"Postcards from the Wedge" is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons' twenty-first season.It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 14, 2010. In 1996, the "Homer3" segment was awarded the Ottawa International Animation Festival grand prize and the episode was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour). Outraged, Grimes declares that he and Homer are now enemies. However, the other two in this episode more than make up for it. Supervising director David Silverman was aiming for something better than the computer animation used in the music video for "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. In the episode, Frank Grimes is hired as a new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.Despite Homer's attempts to befriend him, Grimes is angered by Homer's laziness and incompetence. Mr. Burns attempts to throw a gas bomb at King Homer that landed only a few inches away, gassing himself instead. Season six, episode 12. While Bob tries to help Homer uncover the mystery behind who’s threatening him, Bob also continually hints at his own intentions to kill Bart as soon as he gets the opportunity. "Homer in the Third Dimension" (2005), in, Silverman, David (2005). Homer opens a snow plow business only to have his best friend Barney open a rival outfit, with commercials by Linda Ronstadt. It is also the thirty-first installment in the annual Treehouse of Horror series. In a 2000 Entertainment Weekly article, Matt Groening ranked it as his sixth favorite Simpsons episode. However, they realized that there were vinyl Bart dolls in production and purchased one to use as a model. Homer uses The Vulcan nerve pinch five times in the episode. [...] We were going to have a guest star play Frank Grimes. , Several members of the staff have included the episode among their favorites. Drugs in a bottle! The writers chose the latter as they thought it would have funnier results. Bart: I can try! The footage of Grimes' death is also shown during that episode. , According to Josh Weinstein, when the episode was first broadcast, many fans felt it was too dark, lacked humor and that Homer was portrayed as overly bad-mannered. Sideshow Bob is temporarily released in to help him find the perpetrator, who is revealed to be Junior, Homer's mechanic. " Likewise, Jon Bonné of MSNBC used "Homer's Enemy" as an example of a bad episode of the eighth season and wrote "even now [in 2000], when subsequent episodes have debased Homer in new and innovative ways, the Grimes episode stands out as painful to watch. , Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, authors of I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, described the episode as "one of the series' darkest episodes [that] ends on a real downer but is nevertheless also one of the wittiest and cleverest in ages. [TheSimpsons] What's the simpsons episode in which Homer tries to hang himself from a tree but the tree breaks and Homer dents a car underneath him? Homer: You can't stay in there forever! Commentary for "Treehouse of Horror VI", in, Weinstein, Josh (2005). 9 When He Thought He Killed An Alligator ‘Kill The Alligator And Run’ is a very interesting Simpsons episode with a variety of cameos, including Kid Rock himself.  The animation was provided by Pacific Data Images (PDI) and overseen by Tim Johnson. As it turns out, a very much alive and well Willie exits a bus and tries to scare the children, but ends up chasing the bus with one shoe when he realizes that he left his gun on the seat. Bart and Lisa tell Marge about the incident and she explains Willie burned to death while the parents of the students looked on and did nothing. He suggests a jingle will help distract people from watching the monsters. [Homer storms into his sector and frantically tries to decide which framed picture on his panel he should rescue. Homer searches for a new job without success. Homer eventually fools Barney into traveling to "Forbidding Widows' Peak" to plow through the snow for a $10,000 bill, but is caught in an avalanche. Mirkin was also disappointed in the quality of the camera pan, again blaming the lack of support from Fox and the inability to halt the traffic. Willie recovers and turns into a giant bagpipe spider and is about to kill Bart as well as Lisa, who has entered the dream after also falling asleep. , One of the key shots in the segment was where Homer steps into the 3D world and his design transitions into 3D. , Oakley, Bill (2005). The animators at PDI worked closely with the normal animators on The Simpsons and worked hard not to "reinvent the character[s]". "Homer's Enemy" is the twenty-third episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. After a cone hits Homer, he throws it into the floor and accidentally pierces the fabric of the space-time continuum, causing it to collapse into a wormhole threatening to pull Homer and the rest of the dimension into a black hole. ", Josh Weinstein has expressed regret about killing off Grimes after only one episode, describing him as "such an amazing character. "Clown Without Pity" takes the tradition evil doll story and puts a Simpsons twist to it. He is slashed with a rake, and the scratches are still on his body after he wakes up. Cohen generated this "Fermat near-miss" with a computer program. It originally aired on October 18, 2020 in Canada and on November 1, 2020 in the USA. (2005). "There was an eerie silence," Mirkin said. Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. He's so depressed he tries to kill himself but his gun's firing pin is made of zinc. Grudge against his brother Side Show Bob, Cecil tries to kill Springfield with hydro-electric dam explosion which was fonded hollowed structure by him. And so the only way for him to stop trying to kill himself is put a suit on. Side Show Bob also has a good Side. And the B plot is also dark because it's about Bart accidentally injuring is Grampa and tries cover up the incident so no one can find out. It really feels like what would happen if a real, somewhat humorless human had to deal with Homer. When Bart receives a Krusty doll for his birthday, the doll comes to life and tries to kill Homer. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 2, 1991. (Episode … Homer pounds on it.] Homer Simpson is subject to several murder attempts. At Grimes's funeral, Homer falls asleep and talks in his dream, making Reverend Lovejoy and the attendees laugh as Grimes's coffin is lowered into the earth. The episode features the return of guest star Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, who tries to kill Bart Simpson after getting out of jail, spoofing the 1962 film Cape Fear and its 1991 remake. He seeks help from them, but their attempts to rescue him are fruitless.  The episode would eventually lose to Pinky and the Brain. Skewed Priorities: Mark Hamill won't use his lightsaber to defend himself from the angry mob because George Lucas would make him pay if the saber broke. Suddenly, Maggie appears and uses her pacifier to seal the vent on Willie's spider body, resulting in Willie exploding. ", Many critics have listed "Homer's Enemy" as one of the best episodes of the series, including John Orvted of Vanity Fair, Entertainment.ie, Screen Rant, The Guardian,, and Time. Does anyone know the name of the episode or what else happens in the episode so i can find it? The house is overrun with zombies, however, and all exits are boarded over. share. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on April 30, 2000. He emerges and warns viewers that the following episode could scare certain viewers, especially religious types, an announcement mirroring Marge's intros to Treehouse of Horror and Treehouse of Horror II.He requests for the television to be turned off before daring viewers and imitating a chicken. Wanting some of the perks they enjoy for himself, he visits their headquarters, only to discover that he is actually the organization’s mythical Chosen One. This Video is a property of Fox. Plot. Moe trying to kill himself If this is your first visit to the No Homers Club, be sure to check out the FAQ page. She writes,. He added that "if the VP decides now to pursue this showbiz offer, it's just too late [...] He missed his chance. He is assigned to Sector 7G, where he must work alongside Homer Simpson and his two friends, Lenny and Carl. Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill him. "The War of the Simpsons" With Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Michael Strong, Paul Petersen. Secondly, he heads towards a semi-trailer and misses and yells out "Oh! However, former Simpsons executive producer Mike Reiss listed "Homer's Enemy" as one of his two least favorite episodes, stating, "I just think the episode was in bad taste. The episode: Homer finds success by starting up a snow plow business but best friend Barney tries to muscle in on his turf. Dancin' Homer. At Marge's insistence, Homer eventually returns the doughnut to Lard Lad, but that does not stop Lard Lad and his friends from causing destruction. It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on May 4, 1997. It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on May 4, 1997. In the episode, Homer gets drunk at a dinner party and embarrasses Marge, so she enrolls them in marriage counseling at a lakeside retreat with Reverend Lovejoy. Fox "begrudgingly" allowed Mirkin to use a crane for the ending. In its original broadcast, the episode was watched by 22.9 million viewers, acquired a Nielsen rating of 12.9, finishing 21st in the weekly ratings, and was the highest-rated show on the Fox network the week it aired. He was the judge in the court case of Flanders the Devil vs. Homer Simpsonabout who gets Homer's soul. Homer ends up saving Barney, they become friends again and team up, only to find the snow melting (after Homer comments "When two best friends team up, not even God himself can  The first segment, "Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores", was written by John Swartzwelder, who had previously worked at an advertising agency. Grudge against his brother Side Show Bob, Cecil tries to kill Springfield with hydro-electric dam explosion which was fonded hollowed structure by him. He and Milhouse spend their days wrecking the building until it collapses one night during Milhouse's watch, causing the rats in the building to swarm into Moe's Tavern. " In an interview with The Believer, producer George Meyer said, "Grimes's cardinal sin was that he shined a light on Springfield. "Treehouse of Horror VI" was the first of two Treehouse of Horror episodes to be executive produced by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. Grimes quickly becomes aghast at Homer's laziness and incompetence. ", In August 2014, writing for The Verge, Chris Plante listed "Homer's Enemy" as one of his favorite episodes of The Simpsons, and Homer falling asleep and talking in his dream at Grimes' funeral as one of the funniest moments in the show, but he cited the latter as the moment the series jumped the shark, because of the impact it "has on the show's character [Homer], and through that character, the world. Artistic License – Gun Safety: After hearing Lisa's nightmare about the Boogeyman, Homer arms himself with a shotgun. Homer searches for a new job without success. He makes a desperate but futile stand against the undead before they kill him and drive him out. In The Homega Man, Homer becomes the last surviving man on earth after a neutron bomb is dropped on Springfield. He was originally designed as a "burly ex-marine guy with a crew cut", but would later be modeled after Michael Douglas in the movie Falling Down and director Jim Reardon's college roommate. When Grimes prevents Homer from accidentally drinking a flask of sulfuric acid by knocking it from his hands, Mr. Burns admonishes Grimes and reduces his pay, as the spilled acid destroyed a wall. Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and inadvertently becomes their leader. report. 1 comment. According to Weinstein, "We wanted to have a Bart or Lisa kids' story to contrast the heaviness and reality of Frank Grimes. Because of the length, the episode featured a very short opening sequence and did not include several trademarks established in previous Treehouse of Horror episodes, such as Marge's warning or wraparounds. If it were true, it would disprove Fermat's last theorem, which had just been proven when this episode first aired. It averaged 8.4 million viewers, with a Nielsen rating of 4.2 and an audience share of 11 percent. While designing the 3D model of Bart, the animators did not know how they would show Bart's hair. At the prom, Barney streaks, Artie and Marge are ... then thinks better of it, but discovers to his alarm that Bart has already mailed it.  The code 46 72 69 6E 6B 20 72 75 6C 65 73 21 is a string of hexadecimal numbers that, when interpreted as ASCII codes, decodes to "Frink rules!". The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, described it as "Complex, very assured and very clever, [...] The computer graphics are outstanding, and the final scene – as Homer enters our dimension – is one of the highlights of the entire series. Once he realizes how good he tastes, Homer keeps finding new and exciting ways to cook himself, up to and including using a cheese grater on his head and digging a corkscrew into his ear to get some pastry icing. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Production 4 Citations When Homer is almost killed by the repeatedly closing garage door, Marge insists that he gets health insurance. It was inspired by the 1962 The Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost". When the prom time comes, Marge goes out with Artie, leaving Homer to fend for himself. The original idea was that Homer would visit several dimensions, including one where everything was made out of paper cut-outs, but they decided that it would be too complicated. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 12, 2003. When Homer starts beating his way through the convention riot, he yells "NEEEEEEEEEEEEERDS!!!" It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 30, 2007. The episode was written by Julia Prescott and directed by Steven Dean Moore. The Simpsons children awaken and despite being pleased to be alive, Lisa fears that Willie might still be around. 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It is the first "Treehouse of Horror" episode to air in HD, and also the first "Treehouse of Horror" episode since 1999's "Treehouse of Horror X" to actually premiere in time for Halloween. Although a false statement, it appears to be true when evaluated on a typical calculator with 10 digits of precision. like Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds. It was watched in approximately 12.4 million households. Homer tries to convince himself that Mindy doesn’t want him, but they have the same interests and Marge’s sickness is making her unattractive. I can't really copy him vocally, but I tried to get as close as I could and copy his rhythms and the way he has that sort of seething passion underneath that total calm exterior. Many other students at Springfield Elementary School also say they were terrorized by Willie in their nightmares. In the third and final segment, "Homer3", Homer finds himself trapped in a three-dimensional world. "Kill the Alligator and Run" is the nineteenth episode of the eleventh season of the American animated television sitcom The Simpsons. Homer Tries To Commit Suicide S01E03 - Homer's Odyssey Mrs. Krabappel takes Bart's class on a field trip to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where everybody watches as Homer crashes an electric cart into a cooling vent and is fired. Homer Simpsons is a proud glutton — he once ate 64 slices of American cheese in a row, and he almost killed himself consuming a rotten six-foot party sub — … For example, the giant walking unnamed peanut is a parody of, "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace" is a parody of the film, The three-dimensional rotation shot of the dimensional vortex is a reference to the green glowing grid in the opening credits of the Disney film, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 15:41. " In her autobiography My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy, Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart, praises Azaria's performance as Grimes, and uses it as an example of how "Accent, pitch, pacing, range and intention" can allow an actor to voice many characters. Bart takes command and enters the third dimension to save Homer. Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie … He was partially modeled after Michael Douglas's character in the film Falling Down. In the episode, Homer disappoints Lisa on her birthday when he gives her a thoughtless present. Unfortunately, 'Homer3' gives us the weakest of the bunch. According to Azaria, "I based the character on William Macy. To prove Homer's lack of intelligence, Grimes tricks him into entering a contest (intended for children) to design a nuclear power plant. When Ralph does not leave the stage, Chief Wiggum says "Ralphie, get off the stage, sweetheart." "Homer's Enemy" is considered to be one of the darkest episodes of The Simpsons, and it split critical opinion.  