The Simpsons: Season 7, Episode 7

King Size Homer (5 Nov. 1995)

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Determined to avoid a work exercise program, Homer intentionally gains weight in order to qualify for disability and work from home. However, he soon realizes that being morbidly obese comes with its own problems.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Carl / Pig / Dr. Nick Riviera / Farmer / Man in Soap Opera / Movie Theatre Manager / Bystander / Worker #1 / Worker #3 (voice)
Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Lenny / Dr. Hibbert / Weight Gain Store Clerk / Ned Flanders / Vast Waistband Clerk / TV Announcer / Ice Cream Man / Worker #2 (voice)
Joan Kenley ...
Woman on Phone (voice)
Woman in Soap Opera / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)


Mr. Burns institutes a new calisthenics program at work. Most employees enjoy the morning workout, except Homer, who is too lazy. He finds out that if he goes in disability, he will be exempt from the exercises. He finds hyper-obesity among the list of disability, so he gorges himself on food to balloon up to 300 pounds. Written by Anonymous

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After Homer reached his target weight of 300 pounds, he went to shop for new, larger clothes at a store called The Vast Waistband. This refers to a speech delivered on 9 May 1961 by then-FCC chair Newton Minow, in which he said that "When television is good, nothing... is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse." He then described overall TV content as "...a vast wasteland." The phrase "vast wasteland" has been used ever since to criticize television programming. See more »


Right before Homer goes out to the movies, Bart and Lisa come home from school. In a later scene after Homer stole an ice cream truck, Lisa is on a school bus talking to Ralph, presumably on her way home. See more »


[first lines]
[Smithers raps on the men's room door at the power plant]
Smithers: Come on, Simpson! Open up, we know you're in there!
[no answer; Smithers motions to two goons, who break the door down; the bathroom is apparently empty, but Smithers looks carefully, and points to a stall]
Smithers: Hmm... that one.
[the goons kick open the stall, revealing Homer standing in the toilet bowl]
Homer Simpson: Someone's in here!
[as the goons drag him out]
Smithers: Boy, I never saw a man so ...
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References A Bridge Too Far (1977) See more »

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"King Size Homer" is an amazing episode. This shows how someone takes advantage of disability to get away with doing nothing!
5 June 2011 | by (Planet Namek) – See all my reviews

What an awesome episode... wow. Homer wants to gain weight to go on disability. He purposes gains sixty-something pounds to add to his already near-obese stature just to be considered unfit to work. So Homer is bound to his home and pretty much simplifies his job with basic "yes" and "no" procedures at answering the command prompt on the computer. Homer leaves a tiny drinking bird to answer for him and leaves the house temporarily. When he returns, the bird is tipped over and the plant is in a nuclear meltdown. Due to the imminent problem, Homer has to stop the meltdown manually and rushes to the plant after numerous failed attempts from being so fat. He accidentally saves everyone due to his massively obese size by falling into the release tube and not allowing the toxic gas from escaping. Mr. Burns promises to bring Homer back to shape but after running out of patience, he just says he'll pay for the liposuction. Awesomeness for an episode.

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