|The Simpsons episode|
|Directed by||Chris Clements|
|Original air date||April 15, 2018|
"King Leer" is the sixteenth episode of the twenty-ninth season of the animated television series The Simpsons, and the 634th episode of the series overall. It aired in the United States on Fox on April 15, 2018.
The family (excluding Maggie Simpson) is at the school, where Bart is there to play a new musical instrument. Bart proceeds to ask the music teacher that if he breaks it, Homer will have to pay for it. From there on, Bart taunts Homer with the thought of breaking his violin. Homer goes berserk when Bart throws it up in the air for Homer to catch, then Homer's beer mug breaks.
After this mishap, Homer finally goes to Moe's bar for a drink. Moe gets called by someone, in which the anonymous person he gets ticked off at and chases the customers out of his bar when he gets irritated. Homer and Marge discover Moe leaving the bar when they agree to pursue him. They then discover Moe fighting with his father, Morty Szyslak. Marge and Homer try and attempt to reunite the family when they invite Moe, his brother Marv Szyslak, his sister Minnie Szyslak, and his father over for dinner.
Before dinner, it is revealed at one time Moe's family sold matteress. Moe screwed it up when his father told him to sabotage their rival's store, in which Moe willingly abides. He then gets tricked by the rival store and they ultimately sabotage his family with bed bugs, ultimately leaving them down to three locations.
At dinner, there is a hostile setting. Moe's family is not getting along together, then Marge and Homer proceed to bring a television into the dining room to show the Szyslayks about the good times they had in mattress commercials. After seeing them in a mattress commercial together advertising around Christmas time, they reunite. Morty gives Marv a key to a store, Minnie a key to a store, and ultimately, Moe a key to a store. At Moe's store, the locals are gathered there. Moe shows them an advertisement for mattresses alongside Marv and Minnie in that commercial. He soon realizes that his brother and sister's intent was to sabotage him and make his store look bad by saying that people have deceased on his mattresses, including fat people and prisoners.
From there on, they each get back at each other. Moe pops the tube man in front of one his rival's store, presumably his brother's or sister's store. They then get back at Moe by controlling the up and down button outside of the store, constantly torturing Hans Moleman as he is trying out a mattress. Moe then floods their store, flushing out the patrons that are in it. Marv and Moe get into a sword fight, but they aren't swords, they are signs. Ultimately, Marv throws a sign at Moe before taking off.
Marge, after learning about all of this, goes to tell Moe's father that his children are fighting with each other, and she needs his help. At first he disagrees, but Marge tells him otherwise, and he leaves the store in which he is getting a new shirt.
Marge, Homer, and Moe's father then see Moe at the place where he and his father were fighting, Moe proceeds to tell everyone there that he will destroy his brother and sister's mattresses, and they can't destroy his, because his mattresses are in a secret place, which is ultimately just his bar. Marge tells him that some families don't belong together. He accidentally breaks the jar of bugs and they run out of the building terrified of having been infected by the bugs.
Dennis Perkins of The A.V. Club gave this episode a B-, stating, "Fox’s synergistic Simpsons programming saw FXX run a mini-marathon of Moe all Sunday leading up to this Moe-centric outing. And, sure, there was Moe Goes from Rags to Riches in there, and The Simpsons’ longevity means that there’s more mediocre Moe (and, well, everyone else), than certified Moe classics. But 'King Leer' manages to mine Springfield’s least-reputable barkeep for enough quality Moe to at least remind us why he’s always been one of the show’s most reliable side characters."
"King Leer" scored a 1.0 rating with a 4 share and was watched by 2.26 million people, making it Fox's highest rated show of the night.
- Perkins, Dennis (April 15, 2018). "Moe goes to the mattresses with his family on a serviceable Simpsons". Avclub.com. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Porter, Rick (April 17, 2018). "'Bob's Burgers,' 'Little Big Shots' adjust up, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Genius Junior' down: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
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