The Simpsons (1989– )
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"YOLO" is an episode of The Simpsons starring Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, and Nancy Cartwright. Homer is stunned to learn he'll only live once. A pen pal from his youth helps him live that life to its fullest. Meanwhile Springfield Elementary institutes an honor code.


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Episode cast overview:
... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
... Marge Simpson (voice)
... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
... Lisa Simpson (voice)
... Kirk Van Houten / Moe Szyslak / Superintendent Chalmers / Eduardo / Comic Book Guy (voice)
... Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Mr. Largo / Dr. Julius Hibbert (voice)
... Llewellyn Sinclair (voice)
... Edna Krabappel (voice)
... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
... Mrs. Muntz / Myra / Various (voice)
... Martin Prince (voice)
... (voice)


Depressed by his humdrum existence Homer gets in touch with Eduardo, his childhood pen-pal, who comes over from Barcelona to help him live out some of his childhood wishes, such as driving a fire engine and gliding. At the same time Lisa devises a plan to stop cheating in the school by getting the pupils to sign a pledge. When she catches Bart cheating she wants him to own up but he will only agree if he gets a sign from above - which he gets in the shape of free-falling Homer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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10 November 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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YOLO stands for "You only live Once" See more »


Principal Skinner: They're doing it! They're self-grading.
Superintendent Chalmers: Can't you ever say anything without sounding weird?
Principal Skinner: The answer, sadly, is not yes.
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References Life Stinks (1991) See more »


You Only Live Twice
Performed by Denise Donatelli
Written by John Barry (uncredited) and Leslie Bricusse (uncredited)
Parody lyrics by Michael Nobori (uncredited)
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Emotional but Still Hilarious,
10 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

YOLO (despite its name) is a great Simpsons episode with a really nice story and side story filled with some very funny scenes.The episode is very sweet as we see Homer getting help from his old pen pal at fulfilling some once in a lifetime experiences after he falls in to a mid life crisis.This is the second episode in a row where the subject of death is a major plot point,I really like seeing the show deal with more mature subjects,but two episodes in a row is a bit overwhelming,it definitely should have been spread out so you have several much lighter episodes in between,however I do really like seeing the show go past parodies and guest stars and dealing with something more personal.YOLO is a great and emotional Simpsons episode.

After watching Homer fall into a mid life crisis slump,Marge concocts a plan to make him feel alive again,getting in his touch with his childhood pen pal.

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