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King of the Hill 

After humiliating Bart at a church picnic, Homer resolves to get in shape. Soon, he is contacted by an energy bar company that wants him to climb a mountain as a promotion.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore

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 / Louie / Grampa (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Sherpa #2 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Rainier Wolfcastle / Reverend Lovejoy / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Ned Flanders / Sherpa #1 / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Brendan Fraser ... Brad (voice)
Steven Weber ... Neil (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Various (voice)
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Storyline

After meeting film star Rainier Wolfcastle at the gym ,Homer is volunteered by Bart to climb the treacherous local mountain the Murderhorn,as a publicity stunt for energy bars after Wolfcastle pulls out.Homer makes the climb despite warnings from Grampa and the exit of his sherpas and,at the top,makes a grisly discovery which helps his descent. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the rare instances Grampa wears shoes instead of his trademark slippers, when his teeth fall out and he runs into the trees. See more »

Goofs

Grampa's dentures fit the bite mark on the frozen old mountain climber, implying that Grampa is the one that tried to eat him, not the other way around. But this climb would have happened in Grampa's youth, he would have had his regular teeth back then. So why do the dentures fit the bite mark? See more »

Quotes

[in gym]
Homer: Just think, two months ago I didn't know what dumb-bell meant.
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Connections

References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

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A Very Fun Episode that sees Homer being taken out of his Comfort Zone,
3 March 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

King of the Hill is a great Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and plenty of very funny scenes. I like seeing episodes like this, where we see one of the characters being put in a position that we never thought we would and hilarity ensues, in this case we see Homer struggling to climb up a mountain, and to make matters more hilarious he must do it on a diet of power bars. I also enjoyed the guest roles of Brendan Fraser and Steven Weber, who were both quite unlikeable characters, but they both had very funny dialogue and I enjoyed their role. It's certainly not the highlight of the ninth season, but King of the Hill is still a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

After he starts going to the gym, Homer is spotted by an energy bar company who want him to climb a mountain as a promotion for their product.


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