The Simpsons (1989– )
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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.


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



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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Kirk Van Houten / Moe Szyslak / Superintendent Chalmers / Eduardo / Comic Book Guy (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Mr. Largo / Dr. Julius Hibbert (voice)
Jon Lovitz ... Llewellyn Sinclair (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Muntz / Myra / Various (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (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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Release Date:

10 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title is a reference to the acronym of the same name. See more »


Homer Simpson: [his letter to Eduardo] Buenos días, Eduardo. Can you write back and tell me what that means?
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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 lesleyharris30See 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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