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The Simpsons

Season 18 Episode 9

Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 2006 on FOX
7.1
out of 10
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225 votes
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Episode Summary

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Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2
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At Christmas time, Marge opens up her home to the jobless Gil. But problems arise when Gil overstays his welcome and Marge can’t bring herself to kick Gil out of the house.

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  • No words can even describe on how awful this episode became

    1.5
    At Christmas time, Marge opens up her home to the jobless Gil. But problems arise when Gil overstays his welcome and Marge can't bring herself to kick Gil out of the house. I love "The Simpsons" so much but this episode was just nothing but a disastrous failure for the cartoon. I agree with most of the users for saying that this episode was awful. Not only was it an awful episode but it was just also really boring and Gil was getting me very very annoyed and angry. The only two things that did make me laugh a little was the grumpall and the leprechaun dancing on the dog but that's about it. No matter how bad/poor/average an episode of this show can be sometimes, I will always continue to love it. So yeah, this episode sucked... MAJORLY sucked and a completely disaster but this episode won't stop me from loving the show though. The writers shouldn't have made this episode though. Everything about this episode was awful, boring, and a completely waste of time, please avoid this episode at all costs. The second half of the episode when it forwarded to the holidays for the past 11 months was a waste of time as well. Overall, this is one of the worst episodes of "The Simpsons" that I have ever seen.... COMPLETE disaster for a semi-Christmas themed episode. 1.5/10moreless
  • pretty bad

    3.5
    what i liked- moe assuming elvis stojko is gay and that vancouver is made up, homer thinking "christian charity" is a porn star, the calendar sequences, the grumpall, and that's about it.



    not really my cup of tea. I dont' hate it as much as some other people, but I mean, it's far from good. It has little to no laughs from me, and the plot was a giant mess. Final grade for this episode is going to be an F, unfortunately.moreless
  • I hate Gil!

    1.5
    I think that they should have gotten rid of that good for nothing loser. I'm so sick of seeing him on the show, complaining about what a loser he is. We all know that!!! (Duh!) I really think that they should have the Simpsons kill him off. He is soooo annoying and a really useless character. I never did like him, but my hate for him has grown with every episode he is in. Most of the episodes that he has a big part in (not many) really suck like this one. So the Simpsons writers, please do us a favor and get rid of that idiot Gil.



    Overall, I give this episode an F- (I know there's no such thing, but this episode really did stink).moreless
  • An all time low is this an end for Springfields number one family?

    1.9
    A Christmas episode with no spirit at all. You get some plot development on Gil, but sadly the Simpsons has been getting worse week by week.



    Marge's character hasn't been built at all and a lowly out cast has been messed with to make you think. Why Bother! The comedy value was almost zero and the enjoyment has complete evaporated.



    Watching about 5 minutes of the calender dates flicked through and at the end there was no point or conclusion other than Marge has lost the ability to stamp her authority onto others.



    It's about time you fired the writers and get someone new!moreless
  • Gil won't leave the Simpsons house.

    6.5
    The Simpsons are stuck with an unwanted house guest after they open their home to Gil for the Christmas holidays. After a full year, an attempt at getting him a job and many failed "accidents," Marge finally grows a backbone and throws Gil out on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, Bart abstains from sweets for a year, and Lisa keeps her promise of putting on a musical in her brothers honor. IMO Gill is not a big enough character to develop an episode around, and this proves it. I thought the Gremlins on ice thing or whatever was funny but that's about it. Then the episode got really bland. This is actually one of my least favorite episodes of the series, and this gets a rare grade of an F from me. Dont bother watching this episode as it has nothing special about it.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson, Various

Elvis Stojko

Elvis Stojko

Himself

Guest Star

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

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Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (14)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Gil: (Noticing Homer's open robe) Hey Homer, how about covering up? I'm seeing the whole butcher shop!
      Homer: For your information: since I bought it, I put on a ton of weight. (struggles with it)

    • Homer: (To Grampa) You're going back to the home! I called you a cab.
      Grampa: But I haven't given you your present!
      Homer: Your present is leaving!

    • Marge: I've got a 'No' inside me that needs to come out.
      Homer: Hey Marge, want a thousand dollars?
      Marge: NO!! I mean...yes!
      Homer: Too late! (Burns up the bill with a lighter) Don't worry, I make six of those a year!

    • Patty: Elvis Stojko is so handsome!
      Selma: He can grease up my skates anytime!
      Moe: Don't you hags know that all male figure skaters are twinkly in the lutz?
      Elvis Stojko: That's a common misconception. I have a girlfriend in Vancouver.
      Moe: Made up girlfriend, made up city!

    • Homer: Why did you let that loser into our home?
      Marge: I'll tell you why--Christian charity.
      Homer: Christian Charity? What does a porn star have to do with this?

    • Marge: I'm so sick of Gil, he ruins my Thanksgiving, uses my leg razor to peel his carrots…

    • Homer: Marge, admit it. You just can't say no to anyone. That's why you have three kids.

    • Gil: Aw, come on, you can't say no to Gil.
      Marge: (Loudly) NO!!!!

    • (Gil is eating chocolates from a heart-shaped box)
      Gil: Hey Homer, it's Valentine's Day, what are you getting the misses?
      Homer: (angrily) A heart-shaped box of chocolates!

    • Homer: Give back that Holiday cheer, you bastard!
      The Grumple: Never!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode aired on December 17th, 2006. Exactly 17 years to the day of the very first episode of The Simpsons called "Simpsons Roasting Over an Open Fire".

    • (The opening title sequence was updated to reflect the holiday theme of this episode, featuring snow and holiday decorations everywhere. Bart rides a snowboard and Burns and Smithers can be seen as Scrooge and Marley in the background when Homer is at the nuclear plant.)
      Blackboard Joke: Frankincense is not a monster.
      Couch Gag: The winter-clothing laden family sits on the couch as usual and the camera pulls back to show they are a reflection on a red ornament of their Christmas tree.

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Gil: Hey, who wants some eggs a la Harold Stassen? They're always running!
      Harold Stassen is best known for being a perennial candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President, seeking it nine times between 1948 and 1992, but never winning it.

    • Mr. Costington: (Quivering lips) You're fired!
      Just like Mr. Spacely does on The Jetsons. The shaking of his head and the way he yells it is also an allusion to the Gungan leader Boss Nass in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

    • Dancers at Krusty On Ice: Laugh along with Christ and Krusty, ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha! We got hired 'cause we are busty, ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha!
      A parody of the Christmas carol "Deck The Halls" with somewhat non-traditional lyrics.

    • Moe: What's the matter Homer? Do you still miss the UPN?

      This is a reference to the merger of UPN and the WB creating the CW.

    • Late Night with David Letterman: On one of his holiday episodes, Dave ended the show in studio by going to Paul Shaffer and asking him if he'd like to skate on the rink in front of 30 Rock. They exit out the door and we cut to two skaters dressed in Letterman and Shaffer costumes and wigs doing fancy moves on the ice - just as Krusty and Mel do here.

    • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
      The character of The Grumple is a parody of the title character from Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, who is also hairy, green, and wants to steal Christmas cheer.

    • Kill Bill Parts 1 & 2
      The title of this episode is an allusion to the title of Quentin Tarantino's films, Kill Bill Parts 1 & 2, about an assassin who goes after her ex-partners after they try to kill her.

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