Thursday, June 18

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #35-31.


#35 – ‘I Married Marge

Season 3 – Episode 12 (Episode 47 Overall)

Synopsis – After worrying that she may be pregnant again, Marge and Homer drive to Dr. Hibbert's office. While anxiously waiting, Homer begins to tell Bart, Lisa, and Maggie about how he and Marge got married, and how he attempted to prove to Marge's sisters that he can provide for their upcoming child.


#34 – ‘The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson
Season 8 – Episode 11 (Episode 164 Overall)

Synopsis – Marge starts a new pretzel franchise after being voted out of the Springfield Investorettes for being too conservative. The Investorettes see this and strike back by getting a falafel van. Homer helps Marge with her business by asking Fat Tony for assistance. Fat Tony attempts to collect all of Marge's profit, but she refuses.


#33 – ‘The Springfield Files
Season 8 – Episode 10 (Episode 163 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer opts to walk home one night from Moe's Tavern. On his way he sees an eerie glowing creature. The next day Homer's story is printed in the local newspaper. FBI agents Mulder and Scully read the story and go to Springfield to investigate the X-file.


#32 – ‘Secrets Of A Successful Marriage
Season 5 – Episode 22 (Episode 103 Overall)

Synopsis – Tired of being called "slow," Homer signs up to teach a class on keeping a successful marriage at a learning annex. He is an unsuccessful teacher and finds that the only way he can keep the class interested is to tell racy secrets about Marge and their bedroom antics. Marge soon gets fed up with Homer telling their secrets and kicks him out.


#31 – ‘Radio Bart
Season 3 – Episode 13 (Episode 48 Overall)

Synopsis – When Bart's birthday party turns into a disaster, Bart uses an AM radio microphone Homer gave him to play pranks. He decides to throw a radio down an old well and tricks the town into thinking a little boy is stuck in it. At first he is successful, but he realizes that he left a "property of Bart Simpson" label on the radio and goes to retrieve it. Bart becomes trapped in the well himself and the town decides to leave him there.

Comments:
For what it's worth, Whitey Ford being pelted with pretzels is my single favorite moment in Simpsons history. There are about 12 different reasons why it's brilliant; I've seen it maybe 100 times and never cease to double over with laughter.
 
If I had a nickel for every time I've heard you quote that, I'd have a modest amount of money by now.
 

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