"Stark Raving Dad" is the first episode of the third season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 19, 1991. In the episode, Homer is sent to a mental institution for wearing a pink shirt to work, where he shares a room with a man who claims to be pop star Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, Bart promises his sister Lisa he will get her the best birthday present ever.
Lisa reminds Bart that he forgets her birthday every year, so he promises to get her a present for her eighth birthday. Meanwhile, Homer panics after seeing that all his white work shirts are dyed pink after Bart tossed his lucky red hat into the laundry. He is forced to wear a pink shirt to work, where Mr. Burns suspects his attire reveals he is a "free-thinking anarchist". Homer is sent home with a psychiatric quiz to allow Dr. Marvin Monroe assessing his sanity. Homer makes Bart complete the quiz because he is too lazy to do it himself. Bart ticks "yes" to all the questions, which ask if Homer hears voices, is quick to anger, or wets his pants. When Burns and Monroe see the results, they send Homer to a mental institution, where he is committed after an inkblot test image that resembles Bart triggers his temper.
In his excitement over Jackson's arrival, Bart fails to acknowledge Lisa's birthday. After overhearing a distraught Lisa composed a letter disowning her brother, Jackson convinces Bart to let him help heal their rift. Together they write and perform a song for her called "Happy Birthday Lisa". The song thrills Lisa, who declares it the best present ever. Jackson then reveals that his real name is Leon Kompowsky, a bricklayer from Paterson, New Jersey. He explains that he had been filled with anger most of his life, but found solace when talking in Jackson's voice because it made people happy. Leon bids farewell to the Simpsons, singing Lisa's birthday song to himself in his normal voice.
In a 2009 article for TV Squad, Mike Moody said the episode's "sweetest moment" is at the end when Kompowsky and Bart perform the birthday song for Lisa. Likewise, writer Al Jean listed that scene as one of his five favorite moments from The Simpsons in 2003. The reaction to the song "Happy Birthday Lisa" was mixed. Ben Rayner called it a "crap tune", and Chris Selley of Maclean's magazine wrote that "Stark Raving Dad" is "an unbearably sappy episode, and that birthday song for Lisa is just ... bad." Dave Walker of The Times-Picayune listed the episode as one of Jackson's "many memorable TV moments" and called the song "unforgettable".
Later, when it's time for the party, Damon goes to see Elena - and returns her necklace as a birthday gift. Elena is thrilled. They go downstairs to join the gathering, only to discover that it's a full-blown rave ruining Elena's idea of a quiet night. Matt and Jeremy are already smoking weed together. Jeremy reveals that he has been seeing things, but doesn't quite tell Matt that his dead sister is one of those things. Meanwhile, Elena is not too happy to discover that Jeremy's getting high and tells Alaric to deal with it. And Caroline thinks Matt's "hatred" of her has driven him to drugs. Elsewhere, Andie's still at work - the last person in the studio.
I'll admit I wasn't a huge fan of Deja during This Is Us Season 2, but we did get to see a softer side to her in this episode, which I enjoyed. Also, praise to her for finally realizing that she is special after talking to her birth father. She gives Randall the best birthday present ever when she agrees to the adoption!
While Randall and Kate had pretty good birthdays, for the most part, Kate had a pretty dismal birthday up until the very end. Kate wants to have a baby, but science and the universe just aren't on her side.
Kate brings the mood way down at the birthday part Madison throws her. After being rejected by a doctor who refuses to perform IVF treatments on her, Kate has an understandable albeit uncomfortable meltdown when she blows out her candles.
Eden Valley police chief Gloria Burgle goes to pick up her son, Nathan, from his job with her alcoholic stepfather Ennis Stussy at a supermarket. She experiences some trouble with the automatic door and reminds Ennis that they will see him tonight for Nathan's birthday.
At Ennis' house, he gives Nathan a birthday present, a wooden carving of a boy talking to a man laying down. He and Gloria discuss her being replaced as chief because of Eden Valley's absorption by the Meeker County police force, and her ex-husband's marriage to a man. She and Nathan leave after dessert, and Ennis drinks while watching TV. Maurice, searching in vain for Emmit's house, calls Ray, who is busy at his bridge tournament. He sees a sign for Eden Valley and mistakes it for Eden Prairie, stealing a phone book from a gas station and selecting Ennis' address, confusing "Ennis" and "Emmit".
Love, meanwhile, has to call everyone at Hudson's birthday party to let them know that they've been exposed. Oof, how awkward for someone who's already new and an outsider. If that wasn't awful enough, Dottie arrives at the hospital to tell Love that she's bought a vineyard with the Quinn money, so Love's essentially on her own to keep the bakery afloat.
