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"I will run for mayor!"
Homer Simpson
"And I will be your campaign manager!"
Lisa Simpson
"And I'll find out what a mayor does!"
―Homer Simpson

"See Homer Run" is the sixth episode of Season 17 (originally going to be an episode of Season 16 in production order).


To win back Lisa's love and keep her from hating men in the future, Homer dresses up as a mascot called "The Safety Salamander" and gains fame for rescuing people from a multiple-car pile-up on the freeway. Meanwhile, Springfield holds a recall election to finally get the incompetent Mayor Quimby out of office, and Homer (as The Safety Salamander) decides to run.

Full Story[]

The family goes to the Springfield Mall to buy a Father's Day gift for Homer. He is impressed by Bart's gift – a Leather Buddy multi-function knife – but Lisa's gift, a book she created, with caricatures of herself and Homer as unicorns, doesn't go over so well. In a half-hearted attempt to make Lisa feel better, Homer hangs the book on the refrigerator, but due to the book being too heavy for the small magnet it quickly slides down to the fridge's water dispenser and becomes a water-soaked glob of paper. He then blames the magnet he hung it on which was actually a gift from Lisa for his birthday, then she runs off crying.

Lisa takes out her frustrations at school, and her parents are called to talk with Principal Skinner. School counselor Dr. Loren Pyror determines Lisa has a development disorder, which can only be resolved by Homer trying to make amends. He does so by dressing as the "Safety Salamander" and giving safety talks at school, as for Skinner's suggestion. However, a fireworks display during a school assembly causes a fire.

Meanwhile, Bart, on a dare from the bullies, steals a "Bart Blvd." street sign. This leads to a fiery multi-car pileup when Cletus is unable to find Bart Boulevard (looking for the hospital where his son was born). Police cars, fire trucks and ambulances race to the scene but crash into the wreck, making matters even more worse.

Homer, still dressed in his Safety Salamander dinosaur costume and a dinosaur, runs to the rescue, extricating people who were trapped in their cars just before the pileup explodes in a fireball, including Smithers, Dewey Largo, Drederick Tatum and Nelson. Homer gets a rousing reception, and Mayor Quimby is blamed for the bumbling response. Springfield residents pick apart Quimby's administration for other failures, and demand a recall election.

The election causes 200 of Springfield's residents to run. On Lisa's suggestion, Homer plans to run for mayor, playing on his popularity as the Safety Salamander. Marge wants to wash the costume, since it is too dirty, Homer puked inside it and also swam in it. Marge does so, but during a debate forum, the costume rips apart, disappointing the crowd. People don't like seeing Homer as a normal person, and eventually none of the new candidates gains at least 5% of the votes to oust Mayor Quimby. However, Lisa confides in Homer that she is very proud of him and glad he is her father. They start dancing at the end of the debate, but Homer still feels his tail, much to his disgust.

Behind the Laughter[]

Broadcasting Information[]


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, November 20, 2005
  • 2nd Airdate: Friday, December 30, 2005
  • 3rd Airdate: Sunday, June 18, 2006 (aired on Father's Day)


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, January 8, 2006
  • 2nd Airdate: Friday, January 13, 2006 (Encore Screening)
  • 3rd Airdate: Thursday, April 20, 2006
  • 4th Airdate: Sunday, June 18, 2006 (aired on Father's Day)
  • 5th Airdate: Sunday, August 6, 2006
  • 6th Airdate: Saturday, August 26, 2006
  • Australia
  • 1st Airdate: Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Season 16 Season 17 Episodes Season 18
The Bonfire of the ManateesThe Girl Who Slept Too LittleMilhouse of Sand and FogTreehouse of Horror XVIMarge's Son PoisoningSee Homer RunThe Last of the Red Hat MamasThe Italian BobSimpsons Christmas StoriesHomer's Paternity CootWe're on the Road to D'oh-whereMy Fair LaddyThe Seemingly Never-Ending StoryBart Has Two MommiesHomer Simpson, This is Your WifeMillion-Dollar AbieKiss Kiss Bang BangaloreThe Wettest Stories Ever ToldGirls Just Want to Have SumsRegarding MargieThe Monkey SuitMarge and Homer Turn a Couple Play