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Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others
The man in the waiting room at the Nuclear Power Plant is reading "Fission Illustrated".
Homer and Marge shop for wedding rings at a shop called "The Family Jewels"
This episode places Bart's birth in 1981; if he was conceived after a viewing of The Empire Strikes Back, which according to the IMDb, was released in May 1980, he would be born nine months later, or around January or February 1981.
Music From This Episode:
"The Logical Song" by Supertramp (Heard in the background as Homer flashes back to 1980.)
"You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone (Homer and Marge sing it together on the car ride room after a date in 1980.)
"9 to 5" by Dolly Parton (Heard during Homer's montage of jobs.)
Smithers was once a member of the Alpha Tau fraternity.
Dr. Hibbert gives Marge a "So You've Ruined Your Life" pamphlet after telling her she's pregnant.
At Shotgun Pete's, weddings cost $20. Photos cost $50.
Goof: When Homer is writing his goodbye-letter to Marge he completely scratches out Patty's name on the paper. In the next scene it has only one line through it.
Marge was a carhop at a restaurant named Berger's Burger.
At the Gulp N Blow, the rest rooms were labeled ''Gulps'' and ''Blows.''
Patty's stationary is labeled ''From the Pen of Patty.''
Homer's car has a chain-link steering wheel.
Mr. Burns doesn't look any younger in 1980 compared to what he looks like today.
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.
This episode marks the first time we hear Smither's first name, Waylon.
In 1992, Julie Kavner won an Emmy for, Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, for this episode.
Blackboard Joke: I will not torment the emotionally frail.
Couch Gag: The family all cartwheel and make a "ta-da" pose once on the couch.
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.
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