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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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Homer's list of things he wants to do on his last day on Earth are as follows: Make list (crossed out), eat a hearty breakfast, make videotape for Maggie, have Man-To-Man with Bart, listen to Lisa play her sax, make funeral arrangements, make peace with Dad, beer with the boys at the bar, tell off boss, [go] hang gliding, plant a tree, a final dinner with my beloved family and be 'intimate' with Marge. 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: [has been pulled over by Eddie and Lou, who are each wearing sunglasses and in a rather cocky mood] I'm sorry, officer, I know I was going too fast, just give me a ticket.
Eddie: I beg your pardon?
Homer Simpson: Just give me a ticket!
Lou: Whoa, well, that sounded like an order.
Homer Simpson: I pay my taxes and they pay your salary, so when I say give me a ticket, just give me a ticket!
Eddie: Uh-huh. Maybe we don't want to give you a ticket.
Lou: Maybe we want to haul your butt in, wiseguy.
[cut to Homer being shoved into a jail cell]
Eddie: [off-camera]
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Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »


Symphony No. 5
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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One of my favourite Simpsons episodes
12 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When The Simpsons was good it was great. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish epitomises why I loved The Simpsons so much. It is not my all-time favourite, that's Cape Feare, but it is for me up there with the best and an example of an episode where it is funny and poignant at the same time.

The writing is fantastic in this episode. It still has the snappy lines and humour that you would expect in a standard Simpsons episode, but the last five minutes were so reflective and heart-wrenching I found myself tearing up. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish also has an engaging and poignant story that almost anybody I think upon watching would identify with.

The animation is top notch, with vibrant colours, colourful backgrounds, well-modelled characters and well-judged gestures and facial expressions, and the music is wholly memorable as well. The voice acting as it always is is superb, with the real plaudits going to Dan Castallenetta, while Homer is still the Homer we know and love we also feel for him and Castallenetta's voice work is what made it so.

All in all, a wonderful episode and one of the best of the show. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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