postcard promo for this episode that I picked up at a record shop before it aired, its homer with a mic and sonic youth behind him plugging their ears.
posted by lkc at 10:23 AM on May 22, 2016


It's inevitable, when keeping characters the same age for years that sometimes there will be some jarring retconning needed. But when you compare this episode, in which Homer fawns over Peter Frampton and scratches his head at the Lollapalooza bands to "That 90's Show", in which Homer himself leads a grunge band called Sadgasm, it's maybe the weirdest bit of dissonance this show has ever had.

In the "Homerpalooza," the dad music jokes were about how dopey Homer didn't get 90s alt-rock. In "That 90's Show," the dad music jokes were about him making 90s alt-rock.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:21 PM on May 23, 2016


"The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher?"
posted by rhizome at 3:39 PM on May 23, 2016


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