Conversely, in , Off the Telly writers Steve Williams and Ian Jones named "Homer's Phobia" one of the five worst episodes of The Simpsons , stating that it "leaves such a nasty taste in the mouth," as Homer is "quite simply a bastard" throughout the course of the episode. As evidence, "Homer's Phobia" was shown to the judge to prove that The Simpsons promoted homosexuality and thus should not be aired again on the channel. Bart and Lisa take an instant liking to John, and Homer invites him to the Simpsons' house to see the campy items that the family owns. The rest of the family joins John and has a good time, but Homer is upset with the family upon their return. Retrieved February 13,
Carly. Age: 20.
The rest of the family joins John and has a good time, but Homer is upset with the family upon their return.
Leia. Age: 27.
Archived from the original on February 15, The original concept for the episode came from a few lines of show ideas written by George Meyer. Someone tries to download the family from the Internet , but finding it too slow, attempts to cancel it.