The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 7

King-Size Homer

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1995 on FOX
9.1
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King-Size Homer
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Homer tries everything to get out of the plant's new exercise program and discovers that being on disability would do just that. With Bart's help, Homer starts eating everything he can, even playdough.

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  • Perfect

    10
    In this episode, Homer doesn't like the plant's new physical workout routine, so he decides to gain so much weight he'll be considered disabled and he'd have to work from home. With Bart's help he succeeds in his plan, but soon learns that he's so fat he can barely do anything. And then, there's a breakdown soon to happen at the plant because of him! Can he save the day in time, but heading off to the plant!? This episode is very funny, and has one of the greatest plots of the show. The very ending seemed lazy, but other than that I loved this episode. 10/10 A+ P.S. This my 300th review!moreless
  • Fat Homer.

    9.5
    Homer tries to get out of the plant's exercise program and he discovers that being on disablility would do just that. So, with Bart's help, Homer starts to eat anything and everything to gain weight. Homer starts to work at home after he reached his 300 pound goal. When he leaves his computer duties in the beak of a bird, suddenly the tank at the plant reaches critical and it must be shut down manually. Homer rushes over to the plant in an ice cream truck and climbs up the ladder to reach the manual shutdown switch, but the catwalk splits due to his weight. The tank blows and Homer falls into it which prevents the gas from leaking out. Mr. Burns who admires Homer's work decides to do him any favor he wants. Homer then decides that a lifetime on disability is not what he wants anymore so he asks Mr. Burns to help him lose weight. When Homer can't even do one sit-up, Mr. Burns tells him that he would pay for liposuction, Homer suddenly cheers.moreless
  • Homer Gains Weight

    10
    In one of the funniest episodes of the series, Homer puts on a lot of weight purposefully so he can get workers comp, and therefore not have to go to work (and not have to do the physicals). At first, he likes this, but Marge thinks he is setting a bad influence by letting himself go like this.



    A great episode, I am not too keen on the final act, but the rest of the episode more than makes up for that, in my book, this is easily one of the funniest episodes of the series, it gets an A+!moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the simpsons show mr burns makes a new rule for exersie and that they have to excersie to remain in shape. thing is homer cant really exersie so he decides to gain weight to be 300 pounds so he can work from homer but in the end almost cause the plant to explode. this was a good ep and it had alot of laughs . and it was a very classic ep i thought and homer does not get accepted by the people well having to wear new cloths and get go in the movie theater all of those were funny scenes.moreless
  • The episode was fun-tastic! Every single gag was so crazy, and the best one... "I'm washing my fat-guy hat, honey!" I loved it!

    9.5
    An episode where Homer, trying to avoid the exercise programm of the company, gains weight and weighs 300 pounds. Then, he gets to work at home, through a computer. At first, he doesn't know how to operate it, but then it gets much more easier for him. He decides to get out of the house, but everybody is laughing at him, and, what's more, he stops his work and the plant is about to explode. Luckily, at the end he saves the plant and the city as his fat ass blocks the way to toxic gases. Then he decides to lose weight with bad effects on Mr Burns' nerves.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, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Joan Kenley

Joan Kenley

Telephone Operator

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Homer: I'm purposely gaining 61 pounds to get on disability!
      Marge: Are you out of your mind? Have you thought about your health? Or your appearance?
      Homer: So that's it, isn't it, Marge? Looks. I never knew you were so shallow.
      Marge: Oh, please. I would love you if you weighed 1000 pounds, but --
      Homer: Beautiful! Goodnight!

    • Lisa: Dad, what are you doing down there?
      Homer: Washing my fat guy hat, honey.

    • Lisa: Hey, leave my dad alone. Just because he's overweight doesn't mean he's bad: he's a sweet man and he has real feelings.
      Homer: (inside) Hey, what are you kids looking at?
      Milhouse: Hey, look he's trying to get up and yell at us!
      Homer: Don't make me close that shade!
      (pokes window with the broom, then loses interest)

    • Homer: Well, give me a Y, give me a…Hey! All I have to type is Y. (to Marge) Hey, Miss Doesn't-find-me-attractive-sexually-anymore, I just tripled my productivity!
      Marge: Good. Good for you.

    • Lisa: Ew! Mom, this whole thing is really creepy. Are you sure you won't talk to Dad?
      Marge: Mmm, I'd like to, honey, but I'm not sure how. Your father can be surprisingly sensitive. Remember when I giggled at his Sherlock Holmes hat? He sulked for a week and then closed his detective agency.

    • Lisa: Mom, were you ever planning to step in and put a stop to this?
      Marge: Normally your father's crackpot schemes fizzle out as soon as he finds something good on TV. But this season… (shudders)

    • Homer: Ohh…225! That means I lost weight!
      Bart: Ahem…Homer, you're, uh, on the towel rack.
      (Homer moves his stomach. The scale shows 296.)
      Homer: Woo hoo! Four more pounds and my dream comes true: working at home.

    • Lisa: Obesity is really unhealthy, any doctor will tell you that.
      Homer: Oh yeah? Well we'll just see about that little miss smart guy!
      (Cut to Dr. Hibbert's office)
      Dr. Hibbert: (gasps) My God, that's monstrous. I've never heard of anything so negligent -- I'll have no part of it!
      Homer: Can you recommend a doctor who will?
      Dr. Hibbert: Yes!

    • Bart: If you gain 61 pounds they'll let you work at home?
      Homer: Y'uh huh, that's the deal. No more exercise program, no more traffic, no more blood drives or charity walks.
      Bart: Dad, I know we don't do a lot together but helping you gain 61 pounds is something I want to be a part of.

