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The Simpsons: Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play

A first baseman for the Springfield Isotopes and his wife, a stripper/pop singer named Tabitha Vixx, call upon Homer and Marge to help him with their love life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 17x22
Production Number: HABF16
Airdate: Sunday May 21st, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Apr 08, 2007

Guest Stars
Stacy KeachStacy Keach
voiced Howard K. Duff VII
Mandy MooreMandy Moore
voiced Tabitha Vixx
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: Have a great summer, everyone

Couch: Repeat of the couch gag from "Marge's Son Poisoning" where all of the couches and seats of Springfield attack their masters.

Hunch credits:
  • Hunch - Tony Huncharella
  • Written by - J. D. Salinger
  • Gloria Huncharella - Gwyneth Paltrow
  • City of New York - City of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Bystander #2 - Sir Anthony Hopkins
  • Furious Bowler - The Late George C. Scott
  • Guy Who Turned Out To Be That Other Guy - Heidi Klum

Episode Quotes
Homer: Look at that ugly old man. (he points to the Jumbo Vision screen)
Marge: That's you.

Carl: Yeah, Homer! Suck that face.
Lenny: (laughs) Remember when we used to kiss like that, Carl? With our respected girlfriends.
Carl: Yeah, I wonder where Gil and Kelly are now.
Lenny: I heard Gil died. Kelly, I think is a prostitute.

Homer: Now, lets remember. No one's right and no one's wrong. Till I say so.

Marge: Try to frame criticisms of your spouse in a positive way.
Buck: Well, I'm positively sick of her shaking her lady parts for the whole world' eyeball.

Homer: Buck, you've got a beautiful woman with a hot body that any man would fantasize about. Even while making love to his own Marge.

Lisa: Isn't it weird that our parents giving marital advise? They're always fighting. If you're listen closely you can hear them arguing right now.
Homer: (from somewhere far away) And I say, A monkey can mow our lawn!

Homer: Like I always say, compromise is the key.
Marge: I always say that!
Homer: Let's compromise and say nobody said it.
Marge: Doh!

Bart: (Goggling at Tabitha's performance) Well, I've got this sudden urge to give her a 5 Dollar bill.

Homer: Oh, you're so hot. If only I've seen you before I met my wife.
Tabitha: Oh, Homer. You're sweet, but. Oh! You're talking to the chicken.

Tabitha: It's C, as in keeping together. Which is what I wanna do.

Episode Goofs
After Homer and Marge get into the baseball shaped car, every fan in the stands disappear.

In the scene right before Buck hits Homer the last time, the "Tabitha Vixx" sign on the door is gone, shortly after it's there again.

Cultural References
Homer: Why didn't you marry one of your crummy back up dancers?

This is a reference to Britney Spears marrying back up dancer Kevin Federline.

As Marge tells Buck that she hasn't read anything in the blogosphere about his marital problems she admits being part of the grown big community of bloggers. The term blogosphere arose due to the usual interconnection of blogs. Read more about the blogosphere in the wikipedia article.

The file photo of Marge and Homer is a parody on the famous Pietà sculpture by Michelangelo. Read more about the marble sculpture in the wikipedia article.

Episode References
The Couch Gag is the same as in the episode 17x05 Marge's Son Poisoning.

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