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==Role in ''The Simpsons''==
 
==Role in ''The Simpsons''==
Homer is the bumbling husband of Marge and father of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.{{sfn|Turner|2004|pp=78-79}} He is the son of [[Mona Simpson (The Simpsons)|Mona]] and [[Abraham Simpson]]. Homer held over 188 different jobs in the first 400 episodes of ''The Simpsons''.<ref name="MTV"/> In most episodes, he works as the [[Nuclear safety|Nuclear Safety]] Inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position he has held since "[[Homer's Odyssey (The Simpsons)|Homer's Odyssey]]", the third episode of the series.<ref name="CanWest">{{cite news |last=Angus |first=Kat |coauthors=David Weis |title=Homer Simpson's Top Ten Jobs |page=|publisher=[[Postmedia News#History|Canwest News Service]], ''[[The Gazette (Montreal)|Montreal Gazette]]'' |date=2007-07-26 |url=http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=eed3410e-93eb-4a5c-9631-b6185756c67f |accessdate=2008-06-13 }}</ref> At the plant, Homer is often ignored and completely forgotten by his boss [[Mr. Burns]], and constantly falls asleep and neglects his duties. Matt Groening has stated that he decided to have Homer work at the power plant because of the potential for Homer to get cancer.<ref>Groening, Matt. (2001). Commentary for "[[Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire]]", in ''The Simpsons: The Complete First Season'' [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.</ref> Each of his other jobs has lasted only one episode. In the first half of the series, the writers developed an explanation about how he got fired from the plant and was then rehired in every episode. In later episodes, he often began a new job on impulse, without any mention of his regular employment.<ref>{{cite video |people=Al Jean |date=2008 |title=The Simpsons: The Complete Eleventh Season |medium=DVD |publisher=20th Century Fox}}</ref>
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Marge, they got these pretzels. $5! Get outta here...Homer is the bumbling husband of Marge and father of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.{{sfn|Turner|2004|pp=78-79}} He is the son of [[Mona Simpson (The Simpsons)|Mona]] and [[Abraham Simpson]]. Homer held over 188 different jobs in the first 400 episodes of ''The Simpsons''.<ref name="MTV"/> In most episodes, he works as the [[Nuclear safety|Nuclear Safety]] Inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position he has held since "[[Homer's Odyssey (The Simpsons)|Homer's Odyssey]]", the third episode of the series.<ref name="CanWest">{{cite news |last=Angus |first=Kat |coauthors=David Weis |title=Homer Simpson's Top Ten Jobs |page=|publisher=[[Postmedia News#History|Canwest News Service]], ''[[The Gazette (Montreal)|Montreal Gazette]]'' |date=2007-07-26 |url=http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=eed3410e-93eb-4a5c-9631-b6185756c67f |accessdate=2008-06-13 }}</ref> At the plant, Homer is often ignored and completely forgotten by his boss [[Mr. Burns]], and constantly falls asleep and neglects his duties. Matt Groening has stated that he decided to have Homer work at the power plant because of the potential for Homer to get cancer.<ref>Groening, Matt. (2001). Commentary for "[[Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire]]", in ''The Simpsons: The Complete First Season'' [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.</ref> Each of his other jobs has lasted only one episode. In the first half of the series, the writers developed an explanation about how he got fired from the plant and was then rehired in every episode. In later episodes, he often began a new job on impulse, without any mention of his regular employment.<ref>{{cite video |people=Al Jean |date=2008 |title=The Simpsons: The Complete Eleventh Season |medium=DVD |publisher=20th Century Fox}}</ref>
   
