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"THE SIMPSONS MOVIE"
(2007) (voices of Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Mild *Heavy *Minor Heavy
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy Minor Minor Minor Mild
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
*Heavy Mild Moderate Moderate *Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Animated Comedy: A suburban family must contend with the repercussions of the self-centered father illegally dumping toxic waste into the local lake and the EPA's reaction to that.
PLOT:
In the town of Springfield where the nuclear power plant run by Montgomery Burns (voice of HARRY SHEARER) and his loyal assistant Smithers (voice of HARRY SHEARER) is the biggest player around, reactor worker Homer Simpson (voice of DAN CASTELLANETA) might be the biggest buffoon. Self-centered and fun-loving, his impulsive ways usually lead to some degree of disaster that he and/or others must mitigate. Among those who usually help him are his stay-at-home wife, Marge (voice of JULIE KAVNER), who holds down the fort while trying to make sure their oldest child, the mischievous Bart (voice of NANCY CARTWRIGHT), stays out of trouble.

She doesn't have the same worries about his younger sister, Lisa (voice of YEARDLEY SMITH), a smart and sensitive girl who's obsessed with helping the environment, a point she shares with Irish newcomer Colin (voice of TRESS MacNEILLE). Toddler Maggie is too young to cause too many headaches, which usually also holds true for Homer's dad, Grampa (voice of DAN CASTELLANETA), although he's recently had a religious experience at church that has Marge trying to decipher his mysterious mutterings.

Little do they know that it has to do with the coming of environmental disaster in their town, caused, as to be expected, by Homer. In a hurry to dispose of pig and human waste, he breaks the law by dumping it into the local lake, thus creating a mutant creature that immediately draws the attention of EPA head honcho, Russ Cargill (voice of ALBERT BROOKS).

He convinces President Arnold Schwarzenegger (voice of HARRY SHEARER) that they must do something, and that turns out to be covering Springfield in a huge, transparent dome. That worries the likes of the ever-optimistic Ned Flanders (voice of HARRY SHEARER) who lives next door, but only serves to irritate barkeep Moe (voice of HANK AZARIA) and others who eventually turn on Homer, thus forcing the family to flee.

With the lives of those still stuck in Springfield -- including Bart's friend Milhouse (voice of PAMELA HAYDEN), Chief of Police Wiggum (voice of HANK AZARIA), local hick Cletus (voice of HANK AZARIA), town drunk Barney (voice of DAN CASTELLANETA), TV personality Krusty the Clown (voice of DAN CASTELLANETA) and many others -- at stake, Homer and his family must decide what to do to help.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Probably, especially if they're fans of the TV series.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For irreverent humor throughout.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • HOMER is the self-centered but fun-loving nuclear reactor worker who, as always, makes a mess of things through his impulsive behavior. This time, he breaks the law by dumping toxic waste into the lake, thus not only affecting the environment, but also the lives of his family, friends, and neighbors. After going on the run, he wants nothing to do with those who turned on him, but he eventually has a change of heart and sets off to save the day. It's implied that he drinks.
  • BART is his wise-cracking son, a mischievous troublemaker who, among other things, skateboards nude through Springfield on a dare, uses some profanity, and briefly drinks, but becomes increasingly disappointed in Homer as a father figure.
  • MARGE is Homer's stay-at-home wife who becomes obsessed with figuring out Grampa's mutterings during a religious experience, and then desires to save Springfield from the government after going on the run with Homer (with whom she's finally disappointed enough to leave).
  • LISA is Bart's younger, smarter and more sensitive and conscientious sister who's trying to save the environment, particularly concerning Lake Springfield.
  • MAGGIE is the infant who observes all that occurs around her, but pitches in when necessary.
  • GRAMPA is Homer's father who has a religious experience in church that foretells what's to come.
  • NED FLANDERS is the cheery and optimistic next-door neighbor to the Simpsons who tries to help Bart, his self-esteem, and his relationship with Homer.
  • RUSS CARGILL is the head of the EPA who manipulates the President into letting him do pretty much whatever he wants. That includes putting a dome over Springfield to contain the toxic waste there, and his plans to bomb the city.
