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Homer the Whopper 

A Hollywood studio makes a movie based on Comic Book Guy's comic book character "Everyman," and Homer is cast in the lead. However, Homer's weight fluctuations cause problems for the production.

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Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Robber #1 / Krusty the Clown / Movie Cop / Mr. Teeny (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Incredible Hulk Hands / Everyman / Marv / Director / Carl Carlson / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Robber #2 / Narrator / Assistant Director / Lenny Leonard / Former Studio Head / Lizard (voice)
Matt Groening ... Matt Groening (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Security Guard (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Lyle McCarthy (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Bank Teller / Writer #4 / Assistant / Actress (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Woman in the Theater / Writer #2 / Writer #4 / Jonah / Ginormous Pictures Studio Chief #1 / Continuity Woman (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Writer #1 / Writer #3 (voice)
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Storyline

Comic Book Guy casts Homer as the lead in "Everyman," a feature film based on a new comic book superhero who possesses the ability to take on the powers of every superhero in every comic he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the movie studio hires celebrity fitness trainer Lyle McCarthy, but Homer has trouble sticking to his new healthy regimen. Written by Fox Publicity

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When defending herself from comic book guy's attack on Stratego the movie, the studio executive says that Brett Ratner had the final cut. Ratner doesn't have the final cut of his movies and has been quoted as saying "Why do I need final cut? Final cut is for artistes quote unquote - directors whose movies don't make a lot of money. Maybe Scorsese should have final cut because a guy like Harvey Weinstein or a studio might change it to make it a little more accessible or a little more commercial and he has a vision of what he wants it to be. He wants it to be four hours long or whatever." See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Can you help me out? I need change for a dollar. Oh - I also need a dollar.
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Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Heroes
(uncredited)
Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
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Herp Derp
17 March 2013 | by Tyler_MarcumSee all my reviews

The episode of "Homer the Whopper" is not The Simpsons's finest work, but it is not as bad as some of the ones made after the twenty-year mark. This episode contains many of the satirical comedy that helped put The Simpsons on t.v screens across the world. It primarily satirizes Hollywood and bad sequels when Homer is put into a movie about a comic book character invented by Comic Book Guy (Jeff Albertson). It satirizes such things as: Special effects, weight control in Hollywood, superhero movies, and, briefly, bad sequels.

There are, however, points where this episode did not hold up so well. In one instance there is a joke about actors trying to lose weight by self-induced vomiting that ultimately had a rather lame punchline and did not really go anywhere. The jokes weren't as good as they were in The Simpsons's prime, such as one bit where the hole punchline is Homer saying something where he is "bleeped" out, turning out to be crass and not very funny.


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