The Simpsons: Season 9, Episode 23

King of the Hill (3 May 1998)

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After humiliating Bart at a church picnic, Homer resolves to get in shape. Soon, he is contacted by an energy bar company that wants him to climb a mountain as a promotion.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Louie / Grampa (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Sherpa #2 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad (voice)
Fat Tony (voice)
Neil (voice)


After meeting film star Rainier Wolfcastle at the gym ,Homer is volunteered by Bart to climb the treacherous local mountain the Murderhorn,as a publicity stunt for energy bars after Wolfcastle pulls out.Homer makes the climb despite warnings from Grampa and the exit of his sherpas and,at the top,makes a grisly discovery which helps his descent. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The title is derived from the children game "King of the Hill" where the object of which is to stay on top of a large hill or pile as the "King of the Hill" while other players attempt to knock the King off the pile and take their place. See more »


Grampa's dentures fit the bite mark on the frozen old mountain climber, implying that Grampa is the one that tried to eat him, not the other way around. But this climb would have happened in Grampa's youth, he would have had his regular teeth back then. So why do the dentures fit the bite mark? See more »


[in gym]
Homer: Just think, two months ago I didn't know what dumb-bell meant.
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References King of the Hill (1997) See more »

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A Very Fun Episode that sees Homer being taken out of his Comfort Zone,
3 March 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

King of the Hill is a great Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes. I like seeing episodes like this, where we see one of the characters being put in a position that we never thought we would and hilarity ensues, in this case we see Homer struggling to climb up a mountain, and to make matters more hilarious he must do it on a diet of power bars. I also enjoyed the guest roles of Brendan Fraser and Steven Weber, who were both quite unlikeable characters, but they both had very funny dialogue and I enjoyed their role. It's certainly not the highlight of the ninth season, but King of the Hill is still a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

After he starts going to the gym, Homer is spotted by an energy bar company who want him to climb a mountain as a promotion for their product.

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