Teen Again (actually, title reference to France comedy "16 ans ou presque"; "16 again" in Ukrainian translation, or "16 years old or almost", literally translating in English")
EP: David Mirkin
Homer falls asleep, and wakes up in the world as 12-year teen, with slightly different state of affairs. There he lives with his mother and nobody in Springfield knows or remember something about Homer Simpson (cause he's just unknown kid)
. He has a choice: to find out the exit from there, or vice versa…
That was short synopsis, but I'd want to tell more of that plot, because I really liked it
After Homer done [for another time]
something stupid, he even has an argue with Marge [again]. During it, as "a reason" he complains about his difficult childhood, and Marge shouts that "OK. Maybe, perhaps we both would be better happier, if you didn't grow like... like you now, and I couldn't meet you!
". Then Homer falls asleep in the couch in the living room, because still angry at Marge and following things are just his dream
He waked up by his alive mother (guest voiced by Glenn Close)
and worries about everything: he looks like "not fat" teen (in my view, he similar to his look in "The Blunder Years" flashback)
, Mona isn't dead, they live in some familiar beauty house (that house, where was farm he actually grew, i.e. there was a farm in "e-i-e-i-d'oh")
and… Abe is absent. [Because Abe didn't appreciate nor really love them and for much years had lived just with "1960th TV-set and its programs", Homer and Mona threw him and took to almost mental hospital, Retirement Castle, where "he's cared about
Homer careless child. He's happy, goes to school (not Springfield Elementary and without characters from there)
, has a school friends, has a great sweet younger years living with his mother. What more could he want?
Once he decided walking out, but outside, in Springfield [almost forget, the characters have the same view as in *cough* canon]
, nobody knows or remember something about him (cause he's just unknown kid)
. Moe doesn't allow him, because "he must be 14 at least
", Homer even got to the SNPP, but was driven out by Frank Grimes, who works well as Safety Inspector in all plant (initially was just in 7G, but was promoted)
. He went to the Simpsons house, but now former family are all just people bearing the same [actually common in USA]
Befriend with Bart, Homer with Mona is invited to the evening family dinner. There, remembering, what happened to Bart, Lisa and Maggie's father, Marge crying said "he was the great man, children loved him so much. He was the astronaut [got the reference], the American hero. However during one of flight, the rocket had landed unluckily and he perished
". When Homer said "Hey, I also was the astronaut… in the future
", Marge [probably from happy memories]
and her kids again starts to cry and hug together. Seeing that cute and depressed a bit scene, Mona suggest to go home.
Backing home, Homer sad because of seen real warm feelings of the Simpsons [another]
. He sits in his room and watch in the mirror himself future, who says him sorta like "That's world is really cool and your mom made you great lifelong dream childhood. In the same time, you saw here the tears and sad of your present family, but you wanna so?
Homer went to the Mona and crying says "Mom, anyway happening, know I love you
", both hugging and sleep together.
Homer wakes up in reality and says everyone he loves them ignoring their surprised reaction
. Then he saw upside and thanks God and his mom for all…
That was really charming write. Some moments even made me cry, do you? What do you thing about this idea?