The Simpsons

Season 21 Episode 21

Moe Letter Blues

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 09, 2010 on FOX
8.2
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While Homer, Reverend Lovejoy, and Apu are on vacation with their children, Moe writes them a letter in which he threatens to run away with one of their wives.

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  • Pretty funny

    6.0
    Yeah, this episode was a pretty funny one, and the plot seemed interesting enough, but it wasn't that fun because you knew that Moe wouldn't really run away with one of their wives.



    When Homer, Apu, and Reverend Lovejoy go off on a vacation, Moe sends them a letter saying that he will run off with one of their wives. Shocked, the three men try to figure out who it could be, but all three of them remember moments in the not-so-distant past where their wives have been mad at them, and in all those scenes, Moe is not far away. When they return from their vacation, there is suspense, when Homer discovers it isn't Marge, then Reverend Lovejoy discovers that it wasn't Helen, and Apu walks in to find Manjula with Moe, who says that he hasn't really ran away with one of their wives, and when he'd seen how they had mistreated their wives he had sent them that letter to make them realize how much they really loved their wives.



    The episode was good overall, but sometimes it felt boring, and something you'd only feel like watching once.



    6.5/10moreless
  • another great episode

    10
    Moe writes a revealing letter to Apu, Lovejoy, and Homer about him taking one of there wives as they go on a small vacation on a Cruise. They soon ponder about the times they angered there wives and as they came back home they found out that they didn't leave them at all. Moe narrates this episode and there are actually a lot of funny parts in this episode. The writers come up with so many incredible ideas and this episode was one of them. I loved how Moe taught Homer, Lovejoy and Apu a big lesson that you they listen and care for there wivesmoreless
  • Moe send a disturbing letter to Homer, Apu and Tim.

    9.5
    Mother's day is approaching and Krusty tells the kids to go on a trip to Weasel Island to leave there moms calm on their day. When they are leaving, Squeaky Voiced Teen throws Homer, Apu and Lovejoy a letter from Moe, saying that he was going to leave the town with one of his wives. At Weasel Island, they start thinking when did they anger them. Homer: at Jaqueline's 80th birthday party, Homer made a rant about Marge telling Moe to serve non-alcoholic beer.Patty and Selma angered him more, making him crash the party.

    Apu: in their free day, Apu and his family went jogging (or tennis), and when it started to raon, they stoped at Moe's to use the bathroom. At home, they realize the forgot Gheet and Manjula goes to get him.

    Homer tells Apu that he was at Moe's when Manjula came. He saw them play Dance Revolution and then passed out.

    Lovejoy: He always ignores Helen



    Back at home Otto (who is so stoned he pictures the cars as characters of Cars being evil), leaves Homer in his house, where it's revealed Marge won't leave him and that ]Jaqueline found out it was P&S's fault.

    At Tim's house, Helen surprised him with 2 tickets to Acapulco, and in Apu's house, Moe was talking to Manjula, tring to me him STAY with Apu. Back at Moe's Moe tells them that he saw how they treated their wives and used that letter as a "wake-up call"



    Almost perfect, I would have loved if Jessice lovejoy actually spoke in the ep rather that just appearing for a split second twice.moreless
  • this was a great ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the simpsons moe is the narriator of this ep and krusty annoces this vaction trip and homer and apu and the rebrin love joy takes all there kids to the vacation the island but as there leaving they get a note saying one of there wives is going to leave them with moe and there all having these flash backs from problems with them . and then they are on there way back to springlfied also in this ep bart and lisa get stuck on this bad ride on the island . and so they come back and realize homer is not the one and niether is love joy and its apu but it was either becasue moe just waneted them to see that dont take your wife for granted this was a mothers day ep . which was really goodmoreless
  • Who better can give advise on marriage than a bartender?

    8.5
    While on a trip with their children, Homer, Timothy, and Apu gets a letter from Moe that he was going to take either Marge, Helen, or Manjula away from them. The men are panicked and wanted to do what did they do to deserve the abandonment by their wives with Moe being on their side. Homer remember being mad at him for what happened at her mother's birthday. Apu remembers the night after a cricket with his family. Timothy hadn't paid attention to Helen. When Homer arrive home, he sees that Marge forgave him and his mother in-law agree it was none other than Patty and Selma who ruined the party. Helen surprised Timothy with a trip to Turkey, while Manjula agrees to patch things up. Apu was the one who had one question to ask Moe, why. Moe has heard and seen what the men treat their wives, and he wrote the letter as a wake-up call to what they were doing. Who knew the most unlikely help came from a hopeless romantic guy, like Moe.moreless
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

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Don Pardo

Don Pardo

Himself

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (After complaining about Homer taking pictures)
      Selma: (to Homer) You can't do anything right.
      Patty: Except setting off car alarms with his big fat footsteps.
      Homer: You take that back.
      (Homer stoops his right foot, setting off nearby car alarm. Patty and Selma laugh)

    • Moe: Springfield, USA. A town where everyone's got a story. I moved here 'cause on a calculator the zip code spells "boobs."

    • Marge: I'm still mad at you from last night!
      Homer: Today's the first, which means it was last month, which means you're being ridiculous!
      Reverend Lovejoy: I'm glad we never argue like that.
      Helen Lovejoy: Yes, to argue, you have to actually talk to each other.
      Reverend Lovejoy: Way to bitch up the conversation, Helen.
      Helen Lovejoy: (grunts and storms off)

    • (Apu and Manjula are having a fight.)
      Apu: If only that mark on your forehead was an off button!

    • Manjula: (about Moe) Apu, this man has come here to convince me to do something I never thought I would do...stay with you.
      Apu: Oh! You mean you're not leaving me for him?
      Manjula: (laughs) Don't be ridiculous! What am I, blind and noseless?
      Moe: Hey, hey--I'm right here!
      Manjula: Believe me, I know.

    • Bart: (Reading his fortune.) "You will lose all your money."

    • (Principal Skinner is pushing his broken down car with his mother inside.)
      Agnes Skinner: Why couldn't you have died instead of the car?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Bumblebee Man flying with actual bumblebee wings.
      Ralph: "Hello darkness"
      Billboard Gag: Please abduct this child (with Bart pictured). -Call Homer
      Blackboard Gag: Eating my vegetables is not a Mother's day present.
      Barney: "Morning!"
      Couch Gag: A box of "The Simpsons: Our Favorite Family" is opened revealing a toy that's assembled by a pair of hands. It's created into a gray-colored figure of the family on the couch that's painted. A firecracker if placed on it, then blown to bits, revealing Nelson having done so, ending the sequence with his usual "Haw Haw!"

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The game on the Zii that Manjula plays is called Dance Dance Evolution. This is an allusion to the video game Dance Dance Revolution.

    • Manjula plays the Zii. This is an allusion to the video game system Wii.

    • Cars
      Prior to driving the families home, Otto took a series of unknown drugs that caused him to hallucinate savage, biting version of characters seen from the 2006 Disney movie.

    • Selma: Hey, chunky with the pants of meatballs... take our picture.
      This is a reference to the 2009 movie Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

    • Mo' Better Blues
      The title of this episode is a reference to the 1990 Spike Lee movie Mo' Better Blues starring Denzel Washington.

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