The Simpsons

Season 11 Episode 1

Beyond Blunderdome

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 1999 on FOX

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  • The eleventh season begins with Homer and company going to Hollywood to "help" Mel Gibson with his next movie.

    "Beyond Blunderdome" has a few laughs here and there and does feature a very good guest performance by Mel Gibson (Yes, I said that.) but overall this was not a very good episode. Once again we see yet another very predictable episode. It could not have been more obvious that Homer's recommendations to improve Mel Gibson's remake of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" would actually destroy it and that Mel would regret his decision to listen to Homer in the first place. The best part of this episode is the beginning at the test screening for Mel's original cut. The people running the screening and telling Mel Gibson what he wants to hear provide the most laughs in that sequence and though out. It's all downhill from there. In the end, skip this episode, there are much better ones in the eleventh season.