Synopsis by Mark Deming
Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and his wife, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner), take in a movie one night, and while one might imagine Marge would be used to Homer's boorish behavior by this time, on this particular evening he has an especially hard time keeping his thoughts to himself, and eventually an angry Marge blows up at her husband. Afterward, a bitter Homer decides to go on a long drive by himself and ends up at the Beer 'N' Brawl, a redneck bar on the other side of town. While knocking back beers, Homer becomes entranced with barmaid and country singer Lurleen Lumpkin (voice of Beverly D'Angelo), who is pretty, talented, and takes an immediate shine to Homer. Homer offers to become Lurleen's manager, and with his help, she begins getting local radio airplay, and even a guest spot on a country music television show called Ya Hoo!. Marge, however, quickly becomes jealous of the attention Homer is paying to Lurleen, and it becomes obvious she has good reason to be jealous when a smitten Lurleen asks Homer to spend the night with her. "Colonel Homer" was first aired on March 26, 1992; incidentally, Beverly D'Angelo not only provided Lurleen's speaking voice, but sang her songs, too (and sang them quite well).