Is Homer Simpson an Alcoholic?

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Although a subject often touched upon in the Simpsons and their writers, is Homer really an alcoholic?

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The episode “Duffless” (Duff being the choice beer of Homer Simpson) touches upon Homer’s quest to remain free from alcohol for 30 days. It was originally aired in 1993 as the sixteenth episode of forth season (which some simpsons fans argue is the best), it contains the story of Homer Simpson who takes a trip around the legendary Duff Brewery.


Within the brewery we see some hilarious scenes of Richard Nixon in a post-war commercial saying he “too would like to express his fondness for that particular beer” with Homer sneering “The man never drank a duff in his life!”.  Barney and Homer both get drunk off the free booze on offer but unfortunately Homer finds himself a foul of police sting operation just…

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