Decapitating Knight
Homer Shake
The Homer Shake couch gag is the eleventh couch gag of Season 24. It is also a song that is sung by Homer and is a parody of the "Harlem Shake" song.


The Simpson family do their own version of the Harlem Shake, known as the Homer Shake.

The Simpson family is already seated on the couch as the "Homer Shake" song begins. Maggie is wearing a helmet and is on top of the couch dancing to the song, while the rest of the family are unaware of Maggie and are doing their usual hobbies; Homer just sits there and drinks his beer every once in a while, Marge is knitting, Lisa is reading, and Bart is playing his video game.

When the bass drops, the camera cuts to the family, where the rest of them are now convulsively dancing to the song while going crazy; Maggie is still dancing with the helmet on, Homer is only in his underwear and is beating his chest like Tarzan, Marge is doing push-ups, Lisa is dancing while wearing a big mask of her head, and Bart is dancing while dressed as Bartman.

Eventually, many other characters appear and are convulsively dancing while acting crazy to the song besides the family. Lenny and Carl are in a karate match, Cletus is making music with his moonshine bottle by blowing into it, Mr. Burns is dancing while wearing a fur coat and hat, Grampa is acting like he has a heart attack while wearing his army uniform, Comic Book Guy is practicing his superhero moves, Duffman is doing his pelvic thrusts, Otto is grooving while holding up glow sticks and wearing a glow stick necklace and pacifier, The Grumple is head spinning, Mayor Quimby is doing an erotic dance while wearing only a thong and a "Sexy Mayor" sash, Disco Stu is doing sit-ups, Moe is rolling in a physical restraint, Skinner is hopping on a pogo stick, Clancy Wiggum is hand standing, Nelson is hitting a double bass against the wall, Apu is juggling Nabendu, Sashi and Sandeep, Jimbo, Kearney, Milhouse and Mr. Teeny are chicken fighting, Sideshow Bob is doing the worm, Groundskeeper Willie is riding a kiddie ride tractor, Surly Duff is dancing, Kang and Kodos are grooving, Ralph is hung up on one of the fan blades, and Krusty is grooving while throwing five pies.

This continues for a few more seconds before the song ends.

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