The Simpsons

Pygmoelian

Season 11, Ep 16, Aired 2/27/00
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  • Episode Description
  • After winning the chance for his photo to appear on a Duff beer calendar, but losing out when the calendar appears with stickers covering his face, Moe gets a face lift. The resulting surgery makes him handsome and then Moe takes revenge on those who wronged him because of his looks in the past, including the producer of a soap opera. Of course his new looks get him the part, until he and Homer become privy to some plot lines that threaten to write him out of the show. In anticipation, they decide to go out "in a blaze of sour grapes".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

  • Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Am I really THAT Ugly?

    By futuramarama, Nov 14, 2009

  • After Moe is deemed to ugly to be put on the Duff Calender, he gets plastic surgery; he starts a new career as the star of a soap opera.

    By Hornets3, Aug 03, 2009

  • A creepy episode, but a good one at that.

    By Iverson82094, Jan 30, 2008

  • By orallukeaplacia, Jan 10, 2007

  • Go Moe....Boo everyone else

    By rayan36, Nov 23, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Homer: Moe! The new Duff calendars are out! The ones with your picture. Moe: Oh, boy! Move over, liquor license. (takes a framed license down from the wall) Lenny: (reading license) Hey Moe, this license expired in 1973, and it's only good in Rhode Island … and it's signed by you. Moe: Yeah, yeah, I've been meaning to get that updated, uh, for this state and, real.

    • Duff Man: And the winner… Moe Szyslak! Moe: Aw, that's great; thank you, thanks a lot. Uh, I just want to say that it was an honor for me to compete against the Mick and the, uh, the chick with the rack there.

    • Duff Man: Duff beer is brewed from hops, barley, and sparkling clear mountain … what? Titania: (rings bell) Goat.

    • Duff Man: Are you ready for some Duff love?!

    • Homer: Good work, everyone. We're sure to be first in line for "Duff Days." Marge: You set off the smoke alarm to rush us to a beer festival? Homer: (chuckles I know. I'm a character. Now a little beer music to get in the mood.

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    Notes (2)

    • Blackboard Joke: Dodgeball stops at the gym door. Couch Gag: Marge wipes off Matt Groening's signature off the living room floor and Matt comes in and writes it back in.

    • Carl's last name is revealed in this episode. It's Carlson.

    Trivia (5)

    • In the Mexican version of the Simpsons, the Doctor that Moe replaced in the soap opera said 'They can't replace me! I played the role of Doctor (??) and the voice of Ranma for the last (?) years!'. This was a play on the fact that the guy playing the voice of the Doctor in this episode was the same guy that made the voice of Ranma Saotome, lead character of an anime named Ranma 1/2 which played in Mexico for a while before this episode was made. -Coola

    • At the contest, Duffman introduces Duff's "vice president of calendars and fake IDs" as Phil Angelides. Coincidentally (?), that is also the name of the treasurer of the state of California (1998-present (2003)).

    • When the facelift doctor was writing on moe's face, he only wrote on the left side and then put the pen away. When they showed the same view of moe getting written on, he had writing all over his face.

    • When Lisa says, "trophies, trophies," the closed captioning reads, "(panicked gasping)".

    • The family managed to change from their pajamas to their street clothes en route to the festival.

    Allusions (3)

    • Cocktail The song played during the pouring contest is "Hippy Hippy Shake" by Chan Romeroa; a reference to the 1988 film Cocktail.

    • The title is a play on the name of George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion, upon which the 1956 Lerner/Loewe stage musical My Fair Lady is based.

    • Announcer: Like the cleaning of a house, it never ends. The opening of the soap opera It Never Ends is similar to the epigram on the opening of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." Likewise, the drawings of cast members against a white background are a parody of the opening of CBS's The Young and the Restless.

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