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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 cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Louie / Grampa (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Brad (voice)
Neil (voice)
Fat Tony (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Various (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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3 May 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Homer: [reading a sign saying 'Gym'] A gime?
[mispronouncing gym]
Homer: what's a gime?
Homer: [upon entering gym] Ooooh! A *Gime*
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References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

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14 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This episode contains one of my Top Ten All-Time Homer Lines.

After Homer is duped, er, I mean persuaded into climbing Mt. Springfield to promote an energy snack bar, he uses the bar as fuel for energy and during the arduous trip up the mountain, he finds out from the promoters that the bar is not full of super-enriched natural fruits and fiber but old Chinese newspapers. He takes a bite and sure enough, with impeccable comedic timing, looks at the bitten off-bar and says: "Wow, you're right...Xung Dau Ping died...".

This line has stuck with me for nearly 20 years and is as funny today as it ever was, especially when I see a repeat on Fox TV's FX-Simpsons Marathons and reminds me of the brilliantly creative writing that has been the hallmark of this enduring TV show.

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