The day of Henry's first birthday party, Joe returns filthy, limping, and brandishing his-and-hers crossbows. He hugs Love and apologizes for everything, then flashes back to the group home nurse witnessing him deciding not to push one of the bullies down the stairs. She compliments him for being different from the bully, and they agree to look out for each other. Why do I have a bad feeling about the end of the nurse's story?
John's Engineering team completes repairs. Once the team's inside, Ed orders the Orville to leave the dockyard. As the Orville flies traverses space, John beds a Dakeeli woman, Irillia. As the two chat after sex, the woman discovers a fork in John's drawer. John explains the fork was a gift from Isaac, who did not understand the concept of a good birthday present. When the conversation turns to Isaac's suicide, she says that in Dakeeli culture, suicide is a purely personal choice that is not seen as sad. Instead of grieving, the living cherish the memories of those lost. Suddenly, John has an idea.
Anika is sent an unusual birthday present - a miniature pyramid wrapped inside a torn treasure map. Sal discovers they are tied to a long-lost Aztec treasure - and an ancient curse. A new mystery has begun.
In a particularly grim episode, Kendall holds a blowout fortieth birthday party and discovers that the hope he once had that his siblings might take his side against their father is long, long gone. Meanwhile, Roman is close to cementing his position as Favored Child.
Sure, sure. I think we need to talk about Rafael Torres during this time. Rafael Torres was a squad leader from El Paso, Texas. As a matter of fact, today would have been his 105th birthday. He was born on July 1st 1915. Rafael Torres was leading the squad and they ran into a couple of Mark IV tanks. He was carrying an old Springfield rifle and he was amazed that he was able to shoot into try to shoot at the tanks with the old Springfield rifle.
Many of the men were either killed, wounded or captured. Many of them captured Ricardo Palacios, Jr from El Paso, Texas, spent 16 months in a German P.O.W. camp he crossed the Rapido River on his 21st birthday. He was one-- Ricardo Palacios Junior was one of eight men that was still alive. When I was first writing this book, and he suddenly passed away 2017.
I mentioned already Rafael Torres, and today was would have been his birthday. Well, genealogy played a huge role in me writing this book. So I used genealogy to really go out and try to find the families I would connect with over 60 different families of women that served in this very unique and historical U.S. Army unit. But Rafael Torres, when I found is his granddaughter, Sonia Hillman.
Red: Oh, who knows? She's been moody all Day. Let me see the TV Guide ( takes the guide ) Ahh. Let's see. What day is it? Ah, it's the 13th. Yeah, it seems to me I was supposed to do something on the 13th. Oh, good Lord! You forgot your mother's birthday!
Thanks to Bart leaving his lucky red hat in the pile of washed white shirts, Homer wears a pink shirt to the nuclear power plant. He is promptly committed to a mental institution, where he meets Leon Kompowsky, a heavy-set, bald man who claims to be Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, Bart forgets about Lisa's birthday and tries to give her a gift.
Lisa reminds Bart that her birthday is coming up and not to forget to get her a present. Downstairs, Bart calls Krusty's hotline even though Marge told him to watch Maggie. Marge rescues her from the fan but Bart just ays she wanted to. Homer's traditional white shirt turns pink in the wash (thanks to Bart's red cap being mixed in with the shirts), and he is forced to face the ridicule of his co-workers by wearing pink to work. He catches the attention of Mr. Burns, who pegs him as "some kind of free-thinking anarchist", and orders him to be examined by Dr. Marvin Monroe. Despite his explanation for how his shirt became pink Burns won't hear After receiving a take-home psychological test from him, instead of filling out the test himself, he carelessly lets Bart fill it out for him, who does a rush-job by ticking all the boxes, not aware of what the consequences would be. After handing it in, Homer is promptly judged to be insane and committed to a mental institution. There he is bunked with a large yellow man who claims he is Michael Jackson. Having never even heard of Michael Jackson before, Homer believes everything he says. There the two quickly become friends.
The day of Lisa's birthday, "Michael" calls the Simpson household to inform Bart that Homer has been committed, and Marge starts working on a way to get him out. Marge manages to convince the institution that Homer is not really crazy by pointing out Bart's antics that made Homer go crazy in the first place; the doctors are shocked by this revelation, having assumed that Bart was simply Homer's delusion. Since "Michael" is only at the asylum voluntarily, Homer invites him to their home for the night. Bart, believing that Leon is really Michael Jackson, begins to inform all his friends that he is on his way despite bing told not to tell anyone. Meanwhile, in all the commotion, Lisa seems to be forgotten and on her birthday which celebrates with only her sister Maggie in sadness. 781b155fdc