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After humiliating Bart at a church picnic, Homer resolves to get in shape. Soon, he is contacted by an energy bar company that wants him to climb a mountain as a promotion.


Steven Dean Moore


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Louie / Grampa (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Sherpa #2 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Rainier Wolfcastle / Reverend Lovejoy / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Ned Flanders / Sherpa #1 / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Brendan Fraser ... Brad (voice)
Steven Weber ... Neil (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Various (voice)


After meeting film star Rainier Wolfcastle at the gym ,Homer is volunteered by Bart to climb the treacherous local mountain the Murderhorn,as a publicity stunt for energy bars after Wolfcastle pulls out.Homer makes the climb despite warnings from Grampa and the exit of his sherpas and,at the top,makes a grisly discovery which helps his descent. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

3 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Brendan Frasier's only Simpsons guest shot as of 2016. See more »


Grampa's dentures fit the bite mark on the frozen old mountain climber, implying that Grampa is the one that tried to eat him, not the other way around. But this climb would have happened in Grampa's youth, he would have had his regular teeth back then. So why do the dentures fit the bite mark? See more »


[in gym]
Homer: Just think, two months ago I didn't know what dumb-bell meant.
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References King of the Hill (1997) See more »

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14 July 2017 | by bscottcorkSee all my reviews

This episode contains one of my Top Ten All-Time Homer Lines.

After Homer is duped, er, I mean persuaded into climbing Mt. Springfield to promote an energy snack bar, he uses the bar as fuel for energy and during the arduous trip up the mountain, he finds out from the promoters that the bar is not full of super-enriched natural fruits and fiber but old Chinese newspapers. He takes a bite and sure enough, with impeccable comedic timing, looks at the bitten off-bar and says: "Wow, you're right...Xung Dau Ping died...".

This line has stuck with me for nearly 20 years and is as funny today as it ever was, especially when I see a repeat on Fox TV's FX-Simpsons Marathons and reminds me of the brilliantly creative writing that has been the hallmark of this enduring TV show.

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