The Simpsons

So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show

Season 4, Ep 18, Aired 4/1/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Bart's April Fools' prank backfires and lands Homer in the hospital in a coma. At Homer's bedside, The Simpson family reminisces about all of the good times they've had over the years.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jon Vitti

  • Carlos Baeza

  • Conan O'Brien

  • David Silverman

  • Frank Mula

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • superb

    By futuramarama, Aug 18, 2011

  • it's april fool's day and bart trick's homer causing him to go into intenceve care. causing clip's from the past episode's. featuring theb land of chocolate itcy and scrachy and bullied bart. eventualy homer wake's up losing some of h

    By jamieor, Jun 02, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 16, 2010

  • It's better if you have'nt seen ANY of those episodes

    By Mungdaal99, Jul 23, 2008

  • I HATE CLIP SHOWS

    By Iverson82094, Jan 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Moe: I brought you a little present. (Gives Homer a can of beer) Homer: No. Beer bring pain. Barney: I can't stand to see him like this. (Shoves a pillow in Homer's face. He than lifts up a water fountain, throws it at a window, jumps out and runs away) Moe: He really needs a girlfriend.

    • TV Announcer: The following is a public service announcement. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause liver damage and cancer of the rectum. Homer: Mmm... beer.

    • Squeaky-Voiced Teen: I am interested in long-distance savings. Very interested.

    • Marge: You lost 5% of your brain. Homer: Me lose brain? Uh-oh! (Everyone including Homer laughs) Homer: Why I laugh?

    • Grampa: Why I go in and out of coma's all the .............. french toast please. Lisa: Is a coma painful? Grampa: Oh heck no. You relive long lost summers, kiss girls from high school. It's like one of those TV shows where they show a bunch of clips from old episodes.

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    Notes (3)

    • A scene was cut but re-made into the DVD season pack where Professor Frink visits Homer's hosptial room with a plan to create a shrinking submarine and plans to travel inside the Coma-ridden Homer by entering his rectum.

    • This episode marks the first of several Simpsons clip shows.

    • Blackboard Joke: No one is interested in my underpants. Couch Gag: The family runs up to the couch and sits, but each family member has one of the others' head. Homer has Maggie's head. Marge has Bart's head. Maggie has Homer's head (sucking on Maggie's pacifier). Lisa has Marge's head. Bart has Lisa's head. They all look at each other puzzled, then each person lifts up the head from their body and passes it to the correct body. Homer still has Maggie's pacifier in his mouth, and Maggie reaches over and retrieves it.

    Trivia (2)

    • The clip of "Homer falling down the cliff" has some new animation that wasn't in "Bart the Daredevil". When Homer falls down the second time, we actually see it rather than just hearing it in the actual episode. If you look closely, you can see that the animation looks much newer.

    • Writers Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jay Kogen, Wallace Wolodarsky, John Swartzwelder, Jeff Martin, George Meyer and Nell Scovell are acknowledged during the end credits of the episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Grampa: Poor Homer. This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. The second sentence is a line from Don McLean's song "Vincent(Starry Starry Night)." The song is about artist Vincent van Gogh, who was a wonderful painter but was unsuccessful during his lifetime and suffered from mental problems. He committed suicide at a young age.

    • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest The scene where Barney picks up the drinking fountain and throws it throught the hospital window and runs away is a parody of a scene from the 1975 film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

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