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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish 

After apparently consuming poison blowfish, Homer is told that he only has 24 hours to live.


(as Wesley M. Archer)


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Richie Sakai / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / TV Voice #1 (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Eddie / Homer's Cellmate / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Barfly (voice)
Lou / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / TV Voice #2 (voice)
Joey Miyashima ...
Toshiro (voice)
Hostess (voice)
Larry King (voice)
Master Chef (voice)
Akira (voice)


After the family have visited the Happy Sumo sushi restaurant Homer is led to believe that he has eaten a poisonous fugu fish and will be dead by the next day. He therefore makes a list of all the things he must do such as making his peace with his father and insulting Burns,which gets him sacked. Preparing to die he falls asleep listening to a tape of Larry King reading the Bible but next morning wakes up to find he was not poisoned after all. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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24 January 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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On FXX, when this episode aired on August 21, 2014, also the first day of the "Every. Simpsons. Ever.", at the beginning of the episode, the TV-PG rating appears for about 2 and a half seconds before it disappears. But, after Homer says his catchphrase, 'D'oh!' the Rated TV-PG reappeared on the top left corner of the screen for about 15 seconds in this episode, making it for about 17 and a half seconds of appearance. However, in the repeat airing on FXX, this error was fixed. See more »


Fugu poisoning doesn't proceed in the manner Dr. Hibbert claims; what actually happens is that paralysis sets in almost immediately, resulting in eventual death from asphyxiation when it reaches the lungs. However, Dr. Hibbert's mistake in this matter forms the entire basis of this episode. See more »


Homer Simpson: [showing Bart how to shave] And finally, the little spot under your nose. Next, we take some toilet paper, tear off some teensy little squares, and stick one there, and there, and any place you're bleeding, there, and there. Don't worry, the blood'll hold it right on your face. Now, some aftershave.
[he puts the aftershave on his face]
Homer Simpson: [in pain] Oooh! Ahh! Eee! YEEAAAAAAAARRRGGGHHH! Nnnghh! Oooh! Yeaargh! You son-of-a... ! Ohh! Eeeee!
[calm again]
Homer Simpson: And that's how we shave.
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Fantastic Episode!
1 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eleventh episode in the second season of the Simpsons is possibly the greatest episode to date and definitely the most emotional. I won't lie when I say I may have shed a tear or two. This episode explores the question, what would you do if you had 24 hours left to live. Not a thrilling thought, but one that is worth answering.

In this episode, "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," the Simpsons decide to eat at this sushi restaurant and Homer decides to eat the often-fatal blowfish dish. After being told he has 24 hours to live, Homer decides to live his life to the fullest.

Overall, this is such a tender episode. There are some rather funny moments, but the episode is mostly sad because of the premise. But it's a wonderful episode that features great voice-work from Larry King. Morally, this is probably one of the best early Simpsons episodes. I rate this episode 9/10.

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