To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield.
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has admitted that he always gets teary-eyed when he watches the ending. See more
During the dinner scene with the whole family plus Abe and Homer's mother, we can see an orange pigtail cord phone next to the fridge on the wall end, yet when the phone rings and Homer goes to answer it, he answers a green pigtail phone on the other side of the door arch on something not seen. See more
Spill it, muddy mae, or we're calling the cops!
During the closing credits, Homer is seen sitting on the car hood looking at the stars in the night sky. See more
Written by Benny Andersson
, Björn Ulvaeus
and Stig Anderson
Performed by ABBA See more