The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 17

Homer vs. Patty and Selma

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 1995 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Homer loses all his money in pumpkin stocks and must turn to Patty and Selma for a loan. He tries his best to keep it a secret from Marge. Meanwhile, Bart is late for physical education class sign-ups and has to take a ballet class.

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  • homer needs to borrow money from patty and selma

    this episode does not have that many jokes that u laugh at.

    It is poor for simpsons standerd.

    Bad story line and i hate patty and selma who have big parts in this episode.

    The only good bit is when bart takes up ballet.


    patty and selma are really evil to homer so u feel really sorry for him but for some weird reason he saves them at the end from getting a demotion.

    The episode start is good how homer wants to sell pumpkins after halloween,thats how is needs to borrow money from patty and selma.

    I don't know waht to write now.moreless
  • Homer needing money from his step-sisters, and Bart taking Ballet!?

    Indeed, this episode is out of character, but I still love it. Homer talking like a dog, and Bart fearing that girls will laugh at him, and the boys will beat him up. Homer's troubles get worse when Marge finds out he's borrowing money from Patty, and Selma. He gets a job as a chauffer, and then he loses his liscence, and has to go to Patty and Selma. But after saving their hides, he gets the debt called off, and Patty and Selma feel stupid.moreless
  • Enemies

    Homer needs to turn to Patty and Selma and ask for a loan. But he wants it kept a secret from Marge. Will she learn?

    Bart takes a ballet class and fears he will get beat up. Will he, or will fellow students accept it? (Not likely, especially in this show!)

    A good episode, I don't like the later half as much as I do the first half, but it is still a very good offering from one of the best seasons of the show. My overall grade for this episode is a wel ldeserved and easy A+. Very good episodemoreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons homer needs to borrow money and the only people he can get the money from is patty and selma and they keep on making jokes on his expece and humliate him constinly and he must figure out a way to get them to forgive there loan.and also in this ep bart starts to like ballet and he is really good at it. this was a good ep i thought and it had some good moments in it i thought it was weird seeing bart doing ballet but its something new to add in the show to change things ab itmoreless
  • The "a" story was very good, but the "b" story was a little far-fetched... I mean why would Bart be dancing??

    Foolishly, Homer pulls all of his stock out of Pumpkin futures just before the pre-Halloween boom in the Pumpkin market. Broke and dejected, he is reduced to taking a loan from his sisters-in-law, Patty and Selma. Clearly relishing Homer's degradation, Patty and Selma make him their slave. Meanwhile, Bart is forced to take ballet lessons. Homer waits on Patty and Selma hand and foot until he admits to Marge that he lost all of the family's money and needed to take a loan. To make ends meet, Homer becomes a limousine driver but needs to go to the DMV to get the proper license. While there, Patty and Selma are nearly fired for smoking on the job, but Homer steps inand saves the day by claiming that he was smoking. Their jobs saved, Patty and Selma forget Homer's debt to them. As a result of his lessons, Bart has grown to love ballet and isn't ashamed to admit it even when a gang of bullies accuses him of being a sissy.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks


Guest Star

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Ballet Instructor

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Lisa: How's dad today?
      Marge: Not too good, Lisa. Frankly, he's under the table.

    • Homer: Oh wow, I can't believe my first passenger is comedy legend Mel Brooks. You know that movie, Young Frankenstein? Scared the hell out of me!
      Mel Brooks: Umm, thanks.

    • Carl: Quit drowning in self-pity and come get drunk with us.

    • Selma: (to Homer) We own you like Siegfried owns Roy.

    • (driving Mel Brooks to the airport)
      Homer: Hey! Let's do that 2,000 pound man thing. I'll be Carl Reiner and you be what's-his-face!

    • Homer: Time to fertilize the lawn. (grabs Patty and Selma) A couple of 500 pound bags should do it!

    • Homer: Stupid driving test at the stupid DMV where stupid Patty and stupid Selma work!

