The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 11

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (24 Jan. 1991)

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


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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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This episode marks the first appearance of Akira, the Japanese waiter. Here he is voiced by George Takei, but in later appearances Hank Azaria took over the role. See more »


When Homer is eating the fish pieces in the restaurant one of the pieces keep reappearing after he has eaten it. See more »


Marge Simpson: I wrote a poem for you this afternoon, Homer. It's called, 'To a Husband'.
Homer Simpson: Okay, okay.
Marge Simpson: The blackened clouds are forming.
Homer Simpson: [saddened] Oh, give me a break, Marge.
Marge Simpson: Soon the rain will fall. My dear one is departing. But first, please heed this call. That always will I love you, My one, my love, my all.
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A Ragged Death
1 December 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

A good friend illustrated a clever writing technique to me by quoting this episode. It had to do with the economy of stating a threat. The example was marvelous, stellar. So I sought his out and guess what? Its not there. This talented writer and analyst had remembered something into this.

In fact, this episode is rather typical: the jokes are few and mild, the story linked to simple morals. The jokes are all in the characters, as James Brooks would always have it. But they are like those old Peanuts comic strips. We project things onto it. For that to happen, it needs to present a consistent, strong framework where the characters all illuminate a cosmology that we understand well enough to people with our imaginations.

Then it has to be effectively empty. The story is thin, the moral obvious and not worth absorbing. The drawing style needs to be sparse. This gives us something to visit each week that we can fill with whatever we bring to it. And afterward, we can remember is as being more clever than it was, because we define cleverness into it.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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