The Simpsons go to Tokyo where Bart and Homer get thrown into jail after mistaking the emperor for a Sumo wrestler and Marge has to use up most of their holiday money as bail. When Homer makes an origami crane out of their last million yen note and it blows away,they are forced to take part in a dangerous game-show in order to win the money for their return flight. Written by
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Did You Know?
The fish that Bart kills during his job in Osaka ("Spare my life and I will grant you three wishes") is a reference to the fable "The Fisherman and His Wife". Interestingly, when Homer was talking to Ned about how he thought they were, he states that he has Marge locked up in a pigsty, which is the same place the Fisherman and his wife reside in said fairytale. See more
The camera zooms in to see Marge's shoe fall off into the "lava", yet when she falls down the tube and gets back up, both shoes are on her feet. See more
Oh well. At least we'll die doing what we love: inhaling molten rock.
References Animal House
America the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward See more