The Simpsons (1989– )
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Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass 

A video of Homer dancing becomes so popular that all major sports players hires Homer to design celebration dances for them.


Steven Dean Moore


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Rich Texan / Santa's Little Helper / Hans Moleman (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz / Others (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Mario (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Lenny / Doctor Hibbert (voice)
Tom Brady ... Himself (voice)
LeBron James ... Himself (voice)
Michelle Kwan ... Herself (voice)
Ming Yao ... Himself (voice) (as Yao Ming)
Warren Sapp ... Himself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Cookie Kwan / Crazy Cat Lady (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... (voice)


When Ned takes a video of Homer dancing and it gets put on the Internet various sports stars ask Homer to teach them their own victory dances. At the same time Ned is using his video to make Bible stories featuring his sons. Eventually Ned and Homer - and Homer's sporting clients - combine to create a lavish recreation of Noah's flood at the Springfield stadium but it is a wash-out in every sense. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

6 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is revealed in this episode that the real name of Comic Book Guy is Jeff Albertson. See more »


Ming Yao: [to Homer] Master, you are truly a fool.
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams
Performed by C+C Music Factory
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Perfectly fine Simpsons episode
7 February 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Perfectly fine. That's how I'd describe this episode of 'The Simpsons' from the shows 16th season.

The plot is similar to 'Dancin' Homer' way back in Season 2, only with much broader and sillier laughs. Whereas before the show would go for the quality joke, here it goes for low hanging fruit every time. It's also very, very much on Homer's head in terms of where the humour comes from.

There are some nice sweetly idiotic laughs to be found here, but this is an episode that passed without me laughing out loud once.

Even at this stage of its run 'The Simpsons' is capable of better quality than this.

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