  • PRESIDENT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is the leader of the U.S. who just wants to make snap decisions without giving them much thought.
  • COLIN is the young Irish man whose charm and similar sensibilities melt Lisa's heart.
  • MOE is the surly bar owner who isn't happy about being trapped beneath the dome.
  • CLETUS is the town's dimwitted, southern sounding hick.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of several mild slang terms for genitalia and breasts, while other expletives and various colorful phrases are also uttered. Some non-explicit, but sexually related dialogue is present.

    A cartoon boy is seen skateboarding fully nude (with his genitalia cleverly blocked by foreground objects, except for a few moments where they're seen), while two male cops briefly kiss and then rush together into a motel room. Some large busted women are seen (clothed), and some forest animals help a married couple undress to have sex (the latter occurs off camera, but the animals react in shock to what they see).

    Comedy based violence includes several presumed deaths, various characters being hit, struck or otherwise injured in various ways, including slapstick style material. Some of that might be unsettling for the very youngest of kids, while that and other behavior may be enticing (and potentially dangerous in certain circumstances) for some kids to imitate.

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes (all played for comedy), while drinking, smoking and brief drug use (pot) are present. Crude humor occurs, as does some tense family material.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • A character is passed above a crowd and he says to be careful as his hiney is dripping (a double entendre, meaning his butt and presumably the commercial beer of the same nickname, heiney).
  • We see that a concert is sponsored by Duff Beer, and there's a sign that reads, "Binge responsibly."
  • We see a truck dumping many beer bottles into the lake, along with Barney, the resident drunk.
  • When the EPA places a huge dome over Springfield, those inside a church and bar swap places during their time of panic.
  • Marge catches Bart drinking whiskey from a mini bottle in a motel, and then chases him around the room as he guzzles down the rest (excusing his actions by saying he's troubled). Later, Marge is proud of Bart being sober for 24 hours.
  • Homer mentions that Alaska is a place where you can't be too fat or too drunk.
  • When the power goes out in Moe's bar and then comes back on, all of his bottles of booze are gone. He then turns out the lights (asking for the liquor to be returned), but when he turns them back on, the bar counter is gone and he's in just his boxers.
  • We briefly see characters at an AA meeting.
  • We see beer bottles by Homer.
  • The school bus driver smokes pot from a bong when he thinks the end is near.
  • A song has a lyric about what the French do best, making love, wine, and cheese.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • A character is passed above a crowd and he says to be careful as his hiney is dripping (a double entendre, meaning his butt and presumably the commercial beer of the same nickname, heiney).
  • Cletus carries a large, dead rat he intends to throw into the lake (beyond being dead, it isn't bloody or gory).
  • Marge finds Homer with a small silo labeled "pig crap." She comments on it leaking, but he says it's overflowing. She then wonders how the pig could fill it in just two days, with Homer saying he helped.
  • Despite it being illegal, Homer dumps a small silo filled with pig and human excrement into the lake.
  • Homer has some red scrapes on his head after being attacked by vigilantes.
  • We see a hotel named "Red Rash Inn" (but don't see anyone from inside it).
  • About being disgusted with another person, one character states that she's going to "puke."
  • Looking for his epiphany to occur, Homer thinks this might be it: "More than two shakes and you're playing with yourself" (a comment about shaking one's penis after urinating).
  • About having to urinate, Bart says he's been holding it since a certain part of the movie.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • All of the following is played for comedy, although some viewers might not find the material funny based on its subject matter.
  • Homer is self-centered and only looking out for himself until the end of the film.
  • Some punks hoist Ralph up a flagpole and we see part of his bare butt.
  • We see that a concert is sponsored by Duff Beer, and there's a sign that reads, "Binge responsibly."
  • Townspeople throw items at a performing rock band, with one piece going through the bass drum and presumably hitting the drummer in the crotch.
  • Homer isn't happy about going to church and refers to those inside as pious morons (thinking they can't hear him). Later, when Ned says God is telling him to confess something, Homer repeats the word "gay."
  • When his father starts rolling around in the church aisle, possessed by some spirit, Homer is told to do something. He then rifles through the Bible, but complains that the book has no answers.
