Maybe it's because he's such a lonely person that he made a clone so there could be someone he could talk to who understood him and shared his loneliness. What if the real Moe has been dead for all these years and we never knew it?
Hah, I never realized there were so many Moe-clone instances.
Moe Szyslak: Oh, she got homesick for her old life; diving for tourist pennies in a Micronesian swamp. Homer Simpson: Now, now, I won't hear of it, Moe. Homer Simpson: Oh, its probably due to your ugliness. Malloy's old, and he outsmarted the lot of you.
Homer Simpson: Whatever happened to your mail order bride? No girl wants to end up with a Joe Puke-Pail like me. Well, uh, how come I ain't fending off movie stars with a pointy stick? When everybody said you were to drunk to drive that time, who gave you your keys? Homer Simpson: Okay, we've got the secret vigilante handshake. I'll be Cue-ball, Skinner can be Eight-ball, Barney will be Twelve-ball, and Moe, you can be Cue-ball. Homer Simpson: Actually, it wasn't me, it was my dad, Grampa. So you see, old people aren't so useless after all.
Now every time we see Moe try to kill himself, he gets replaced by another copy. What if instead its actually a plural, Moes, implying that there are multiple moes.
Like maybe the first time we ever saw him try to commit suicide, he really did do it, and one of these clones or imposters stole his identity? In the show its simply called Moe's, without refering to what it is that Moe owns.
Homer: Well, Sister Bernadette will leave the convent and start a softball team... Duff Man: [watering his plants] That brown spot needs some H2O! [Moe sports a bathrobe and a traffic cone on his head] Marge Simpson: Why are you dressed like that? [throws bomb back and it explodes] Barney Gumble: Okay. Moe: What are you telling us, were trapped like rats?
I mean, I'm a doctor and you're a 5000-year-old mummy I brought back to life.
Marge Simpson: Dumbo had a magic feather that made him fly, but then he found out that the feather wasn't magic. Lisa Simpson: Let me get this straight: Moe is Dumbo, the whiskey is Dumbo's ears, and we're that bunch of racist crows? I'll be Cue-Ball, Skinner can be Eight-Ball, Barney will be Twelve-Ball, and Moe, you can be Cue-Ball.
Moe Szyslak: I didn't go to the movies much as a child. Stick in the potato, fold in the dough, that was my Star Wars.