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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
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"No need to panic. There is a map to the hospital on the back of the menu."
Toshiro (assistant chef at The Happy Sumo)

"One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" is the eleventh episode of Season 2, and the show's 24th episode overall.


The Simpsons have dinner out at a new sushi restaurant, which turns deadly when Homer eats some improperly-cut fugu and is told by Dr. Hibbert that he has only 22 hours left to live.

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It is meatloaf night in the Simpson home and Homer is excited. Lisa however talks about how their food choices are so predictable and asks if they could try something new to eat. They decide on Friday night they will go out and eat, though Homer points out that's Pork Chop night. They asks Lisa where they could eat and responds by saying anywhere that doesn't have burgers, pizza, or fried chicken, which Homer says they can go to Mars. Marge says the family could go to the new sushi bar, The Happy Sumo. At first Homer refuses but after Lisa's constant insisting they go. The family gets great seating and orders their food, Bart and Lisa even check out the Karaoke bar singing the them from Shaft. After sampling most of the items on the menu, Homer orders sushi made from the fugu. Before placing his order, Akira tries to give Homer a minor warning, but is shooed to the kitchen as he is hungry. Knowing that the fish could possibly poison and kill Homer if not cut properly, one of the apprentices goes to fetch the master chef. Unfortunately, he is busy having sex with Edna Krabappel, and yells at the apprentice to leave him alone, so his apprentice has to slice the fugu himself. The apprentice tries to do it carefully, but Homer starts yelling impatiently, disturbing the apprentice and forcing him to serve it quickly and sloppily. Homer considers it a treat, but the master chef soon returns and finds that the fish has not been prepared correctly and tells Homer that he may have been poisoned. Homer and Marge go to the hospital. After being filled in about the situation, Dr. Hibbert informs Homer that given the story Marge and the chef's had told him, it was very likely that he had accidentally consumed the poison of the blow-fish and if so he has twenty-four hours left to live. At night with Marge by his side, Homer plans not to tell his kids about the bad news and makes a list of all the activities he wants to do before he passes on.

Fugu - Blowfish

On his last day, after oversleeping, Homer attempts to do all the projects on his list. He has a man-to-man talk with Bart, listens to Lisa play her saxophone, and borrows Flanders's camcorder to make a video for Maggie that she can look at when she is older. Homer finally reconciles with his father, which takes up far more time than he expects and forces him to give up doing some of the tasks on his list. After trying to catch up on time he lost doing these accomplishments, Homer gets arrested for speeding. He calls Barney, who is asked to pay $50 to bail him out. Leaving jail and with not much time left, he tells off Mr. Burns and has one last drink at Moe's Tavern with his friends, causing him to miss dinner with his waiting family. He then hurries home in time to say goodbye to the kids and make love to Marge.

At midnight, Homer quietly gets out of bed, visits each family member, who are all asleep, and says goodbye. Feeling glum, he goes to the living room and listens to Larry King read the Bible on tape. The tape plays out to which suddenly his head drops and it appears he has succumbed to the poison. Marge awakens the next morning and panics when she notices that Homer is gone. She runs downstairs and finds Homer, collapsed in the armchair. As she mourns, she realizes that his drool is still warm. She wakes him up and drums in the fact that he is alive, thus he hasn't consumed the venom of the blowfish. Homer then prances around in an overjoyed state and vows to live life to its fullest.

The episode ends with Homer watching a bowling tournament on television while eating pork rinds.


One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish/Transcript


Season 1 Season 2 Episodes Season 3
Bart Gets an "F"Simpson and DelilahTreehouse of Horror (aka "The Simpsons Halloween Special") • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every FishDancin' HomerDead Putting SocietyBart vs. ThanksgivingBart the DaredevilItchy & Scratchy & MargeBart Gets Hit by a CarOne Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue FishThe Way We WasHomer vs. Lisa and the 8th CommandmentPrincipal CharmingOh Brother, Where Art Thou?Bart's Dog Gets an FOld MoneyBrush with GreatnessLisa's SubstituteThe War of the SimpsonsThree Men and a Comic BookBlood Feud