  • Homer knocks down a hornets' nest, puts it in Flanders' mailbox, and then shakes up the latter.
  • A bully punches Milhouse.
  • Homer dares Bart to ride his skateboard through town naked, and the boy does just that.
  • Krusty the Clown promotes a new and fattening pork sandwich, saying that if you find anything greasier, you're probably in Mexico. He then says to kill the pig that was appearing in the commercial with him (that doesn't happen).
  • Bart prepares to shoot his slingshot at Homer, but Flanders talks him out of doing that.
  • In a flashback and against Bart's better judgment, Homer uses a bug zapper to do his "fishing." He drops it in the lake, the electrical current runs, and many fish float up to the surface.
  • We see a character pouring "flop sweat" into the lake, another rubbing cats on a washboard and then throwing them in the same, and a truck dumping many beer bottles into the lake, along with Barney, the resident drunk.
  • We see some mob guys drag a wrapped and presumably dead body down to the lake to throw it in, but they're stopped (although only for illegal dumping).
  • Despite it being illegal, Homer dumps a small silo filled with pig and human excrement into the lake.
  • A squirrel is chased into the now toxic lake and comes out as a mutated monster, with many eyes. We then see its multi-eyed POV of Bart poking and thus popping some of its many eyes.
  • Cargill orders that Springfield have a dome placed over it (thus trapping its residents) and then be bombed (it's first removed from all maps) and replaced with a new Grand Canyon (a crater hole).
  • Some viewers might not like various digs at the Bush administration (such as President Schwarzenegger saying he was elected to lead, not read; the head of the EPA also being financially connected to the dome he orders placed over Springfield; the government eavesdropping on its citizens, etc.). On the other side, the film also makes fun of the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," mocking it with a boring presentation Lisa has done called "An Irritating Truth."
  • Lisa punches Bart to the ground after the latter makes fun of her having a boyfriend.
  • Homer mentions that Alaska is a place where you can't be too fat or too drunk.
  • When the power goes out in Moe's bar and then comes back on, all of his bottles of booze are gone. He then turns out the lights (asking for the liquor to be returned), but when he turns them back on, the bar counter is gone and he's in just his boxers.
  • Bart claps his hands to get an avalanche to fall behind Homer.
  • Tensions rise among and between the residents of Springfield after being trapped inside the dome for a while.
  • NSA officials eavesdrop on ordinary citizens' conversations.
  • EPA officials hold guns on Marge and her family. They later gas them into unconsciousness.
  • Cargill comments on Cletus being the product of four generations of inbreeding.
  • Bart has a progressively bad attitude toward Homer.
  • About one of his sons, Ned (a very religious man) says, "I wish you didn't have the Devil's curly hair."
  • About Maggie saving his and Bart's lives, Homer says, "What a great little accident you turned out to be" (meaning an unplanned pregnancy).
  • Milhouse lies about Colin being dead to try to get Lisa to forget the boy.
  • Mr. Burns tells his assistant that his (Smithers') suicide might cheer him (Mr. Burns) up.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • All of the following is played for comedy and won't be unsettling or suspenseful except for the very young or very sensitive to such material.
  • Despite it being illegal, Homer dumps a small silo filled with pig and human excrement into the lake. That causes the water to react and bubble up, with a large skull appearing on the surface that speaks the word "evil."
  • A squirrel is chased into the now toxic lake and comes out as a mutated monster, with many eyes. We then see its multi-eyed POV of Bart poking and thus popping some of its many eyes.
  • Mr. Burns guard dogs chase some people out of his mansion.
  • Homer ends up driving through a guardrail and down an embankment before ending up on the road below that.
  • Homer repeatedly whips a team of sled dogs to make them pull his sled. When he lets them loose, they jump on and attack him in retaliation.
  • A polar bear menacingly roars above Homer, but a mystical woman makes the bear wander off.
  • The EPA lowers a timed bomb down into the top of the dome.