    • Homer: Chauffeur's licence, eh? Mel, buckle your borsch belt!
      Chief Wiggum: Uhh, since you're trying to make a getaway in park, I'm guessing you don't have a licence.

    • Homer: That's it! I'll make money with a chauffeur job! Good thing you turned on that TV, Lisa.
      Lisa: I didn't turn it on, I thought you turned it on..
      Homer: No. Well anyway, turn it off.
      Lisa: It is off... (X-Files music plays)

    • Ballet Instructor: You love ballet, yes, you feel the boys will laugh at you, no?
      Bart: No, I feel the girls will laugh at me. I feel the boys will beat the living snot outta me.

    • Patty: We'll take care of you.
      Selma: Yes... care. (both of them start laughing.... Homer soon joins in) Cut him a check and get him the hell outta here!

    • Man: I understand that Mr. Simpson. But according to the computer, your credit history is not good.. It says here you've been pre-declined for every major credit card. It also says you once grabbed a dog by the hind legs and pushed him around like a vacuum cleaner.
      Homer: That was in the third grade!

    • Homer: (makes a phone call) Hello, Vegas? Give me a hundred bucks on red.... D'oh! Oh okay, I'll send you a check.

    • Homer: Marge. We had a deal! Your sisters don't come here after six and I stop eating your lipstick! (scratches lipstick off his teeth)

    • Barney: (Smoking a cigar) To Homer! And to Sergeant Pepper, who is growin' out of the middle of your back!
      Moe: Uuuh.. Barn' you gotta unwrap the plastic before you smoke these…

    • Supervisor: Wait a minute! Those are yours, sir?
      Homer: (monotone) Yes. (coughs) I am in flavor country.
      Supervisor: (skeptical) Both of them?
      Homer: (hacks) It's a big country.
      Supervisor: Ladies, I apologize. And you, sir, are worse than Hitler. (she slaps him)

    • Chief Wiggum: Evening, Simpson. You've got a short in your tail light. Started blinking when you made that turn.

    • Bart: What a day, eh, Milhouse? The sun is out, birds are singing, the bees are trying to have sex with them -- as is my understanding.

    • (Homer is taking his drivers test)
      Patty: Did not adjust side mirror. Minus one point.
      Selma: Failed to check blind spot. Minus two points.
      Homer: You won't be happy until my family thinks I'm a loser, will you?
      Patty: You are a loser, Homer. And we're winners. You gotta learn that.
      Selma: Ooh, seat belt twisted. Minus one point.
      Homer: Nagging the driver. Minus ten points, for you!
      Patty: Grazed a cone. Minus five points.
      Homer: Being a jerk! Minus a million points!

    • Homer: (about Patty and Selma) Okay, Marge. I'll get along with them. Then I will hug some snakes. I will hug and kiss some poisonous snakes! (happily) Now that's sarcasm.

    • Mel Brooks: I hate Carl Reiner!

    • Selma: (when Homer enters the room) Is it me, or did it just get fatter in here?

    • Homer: To celebrate, I'm going to tilt my chair. (He tilts his chair) Mmm...slanty.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Homer: You know that movie, Young Frankenstein? Scared the hell out of me!
      Young Frankenstein was a comedy directed by Mel Brooks in 1974.

    • 2000 Year Old Man
      Mel Brooks makes a reference to 2000 Year Old Man, an animated tv special (1975) he starred in along side Carl Reiner, during his ride with Homer. Brooks also states, "I hate Carl Reiner!"

    • Ballet Instructor: But so many of your heroes wear tights: Batman, for example, and...Magellan.
      Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer whose crew was the first to sail around the earth. Batman, of course, is a legendary comic book super hero.

    • Outrageous Fortune
      The scene where Bart tries to leap the ditch bears a resemblance to a scene near the end of the 1987 movie Outrageous Fortune where Shelley Long must leap over a gorge to save herself.