Synopsis by Mark Deming
Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) begins to notice that his friends Carl (voice of Hank Azaria) and Lenny (voice of Harry Shearer) slip away after work each and every Wednesday, and they won't tell him where they're going. Fueled with the burning curiosity of a man with nothing better to do, Homer follows them and discovers that they're members of an ancient secret society known as the Stonecutters. Homer immediately wants to join, but is refused entry until Grampa (voice of Dan Castellaneta) reveals he's a member (he's also a card-carrying member of the Elks, the Masons, the Communist party, and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance). Once Homer is in, he revels in the Stonecutter's many activities, most of which seem to involve drinking, but it looks as if he's banished after he uses their sacred parchment as a napkin. Homer is to be stripped of his membership during a private ritual when it's discovered he has an unusual birthmark on his back; the group's leader, Number One (voice of Patrick Stewart), declares that Homer is the Chosen One the Stonecutters have been waiting for. Homer soon begins abusing his privilege as the Chosen One, but it's not until his daughter Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) suggests he use the group's resources for humanitarian purposes that things begin to go downhill. "Homer the Great" first aired on January 8, 1995.