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The Simpsons: Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass

After Homer inadvertently performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival, he is hired by several sports figures including Tom Brady, LeBron James, Yao Ming, Warren Sapp and Michelle Kwan to teach them how to showboat. Meanwhile, Flanders creates ultra-violent, ultra-gory Bible movies à la Passion of the Christ.


Episode Info


Episode number: 16x8
Production Number: GABF02
Airdate: Sunday February 06th, 2005



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Guest Stars
Karl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Recurring
Pamela Hayden
voiced Rod Flanders
Recurring
Tress MacNeille
voiced Crazy Cat Lady
Recurring
LeBron James
voiced Himself
Michelle Kwan
voiced Herself
Tom Brady (1)
voiced Himself
Warren Sapp
voiced Himself
Yao Ming
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Dan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: None

This episode aired right after the Super Bowl, which guest star Tom Brady won.

Comic Book Guy's real name is Jeff Albertson, which is finally been revealed.

Couch: The Simpsons climb on top of each other like a totem pole, with Homer at the bottom and Maggie on top.



Episode Quotes
Mr. Burns: What would you use instead of nuclear power?
Marge: Solar.
Lenny: Hydroelectric.
Moe: A mix of conservation and wind.
Mr. Burns: Who told you about those?
Carl: The talking tree in a commercial.

(Filming a home movie about Cain and Abel.)
Todd: Daddy, if Cain and Abel were Adam and Eve’s only children, how did they make more babies?
Rod: Did they make babies with their mother, or with each other?
Ned Flanders: Your mouth is hoping for a soaping boy. Now stop asking silly questions and go kill your brother!

Ned: Now there's no need to actually whip him, we can put the sound in later.
Burns: No, as your financial backer I insist upon reality! Pharaoh didn't put the sound in later.
Ned: But who knows the difference?
Burns: The people being whipped!



Cultural References
This episode's title refers to the Hail Mary Pass or Hail Mary route in American football refers to any very long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success, especially at or near the end of a half.



Other Episode Crew

Character Layout ArtistAimee Steinberger
 
Warning: The Simpsons season 16 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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