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Kill the Alligator and Run 

Fearing he only has three years to live, Homer moves the family to Florida so he can live a better life, until they become wanted criminals after injuring a famous alligator.


Jen Kamerman


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Inspector / Tour Guide / Male Student (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Lenny / Montgomery Burns / Psychiatrist / Radio Announcer / Judge / Chain Boss (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Officer (voice)
Joe C. ... Joe C. (voice)
Robert Evans ... Robert Evans (voice)
Kid Rock ... Kid Rock (voice)
Charlie Rose ... Charlie Rose (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Sepulveda / Cienega / Female Student / Velma / Socialite (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Reveller (voice)


Fearing that he only has three more years to live, Homer takes the family on holiday to Florida where,after Homer has made a fool of himself at a rock concert,he accidentally runs over Captain Jack,the famous long-living alligator. The family flee but are eventually captured though when it transpires that the alligator is not dead,as feared,they are released on the condition they never return to Florida. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

30 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Simpson family is now not welcomed in 48 states. See more »


When the Simpsons arrive in Palm Corners, Marge is driving in the middle of the road. Even if this is a one-way road, the road is wide enough to accommodate two cars driving. There's even a line the car is straddling. See more »


Bart Simpson: This money's from the Montana Militia. It isn't real.
Homer Simpson: [threateningly] It'll be real soon enough.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Jimmy Crack Corn
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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A Fun, Adventurous Episode,
15 July 2016 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Kill the Alligator and Run is a great Simpsons episode with a well written plot and tons of funny moments. It's a very fun viewing as it is packed with adventure, as the Simpsons struggle to escape the law while vacationing in Florida after accidentally killing their mascot, an alligator. The episode did feel like it was cut short, as if the writers had much more ideas in mind that they had no time to do, I think it should have been a two parter to truly capture its potential, an opportunity for expanding a story that the Simpsons have only ever done once, with Who Shot Mr. Burns. It is disliked by many fans of the show, which I do not see why, it has a lot of heart as the family give Homer a taste of the good life after suffering from insomnia, the family bonds together in a very sweet manner and we get a sense that their relationship has grown by the end of it. Funny and somewhat intense, Kill the Alligator and Run is not a highlight of the eleventh season, but it is very enjoyable.

After Homer becomes convinced he does not have long left to live, the Simpsons go to Florida to help sort his mental health.

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