been pondering this for a while?
it is definitely the funnier interpretation, Homer remembering something similar happening before is not particularly funny, Homer being so absent minded that he would forget that what he had seen had only just happened is pretty funny
Nah, completely labours the joke
I see it as a slightly different take on the ‘hello mr thompson’/‘have you seen my friend bill’ aspect of Homer’s character, much better than the idea Homer has been on so many wacky adventures he has seen the shoe thing before
It’s not the sa-
Nah, sod it. Not getting into this.
its not exactly the same, but a similar kind of thing, Homer just not being with it
Have a lovely evening!
It’s not even a joke unless he’s referring to what just happened.
This is kinda beside the point though cos it’s not funny regardless
Not sure the simpsons has ever been funny
Here they are
alright alright I’m going
That’s all I can find. Interesting to see it discussed without much fuss.
I can see both sides to this, TBH.
If he means what he just saw I agree with @TTF’s view that it shows he’s so dozy he missed it.
OTOH no one ever said goodbye to a shoe so Homer saying that is automatically funny because obviously no one should have ever witnessed it.
I have to go with @ericVI though.
It was improvised guys
And the actor says he meant it as in homer’s commenting on what just happened, but admits its funnier the other way
now shut up
Vindicated! (Except for the other way being funnier part)
Mate this is literally all in the OP.
can we just close this sorry thread
Glad I wasn’t going mad there.