The Simpsons

Episode 18.05 : G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

November 12, 2006




Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1989 - now

Production Company

FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions

Cast and Crew


Nancy Kruse


Daniel Chun

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Kiefer Sutherland as Army Colonel (voice) / Jack Bauer (voice) / Wayne (voice)
  • Maurice LaMarche


After getting Bart out of a commitment he made to join the Army at 18, Homer falls prey to a couple of Army recruiters and ends up in basic training. Treating it like a summer camp, Homer infuriates his sergeant by not cracking under pressure from the hazing and humiliation. Marge and Grandpa end-up trapped in the Army as well due to some questionable tactics by the recruiters when they appeal to get Homer out of basic training. The group is put in a mock military operation as terrorists so the Army can show the power and excellence of the new computer system; however, Homer and the others continue to avoid capture and eventually leave the operation to get food in Springfield where they are mistaken for real terrorists. After leading the military on a humiliating chase through town, Homer is able to take down the US Army by threatening them with the power plant.

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