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Homer vs. Dignity

Homer vs. Dignity

Rating: 3.9 (94 votes)


In order to get some extra cash, Homer becomes Mr. Burns' new prank monkey, embarrassing himself for money.

Memorable quotes

Lisa: Just a cotton-picking minute here! I've been getting A's since jimboree!
Homer: What do you want, a medal?
Lisa: You gave Bart one!

Marge: When did this happen? When did we become the bottom rung of society?
Homer: I think it was when that cold snap killed off all the hobos.

Financial Planner: You haven't set aside anything for the future.
Wiggum: Well, you know how it is with cops. I'll get shot three days before retirement. In the business we call it "ret-irony".
Financial Planner: But what if you don't get shot?
Wiggum: What a terrible thing to say. Now look, you've made my wife cry!

Mr. Burns: A show about a doll? Why not write a musical about the common cat? Or the king of Siam? Give it up, Smithers.

Mr. Burns: What is this? Some kind of force field around these vegetables.
Homer: That's the sneeze guard. You have to lean under it to get salad or sneeze on stuff.

Homer: I was wondering if I could get a raise.
Mr. Burns: What kind of raise?
Homer: Whopping?

Lenny: Ow, my eye! I'm not supposed to get pudding in it!

Mr. Burns: You're so much more fun than Smithers. Why he doesn't even know the meaning of the word 'gay'.

Homer: Why didn't you rescue me?
Mr. Burns: Too busy trying to keep my sides from splitting. It's happened before.

Homer: (as Santa) Ho ho ho! Merry... line?
Bart: Christmas
Homer: What? Lemme see that!

Kent Brockman: Yes, whether you're Christian, or just non-Jewish, everybody loves Santa Claus.


  • Homer & Marge go to ''Let's Get Fiscal Financial Planning Service''.
  • The computer simulation of Homer's gravesite features an elderly Nelson Muntz kicking over the headstone and saying ''Ha, Ha!''
  • Carl mixes the words 'conquer' and 'concur' on his word-a-day calendar.
  • When Homer dresses up as the panda, his name is Sim-Sim.
  • Cosington's slogan is ''Over A Century Without A Slogan''.


  • The plot of this episode is similar to The Magic Christian, in which two characters get people to do embarrassing stunts for money.
  • One float features a bobbing head of a Native American which resembles the Cleveland Indians mascot.
  • Mr. Burns' hijacking of the Thanksgiving Day parade parodies Animal House.
  • Seagulls swoop down on Springfield citizens a la Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.