It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 16, In the episode, Homer dissociates himself from new family friend John after discovering that he is gay. Homer fears that John will have a negative influence on his son Bart and decides to ensure Bart's heterosexuality by taking him hunting. It was the first episode written by Ron Hauge and was directed by Mike B.
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His art is a hit at first, but when he offends women with his strip and the Internet turns against him, he tries to clear his name on Joyce's show which backfires. Faced with an angry mob at the door, the family decides to flee for their safety until things blow over. After driving all night, the family stops at a gas station but while they are inside, their car is stolen, leaving them stranded in Springfield. Walking through town, they admire the town.
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Why she was a hero: Spinelli was a tough tomboy who refused to take shit from anybody. She didn't want to be associated with the group of mean girls known as The Ashleys, so she shed her first name altogether, showing kids the power of reinvention, self identity, and paving your own path in life. Spinelli was sort of a childhood stepping stone to idolizing Jane from Daria.
While at Stanford University , Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. Simon submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi , which was produced, and he later became the series' showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers , It's Garry Shandling's Show and other programs, as well as writing the film The Super. Simon assembled the show's first writing team, co-wrote eight episodes and has been credited with "developing [the show's] sensibility". Simon won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for his television work.