The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 20

Brake My Wife, Please

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 11, 2003 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Moe is talking to himself the door to Moe's is open and when the camera zooms out the door to Moe's is locked.

    • In the hospital, we see bart with his arm in a some sort of cast and a bandaid. in the next scene when Homer arrives, they're missing. Hmmm, must be a fast healer

    • When Dr. Hibbert chains Bart to the radiator with the handcuffs, he clearly attaches them to the second "rib" starting from the right, however, at the very next shot, it changes to the first on the right.

    • When Lindsey Neagle enters through the door marked Morgue the door opens inward and glides shut on it's own but when she hands Homer the cellphone the door is open outward and stays that way and in the background the hinge is that of a door that only opens outward.

    • Apu still has all his teeth in the shot immediately before he shows Homer that he has missing teeth (from Manjula elbowing him in the face).

  • Quotes

    • Apu: Manjula, I'm so glad you have finally forgiven me for having that affair.
      (Manjula elbows him hard in the stomach)
      Apu: She used to elbow me in the face!

    • Marge: I guess I'll have to do all your driving chores. That's what a good wife does, picks up the slack.
      Homer: That reminds me, we gotta pick up my slacks at that dry cleaner in Shelbyville.
      Marge: Why can't you use the local dry cleaner?
      Homer: I didn't want them to know my size.

    • Homer: Maybe I should keep walking instead of going into a dark, dreary bar.
      Moe: Get in here, Boozy, you're late for your drunkening.

    • Homer: I have to help her. If Marge isn't happy, I'm not happy. And if I'm not happy, Moe's very happy. But for once, this isn't about Moe.

    • (Marge drives Homer, Carl and Lenny home from a strip club)
      Lenny: Can we stop for ice cream?
      Carl: Homer always stops for ice cream.
      Marge: We'll see.
      Lenny: That always means no.

    • Homer: Stupid walking, thighs chafing, no drink holder . . .

    • Skinner: Oh, I might have known… but I didn't.

    • Therapist: Name the three people that mean the most to you.
      Homer: Homer, Homer J Simpson, and Commander Cool AKA me.

    • TV: Introducing Editor-and-Chimp!
      Homer: Ha ha ha. That monkey is wearing a hat.

    • Homer: Psst, bishop to queen four.
      Old Man: We're playing dominoes!
      Homer: I said bishop to queen four.
      Old Man: Alright already… sheesh.

    • Barney: Why don't you get one of those hands-free phones? It's the next best thing to paying attention to the road!

    • Homer: I dance, I dance, I dance, around the Mexican Hat,
      I dance, I dance, I dance, and that's the end of that,
      Or is it I still keep on singing,
      My cell phone appears to be ringing.

    • Homer: (Singing) You see... I like to walk down the avenue
      Bust a move with Disco Stu
      Disco Stu: You shake me from my booty to my 'fro
      Homer: Yes I strut down the boulevard burning off my excess lard
      I rarely feel the need to utter "doh!" Top of the morning ladies!
      Patty: Bite us.
      Homer: I can walk from Springfield to Alaska, Then hobnob with the stars in Malibu...
      Steve: Hi Homer. I'm actor Steve Buscemi.
      Homer: The guy who got fed into the woodchipper in Fargo!
      And when I hear, "You can't walk to Turkmenistan," I say, "Of course I can, screw you!"
      Steve: Hey! Would you guys like tickets to the Independent Film awards?
      Turks: Would we!
      Homer: Oh I love to perambulate
      Its standing still I really hate
      So let me please reiterate
      I love to...

    • Lisa: Dad, can you please get me the syrup.
      (Homer gets the syrup from the cupboard)
      Homer: See, before, I probably would have just driven to the syrup.

    • Homer to Marge: Calm down, Stresserella!

    • Homer: So you don't want to kill me any more?
      Marge: Only with kisses.
      Homer: (whimpers)
      Marge: Oh, don't be a wuss.

    • Ralph: I let go of the parking brake!
      Chief Wiggum: Ralphie, if you stop, I'll let you play with daddy's gun!

    • Homer: It would have been a lot worse if I hadn't been carrying this bible in my crotch.

    • Comic Book Guy: I can't drive 55...because it only goes 38.

    • Homer: And now to all my dear friends I say, get the hell out of my yard.

    • Flanders: I got your letter Jesus, and I'm coming as fast as I can!

    • Moe: You wanna know how to make a peach crumble? Kick it in the groin.

    • Homer: (After being hit by Marge's car) Oww, my feet are inside me!

  • Notes

    • In the video store Homer is watching a clip of a film called "EDITOR-IN-CHIMP". In the season 13 episode "Jaws Wired Shut" when the family enters the cinema, this is one of the films they could have watched.

    • Springfield is located somewhere near the Missouri/Illinois area according to a map in this episode.

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family enters the living room but instead of the couch there is a standup with a picture of the family sitting on the couch, with holes where their faces should be. The family members go behind the standup and stick their faces through the holes: Lisa becomes the face for Homer, Homer becomes Marge, Maggie becomes Lisa, Bart becomes Maggie and Marge becomes Bart.

  • Allusions

    • Rosie
      Jackson Browne's song, "Marjorie," is a rewritten version of his song, "Rosie."

    • Homer: Save me Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan!
      The song Homer is playing in the car is Chaka Khan's song "I Feel for You" and the line "Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan," is said throughout the song. On a sidenote, this song was written by Prince and the rap is done by Grandmaster Melle Mel.

    • n/a: Henny Youngman
      The title of the episode is a play on comedian Henny Youngman's signature one-liner: "Take my wife… please." A similar play on words was used for the earlier episode title "Take My Wife, Sleaze."