The vehicle “The Homer” from the TV show ‘The Simpsons’ was featured in one memorable episode, season 2’s “Oh Brother, Where Are Thou?” In it, Abe “Grandpa” Simpson, believing he’s on his death bed, let’s Homer (his son) know a secret he’s been hiding: Homer has a half brother who was given up for adoption. After a visit to the orphanage and some phone calls, Homer finds out his brother is Herbert Powell, CEO of Powell Motors. Herbert has Homer and the rest of the family come to Detroit, Michigan to visit. It’s realized that the company’s sales are dropping to the Japanese automakers and is in danger of being bought out. After some family time, Herbert brings Homer to the company and offers him a car for free. Realizing they don’t make any big cars or cars with “lots of pep,” Herbert has Homer meet with the engineers to design a car for the average person, for “all the Homer Simpsons out there.” After a slow start and a pep talk from Herbert, Homer forces the engineers to design his car, one that holds his insanely large drink, has old-school styles like tail fins and bubble domes, and an engine that makes you feel the world is coming to an end. Dubbed “The Homer.” Herbert doesn’t see the car until it’s unveiled and is an instant flop. The development costs and fact that retail on it is $82,000 (back in 1991) ruins the company. Powell Motors is bought out by a Japanese company and Herb is out of a job. Lisa (Homer’s daughter) exclaims that Herb’s life “was an unbridled success until he found out he was a Simpson.” Drving home, Bart tells Homer that he thought the car was cool, which was all Homer wanted.
I am sitting here wondering why I am still watching the most boring Super Bowl in a long time. (Unless of course if you are a Seahawks fan.) So instead of enduring more of this (sorry Denver fans), why not write about a little about this model many of you are eager to see.
It is called The Homer, named after, of course, Homer Simpson. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Let’s let our friend and Simpsons nut Derek, affectionately known on HWC as doomus, tell you a little about The Homer:
We don’t know if this means more Simpsons cars, but if it does, and we had our druthers, we would go with The Canyonero or Mr. Plow’s plow. Yes, Mr. Plow, that’s its name. Its name again is Mr. Plow.
Anyway, you are not looking at this post because of my Simpson’s knowledge. You just want to look at the car. So we will get on with the pics.
(You can find The Homer on ebay, or later this month on the pegs, if you are lucky…)
Hot Wheels The Homer (2014 New Models):