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When Homer gets drunk and humiliates himself at a dinner party, an angered Marge signs herself and Homer up for a marriage retreat, which Homer tries to bail out of so he can go fishing. Meanwhile, Grampa babysits Bart and Lisa, who trick the old man into letting them do whatever they want--including throw a party.
Lovejoy: Come on Homer what are her faults?
Homer: Well sometimes she can be annoying!
Marge: Oh Homer.
Lovejoy: Now Marge, don't interrupt, you'll get your turn.
Homer: I'm done.
Lovejoy: Okay, Marge.
Marge: Well… its not that I don't love the guy, I'm always sticking up for him, it's just that he's so self-centered. He forgets birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. He chews with his mouth open, he gambles, he hangs out at a seedy bar with bums and low lifes.
Homer: Oh it’s true!
Lovejoy: Homer don't interrupt.
Marge: He blows his nose on the towels and then puts them back in the middle!
Homer: I only did that a couple of times!
Marge: Oh, they're here. How does everything look?
Homer: Yeah, how do I look?
Marge: Do we have enough glasses?
Homer: Do we have enough gag ice cubes?
Marge: Homer, Homer, put a record on.
Homer: What are all our friends' names again?
Homer: Bart! Do that thing you do that's so cute!
Homer: That thing you know how to do!
Homer: Go to bed!
Reverend Lovejoy: Ned, Maude, what brings you here?
Ned: Well... sometimes God bless her, she underlines passages in my bible because she can't find hers!
Homer: Oh, lucky you don't keep guns in the house.
Reverend Lovejoy: Homer, why are you here?
Homer: Oh, because I got drunk and looked down her dress!
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
John and Gloria, the other couple at the marriage retreat, are parodied after a very similar couple, George and Martha, from the 1966 film.
After Homer catches the General Sherman he sings Queen's famous victory anthem, "We Are The Champions."
The War of the Roses
The title of the episode is a parody of the title of the 1989 film.