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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Homer Simpson / Richie Sakai / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / TV Voice #1 (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Eddie / Homer's Cellmate / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Barfly (voice)
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Lou / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / TV Voice #2 (voice)
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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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The karaoke singer, Richie Sakai, sings 'Gyspies, Tramps and Thieves' by 'Cher'. Bart and Lisa sing the theme song to the film Shaft (2000), originally by Isaac Hayes. See more »

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

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Dr. Julius Hibbert: Now, a little death anxiety is normal. You can expect to go through five stages. The first is denial.
Homer Simpson: No way, because I'm not dying!
Dr. Julius Hibbert: Second is anger.
Homer Simpson: [furiously] Why you little... !
Dr. Julius Hibbert: After that comes fear.
Homer Simpson: [worried] What's after fear? What's after fear?
Dr. Julius Hibbert: Bargaining.
Homer Simpson: Doc, you gotta get me outta this. I'll make it worth your while.
Dr. Julius Hibbert: Finally acceptance.
Homer Simpson: Well, we all gotta go sometime.
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Rule, Britannia!
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
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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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