There is a signpost with x, y, and z, and many basic shapes littered across the screen. In the subplot, Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar. ", In its original broadcast on the Fox network, "Homer's Enemy" acquired a 7.7 Nielsen rating. It doesn’t blast off the screen but it seems imaginative and fun. Patty and Selma visit the Simpsons, driving Bart, Lisa, and even the pets to evade them and consequently leave almost no place for Homer to hide. Homer uses The Vulcan nerve pinch five times in the episode. This line was later used as the chorus in the song "Ralph Wiggum" by the Bloodhound Gang. This excellent episode sees Homer discover the old, ... Part Two" gives closure to the final episode of season six that ended on a cliffhanger in which a mysterious shooter tries to kill Mr. Burns. , In 1996, the "Homer3" segment was awarded the Ottawa International Animation Festival grand prize.  By the close of the episode, Grimes, a hard-working and persevering "real American hero," is relegated to the role of antagonist; the viewer is intended to be pleased that Homer has emerged victorious. You must register as a member before you can post at … After receiving the letter, they decided to ask him to guest star. This thread is archived. In the episode, Homer disappoints Lisa on her birthday when he gives her a thoughtless present. But despite it all as always, the big oaf stays faithful to his blue-haired gal. Hank Azaria voiced Frank Grimes and based some of the character's mannerisms on actor William H. Macy. Lisa and Paul Anka later perform a catchy song and the citizens of Springfield stop looking at the monsters, who lose their powers and become lifeless. "Homer of Seville", also known as "The Homer of Seville", is the second episode of The Simpsons' nineteenth season.  The Simpsons was the sixth highest rated show on Fox the week it was broadcast, behind The X-Files, a broadcast of the film The Mask, Melrose Place, King of the Hill and Beverly Hills, 90210. In the subplot, Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar.  It is a favorite of Josh Weinstein, who cites the scene when Grimes visits the Simpson home as one of his favorite scenes, while The Office creator Ricky Gervais has called it "the most complete episode.  Will Pfeifer of the Rockford Register Star called the episode "the best of the annual Halloween episodes". In Season 25's "Steal This Episode," Homer starts pirating movies for everyone to watch in his backyard. Bart falls asleep and attempts to find Willie, who appears as a lawn mower. All i remember is Moe attempts to kill himself by sledding down a hill onto a busy highway and ends up missing every car and going through without a scratch. The logo for the episode. Upon realizing that the colossal doughnut is the name of the doughnut that Lard Lad holds and actual doughnuts that size do not exist, he denounces the store and vows to get a colossal doughnut. 1 comment. Grimes rants about Homer to Lenny and Carl, who insist that Homer is a decent person despite his many faults. After Homer's co-workers applaud instead of ridiculing him, Grimes snaps and runs amok at the plant, mocking Homer's stupid habits. When Bart finds the key to the school's steam tunnels and damages the school with steam, Principal Skinner sends him to a camp in Oregon.  "Homer3" was written by Cohen, although the idea was pitched by Oakley. "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" is the fourth episode of season 32 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-seventh episode overall. When Homer questions how Frank Grimes could have a son when he was not married, he explains that his dad "happened to like hookers," and one of them gave birth to him. "Treehouse of Horror VI" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and the sixth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series. Bart manages to trick Willie into mowing a sandbox containing quicksand, and Willie sinks. Now!  The episode was also submitted for the Primetime Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour)" category because it had a 3D animation sequence, which the staff felt would have given it the edge. " The idea for the episode was first conceived by Bill Oakley, who thought that Homer should have an enemy.  The episode was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week. The scene was filmed on a sidewalk with the crane on the street and Mirkin was not able to fully stop traffic for the shot.  Azaria felt that it was the role he worked hardest on, adding "I think it's the one we did the most takes on, the most emotional, it felt like the one I worked on the hardest from a performance point of view, in preparation and in execution. An edited version of "Homer3" would appear alongside several other shorts in the 2000 American 3-D animated anthology film, CyberWorld shown in IMAX and IMAX 3D.  