  • Homer and Bart ride a motorcycle up an immense dome covering Springfield, hoping to throw a bomb through the tiny opening at the top before the explosive detonates. They do, it teeters on the edge, and then explodes, causing the dome to fall apart. Homer and Bart then try to ride down the dome and its falling pieces to safety. They end up flying over a gorge, but come up short and fall into the abyss, with Bart using his slingshot to grab a tree branch and fling them back up to safety. During that, however, a huge chunk of glass lands on a character, seemingly killing him.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Automatic weapons/Shotgun/Arrows/Slingshot/BB Gun/Molotov cocktail/Nuclear Missiles/Bomb: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Girls might see my doodle," "Praise the penis" (said by mistake by a father and then repeated by his boys), "More than two shakes and it's playing with yourself," "Sucker," "Shut up (and play)," "Like praying like hell on my death bed," "Pious morons," "Paraplagino" (or something close to that), "Ha-ha!" (done in a mocking fashion), "You nailed her" (nonsexual), "Wusses," "Whoa, mama," "What the hell are you.. (doing now)?" "Flop sweat" (seen written), "Hell yeah," "Pig crap," "You suck" (seen written), "It's like Christmas at the Kennedy compound," "Time to kick some ass for Mother Earth," "I was elected to lead, not read," "Drama queen," "You're trapped like carrots," "Trappuccino," "Idiots," "Hustle your bustle," "So long, losers," "They're China's problem now," "Lisa's got a boyfriend, that she'll never see again," "I'm afraid you've gone mad with power," "I screwed up," "You just bought another load of crap from the greatest fertilizer salesman," "Screw Springfield," "D'Oh!" "Thank you, boob lady," "Why does everything I whip leave me?" "You stink," "It got even crappier," "Things got a little nutty here," "His big fat ass could shield us all," "Now Homer Simpson is going to show Springfield he has cajones," "Thanks, losers," "I wish you didn't have the Devil's curly hair" and "Somebody throw the G*ddamn bomb."
  • Some punks hoist Ralph up a flagpole and we see part of his bare butt.
  • Townspeople throw items at a performing rock band, with one piece going through the bass drum and presumably hitting the drummer in the crotch.
  • Homer knocks down a hornets' nest, puts it in Flanders' mailbox, and then shakes up the latter.
  • Homer dares Bart to climb up a TV antenna on a roof. Bart does, prompting Homer to shake it, causing Bart to fall off, roll down the roof, and then hang from the gutter. Homer then playfully prepares to hit one or more of Bart's fingers, but then ends up falling through the roof.
  • Bart repeatedly fires a BB gun at Homer who's carrying a load of bricks/blocks.
  • Homer dares Bart to ride his skateboard through town naked, and the boy does just that.
  • A pig belches to imitate Homer.
  • Homer blows raspberries on a pig's bare belly while repeating, "Who's the good pig?"
  • In a flashback and against Bart's better judgment, Homer uses a bug zapper to do his "fishing." He drops it in the lake, the electrical current runs, and many fish float up to the surface. Homer is then shocked when he grabs a dead fish, as well as when he bites into it.
  • Homer sings a modified version of the old "Spider-Man" song, substituting lyrics about his new pig (and holds up the animal so that it "walks" across the ceiling upside down -- like a spider would). They are "Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig. Does whatever a Spider-Pig does. Can he swing, from a web? No he can't, 'cause he's a pig. Look out! He is the Spider-Pig."
  • We see a character pouring "flop sweat" into the lake, another rubbing cats on a washboard and then throwing them in the same, and a truck dumping many beer bottles into the lake, along with Barney, the resident drunk.
  • Barney the town drunk belches.
  • When Lisa tells a crowd that she substituted polluted lake water for their drinking water, they do a simultaneous, collective spit-take.
  • Cletus has a large tattoo on his arm.
  • We see that Homer has put glasses on his pet pig and calls him Harry Plopper (instead of Harry Potter).
  • The police chief eats donuts off the barrel end of his gun, with that weapon going off, but no one is harmed.
  • Vigilantes are angry with Homer being the cause of them being trapped by a dome and come looking for him, armed with torches and such.
  • When a monkey is ordered to get Maggie, the baby breaks her bottle and holds the sharp end defensively.
  • Homer gives "the finger" with both hands to vigilantes who are after him.
