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Flaming Moe 

Moe tries to keep his 'straightness' a secret when he opens a gay bar; Skinner falls for a new teacher.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Barney / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Superintendent Gary Chalmers / Julio (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dewey Largo / Lenny / Principal Seymour Skinner (voice)
Alyson Hannigan ... Melody Juniper (voice)
Scott Thompson ... Grady (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Calliope Juniper (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Agnes Skinner (voice)


When Smithers offers to help transform Moe's dingy pub into a more refined and trendy lounge, the revamped "Mo's" quickly becomes Springfield's local gay hangout. With Smithers' friends and colleagues infusing new life into "Mo's," business starts to boom, but Moe inadvertently leads his new bar patrons to believe that he, too, is gay. Afraid that telling the truth would hurt his newly flourishing business, Moe's new friends teach him a lesson in acceptance. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner becomes smitten with the new free-spirited music teacher, Ms. Juniper, who inspires the by-the-book principal to take chances. When Skinner finds out that Ms. Juniper's daughter, Melody, has a crush on Bart, he uses Bart to get close to Ms. Juniper. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

16 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title "Flaming Moe" makes a reference to season 3 when Moe sells the "Flaming Moe" beverage. In this story, Homer tells Moe of a secret alcoholic cocktail that includes cough medicine and fire that he calls "Flaming Homer". Moe steals the recipe from Homer, renames the drink the "Flaming Moe" and begins selling it at his tavern. See more »


When Mr.Burns is in the bar and is speaking to the man we see Smithers with his Grey/white suit. However when the shot changes we see he is wearing the suit he normally wears when working. See more »


References The Hobbit (1977) See more »


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Two Great Stories,
19 April 2011 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Flaming Moe is a terrific Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes. I liked seeing Moe and Smithers team up in an episode that you would never expect from the show, as we see Moe's Tavern get turned in to a gay bar, the scenes where Moe pretends he is gay himself and particularly the scene towards the end where he runs for politics is very funny. The episode struggles with who it's lead character is, it goes to Smithers at the beginning, then moves to Homer and Marge for a bit, and finally to Moe, it should have had its focus on one character throughout, and I think that should have been Smithers, it is rare to see him lead an episode and I was excited about it, but then it goes to Moe, someone who has plenty of episodes centred on him. The side story was the highlight of the episode for me, the connection between Bart and Skinner was brilliant here, and his desperate attempts to win over the new music teacher was very fun, and she was terrifcly voiced by Alyson Hannigan. Funny and straight forward, Flaming Moe is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

When Smithers convinces Moe to change his tavern into a gay bar, he pretends he's gay to blend in, meanwhile, a replacement music teacher for Mr Largo starts dating Principal Skinner.

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