The Simpsons

Episode 7.24 : Homerpalooza

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 19, 1996




Animation, Comedy

Show Period

1989 - now

Production Company

FOX, Gracie Films, Film Roman Productions

Cast and Crew


Wesley Archer


Matt Groening, James L. Brooks

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • D'arcy Wretzky
  • Senen Reyes
  • Steve Shelley
  • Lee Ranaldo
  • Larry Muggerud
  • Thurston Moore
  • James Iha
  • Kim Gordon


Homer gets grungy when he becomes a sideshow performer at Hullabalooza, an alternative rock festival that features Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill and, uh, Peter Frampton. Homer's performance consists of using his enormous gut as a target for cannonballs, which makes him a huge hit with the pierced and tattooed Hullabalooza crowd. It also gains him the respect of his kids, who finally think that their dad is cool. When a doctor tells Homer that he is causing permanent damage to his internal organs, Homer must decide between his newfound acclaim as a sideshow freak or long-term health. Luckily for all, Homer chooses the latter, and leaves the life-threatening stunt to someone else.

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