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Homer the Whopper 

A Hollywood studio makes a movie based on Comic Book Guy's comic book character "Everyman," and Homer is cast in the lead. However, Homer's weight fluctuations cause problems for the production.


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


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Robber #1 / Krusty the Clown / Movie Cop / Mr. Teeny (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Comic Book Guy / Incredible Hulk Hands / Everyman / Marv / Director / Carl Carlson / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Robber #2 / Narrator / Assistant Director / Lenny Leonard / Former Studio Head / Lizard (voice)
Matt Groening ... Matt Groening (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Security Guard (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Lyle McCarthy (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Bank Teller / Writer #4 / Assistant / Actress (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Woman in the Theater / Writer #2 / Writer #4 / Jonah / Ginormous Pictures Studio Chief #1 / Continuity Woman (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Writer #1 / Writer #3 (voice)


Comic Book Guy casts Homer as the lead in "Everyman," a feature film based on a new comic book superhero who possesses the ability to take on the powers of every superhero in every comic he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the movie studio hires celebrity fitness trainer Lyle McCarthy, but Homer has trouble sticking to his new healthy regimen. Written by Fox Publicity

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

27 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When defending herself from comic book guy's attack on Stratego the movie, the studio executive says that Brett Ratner had the final cut. Ratner doesn't have the final cut of his movies and has been quoted as saying "Why do I need final cut? Final cut is for artistes quote unquote - directors whose movies don't make a lot of money. Maybe Scorsese should have final cut because a guy like Harvey Weinstein or a studio might change it to make it a little more accessible or a little more commercial and he has a vision of what he wants it to be. He wants it to be four hours long or whatever." See more »


Lyle McCarthy: Something bad happens and you cope by cramming a doughnut in your mouth.
Homer Simpson: Yeah, well you don't always have time to masturbate.
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Alternate Versions

When asked about his binge eating, Homer says "Well, you don't always have time to masturbate." Reruns of this episode bleep the word "masturbate". See more »


References The Dark Knight (2008) See more »


Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
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Had potential, but....
23 April 2016 | by bazmitch23See all my reviews

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg got to fulfill their dream of writing a Simpsons episode. Even though they probably only wrote 35% of the material and the Simpsons writers took over.

The biggest problem is that the plot has been done before. Homer getting into shape was done in "King of the Hill", no, not the Mike Judge show, but the episode where Homer has to climb the mountain.

Also it is similar to the Radioactive Man movie episode.

Plus, unless you were in show business, you will not find the "Love you....I hate him" joke funny. The writers might have found the joke funny, but the audience don't.

The only joke I did find funny was the test screening.

Sorry, Seth and Evan, but your episode is not good. It's better than the Ricky Gervais episode though.

You know what's funny?

Not this episode.

But the fact that Seth later starred in The Green Hornet that he had to lose weight for.

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