The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 9

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer (5 Jan. 1997)

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Marge's fears that Homer will embarrass her at the annual Springfield Chili Cook-Off again, are reaffirmed when after tasting various bland samples of chili, he comes across a specialty ... See full summary »

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Furniture Salesman / Carl / The Sea Captain (voice)
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Reverend Lovejoy / Otto / Ned Flanders / Smithers / Dr. Hibbert / Jasper / Kent Brockman / Talking dog / Sailor (voice)
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Marge's fears that Homer will embarrass her at the annual Springfield Chili Cook-Off again, are reaffirmed when after tasting various bland samples of chili, he comes across a specialty made by Chief Wiggum laced with hallucinogenic Guatemalan peppers. The chili sends him on a psychedelic journey where he meets an imaginary Coyote spirit guide(voiced by country music legend Johnny Cash), who urges him to find his soul mate, causing him to doubt that he should've ever married Marge in the first place. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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The telephone wires in the Simpson house are labeled NSA (National Security Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), KGB (Soviet Secret Police) and MCI (Global Communications), seen briefly between the floorboards of the first and second floor. See more »

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Homer Simpson: In your face, space coyote!
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A cartoon that takes us on a surreal journey
2 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Mysterious Voyage of Homer is a highlight of season 8 for its surreal animation taking us on a strange journey when Homer eats insanity peppers and finds himself lost in a fantastic land. The things he sees and encounters are mysterious, strange and abstract, but the show still has humour in depicting this hallucination- for example, when Homer kicks the tortoise and in an ironic "mop the floor" joke. Homer then meets his spirit guide, a talking coyote who tells Homer to find his soul mate. The coyote is ideally cast- he's voiced by Johnny Cash who has a great voice. It works for a wise and mysterious character.

Once awake, Homer begins to doubt that Marge is his soul mate and goes looking for someone else who can understand him. This material captures the essence of loneliness. The humour is found when his friends all describe their relations with Homer, with none of them claiming to be Homer's soul mate. Additionally, we get a good joke out of Homer asking his memory for "new information." In the end Homer almost destroys a ship that he hopes will bring him friends, which is slightly disturbing, but he and Marge save the ship and the two decide they really are soul mates. This isn't a shocking conclusion, but getting there was an interesting ride.


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