What was significant about homer's encounter with valentine (and keep it clean)?

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The most significant part of the encounter really happened beforehand.  As Homer gets to the Dugout, he dances and is having a pretty good time, it was a break from all the stress of rocket building and a nice night out with regular high school kids.

Then he sees his...

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The most significant part of the encounter really happened beforehand.  As Homer gets to the Dugout, he dances and is having a pretty good time, it was a break from all the stress of rocket building and a nice night out with regular high school kids.

Then he sees his brother Jim come in with Dorothy and it completely breaks his heart.  He sits there and is watching them dance and feeling incredibly sorry for himself and disgusted when Valentine takes him away and basically takes his mind off of them by seducing him.  She eventually takes him to the back seat of her car (while her erstwhile boyfriend is basically outside) and they do whatever teenagers are wont to do in the backseat of a car.

But the significant thing that comes out of it is that Homer's vision of Dorothy is shattered forever.

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