The Simpsons

Season 3 Episode 12

I Married Marge

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 26, 1991 on FOX
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Episode Summary

While Marge pays a visit to the hospital on a pregnancy scare, Homer gathers the kids around and tells them how he and Marge met and fell in love.

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  • Superb

    While Marge pays a visit to the hospital on a pregnancy scare, Homer gathers the kids around and tells them how he and Marge met and fell in love.

    Overall, another superb episode that gets a nine out of ten from myself.

    9 out of 10

  • great

    what i liked- homer ruining the ending to the Star Wars film for the people who hadn't seen it, the ending with homer and marge celebrating marge not being pregnant, the plot and the way they show us how much homer really does love marge, amongst a few other things.

    great episode. not one of the best of the series, or even the season, i did not think, but it was good and had, as usual, great laughs. B/B+ or so is going to be my final grade for this episode, i think is fair.moreless
  • this was a good ep i thought

    in this ep of the simpsons show its flash back of homer and marges early married life and it shows how homer tried his best to earn a job at the power plant and it showed how homer and marge had a casino wedding and he we learn mr smithers first name is waylon and it showed how they had bart and how bart started to act when he was younger. this was a classic ep i thought and it shed some light on there early days as a married couple and i think this ep deseved the grade i gave itmoreless
  • We know how much Homer really loves Marge

    This is quite a nice episode for a change. We have the humor of Marge and Homer thinking baby number four is on the way and we have the beauty of Homer and Marge's ultimate love for one another.

    We see the trials Homer had to endure to earn the title of Mister Homer Simpson and how Bart was brought into the world - in a humourous way!

    We see the sadness of Homer leaving Marge and not returning until he becomes a man and we see just how nasty Patty and Selma can be - thought eventually Patty's love for her sister breaks through and she decides to divert Marge to Homer to be reunited.

    Overall emotional stuff - Homer and Marge forever!moreless
  • Great episode on how Homer first knocked Marge up

    Marge and Homer are worrying that Marge may be pregnant again. After a home pregnancy test gives inconclusive results, Marge drives to Dr. Hibbert's office. Homer begins to tell Bart, Lisa, and Maggie about how he and Marge got married, and Bart's birth thereafter.

    In 1980, Homer works at a miniature golf course and continues dating Marge. One night, Homer and Marge have sex inside of a golf course castle after seeing The Empire Strikes Back. While they are procreating, a customer wins a free game and causes the castle to light up. Shortly afterwards, Marge discovers that she is pregnant. Homer decides to propose to Marge, and she eagerly accepts. The two marry in a small wedding chapel across state lines, while Marge is visibly pregnant. The two spend their "wedding night" at Marge's parents' house, sleeping on a couch in the living room. Needless to say, this aggravates Marge's mother and sisters extremely.

    Unfortunately for Homer and Marge, Homer's wages at the miniature golf course are insufficient to pay for his new family. Homer attempts to get a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, but fails. When Homer and Marge's newly purchased baby supplies and Marge's wedding ring are repossessed, Homer decides to leave and find a job, in order to provide for Marge and his unborn son, leaving a letter to a sleeping Marge explaining his actions. Marge is brought to tears by Homer's absence. However, even in sorrow, Homer still winds up irritating Patty, who complains for Homer to "not scratch the pen so loud".

    Homer gets a job at a "Gulp 'N Blow" taco restaurant, where Patty and Selma find him. Selma, feeling sorry for Marge and some pity for Homer, decides to tell Marge the truth in spite of Patty's reluctance. Marge, now well into her third trimester of pregnancy, finds Homer and convinces him to come back home with her. When Homer says he cannot provide much material wealth for Marge, she reminds him that anything he gives her is valuable, because it is from him. Homer decides to try to apply for a job at the Nuclear Power Plant once more, this time marching into Mr. Burns' office and telling him dramatically that he will be the perfect spineless employee. Mr. Burns is so impressed that he hires Homer on the spot. Homer, glad that he has this well-paying job, is able to now reclaim the repossessed wedding ring and baby items.

