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Homer Alone

Homer Alone

Rating: 3.7 (172 votes)


Marge goes crazy under pressure from the responsibilities of being a housewife. To relieve herself from all the pressure and stress, she takes a solo vacation at Rancho Relaxo. Since there is no babysitter for them Bart and Lisa go to Patty and Selma's. While Marge is gone late one night Maggie goes in search of her mother. Homer finds out that Maggie is gone and goes looking for her but can't find her. Eventually, Chief Wiggum returns her. Homer picks up Bart and Lisa from Patty and Selma's, and they are very excited to see him. They go to the train station to meet Marge, who promises never to leave them ever again.

Memorable quotes

Lisa: Mom, Bart's making faces at me.
Bart: It's a nervous twitch, and I'm a little sensitive about it, if you don't mind.

Arnie Pie: This is Arnie Pie with Arnie in the Sky. We've got big problems on the Springfield Memorial Bridge, people. Traffic going waaaay back in both directions. And look out at the corner of 14th and Elm, because I just dropped my bagel.

Eddie: She's locked in the car and refuses to move.
Wiggum: Did you flash your lights?
Eddie: Yes.
Wiggum: Well, I'm fresh out of ideas.

Marge: I need to unwind.
Homer: I know you do, Marge, but come on, you know what our vacations are like. Those three monsters in the back seat: "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" And let's face it, I'm no day at the beach either: "Marge, can I have another sandwich? Marge, can I have another sandwich?"

Marge: Thanks again for taking the children while I'm away.
Selma: Don't worry yourself.
Patty: We've got six months of maternity leave we're never going to use anyway.

Troy McClure: I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such movies as "Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die"' and "Gladys the Groovy Mule." But today you'll see me in my greatest role - your video tour guide to Rancho Relaxo!

Radio DJ: This is Coma - WKOMA, restful, easy listening. Coming up next, a super set of songs about clouds.


  • Homer and Bart's ''Latin names'' were Homo Neanderthal'us and Brat'us Don'thaveacow'us
  • The bus on Springfield bridge is filled with actors in costume.
  • When Maggie crawls down one street, a car is parked in a ''No Parking'' zone.
  • The giant Olmec Indian head from 7F22 Blood Feud is still in the basement.
  • The police tape reads: ''Distressed Mother - Please Stay Back''.


  • The opening scene (see above) parodies the Road Runner cartoons.
  • The episode title and the part where Homer loses Maggie both reference the film Home Alone.