When Mel Gibson becomes convinced that Homer is the only man with the guts to tell him the truth, he insists Homer accompany him to Hollywood to help fix his newest film project, a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.



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Episode credited cast:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Electaurus Voice / Comic Book Guy / William Milo / Professor Frink / Chief Wiggum / Dr. Nick Riviera / Moe Szyslak / President / Adam West (voice)
Narrator / Ned Flanders / Montgomery Burns / Male Tour Guide / Senate Leader / Rainier Wolfcastle (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Robin Hannah / Irene Ryan (voice)
Saleswoman (voice)
Female Tour Guide / Jimmy Stewart's Granddaughter (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Burt Ward (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Christian (voice)
Mel Gibson (voice)


Homer test drives an electric car because it'll get him a gift. The gift is that Homer and Marge get to be part of a test audience for the new film of Mel Gibson, a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Everybody loves the film except for Homer, who totally hates it. Because a very insecure Mel Gibson thinks Homer is the only one who dares to speak his mind he asks Homer to help him change the film. Therefore, Mel Gibson takes Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa to Hollywood. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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26 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the french canadian version, Hubert Gagnon provides the voice for Homer. He also provides Mel Gibson's voice in most of the french canadian adaptation. See more »


When Bart asks Homer if he can stay with him and Mel Gibson, Homer puts his hand on Bart's shoulder. When Homer moves his hand away, his fingers are still on Bart's shoulder. See more »


Mel Gibson: Come with me to Hollywood.
Homer: You had me at "hello".
Mel Gibson: I didn't say hello.
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References Payback (1999) See more »


Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
[A snippet plays in the revised ending to "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".]
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Very prophetic line from Mel Gibson..."I speed all the time but the cops never give me a ticket"
9 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beyond Blunderdome has one of the most inspired guest castings ever, with Mel Gibson playing himself, well probably more his Riggs persona from Lethal Weapon, and he doesn't disappointed. Lots of laugh out loud moments, especially when Mel's character takes matters into his own hands during a congressional debate. Loved it!

Two lines that are Simpsons classics. One was when the film production executive accuses Mel of making a film worse than Godfather III!!!! Mel's response was priceless! The second was chillingly prophetic big time, when Mel boats to Homer "I speed all the time but the cops never give me a ticket." Yikes! A few years later Mel got into all sorts when a cop did pull him over, and Mel's response made headlines all over the world. Just Google it.

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