Homer Simpson is a legendary character from the TV show The Simpsons.
We know that at any given time, Homer is performing the absolute minimum required of him in his position as the safety inspector in Sector 7-G at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. However, Homer demonstrated his adaptability once again when he made the switch to boxing for his brief career in combat sports.
We simply need to turn back the clocks to realize that November 10 marked the 26th anniversary of “The Homer They Fall.”
Homer acted as a devoted father in an effort to reclaim his son’s novelty utility belt after local Springfield Elementary bullies Jimbo, Kearney, and Dolph, took it away from Bart Simpson.
But the incident also led to a one-sided beating of Homer Simpson in Moe’s Tavern. To the amazement of the bullies’ families, Homer was able to endure the punishment and attempted to persuade them to correct their kids’ behavior.
The Simpsons’ flawless ability to draw on the world of sports for their once excellent narrative is still on display in “The Homer They Fall.” Naturally, boxing aficionados will never forget Homer’s ring walk to “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
They have nothing but good recollections of that one scene from the iconic 1996 episode. One fan said, “Perfect entrance song to a fight.” Another wrote: “I laughed so hard when I saw this when it first aired. That’s the best use of that song ever!”
“I wish someone in the UFC would come out to ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’” said another.
“I came here for this scene and I’m dying of laughter. What a song to play as [an] entrance,” a fourth boxing enthusiast said.
It’s fair to say that “The Homer They Fall” has aged like a good wine. Fans of both boxing and the Simpsons won’t soon forget about Homer’s brief career as a boxer or his ring walk before his fight with the Tyson-inspired Tatum.