Blood Feud


Episode Info

Aging energy magnate C. Montomery Burns (voice of Harry Shearer) falls ill, and his physician Dr. Julius Hibbert (also voiced by Shearer) informs him he's suffering from hypohemia, a rare condition caused by an insufficient amount of blood in the body. Burns needs a transfusion in order to save his life, but he has a rare blood type, OO negative, and Springfield's blood banks don't have any on hand. A plea for appropriate blood donors catches the attention of Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta), who is convinced a OO negative donation would mean a valuable reward from the multi-millionaire Burns. While Homer doesn't have OO negative blood, his son Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) does, and Homer talks Bart into donating enough blood to save Burns' life. Afterwards, Burns sends the Simpsons a thank you card; imagining they're owed a great deal more, Homer writes an insulting letter to Burns ("You are a senile, buck-toothed old mummy with bony girl arms"), but before he can mail it, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) persuades him that sending such a letter to his boss might not be a good idea. Homer sees her point and reconsiders, but unknown to him, Bart finds the missive and "helpfully" drops it in the mail. Deeply offended, Burns orders his assistant Smithers (also voiced by Harry Shearer) to have Homer worked over by thugs, but Smithers convinces Burns such treatment isn't a good idea, and that a more extravagant display of his gratitude might be appropriate. "Blood Feud" first aired on August 11, 1991.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Hank Azaria
as Moe/Others
Maggie Roswell
as Mail Lady / Others
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