The festival head is impressed by Homer's ability to absorb cannon fire and hires him for the festival's freak show (played by the Jim Rose Circus). [19], The Simpsons: 17 Seasons, 17 Episodes, Page 1, "Top 10 Best Musical Guests On 'The Simpsons, The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Homerpalooza&oldid=983587526, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. It was the last Simpsons episode written by Brent Forrester and the last one directed by Wes Archer. Several of the jokes in this episode are based on his experiences: cameras were being seized and thrown in the garbage, there were numerous advertisements, several "sour faced teens", a real freak show (Jim Rose Circus), and at one point a stranger approached Forrester and asked, "how's it going, narc?". [5], During Homer's confrontation with the Hullabalooza crowd, there is a brief shot of Homer with the members of the musical group No Doubt behind him. Homer realizes that music from his high school days is no longer considered cool after a hipster at a record store derides it. The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago.Formed in 1988 by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar), D'arcy Wretzky (bass), James Iha (guitar), and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), the band has undergone many line-up changes.The current lineup features Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder. I often do lately in these weird times. He is shocked to find all the kids hate the classic rock radio station he listens to. There’s a scene in “The Simpsons” in which a group of children is brought in to serve as a focus… Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins experiement with a new, synth-heavy sound instead of dueling guitars on their 11th studio album, 'CYR.' This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 02:41. The first time I listened to this album was in 2015, when I was 14 and going through a really, really rough time personally, like most teenagers do. En Los Simpson Homerpalooza “It makes no sense. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 19, 1996. [7] Otto's drug-induced hallucination of his "talking shoes" is based on the opening of the album version of the song "1999" by Prince. After Otto destroys the school bus, Homer is forced to carpool several students to school. [8] According to the DVD commentary an unnamed group had said that if Courtney Love were in the episode, they would not be. Originally, Courtney Love and Hole were wanted for this episode, but they declined. The writers were aiming to have artists that represented several genres: hip hop (Cypress Hill), alternative rock (Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins), and a classic rock singer. Hoping to earn "street cred", he joins the Hullabalooza music festival as a carnival freak. Smashing Pumpkins’ first gig was on 9 July 1988 at a Polish bar called Chicago 21, and the line-up consisted of Corgan on bass, Iha on guitar, and a drum machine. Next . [10], In 1998, TV Guide listed it in its list of top twelve Simpsons episodes. Alternatively, the Rover Hendrix act break joke has been called one of the worst jokes in The Simpsons history by the writers and producers. The song was released on their "Siamese Dream" album. Hoping to impress them, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to the Hullabalooza music festival. Smashing Pumpkins. [3], In its original broadcast, "Homerpalooza" finished 57th in ratings for the week of May 13–19, 1996, with a Nielsen rating of 7.8, equivalent to approximately 7.5 million viewing households. [13], In a list of the 25 greatest guest voices on the show, released September 5, 2006, IGN ranked the Hullabalooza performers 23rd. [9] It was thought that Love would appear in the episode because she had recently done a film with James L. Brooks, but she never responded to the request. [17] [12], In 2019, Consequence of Sound ranked it the third greatest episode on its list of top 30 Simpsons episodes. The Smashing Pumpkins band are known to have officially released a song called "Mayonaise" in the year 1983. The flashback where Homer meets the guys in the van is based on the film Dazed and Confused.