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Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' 

Homer gets cold feet before a transplant operation which could save Grampa's life.

Director:

Mike B. Anderson

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 / Grampa Simpson / Robot #2 / Curly / Krusty the Clown / Frenchman / Man in Tuxedo / Englishman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Tour Guide / Bartender / Cowboy #1 / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Father at Beach (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Jasper / Robot #3 / Cowboy #2 / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Taffy Shop Owner / Cards Man / Reverend Lovejoy (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Intercom Nurse / Nurse / Woman / Boy at Beach (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Robot #1 (voice)
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Storyline

When Grampa needs a kidney transplant Homer is the obvious donor but he chickens out and runs away to sea. On board ship his fellow passengers are disgusted by his cowardice and throw him overboard. Drifting to the shore he sees a father and son bond over building a sand-castle and knows what he must do. The transplant is a success - though its circumstances are unusual,to say the least. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the episode is a reference to the 1989 Roger Rabbit cartoon Tummy Trouble. See more »

Goofs

There are numerous errors in regard to the premise of Grampa's kidneys exploding due to holding in urine too long. 1) Urine is stored in the bladder, not kidneys (kidneys process liquid into urine), so if anything his bladder should have exploded. 2) His bladder or kidneys would not have exploded from holding in urine; all that would have happened would have been that he would just have involuntarily urinated in the car. 3) If Grampa's kidneys did explode, he would die almost immediately from sepsis and internal bleeding, not live long enough to go to the doctor and get X-rays. See more »

Quotes

Homer: It's everybody's fault but mine.
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Connections

References Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Should Have Been Cancelled Here
30 March 2012 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

Homer Gets Cold Feet When Giving Grandpa A Kidney Transplant.

Okay From Here On In Most Of The Episodes Are Crap, What I Don't Get Is "What Was Meant To Be Funny?" Homer Leaving His Father For Dead? Ha Ha Ha, No I Got It The Period Of Time When Homer Realizes That Sacrificing His Kidney For His Father Is Worse Than Getting Blind F#ucking Drunk, I Know Homer Isn't Exactly The Most Sentimental Guy But He Isn't Like That. Doing This Makes Homer Come Off As Being Completely Heartless And Selfish. I Know That He Could Be Afraid Of Surgery But Its For His Fathers Life.

I Advise No One Watch This Or Any Episode Past This.


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