The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 8

Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Look Closely: Cletus has two extra lines for his mustache then he does in previous and future episodes. They can be seen only throughout Season 15.

    • Music From This Episode:
      "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones (As Groundskeeper Willie rounds up the children.)
      "My Generation" by The Who (During the sequence when all child friendly things are destroyed)

    • When Roofi is singing 'Ze Nonsense Song' the giant Roofi head on the curtain switches positions.

    • Syndication cuts out all traces of Homer's Rudolph Giuliani gag.

  • Quotes

    • (Overheard on the FOX channel while Bart and Lisa wrestle over control of the remote)
      Hank Hill: Bobby, I've got propane in my urethra.

    • Marge: The first thing were going to need is money.
      Restaurant is suddenly deserted and the sound of crickets can be heard
      Luigi: I'ma so sorry Marge, But I guess'a you gett'a da bill'a
      Room is suddenly deserted and the sound of crickets can be heard
      Luigi: Aww FOR THE LOVE A' PIZZA!
      Man-Luigi Risotto?
      Luigi: That'sa me!
      Man: I'm from the U.S Immigration Department.
      Room is suddenly deserted and the sound of crickets can be heard

    • Announcer: And now, our opening act, in their first live show since Tinky Winky was acquitted of manslaughter…
      Tinky Winky: (walking onto the stage) Not guilty!
      Announcer: The Teletubbies!!!

    • Roofi: How's the crowd, Steve?
      Steve: Awful fussy…
      Roofi: You're kidding me, did you make funny faces? (Steve nods) You did? Did you jiggle your keys?
      Steve: I did it all man!

    • (clubbing rioting kids at the Roofi concert)
      Lou: I don't feel right clubbing women and children, Chief.
      Chief Wiggum: I hear ya. Some days are tougher than others. Just close your eyes and club. (the babies swarm over the cops, knocking them to the ground) This is it boys, we'll have to tummy kiss our way out!

    • Lindsey Naegle: I dream of an America with nudity and F-words on network TV. Where the whole world doesn't stop because a school bus did. Children are the future… today belongs to me!

    • Bart: Mom, I locked your keys in the car.
      Marge: Then wait in the shadows!
      Bart: Also, Maggie puked in your purse again.
      Lindsey Naegle: Poor me… all my purse is full of is disposable income.

    • Roofi: Hello Springfield! Roofi is coming to your town! One show only. Tickets will go fast. Very fast! So your parents should be getting in line! If you don't come, Roofi will be sad… and the helpful bear, she will DIE! (Helpful Bear starts coughing and is attached to an IV drip.)
      (Roofi start singing)
      Tickets, tickets buy them now!
      Roofi here will show you how!
      Visa, Amex or MC.
      Or make out a cheque to me!

    • Marge: I got the Roofi tickets! I got them fair and square and I kept my dignity. Not like Janie's mom…
      Homer: (Maggie has Homer's nose in tongs) Whoopwhoopwhoopwhoopwhoopwhoop!
      Marge: Whatever… (walks away)
      Homer: Hmmmm! Hmmm!!

    • Bart: Mom, that's Roofi. His music is why babies are idiots.

    • (the kids start hugging the adults in an attempt to stop them from voting))
      Rodd: I love you…
      Kids: I love you…
      Ralph: I love glue!
      Todd: I love you!
      Moe: Awww such a sweet little thing… time to destroy your future!

    • (in his commercial supporting 'Families Come First')
      Homer: You probably heard a lot of bad things about 'Families Come First', but newspaper writers are a bunch of jerks.

    • (while being bitten on the crotch by a crocodile)
      Crocodile Hunter: Oh, Crikey! She's got me by the dangle-doo!

    • Bart: Why don't you let us watch TV, and get her a Roofi CD?
      Lisa: Bart, on't-day ell-tay om-may oofi-Ray as-hay eec-days.
      Bart: Hy-way ot-nay? Hat-way ould-cay o-gay rong-way?
      Lisa: E'll-shay uy-bay hem-tay, upid-stay!
      Marge: Ou-yay ow-knay, I-ay as-way oung-yay once-way oo-tay.
      Bart and Lisa: Ap-cray…

    • (in his commercial supporting 'Families Come First')
      Homer: 'Families Come First' is supported by lifelong Springfieldians you know and trust, like me, Milhouse's dad, Bumblebee Man, Surly Duff, and that jerk that goes "Yesss?". For more information, visit our website, We're not affiliated; we're just piggybacking on their message board.

    • Lindsey Naegle: Let's KILL EVERY CHILD… friendly thing in town!

    • Lisa: Bart, why are we fighting?
      Bart: Because we're KIDS!!!

    • Bart: Please! Make me write something on the chalkboard a thousand times!
      Mrs Krabappel: We all got tired of that chalkboard years ago, now go home.

    • Homer: (attempting to hypnotise people) I am Rudy Guliani, do as I command you... I am Rudy Guliani, do as I command you.

    • Roofi's song:
      One, two, tie your shoe.
      Three, four, pick up ze floor.
      Five, six, don't play tricks.
      Seven, Eight, clean your plate.
      Nine, ten, start over again!

    • Fake Marge on TV: Now it's time to do some coke off the blade of a knife.

  • Notes

    • This is the second time since Wild Barts Can't be Broken that a law is announced that affects children

    • Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family members take their places on the couch, and then knives are thrown at them. The knives miss them, but stick in the wall, just near their heads.

  • Allusions

    • The blubbering expression that comes over Milhouse's face when the child-friendly things are being destroyed references a famous photograph of a Frenchman during France's surrender to the Nazis.

    • :
      Homer and Maggie fighting over the TV remote is a complete spoof of the typical 3 Stooges fighting routine from Homer's "Nyanng"-ing to his hitting himself.

    • Comic Book Guy: "America needs the wisdom of "Herman's Head" now more than ever."
      "Herman's Head" is a show that both Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith starred in.

    • The Iraq War
      The toppling of the Itchy and Scratchy statue with the tank and rope around the neck resembles the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in downtown Bagdad, Iraq shortly after coalition forces entered the city.

    • Lisa: "For all their disposable income, for all their leisure time, they had no immunity against God's lowliest creatures; children."
      This is a parody of the end of the H.G. Well's book "War of the Worlds," where the aliens do perish from the loweliest creatures, only in the book, they're germs.

    • TV: "Bobby, I've got propane in my urethra."
      A blatant parody of King of the Hill- in which the main character Hank Hill is a propane salesman and suffers from a narrow urethra.

    • :
      Not only is the Roofi concert a spoof of Woodstock, but it also pokes fun at the Altamont disaster featured in the 1970 documentary "Gimme Shelter."

    • Roofi: 3,4 pick up the floor
      Roofi is an obvious reference to Raffi who sings songs for kids and play the guitar.

    • Homer: "Nyanng Nyanng Nyanng Nyanng Nyanng!" [whooping]
      When Maggie pinches Homer's nose through the grate, he imitates Curly Howard's pained noises.

    • :
      "My Generation" is a song by the popular british invasion band 'The Who.'

    • :
      "Sign (Everywhere a Sign)" was a song released by the band, 'The Five Man Electrical Band.'

    • "The Gator Baiter" is a reference to The Crocodile Hunter, as seen on Animal Planet, and recently in the news for playing with his one month old son while feeding a crocodile. This recent news gives this reference extra feel at the time of play.