Marge's fears that Homer will embarrass her at the annual Springfield Chili Cook-Off again, are reaffirmed when after tasting various bland samples of chili, he comes across a specialty made by Chief Wiggum laced with hallucinogenic Guatemalan peppers. The chili sends him on a psychedelic journey where he meets an imaginary Coyote spirit guide (voiced by country music legend Johnny Cash), who urges him to find his soul mate, causing him to doubt that he should've ever married Marge in the first place.
Daniel Timothy Dey
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and Bob Dylan
were the writers' top two choices to play the coyote; the writers had wanted to use one of The Highwaymen as the voice of the spirit guide. Dylan had turned the show down many times, having previously been offered a role in The Simpsons: Homerpalooza
(1996). Cash was offered the role, which he accepted. Matt Groening
described Cash's appearance as "one of the greatest coups the show has ever had". See more
Ned's glasses disappear as Homer begins hallucinating. See more
I hope I didn't brain my damage.
Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Written by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian See more