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Encyclopedia > G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)
The Simpsons episode
"G.I. D'oh"
Homer in the Army
Episode no. 383
Prod. code HABF21
Orig. airdate November 12, 2006
Written by Daniel Chun
Directed by Nancy Kruse
Chalkboard "We are not all naked under our clothes."
Couch gag The family goes through a car wash while sitting on the couch.
Guest star(s) Kiefer Sutherland as the Army Colonel
Season 18
September 10, 2006May 20, 2007
  1. The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
  2. Jazzy and the Pussycats
  3. Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em...
  4. Treehouse of Horror XVII
  5. G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)
  6. Moe'N'a Lisa
  7. Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)
  8. The Haw-Hawed Couple
  9. Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2
  10. The Wife Aquatic
  11. Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times
  12. Little Big Girl
  13. Springfield Up
  14. Yokel Chords
  15. Rome-old and Juli-eh
  16. Homerazzi
  17. Marge Gamer
  18. The Boys of Bummer
  19. Crook and Ladder
  20. Stop, Or My Dog Will Shoot!
  21. 24 Minutes
  22. You Kent Always Say What You Want
List of all The Simpsons episodes

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Plot

The episode's promotional image

Realizing that even the stupidest of Springfielders shun the military, two Army recruiters visit Springfield elementary to enlist kids into the Delayed Entry Program so that upon reaching the age of majority, they will automatically be enlisted. Marge insists Homer get Bart out of the contract. However, after Homer does so (even though he doesn't want to), he falls prey to the recruiters. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (612x792, 310 KB) Promotional image for The Simpsons episode G.I. Doh. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (612x792, 310 KB) Promotional image for The Simpsons episode G.I. Doh. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... A British Army etc. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ...


At the post Homer infuriates the colonel, played by Kiefer Sutherland. While the majority of recruits (including Rainier Wolfcastle) are assigned to the infantry, Homer is assigned to OPFOR during the Army's war games along with the other recruits considered too stupid to be cannon-fodder. A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by and/or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, bicycles, or other means. ... This article is about a military term. ... USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) kicks off Exercise Valiant Shield, the largest war games of the United States Navy since the Vietnam War. ...


At the war games, when live ammo is to be tested on them, Homer (thinking it is Chinese New-Year) accidentally exposes his unit's location by launching a flare and shouting "Gung Hey Fat Choy!", which is a butchered version of a traditional Chinese exclamation. The flare blinds the soldiers, who were all wearing night vision goggles. They soon escape into Springfield with the Army close behind. The Army declares martial law in Springfield, citing a little known clause in the Broccoli Day proclamation. Homer's unit hides in Moe's tavern, but Moe betrays them in exchange for a large wad of cash. Homer escapes through a hole in the floor of the basement, whilst dodging bullets (his own gun has bubble fluid) and makes his way to his own home. Look up Flare in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Broccoli is a plant of the Cabbage family, Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae). ... A soap bubble GGB reflection clouds reflection A soap bubble is a very thin film of soap water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface. ...


Soon, he is pursued through the house by a UAV until (in a scene reminiscent of the Looney Tunes gags) he blows it up. The £124 million Taranis UAV built by BAE Systems An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no onboard pilot. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ...


Marge rallies the Springfield community with a phone tree to coordinate resistance to the occupiers. The citizens spike the town reservoir with alcohol, intoxicating the occupying force. The colonel's resulting hangover is so great he reluctantly surrenders to the townsfolk, stipulating only that Homer finish his enlistment. Homer does so by becoming a recruiter. A Mickey Finn (or simply Mickey) is a slang term for a drink laced with a drug (especially chloral hydrate) given to someone without their knowledge in order to incapacitate them. ... ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A hangover (veisalgia) describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of drugs and liquor, particularly alcoholic beverages. ... Czechoslovak propaganda poster saying: Military service - the highest honor of our citizen. ...


Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to G.I. Joe. "Grunt" is United States military slang for an infantry soldier. 'Annoyed grunt' is the script notation for Homer's favorite exclamation, D'oh.
  • When the colonel has the recruits do push-ups while Homer eats donuts, it is referencing a scene in the movie Full Metal Jacket. The movie is again referenced when Homer wonders if the drill sergeant will ask him "what his major malfunction is".
  • The Army recruitment film shown at Springfield Elementary uses "Arise, Ye Russian People" from Prokofiev's soundtrack for Alexander Nevsky before switching to Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown."
  • When Milhouse asks if the assembly is a surprise Doodlebops concert, he is referring to the popular Canadian children's show The Doodlebops, which often uses footage from their live concerts.
  • The music playing during the assault course is the song Toy Soldiers by Martika.
  • The UVA lit his match and changes his expression. Just like Yosemite Sam in Looney Tunes: Back In Action.
  • When Lisa talks to the colonel, she says "an occupying foreign force can never defeat a determined local populous, among the many things we learned in Vietnam and are now..." before the air horn is used to drown her out. It can be inferred that she was going to allude to the current situation in Iraq which the colonel does not want to hear.

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Reception

Robert Canning of IGN.com hated the episode, calling it "painfully unfunny", and "the show's attempt to satirize the state of the U.S. military simply crossed the line of good taste". He concluded that it was "by far" the worst of episode of the season, and "quite possibly" the worst episode in the entire of The Simpsons history.[1]


References

  1. ^ Robert Canning (2007-06-14). The Simpsons: Season 18 Review. IGN.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
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