    When Homer returns to Marge's house, he discovers she has gone into labor and is already at the hospital. He arrives at the hospital with Marge's mother, telling Marge of his success. After the baby is born, Homer and Marge decide to name him Bart. Bart takes Homer's cigarette lighter and lights his tie on fire. Homer quickly dips the tie into a glass of water, gets mad at Bart ("Why you little--!!") and tells Marge that he did it on purpose, but Marge tells Homer that Bart is only ten minutes old.

    After Homer finishes telling his flashback story, he tells Bart that the day he was born, Homer received the greatest gifts for the family, and has always been overjoyed to have Lisa and Maggie join the family. Marge arrives home with the news that she is not pregnant. Homer and Marge are overjoyed and high-five.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

Doris Grau

Doris Grau

Lunchlady Doris

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Selma: Marge, I've got two and a half words for you: Gulp 'N' Blow.

    • (After Homer rejects other names for boys based on rhyming nicknames)
      Marge: What about Bart?
      Homer: Let's see. Bart, dart, cart, e-art. Nope can't see any problems with that.
      (Missing fart due to only 4 fingers)

    • Smithers: (About Homer) This man not only failed the aptitude test, he got trapped in a closet on the way out.

    • (Homer and Marge are in the castle at the miniature golf course)
      Homer: Someday I'll buy you a real castle.
      Marge: Oh, you don't have to do that.
      Homer: Whoo, good.

    • Lisa: It's not our fault our generation has short attention spans, Dad, we watch an appalling amount of TV.
      Homer: Don't you ever, ever talk that way about television!

    • Homer: (Writing a letter to Marge) Also, it has become clear that your family doesn't want me here.
      Patty: (Off camera) Shut up with that pen scratching down there!

    • Mr. Burns: Who was that young hellcat, Smithers?
      Smithers: Homer Simpson, sir.
      Mr. Burns: Simpson, eh? I'll remember that name.

    • Homer: Wow! What an ending. Who would have thought Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father!
      Guy: Oh thank you Mr. Blow the picture for me!

    • Marge: It's Homer!
      Patty: I don't know what you see in that ugly meatball!
      Selma: Uh huh, If you like being pawed by something fat and lazy, we could get a cat.
      Jacqueline: It would leave less hair on the couch!

    • Homer: Yeah, sure, for you a baby's all fun and games, for me it's diaper changes and midnight feeding!
      Lisa: Shouldn't mom do all that stuff?
      Homer: Yeah, but I have to hear about it.

    • Marge: Well, I guess I better go see Dr. Hibbert.
      Homer: Oh honey, do you really think you're pregnant?
      Marge: Well, I've had the same nausea and craving for pancake mix I did with the other kids.
      Homer: Yeah, and I have the same tightness in my chest and the sweating I always get.

    • Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
      Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!

    • Smithers: (Interviewing Homer) Now, let's say there's a problem with the reactor--
      Homer: There's a problem with the reactor?! We're all gonna die!

    • Homer: (On God) Oh, He's always happy. No, wait...he's always mad.

    • (Homer and Marge get married at Shotgun Pete's)
      Minister: Then, by the power vested in my by the state gaming commission, I pronounce you man and wife. Here's ten dollars worth of chips. You may kiss the bride. Next!

    • (Dr. Hibbert is performing an ultrasound on Marge. On the monitor, the Bart fetus turns his back to the transducer and wiggles his butt)
      Dr. Hibbert: Hmm. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear he was trying to moon us.

  • NOTES (3)


    • I Married Joan
      The title of this episode is a take on the radio/television show, I Married Joan.

    • Homer: Who would have guess Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father?
      This is a quick and funny reference to the end of the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

    • Shirt: I Shot J.R.
      Homer wears a shirt saying "I shot J.R.". This refers to J.R. Ewing, the anti-hero of the TV series Dallas. At the end of the 1979-80 season, a mysterious intruder shot J.R. in the chest. This resulted into a huge "Who Shot J.R.?" publicity and merchandizing (including a shirt like this one) through the entire globe.

    • Burns: That's it... That's it... Come closer... (Gobbles Power Pellet) Muhahaha! Ironic isn't it. The hunter has become the hunted! Hahahaha!!
      Mr. Burns is playing Pac Man, a popular video game in the '80s.

    • Television: I'm afraid there's been a murder... in Hawaii!
      Homer and Barney are watching an episode of Charlie's Angels when Marge calls.