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
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The ending with Homer sitting on the couch eating pork rinds after saying he'd live life to the fullest is not the original ending. The original ending has Homer over at the Flanders' house barbecuing steaks as he promised he'd come only because he thought he'd be dead by then. Homer's father is also there still constantly telling Homer that he loves him and of course it's getting on Homer's nerves. Homer receives a phone call from the nuclear plant that he is to report to Mr. Burns' office at 9 am sharp tomorrow morning because he's in big trouble (for telling Burns to eat his shorts). Homer is now miserable. Marge walks up to Homer and says, "Homer, you are happy to be alive, aren't you? Aren't you?" Homer doesn't answer. This ending was said to be very good and fitting. However, it was deleted because it made the episode run too long. 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
Dad, we've never been too close, have we?
Not to my knowledge.
Never once went fishing or played catch or even hugged each other.
We never danced the hootchie-koo, either. What's your point?
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