The Simpsons: Season 11, Episode 3

Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (24 Oct. 1999)

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Homer's negative reviews as a food critic puts his life in danger. Fortunately he has Lisa fighting for him.



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Episode credited cast:
Groundskeeper Willie / Homer Simpson / Deer / Gil / Krusty the Clown / Santa's Little Helper / Luigi's Chef / Assassin (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Uter's Dad / Captain McAllister / Jamie Killday / Chief Wiggum / Luigi / Akira / Izzy / Lou (voice)
Principal Skinner / Montgomery Burns / Ned Flanders / Rainier Wolfcastle / Lenny / Garth Trelawney / Tuxedo Man (voice)
Tour Guide / Ann Landers / Mimi / Uter's Mom / Daphne Beaumont (voice)
Telemarketer #2 / Maude Flanders (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Telemarketer #1 / Actor (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Editor (voice)


Following the demise of 'The Springfield Shopper' 's restaurant critic,Homer gets the job,though he is so illiterate he has to dictate his reviews to Lisa. They are all positively glowing and the other critics suggest he write adverse reviews for a change,which he does. As a result the restauranteurs all plot to give him his come-uppance at the Springfield Food Fair,which they surely do. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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24 October 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the full frontal nude scene of Bart in the Simpsons film caused much controversy, this episode was the first instance of a Simpsons character's uncensored genitalia being shown. When Homer looks up the front page of the newspaper from the day he was born, the photo of him is clearly anatomically correct. See more »


When Homer is writing his first review, Marge tells him there is no "e" on the typewriter, but when the editor reads his review he says that Homer used words as "pasghetti" and "screw Flanders", meaning that he did use the "e". See more »


Homer: [writing a restaurant review] So come to The Legless Frog, if you want to get sick and die and leave a big garlicky corpse. P.S., parking was ample.
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References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »


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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Dan Castellaneta (as "I Like Pizza")
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