Homer sees the Gummi Venus when he and Marge attend the Springfield Candy Convention, leaving the kids at home with babysitter Ashley Grant. Homer looks in the Gummi candy booth and is instantly beguiled by the Gummi Venus in its glass case. The exhibitor in the booth tells Homer that the Gummi Venus is carved by Gummi artisans, who worked exclusively in the medium of Gummi. As Homer inspects the Gummi Venus more closely, it seems to wink at him, and he decides to steal it.
Homer smashes the case open, grabs the Gummi Venus, and runs for the exit. Homer mixes Pop Rox and Buzz Cola that he took from the vending machines, making a huge explosion. As he escapes, he uses a classic move used in movies, jumping away from the explosion.
Back at the Simpson house, Homer is unable to find the Gummi Venus amidst all the candy that he and Marge had brought home, and frantically searches for it. Marge reminds him that he still needs to take the babysitter home, so he reluctantly gives up the search and starts driving Ashley home. However, she is disgusted by Homer's announcement that he has to scratch himself in two places at once and asks to be let out early.
As she gets out of the car, Homer sees the Gummi Venus stuck to the back of her pants and picks it off, which she mistakes for Homer grabbing her butt. Homer then eats the Gummi Venus, looking utterly blissful as he tosses it into his mouth.
The Gummi Venus appears multiple times in The Simpsons Game, giving Homer the ability to transform into the blob-like "Gummi Homer".