Wonderbat

Continuing my journey through The Simpsons episodes, I am a good chunk of the way into season three.  Last night, I watched the episode “Homer At the Bat” and was thrilled to recognize a reference to The Natural.  Early on in the episode, Homer tells Bart about the time he carved a bat from the wood of a tree that was struck by lightning.

Just like Roy Hobbs, Homer hits like a dream with his special bat.  However, with the exception of Mr. Burns trying to cheat his way to winning a bet, the allusion to The Natural largely ends there.

The episode later ends with Terry Cashman’s “Talkin’ Baseball” parody, which he wrote just for this episode, “Talkin’ Softball.”

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The Simpsons, Season Three


One Comment on “Wonderbat”

  1. […] Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the 25th anniversary of that iconic Simpsons episode, “Homer At the Bat.”  This Simpsons episode featured the voices of Ken Griffey Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Jose […]


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