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Blood Feud 

Bart saves Mr. Burns's life. But Homer becomes enraged when Mr. Burns doesn't return the favor by sending the Simpsons what he considers to be an appropriate "thank you" gift.

Director:

David Silverman

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Barney Gumble / Mr. Roman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dr. Hibbert / Others (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Nameless Employee / Jai Alai Player / Postal Clerk / Joey / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Mail Lady (voice)
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Storyline

Mr. Burns is dying of hypohemia, and needs an immediate transfusion of double-O negative blood. Finding out that Bart has the right blood type, Homer volunteers him, confident that Burns will reward him richly. When all Burns sends is a thank-you card, an enraged Homer writes a hate-mail letter. Marge begs him not to mail it, but Bart does it the next morning. Written by crouchbk

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Silverman inserted a red herring into the episode in a scene where Mr. Burns says that he was rejuvenated. Silverman used a close-up of Burns when he says "blood of a young boy" in hopes of misleading viewers into thinking that the rest of episode would be about Burns seeking more of Bart's blood. See more »

Goofs

When Moe refills Homer's beer, the glass disappears when Moe hands it to Homer, then reappears in Homer's hand. See more »

Quotes

Homer: Save a guy's life, and what do you get? Nothing! Worse than nothing! Just a big, scary rock!
Bart: Hey, man, don't bad mouth the head.
Marge: Homer, it's the thought that counts. The moral of the story is that a good deed is its own reward!
Bart: But we got a reward, the head is cool!
Marge: Well, then... guess the moral is, no good deed goes unrewarded.
Homer: Wait a minute! If I hadn't written that nasty letter we wouldn't have gotten anything.
Marge: Well, ummm... then I guess the moral is: the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Lisa: ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Iron Man
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Written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward
Performed by Harry Shearer
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Decent Way To Finish Second Season!
3 May 2014 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the twenty-second and final episode of the second season and it's a pretty good one. But like the first season, I feel like the finale could have been stronger. It has a good story and all, but I think it was undermined by the previous 3-4 episodes which were very strong. That being said, it's still rather funny and the battle between Homer and Mr. Burns never gets old.

In this episode, "Blood Feud," Burns is dying from hypothemia which is a rare blood disease and requires a blood type that no one at the power plant has. But when Homer finds out Bart has that rare blood type, he makes Bart donate some blood. But when they only receive a thank-you card for their effort, Homer feels a little bit unappreciated.

Overall, this is a solid episode but could have been a better finale. That being said, the second season on the whole makes a better progression. With better animation, better plot-lines, funnier jokes, and more timely satire, things can only get better. I rate this episode 8/10.


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