IGN.com ranked Frank Grimes as number 17 on a list of "The Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral characters", making him the least-frequently shown character to appear in that list. "The War of the Simpsons" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' second season. He pointed out everything that was wrongheaded and idiotic about that world. , The animators and character designers had a lot of discussion about what Frank Grimes should look like. In the episode, Homer suffers from a nervous breakdown after taking a quiz that suggests he only has three years left to live. Legitimately, this episode is not for the squeamish. At Moe Syzlak's suggestion, Homer invites Grimes to his home for a lobster dinner, hoping to make amends. In the episode, one of Abraham Simpson 's fellow World War II veterans, Asa Phelps, dies, leaving him and Mr. Burns as the only living members of Grampa's war squad, the Flying Hellfish. Out of all the family photos, he chooses a black and white of himself dressed like a cowboy.] One of the goals of Oakley and Weinstein was to create several episodes in each season that would "push the envelope conceptually. Bart is pulled back into the house and Marge is sad that her husband is gone; Reverend Lovejoy attempts to appease her by saying he's gone to "a better place". Among few others, the producers considered asking Nicolas Cage to play Grimes but decided Azaria was more suitable because the role involved a great deal of frustration and required extensive knowledge of the show. S4, Ep10 3 Dec. 1992 I just want to watch that whole episode for that scene. Solved. , "Put it in H" Simpsons podcast cites this episode as their favorite Treehouse of Horror, with particular praise going to Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace for its "genuine horror" scenes. In the final scene of the episode, Homer is sent to the real world in the first ever live-action scene in The Simpsons. After accidentally chopping his finger off, Homer’s digit lands on the grill. It’s wonderful throughout – eg ‘Break glass in case of spousal insanity’. The other segment is a great take on the zombie genre. Homer receives a death threat in the mail and he's terrified. Denouncing Homer as a fraud, Grimes leaves in anger. [...] Hank, at the table-read, just filling in, created such a beautifully crafted character, beautifully psychotic, that no one was used to replace him. Now let's all get drunk and play ping-pong!” Number One "Homer the Great" is the twelfth episode of Season 6. An evil Krusty the Clown doll tries to kill Homer; Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her; Bart inadvertently raises the dead. Despite Homer's attempts to befriend him, Grimes is angered by Homer's laziness and incompetence. save. An evil Krusty the Clown doll tries to kill Homer; Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her; Bart inadvertently raises the dead. “Oh, wow! Skewed Priorities: Mark Hamill won't use his lightsaber to defend himself from the angry mob because George Lucas would make him pay if the saber broke. I've tried on youtube and other websites but had no luck. like Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds. An edited version of Homer3 would appear alongside several other shorts in the 2000 American 3-D animated anthology film, CyberWorld shown in IMAX and IMAX 3D. He declares himself Homer's enemy and tries to expose his flaws through public humiliation. It was nominated for a … After accidentally chopping his finger off, Homer’s digit lands on the grill. After a nervous breakdown, Homer and his family end up in Florida for Spring Break, where Homer runs over a famous alligator. , In February 2000, the cast of The Simpsons performed a live reading of the episode script at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. When Homer discovers Bart is on the no fly list, he has to drive him there. Sexual Inadequacy". Tien Shinhan (天 テン 津 シン 飯 ハン, Tenshinhan) is a disciplined, reclusive and heavily devoted martial artist, and one of the strongest Earthlings within the Dragon Ball universe.He also possesses a few non-human traits due to being descended from the alien Triclops race. This episode contains examples of: Angrish: Homer meant to say, and did say on the third try, "You broke a promise to your child," but he was too angry with Marge to talk coherently.She ended up having to remind him to think about what he was saying. Legitimately, this episode is not for the squeamish. In the episode, Homer gains an operatic ability to sing following an accident, and becomes a professional and famous opera star. He said things that needed to be said, but once they were said, we needed to destroy that person. In its original broadcast, "Treehouse of Horror VI" finished 21st in the ratings for the week of October 23 to October 29, 1995, with a Nielsen rating of 12.9. With the ape in his custody, Mr. Burns returns to America and presents King Homer to the press on Broadway.  In the non-canon season twenty-eight episode "Treehouse of Horror XXVII", the ghost of Frank Grimes joined Sideshow Bob's army of the Simpsons' enemies. In this Emmy®-winning episode, Homer undergoes a medical treatment to make himself smarter. When the students take a test, Martin - having finished his test first - falls asleep and is strangled to death by Willie in his dream, before waking up and dying in the real world. The author specializes in stories that are based on actual cases and he's working on a new novel taken from an unsolved murder. Marge writes an apology letter to Hollywood with a check for $12 to reimburse the movie tickets they didn't buy. It tosses out a few funny bits, but it mostly feels like an excuse to feature some 3-D animation. Votes: 2,004 It was viewed in approximately 7.5 million homes, finishing the week ranked 56th. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 29, 1995, and contains three self-contained segments. The next day, Homer tries to earn Grimes's respect by being a model employee, but his efforts fail. 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