  • Marge catches Bart drinking whiskey from a mini bottle in a motel, and then chases him around the room as he guzzles down the rest (excusing his actions by saying he's troubled).
  • To try to win a truck, Homer agrees to try to ride a motorcycle in a 360-degree vertical loop inside a steel cage (the Circle of Death). He tries it twice, but falls both times from the apex down to the bottom of the cage, with the bike landing on him (but is successful the third time).
  • Bart uses a slingshot to blast a hotdog out of Homer's hand.
  • Bart draws on a most wanted sign featuring him and his family, thus unwittingly causing another similar looking but innocent family to be arrested.
  • Bart claps his hands to get an avalanche to fall behind Homer.
  • Bart hangs upside down inside a train car wearing a bra on his head.
  • Homer does some chanting ("throat singing") with a mystical woman while waiting for his epiphany to occur.
  • An unseen character throws what looks like a Molotov cocktail at Moe who catches and throws it back (we hear but don't see the resultant explosion).
  • Homer puts super glue on his hands to try to climb the outside of the huge dome, but first says he'll show Springfield he has some "cajones." He then grabs his clothed crotch, but his glue-covered hand gets stuck there (temporarily).
  • A robotic bomb diffuser becomes so panicky about cutting the right wire that it grabs a cop's gun and shoots itself in the head.
  • A nerdy kid gets up the courage to hit his two tormentors with a pole (accidentally hitting a bystander in the process), and is surprised by how good that violence felt.
  • To distract Cargill, Bart mentions a buried treasure known as the treasure of I've got a "wiener," which prompts Cargill to repeat the last bit of that.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • The police chief eats donuts off the barrel end of his gun, with that weapon going off, but no one is harmed.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A little bit of playfully suspenseful music is heard in a handful of scenes.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song has a lyric about what the French do best, making love, wine, and cheese.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 3 slang terms for male genitals ("wiener" and "doodle"), 1 slang term for breasts ("boob"), 4 craps (seen written several times on the same small silo), 4 hells, 2 asses, 1 damn, 7 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "G-damn," "My God" and "Oh God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Some punks hoist Ralph up a flagpole and we see part of his bare butt.
  • A large busted woman wears a tight-fitting t-shirt that reads "Not my boyfriend" (with an arrow pointing down to the guy below her).
  • About Lisa going door to door extolling the environment, Milhouse dreamily tells her she can canvas him as long as she likes.
  • Homer dares Bart to ride his skateboard through town naked. The boy complains that girls might see his "doodle," but he does it anyway. As he zips along we see him fully nude (bare butt and full body, but no genital view yet). Seeing him that way, a young boy suddenly exclaims, "I like men now." Bart then passes various foreground objects that block just his crotch area in passing (played the same as in the Austin Powers films or the old Benny Hill TV show). However, we do briefly see a view of just his genitals (penis and scrotum) as he passes by something that blocks all but that part of his body. He ends up flying through the air and lands on the diner window, with Ned holding a French fry that just so happens to end up where the boy's penis is (thus covering it). During that, Ned is talking to his kids about religion, but he ends up mistakenly saying, "Praise the penis" (upon the above view), prompting his boys to repeat that. Bart is then arrested and cuffed backwards to something, with others gawking or laughing at him (and a blade of grass in the foreground blocks a view of his bare crotch).. Homer eventually shows up with his clothes, sans any pants, thus causing Bart more embarrassment as he pulls down his shirt as far as possible.
  • Some men's outer clothes dissolve away as they get out of the toxic lake (leaving them in their boxers and t-shirts).
  • Homer tells his pet pig that maybe they should kiss to break the tension, but Marge walks in and interrupts them before anything happens.
  • Marge thinks some cops have arrived to catch her, but the two men rush by, quickly kiss, and then rush into a motel room.
  • When the power goes out in Moe's bar and then comes back on, all of his bottles of booze are gone. He then turns out the lights (asking for the liquor to be returned), but when he turns them back on, the bar counter is gone and he's in just his boxers.
  • In a spoof of sorts on Snow White, various forest animals help disrobe Homer and Marge for their love making session. We see Homer shirtless and Marge in a small nightie, and then the shocked look of the animals as they watch what occurs next (we don't see any sexual activity).