 
''The Simpsons'' uses a [[floating timeline]] in which the characters do not physically age, and, as such, the show is generally assumed to be set in the current year. Nevertheless, in several episodes, events in Homer's life have been linked to specific time periods.{{sfn|Turner|2004|pp=78-79}} "[[Mother Simpson]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 7)|season seven]], 1995) depicts Homer's mother, Mona, as a radical who went into hiding in the mid-1960s following a run-in with the law;<ref name=MotherSimpson>{{cite episode |title=Mother Simpson |episodelink=Mother Simpson |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Richard Appel|Appel, Rich]]; [[David Silverman|Silverman, David]] |network=Fox |airdate=1995-11-19 |season=07 |number=08}}</ref> "[[The Way We Was]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 2)|season two]], 1991) shows Homer falling in love with [[Marge Simpson|Marge Bouvier]] as a senior at Springfield High School in the 1970s;<ref name=WayWeWas>{{cite episode |title=The Way We Was |episodelink=The Way We Was |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Al Jean|Jean, Al]]; [[Mike Reiss|Reiss, Mike]]; [[Sam Simon|Simon, Sam]]; Silverman, David |network=Fox |airdate=1991-01-31 |season=02 |number=12}}</ref> and "[[I Married Marge]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 3)|season three]], 1991) implies that Marge became pregnant with Bart in 1980.<ref name=IMarriedMarge>{{cite episode |title=I Married Marge |episodelink=I Married Marge |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Jeff Martin (writer)|Martin, Jeff]]; [[Jeffrey Lynch|Lynch, Jeffrey]] |network=Fox |airdate=1991-12-26 |season=03 |number=12}}</ref> However, the episode "[[That '90s Show]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 19)|season 19]], 2008) contradicted much of this backstory, portraying Homer and Marge as a childless couple in the early 1990s.<ref>{{cite episode |title=That '90s Show |episodelink=That '90s Show |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Matt Selman|Selman, Matt]]; [[Mark Kirkland|Kirkland, Mark]] |network=Fox |airdate=2008-01-27 |season=19 |number=11}}</ref>
 
''The Simpsons'' uses a [[floating timeline]] in which the characters do not physically age, and, as such, the show is generally assumed to be set in the current year. Nevertheless, in several episodes, events in Homer's life have been linked to specific time periods.{{sfn|Turner|2004|pp=78-79}} "[[Mother Simpson]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 7)|season seven]], 1995) depicts Homer's mother, Mona, as a radical who went into hiding in the mid-1960s following a run-in with the law;<ref name=MotherSimpson>{{cite episode |title=Mother Simpson |episodelink=Mother Simpson |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Richard Appel|Appel, Rich]]; [[David Silverman|Silverman, David]] |network=Fox |airdate=1995-11-19 |season=07 |number=08}}</ref> "[[The Way We Was]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 2)|season two]], 1991) shows Homer falling in love with [[Marge Simpson|Marge Bouvier]] as a senior at Springfield High School in the 1970s;<ref name=WayWeWas>{{cite episode |title=The Way We Was |episodelink=The Way We Was |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Al Jean|Jean, Al]]; [[Mike Reiss|Reiss, Mike]]; [[Sam Simon|Simon, Sam]]; Silverman, David |network=Fox |airdate=1991-01-31 |season=02 |number=12}}</ref> and "[[I Married Marge]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 3)|season three]], 1991) implies that Marge became pregnant with Bart in 1980.<ref name=IMarriedMarge>{{cite episode |title=I Married Marge |episodelink=I Married Marge |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Jeff Martin (writer)|Martin, Jeff]]; [[Jeffrey Lynch|Lynch, Jeffrey]] |network=Fox |airdate=1991-12-26 |season=03 |number=12}}</ref> However, the episode "[[That '90s Show]]" ([[The Simpsons (season 19)|season 19]], 2008) contradicted much of this backstory, portraying Homer and Marge as a childless couple in the early 1990s.<ref>{{cite episode |title=That '90s Show |episodelink=That '90s Show |series=The Simpsons |credits=[[Matt Selman|Selman, Matt]]; [[Mark Kirkland|Kirkland, Mark]] |network=Fox |airdate=2008-01-27 |season=19 |number=11}}</ref>
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