The Simpsons

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)

Season 8, Ep 9, Aired 1/5/97
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  • Episode Description
  • After Homer downs several Guatemalan insanity peppers at the annual chili cook off, his consciousness goes on a mystical journey, complete with a talking coyote spirit guide, to discover his soul mate.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 23, 2010

  • El Viaje Misterious do Nuestro Jomer {The Mysterious Voyage of Homer}

    By futuramarama, Jan 20, 2010

  • Homer searches for his soul mate.

    By Hornets3, Aug 30, 2009

  • The Simpons take a risk and it pays off

    By oceanic6, Jan 27, 2009

  • Homer and Marge once again prove their love for each other.

    By twilightboy, Apr 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • (A ghost train barrels toward Homer during his hallucinatory-induced dream.) Homer: (screams) A ghost train! And so little time to get out of the way. Now less! Now none!

    • Homer: (After seeing Wiggum's chili with insanity peppers) Uh Wiggy, my chili's getting cold.

    • Homer: It's like you're from Venus- Marge: -And you're from Mars. Homer: Oh, sure, give me the one with all the monsters.

    • Homer: But how did you find me? Marge: Well, I was sure you'd be on foot, because you always say public transportation is for losers. And I was sure you'd head west, because Springfield slopes down that way. And then, I saw the lighthouse, and I remembered how you love blinking lights. Like the one on the waffle iron. Homer: Or that little guy on the "Don't Walk" sign.

    • Homer: Look, just give me some inner peace, or I'll mop the floor with ya!

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    Notes (4)

    • An actual note from the Fox Censors regarding this episode: "To discourage imitation by young and foolish viewers, when Homer begins to pour hot wax into his mouth, please have him scream in pain so kids will understand that doing this would actually burn their mouths."

    • In 2008, the fast food chain Carl's Jr arranged with 20th Century Fox to have this episode rerun in nine major markets in order to promote and tie in with its relaunch of its popular Chili Cheese Cheeseburger and Chili Cheese Fries food items to its menu.

    • Homer's hallucinations during Act II, as well as at the very end of Act I, in particular when his body becomes somewhat of a liquid state, were all originally drawn by David Silverman.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Marge parachute down from the sky onto the couch. Homer, however, falls flat on his face with an unopened parachute.

    Trivia (6)

    • Music From This Episode "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian (playing during Homer's journey to find his soul mate in the streets) "Short Shorts" by Royal Teens (plays at the end of the episode after the ship of "hotpants" crashes on the beach)

    • The light bulb for the lighthouse is a ''40,000 Watt Energy Miser'' bulb.

    • The article in ''Kickin' Back'' is called ''Fifty Ways To Waste Your Weekend''.

    • The sign for the beer garden reads: ''Proof Of Age Or Exact Change Required''.

    • Stands at the cook-off: ''Apu's Vegetarian Chili'', ''Professor Frink's Virtual Chili'', ''A Little Bit of Lenny'', ''Firehouse Ned's Five-Alarm Chili''.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Chief Wiggum: Hey, everyone, look who's back! It's the biiiiiig baby! Oh! This porridge is too hot! Oh, wah, wah, wah! The taunt that Wiggum made towards Homer Simpson when Homer intended to re-taste the Insanity Pepper was a reference to the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where Goldilocks noted that Papa Bear's porridge was too hot.

    • Batman Lisa makes a reference to comic book hero, Batman, after Homer's silhouette can be seen in the light house's spot light. This is a spoof on the infamous Bat-Signal. Used to call for Batman when his crime fighting assistance is needed.

    • Beetlejuice The striped snake that Homer comes across, and other parts of his hallucination, parody the 1988 film Beetlejuice.

    • The Twilight Zone The lighthouse keeper actually being a computer is a reference to the 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "The Old Man in the Cave", in which a man in a cave turns out to be a computer.

    • The Beatles / Pink Floyd The animation during the beginning of Homer's hallucinations is based on The Beatles' film "Yellow Submarine" and Pink Floyd's film "The Wall". The Beatles are even referenced when Jasper says, "Goo goo ga-joob" when Homer approaches him.

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