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The Man Who Came to Be Dinner

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Season 26 Episode
561 "I Won't Be Home for Christmas"
"The Man Who Came to Be Dinner"
"Bart's New Friend" 563
Donut Homer.png This episode is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The reason behind this decision is: The Simpson family are abducted by aliens.

If you dispute this, please bring it up on the episode's talk page.

"The Man Who Came to Be Dinner"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 562
Season number: S26 E10
Production code: RABF15
Original airdate: January 4, 2015
Title screen: Otto slides down a rainbow.
Couch gag: A piano version of Great Gate of Kiev is played in the background as the gag showcases artwork of each Simpson. The camera turns to the Simpsons sitting at an art gallery. Homer grabs the remote control and all the artwork on the wall changes channels, pleasing the family.
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Al Jean
David Mirkin
Directed by: David Silverman

"The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" is the tenth episode of season 26 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and sixty-second episode overall. It originally aired on January 4, 2015. The episode was written by Al Jean and David Mirkin and directed by David Silverman.


"During a trip to "Dizzneeland", the Simpsons board the wrong ride, Rocket to Your Doom, and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos' home planet, where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat Homer."


The episode was originally scheduled to air on May 19, 2013 as the finale of season 24, but was replaced by "Dangers on a Train";[1] so as a result, the production code is much older than the rest of season 26.

The explanation for the episode being delayed was explained on Twitter by Al Jean on December 31, 2014 and later by writer David Mirkin on January 3, 2015. Both said the episode was explored as a second The Simpsons Movie option.[2][3]


The episode was viewed by a total of 10.51 million viewers, so it is, as of January 2015, the most watched episode from Season 26.[4]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America May 17, 2015[5] Fox Latin America



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