The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 24 Season 2 7F11 January 24, 1991
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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
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Episode Summary
Homer takes the family to the Happy Sumo for sushi. After sampling most of the items on the menu, he tries the blowfish- the dangerous sushi delicacy. One false cut by the chef can make the dish fatal. When the master chef sees that the fish Homer ate was prepared improperly, he directs Homer to the hospital, where Dr. Hibbert tells Homer that he has twenty-four hours to live.

Homer writes a list of "things to do before dying" and attempts to complete it in his last day. He has a heart-to-heart talk with Bart, tries to enjoy an impromptu saxophone recital by Lisa, makes amends with his father, joins Barney for one last beer at Moe's, tells off Mr. Burns, and takes Marge into the bedroom for one last night of passion.

Leaving Marge to sleep, Homer slips away to kiss his children one last time. He then falls asleep in his easy chair, listening to the Bible on tape, expecting never to wake up. The net morning, Marge holds Homer's lifeless body. Homer stirs, discovers he's alive, and celebrates overcoming his brush with death. Soon, he is back in front of the TV set, munching on pork rinds.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Marge cooks her meatloaf in the microwave and serves it with catsup
  • Thursday is meatloaf night and Friday is pork chop night in the Simpsons' house
  • The Simpsons eat at The Happy Sumo where their menus have a map to the hospital printed on the back of them
  • Marge and Lisa order the Sushi Sampler, Homer orders a bit of everything and drinks a Duffahama, while Bart orders two sharks, octopus and an eel
  • Fugu is the name of the type of blowfish that Homer eats
  • Homer is told he has 24 hours to live (22 actual hours after Dr. Hibbert kept him in the hospital)
  • The five stages of death anxiety are Denial, Anger, Fear, Bargaining and Acceptance
  • Dr. Hibbert gives homer a So You're Going to Die pamphlet to read
  • Homer's notepad header reads Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today
  • Homer's list features 1. Make list, 2. Eat a hearty breakfast, 3. Make video tape for Maggie, 4. Have man-to-man with Bart, 5. Listen to Lisa play her sax, 6. Make funeral arrangement, 7. Make peace with Dad, 8. Beer with the boys at the bar, 9. Tell of boss, 10. Go hang gliding, 11. Plant a tree, 12. A final dinner with my beloved family, 13. Be intimate with Marge, 14. Watch the sunrise
  • Homer's three sentences that will get you through life are: 1. Cover for me. 2. Oh! Good idea, boss. 3. It was like that when I got here.
  • Flanders doormat reads Welcome to Flanders Country while a sign by their closet says Bless this Mess
  • The Springfield Retirement Home has a sigh which reads Thank You For Not Discussing the Outside World
  • Barney's apartment has a Duff Beer light-up sign and a wooden spool wheel for a coffee table
  • Moe's bar has a Duff beer clock which reads Time for Another Duff next to the time
  • Homer listens to The Good Book on audio cassette tape read by Larry King
  • Homer eats a bag of Pork Rinds Light
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Grampa Simpson
Barney Gumble
Chief Wiggum
Dr. Hibbert
Edna Krabappel
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Ned Flanders
Waylon Smithers
Master Sushi Chef
Richie Sakai
The Good Book
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Guest Stars
George Takei Akira George Takei
as Akira
Larry King The Good Book Larry King
as The Good Book
Sab Shimono Master Sushi Chef Sab Shimono
as Master Sushi Chef
In this Episode
SongGypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
SongTheme from Shaft
SongWhen the Saints Go Marching In
Prank CallSeymore Butts
Nell Scovell
Wes Archer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Joey Miyashima
Diana Tanaka
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