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
Did You Know?
There are also allusions in the episode to the works of Richard D. Bach
, whose works often focus on the concept of "soulmates" and typically involve quests led by spirit guides. At the end of the episode, the Sea Captain refers directly to Bach's most famous book, by exclaiming, "Arr! Jonathan Livingston Seagull!" See more
Ned's glasses disappear as Homer begins hallucinating. See more
I speak of a deeper wisdom. The problem, Homer, is that the mind is always chattering away with a thousand thoughts at once.
Yeah, that's me all right.
[gets a glazed look in his eyes as the wind blows his two hair strands
Clarity is the path to inner peace.
Well, what should I do? Should I meditate? Should I get rid of all my possessions?
Are you kidding? If anything, you should get *more* possessions. You don't even have a computer.
by Bob Gaudio
, Bill Cranston
, Thomas Austin
, and Bill Dalton
Performed by The Royal Teens See more