The Simpsons Season 13 Episode 17 : Gump Roast

Our story begins a la "Forrest Gump", with Homer sitting on a park bench waiting for the rest of the family to arrive. While Chief Wiggum initially tells him isn't interested in hearing Homer's life story initially, he becomes intrigued as Homer goes right into it, in the form of flashbacks (clips). Homer is picked up and brought blindfolded to the Springfield Friar's Club where emcee Krusty the Klown and other friends and family roast Homer with their memories (more clips from past episodes). Bart and Lisa start followed by Mr. Burns, Grampa Simpson & Agnes Skinner, Reverend Lovejoy & Ned Flanders (a la "The Smothers Brothers"). The proceedings are interrupted by Kodos and Kang, whom rest the entire fate of humanity upon one human being, Homer Simpson; they cite him as "the fat selfish epitome of modern man". They probe him revealing more clips, which helps prove to them that humans are unfit to continue existing. Lisa talks them into probing the innocent mind of a child. The probing of Maggie's mind reveals to Kodos and Kang the most important thing of all for them; Earth is where there favorite celebrities live. Kodos and Kang attend the "People Choice Awards" and the episode ends with a wacky little ditty celebrating more clips, but telling the viewers "not to fear, they have stories for years."

NameThe Simpsons Season 13 Episode 17: Gump Roast
Air DateApril 21st, 2002
GenresAnimation, Comedy
NetworkFOX
Production CompaniesThe Curiosity Company, Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
WritersDan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta
DirectorMark Kirkland
Guest StarsEd Asner, Tress MacNeille, Elizabeth Taylor, Stephen Hawking, Joe Namath, Elton John, Alec Baldwin, Chris Kirkpatrick, Kim Basinger, Ron Howard, Lucy Lawless, Larry Mullen Jr.
Plot Keywordsmother, baby, alcohol, cat, brother, clown, house, housewife, beer, satire, father, parody, middle class, sister, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant, teacher, social satire, neighbor, school, dummy, dog, donuts, grandparent
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Kearney / Various (voice)
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various (voice)
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various (voice)
Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson / Various (voice)
Pamela Hayden
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Ned Flanders / Seymour Skinner / Otto / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Rev. Lovejoy / Various
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Apu / Moe / Chief Wiggum / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Prof. Frink / Cletus / Sea Captain / Kirk Van Houten / Various
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Martin Prince
Maggie Roswell
Maggie Roswell
Luann Van Houten
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille
Agnes Skinner
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Troy McClure
Chris Edgerly
Chris Edgerly
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Patty and Selma

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