The Simpsons

Series 23 - 10. Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson

Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson
Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

Another great episode with a plot that doesn’t make much sense – but then we are talking about yellow people, so sense needn’t intrude too far. After a video of Homer ranting about poor airline treatment goes viral, he is offered his own political talk show (because the network needs another ill-informed gas bag), goes on to form his own grassroots movement, the Gravy Nation, and nominates Ted Nugent as the Republican presidential candidate.

The satire may not be subtle, but it is sharp and the jokes come tumbling one after another. Keep your finger hovering over the pause button to catch all the gags on the talk-show ticker tape.

About this programme

10/22. An impassioned video rant by Homer becomes an internet sensation and he is given his own talk show. Before long the lovable oaf is the new voice of American politics and spokesperson for the Gravy Movement - but problems arise when he is given the task of choosing the next Republican nominee.

Cast and crew


Homer Simpson
Dan Castellaneta
Bart Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Marge Simpson
Julie Kavner
Lisa Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Ted Nugent