The Simpsons (1989– )
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The Computer Wore Menace Shoes 

Homer's gossip website becomes a huge hit, but when his information runs out he resorts to making up news.


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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / Quimby / Reporter #2 / Reporter #3 / Krusty / Moleman / Man #1 / Man #2 / Officer Scraps (voice)
... Marge Simpson (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Todd Flanders (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Salesman / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Lou / Terrorist / Number Fifteen / Number Two (voice)
... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Flanders / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Lovejoy / Homer #2 (voice)
... Number Six (voice)
... Edna Krabappel (voice)
... Rod Flanders (voice)
... Agnes Skinner / Woman / Scientist #1 (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ... Reporter #1 (voice)


Homer gets a computer and sets up a web page as Mr. X,writing scurrilous blogs about the other townsfolk,later expanding it to make bizarre general claims. He is kidnapped and finds himself on an island to where people who know dangerous secrets are banished. It is akin to the community in television series 'The Prisoner'. Indeed he even meets Number Six,the lead character from the show and steals his boat in order to escape back to Springfield,where he beats up the German look-alike who has been impersonating him whilst he was on the island. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA)  »

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| (seasons 3-19)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Homer: [as Homer uses a raft to escape the island, Rover pops up] AHH! An anti-escape orb
[He looks around and pops Rover with a fork]
Number Two: [Number Two and the scientist are observing Homer's escape] Why did you think a big balloon would stop him?
Scientist #1: SHUT UP! That's why!
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Performed by Dan Castellaneta (as "I've Been Sittin' on the Toilet")
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27 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the weaker episodes I've seen. When I was going through my Simpsons re-education (I guess a better word than binge, since I was playing catch-up on a show I damn well should have been watching all these years). It attracted me for the third-act reference to "The Prisoner", and I do like that Patrick McGoohan was game for an appearance on this show. But a better spoof it could've been.

There are some decent laughs in the lead-up; the computer salesman, the gag on late-nineties Hamster Dance websites (jeez, that was a lifetime ago) and Lisa's hand-wringing over Homer's disregard of the First Amendment. But having him sent to the island for a series of wink-wink references just falls flat.


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