@Oh, that's raspberry!, I can't believe you would like that joke about Homer forcing the kid to eat ice cream. That's among my least favorite jokes ever. I just can't believe that Homer would knowingly endanger a kid's life, and then MOCK HIM EVEN FURTHER. I love the jokes where he's about to run the kid down in this episode just because there are no words exchanged between Homer and the kid, so it doesn't contain the emotion that the other scene does, and it's more of a spur-of-the-moment type thing. I actually don't think Homer is a jerk in Maximum Homerdrive; he's more of a guy who just wants to have some fun.