  • Looking for his epiphany to occur, Homer thinks this might be it: "More than two shakes and you're playing with yourself" (a comment about shaking one's penis after urinating).
  • Some viewers might take Homer's question of "Why does everything I whip leave me?" (said about sled dogs he had been whipping to make them pull his sled) as a double entendre.
  • A large-busted mystical woman uses her clothed chest to point the direction for Homer (we even see the large shadow it casts).
  • Homer puts super glue on his hands to try to climb the outside of the huge dome, but first says he'll show Springfield he has some "cajones." He then grabs his clothed crotch, but his glue-covered hand gets stuck there (temporarily).
  • To distract Cargill, Bart mentions a buried treasure known as the treasure of I've got a "wiener," which prompts Cargill to repeat the last bit of that as a question.
  • About Maggie saving his and Bart's lives, Homer says, "What a great little accident you turned out to be" (meaning an unplanned pregnancy).
  • One male character is shirtless save for a pair of suspenders.
  • A song has a lyric about what the French do best, making love, wine, and cheese.
  • SMOKING
  • Krusty the Clown smokes cigarettes and a cigar, a ship captain has a pipe several times, and some miscellaneous characters smoke cigars and pipes.
  • A few high school students are briefly seen smoking.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Bart becomes progressively disappointed that Homer is his dad, and wishes that Ned were that person, while developing a progressively bad attitude toward Homer.
  • Homer strangles Bart in several scenes.
  • Homer watches a video Marge made, where she says she's leaving with the kids, never to return (to save Springfield, and after Homer says he's never leaving Alaska). To prove her point, she says she's recorded that message over their wedding tape.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Homer is self-centered and only looking out for himself until the end of the film.
  • The environment and pollution.
  • A fair carny says his wives are going to kill him (after losing his truck in a contest), but we then see that they're conjoined twins.
  • NSA officials eavesdrop on ordinary citizens' conversations.
  • Bart becomes progressively disappointed that Homer is his dad, and wishes that Ned were that person.
  • VIOLENCE
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Itchy the mouse repeatedly stabs Scratchy the cat with a flagpole and then bashes him over the head with it, breaking his spacesuit helmet, thus depressurizing the latter, causing one of his eyeballs to pop out to exaggerated size. Once President, Itchy launches a barrage of nuclear missiles at Scratchy who's stuck on the moon. The cat ends up swallowing all but the last one that causes him to explode in a nuclear explosion.
  • Townspeople throw items at a performing rock band, with one piece going through the bass drum and presumably hitting the drummer in the crotch. Later, other male characters are also hit in the clothed crotch (in other ways).
  • Toxic water in the lake eats away at a concert platform floating on it, causing it to tip up and sink (like the Titanic), downing 3 people with it.
  • Bart plays a first person shooter video game (on Maggie's game unit) in church.
  • Homer accidentally hits himself in the eye with the claw side of a hammer, and then strangles Bart up on the roof when he laughs at him over that mishap.
  • Homer dares Bart to climb up a TV antenna on a roof. Bart does, prompting Homer to shake it, causing Bart to fall off, roll down the roof, and then hang from the gutter. Homer then playfully prepares to hit one or more of Bart's fingers, but then ends up falling through the roof.
  • A bully punches Milhouse.
  • Bart repeatedly fires a BB gun at Homer who's carrying a load of bricks/blocks.
  • To stop Bart from skateboarding nude through the town, Chief Wiggum fires a bullet that hits the skateboard's axle, thus causing Bart to fly through the air and slam into a diner window.
  • In a flashback and against Bart's better judgment, Homer uses a bug zapper to do his "fishing." He drops it in the lake, the electrical current runs, and many fish float up to the surface. Homer is then shocked when he grabs a dead fish, as well as when he bites into it.
  • A mechanical riser suddenly thrusts upward, crashing Lisa (who's standing on its platform) through the ceiling (we hear, but don't see the impact).
  • We see some mob guys drag a wrapped and presumably dead body down to the lake to throw it in, but they're stopped (although only for illegal dumping).
