In "The Man Who Thought He was Edward G. Robinson," A hen-pecked husband takes inspiration from his screen idol and toughens up.
The two of them had been married for many years, and though Homer had learned to cope with her insults, he was not happy. Then came the night that they went to see the film Little Caesar! Homer was enthralled by the character on the screen, and afterward, began to imagine himself as Edward G. Robinson.
Then, Ada caught him pretending to be his idol...and mocked him by suggesting he was better suited to imitate Shirley Temple.
It was then that Homer decided to end his marriage by bumping off Ada and making it look like a suicide. At least, that was his plan until his screen idol came to town. Can the real Edward G. Robinson help Homer with his plan?
"The Man Who Thought He Was Edward G. Robinson" was written by Leslie Raddis and produced and directed by William Spier. Edward G. Robinson starred as himself and Homer. Ada was played by Verna Felton. Also appearing were Jerry Hausner, Wally Maher, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on October 17, 1946.
Below is the trailer from the 1931 classic Little Caesar.