    • Homer: Hey, where's Charlie? How'd he get out of this?
      Carl: Uh, he's at home on disability.
      Lenny: Yeah, he got injured on the job and they sent him home with pay. It's like a lottery that awards stupidity.
      Homer: Stupidity, eh?

    • Bart: Bad news, Dad. We're out of food. We're even out of the basic elements of food. You ate all the tarragon and you drank all the soy sauce!

    • (Shopping at The Vast Waistband)
      Homer: I don't want to look like a weirdo. I'll just go with the muumuu.

    • Homer: All my life I've been an obese man trapped inside a fat man's body.

    • Mr. Burns: Homer, your bravery and quick thinking have turned a potential Chernobyl into a mere Three-Mile Island. Bravo!

    • Lisa: I think it's ironic that Dad saved the day, while a slimmer man would've fallen to his death.
      Bart: And I think it's ironic that, for once, Dad's butt prevented the spread of toxic gas.
      Marge: Bart!

    • Ralph: I heard your dad went into a restaraunt and ate everything in the restaraunt and they had to close the restaraunt!
      Lisa: Hey, my dad may have gained a little weight, but he's not some food crazed maniac!
      Homer: (as he drives past in Ice Cream Truck, sampling the ice creams) Oh, that's raspberry!

    • Homer: I've gotta call the plant and warn them!
      (Homer pushes buttons on the phone)
      Recorded Voice: The fingers you have used to dial are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm ... now.

    • (at Aztec Theatre)
      Manager: I'm sorry, sir, but our facilities are not equipped to suit your needs.
      Homer: What are you talking about?
      Manager: Oh what I'm saying sir is that a man of your... carriage wouldn't possibly fit in our seats.
      Homer: I could sit in the aisle!
      Manager: I'm afraid that would violate the fire code.
      Man: Hey, fatty! I've got a movie for you! "A Fridge Too Far"!

    • Marge: That's it, thats the one, alright, send him on in.
      Lisa: Dad...
      Homer: Yes, honey?
      Lisa: Uh..mm... mom just baked a cake...
      Homer (runs to kitchen) Huh?
      Marge: Homer, we need to have a serious chat.
      Homer: You dragged me all the way from work for that!

    • Homer: (singing chirpily) Bart and Lisa have to go to school well I get to stay home, na na na na naaa na!
      Lisa: I like school.
      Homer: Well why don't you live in it, then?
      Lisa: I would if I could.
      Bart: Not me, sister. When I grow up I want to be a lardo on workman's comp, just like Dad.

    • (Looking at his remote office keyboard)
      Homer: To start press any key. Well where's the "any" key? I see Esc, Ctarl (ctrl), and PigUp (pgup). There doesn't seem to be any any key! Phew. All this computer hacking is making me thirsty. I think I'll order a Tab. (Presses tab) Oop! No time for that now, the computer's starting.

    • Arnie Pie: Arnie Pie in the sky with the morning commute. Traffic this morning is as bad as it gets. Due to a fire at the Army testing lab, a bunch of escaped infected monkeys are roaming the expressway. Despite the sweltering heat, don't unroll your windows, 'cause those monkeys seem confused and irritable.
      Homer: Hee hee hee. I pity those poor suckers on the freeway. Gas break honk. Gas break honk. Honk honk punch. Gas gas gas. (Walks to computer) 8:58, first time I've ever been early for work. Except for all those daylight savings days. Lousy farmers.

    • Homer: What can I do to speed the whole thing up, doctor?
      Dr. Nick: Well, be creative. Instead of making sandwiches with bread, use Pop Tarts. Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon.
      Bart: You could brush your teeth with milkshakes!
      Dr. Nick: Hey ... did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College, too?

    • Lenny: Yeah, every muscle in my body is getting a workout, especially my big fat mouth!
      Homer: Yeah! Especially your big fat... oh wait.

    • (Homer screams and panics, loudly.)
      Smithers: Boy, I've never seen a man so desperate to get out of five minutes of calisthenics!

    • (Maggie gives Homer a donut made out of Playdough)
      Bart: Dad, it says non-toxic.
      Homer: (already eating the playdough) Well ... that's a plus.

    • Dr. Nick: If you're not sure about something, rub it against a piece of paper. If the paper turns clear, it's your window to weight gain. (looks through clear sheet of paper) Bye bye, everybody!

    • (Homer's dream world)
      Homer: Hey Flanders, bad day at the rat races?
      Flanders: Yeah, a crazy guy shot a bunch of people and the subway ran over my hat.

    • Mr. Burns: (to Homer doing sit-ups) One ... One ... One. (throws down megaphone) Bah! I'll just pay for the blasted liposuction.
      Homer: Whoo-hoo!

    • Mr. Burns: (talking about Homer) Smithers, who is this gastropod?

    • Milhouse: Uh… what's your dad's job again?
      Bart: He's a nuclear safety technician.
      Nelson: What's he doing with that broom?
      Bart: Uh… what isn't he doing?
      Jimbo: I heard that guy's ass has its own congressman.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Much Ado About Nothing
      One of the products Homer buys on his shopping spree is called "Much Ado About Stuffing", which is a pun on Much Ado About Nothing, a Shakespeare play.

    • Man: Hey, fatty! I got a movie for you. How about "A Fridge Too Far"?
      "A Fridge Too Far" is a play on words from the book, later turned into the 1997 film A Bridge Too Far about Operation 'Market Garden', the largest air operation of World War II, and specifically the Battle of Arnhem, where paratroopers jutted into German territory, but could not quite reach a bridge crossing the Rhine River.

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