  • A squirrel is chased into the now toxic lake and comes out as a mutated monster, with many eyes. We then see its multi-eyed POV of Bart poking and thus popping some of its many eyes.
  • As a dome is placed over Springfield, a boy on a seesaw is blasted through the air (and he smacks against the inside of the dome), while a man can't decide to stay inside or go out and is thus crushed by the dome edge. Later, a flock of migrating swallows slams into the dome.
  • Police officers fire handguns and automatic weapons at the inside of the dome, but the bullets ricochet and strike them (injuring, but not killing them, sans blood).
  • As the Simpsons scamper across a plank between their home and Ned's, Homer's pig moves one edge, causing them to fall to the ground, but miss the arrows fired at them by angry vigilantes. We then see their house on fire (caused by the vigilantes).
  • We see that vigilantes have hung nooses for all of the Simpsons, but the family uses them to escape up into a tree house (except for Homer who gets his head and arm stuck in one). Something is aimed at Homer's butt, and a circular saw is thrown and hits him on the head. The family then escapes via Maggie's sandbox as the mob tries to pull down the tree, but Homer gets stuck in the sand, allowing others to claw and scrape away at his head (leaving marks), a small arrow to be fired into it, and then the cops fire their handguns down into the sand right after Homer disappears.
  • Lisa punches Bart to the ground after the latter makes fun of her having a boyfriend.
  • Cargill throws binoculars that ricochet off something and hit him.
  • To try to win a truck, Homer agrees to try to ride a motorcycle in a 360-degree vertical loop inside a steel cage (the Circle of Death). He tries it twice, but falls both times from the apex down to the bottom of the cage, with the bike landing on him (but is successful the third time).
  • Bart uses a slingshot to blast a hotdog out of Homer's hand.
  • Homer ends up driving through a guardrail and down an embankment before ending up on the road below that.
  • Bart claps his hands to get an avalanche to fall behind Homer.
  • A person throws a book at another, but it crashes through a window and into an AA meeting where it spills the coffee pot.
  • Homer strangles Bart on the floor.
  • Homer plays a video game where a walrus character shoots a penguin with a gun, blasting the latter back through a window.
  • A polar bear menacingly roars above Homer, but a mystical woman makes the bear wander off (but not before kicking a wolf or similar animal aside).
  • In a surreal fantasy moment, various trees slap Homer and then tear his body apart (the pieces get soft and partially melt before coming back together again).
  • EPA officials hold guns on Marge and her family. They later gas them into unconsciousness.
  • Homer repeatedly whips a team of sled dogs to make them pull his sled. When he lets them loose, they jump on and attack him in retaliation.
  • Homer tries to use a wrecking ball and crane to stop an EPA truck carrying his family, but the ball comes back and crashes through the cab. It then proceeds to bash Homer back and forth against various sharp and mostly hard objects (including a rock and a building called "A hard place").
  • An unseen character throws what looks like a Molotov cocktail at Moe who catches and throws it back (we hear but don't see the resultant explosion).
  • After impersonating an officer, Homer punches a National Guardsman unconscious.
  • As others try to climb a rope to safety out of the dome, Homer comes sliding down it, inadvertently knocking them off it. As a result, those people then throw rocks at Homer.
  • A robotic bomb diffuser becomes so panicky about cutting the right wire that it grabs a cop's gun and shoots itself in the head.
  • Homer clotheslines himself on a tree branch.
  • Homer and Bart ride a motorcycle up an immense dome covering Springfield, hoping to throw a bomb through the tiny opening at the top before the explosive detonates. They do, it teeters on the edge, and then explodes, causing the dome to fall apart. Homer and Bart then try to ride down the dome and its falling pieces to safety. During that, a huge chunk of glass lands on a character, seemingly killing him.
  • A nerdy kid gets up the courage to hit his two tormentors with a pole (accidentally hitting a bystander in the process), and is surprised by how good that violence felt.
  • Cargill holds a shotgun on Bart and Homer, but Maggie drops a rock on his head and knocks him out.
  • Homer accidentally hammers a nail and a roof shingle into his leg.



  • Reviewed July 24, 2007 / Posted July 27, 2007

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